Happy Friday! Tyler and I are headed to Seattle to visit his mom and escape the frigid East Coast for the next week!
I’m linking up with Mar, Cynthia and Courtney for the Friday Five, this week’s topic is free Friday, so I thought I would chat a bit about healthy travel since I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to board.
Hydrate! I don’t know about you, but during road trips or air travel, I’m really bad about remembering to just drink water unless I have my own water bottle staring at me in the face reminding me to drink up. Luckily, Dulles has water stations where I can fill up my bottle.
Eat a hearty breakfast before you leave. Travel makes me hungry. I’m sure half of it’s boredom, half of it is that I’m used to eating on a schedule, but either way if I don’t eat a good breakfast (which is rare for me) I turn into a hangry monster. This morning before we left my mom’s house, I had eggs, bacon, an orange and an English muffin along with a cup of tea and water. Definitely more than my typical breakfast, but it was delicious.
Bring your own snacks. Since travel makes me hungry, I have a few granola bars, almonds and craisins to hold me over between/in flights. Airport snack options are getting better nutrition-wise (depending on where you are) but they are still super-expensive. The only thing I’m missing is some veggies—my fingers are crossed for some veggie options once we get to Boston!
Scope out your food options before you travel, especially if you will be traveling during lunch or dinner hours. That way, you have a plan that you can stick to making it easier for you to resist the Cinnabon stand or the Chik Fil A on your way to the healthier option you already planned to eat. So for lunch today, I’m having a Chipotle salad at Dulles, and still undecided about dinner at Logan.
And finally, a non-food related tip: wear comfortable clothing. For example today, I’m wearing a hoodie and some yoga pants not only so I’m comfortable, but also so I can do some stretching and planking between flights. Got to get my workouts in!
Have a great weekend!