Training and Top 2 Tuesday... Ticket to Ride and Blogging Lessons

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I found inspiration for this post as Jeff and I were at the airport last week maneuvering to find something healthy to eat at the airport... as much as we're traveling this year I couldn't help but wonder, how can we try to eat healthy at the airports when we're constantly surrounded by Au Bon Pain, Brueger's Bagels, Panda Express, Chili's, TGI Friday's, and the plethora of other "convenient", but no so healthy restaurants.

For research, I started browing the world wide web for help beyond what I already know... I'm breaking it down by snacks to carry with you, places to eat while you're waiting, and other items to note.
Snacks to Pack or Buy at the Airport
  • Raw nuts
  • Fresh or dried fruit
  • Pretzels
  • Low-sugar granola bars/low-fat energy bars
  • Bottled water
Places to Eat, Meal Options, and Items to Order
  • If you must eat a bagel/pastry, avoid cream cheese and stick to jelly
  • For breakfast, stick to egg white omelets with loads of veggies, chow down on the oatmeal at a hotel continental breakfast, or go with a high-fiber/whole grain cereal
  • If the airport has a Subway, Quizno's, or other sub shop, stick to the lean proteins--turkey and chicken with vegetables, no heavy sauces, and choose wheat bread or flatbread
  • If you simply have to order pizza {and I know that feeling, trust me}, go with thin crust, cheese with veggies. Avoid the meat-lovers and stuffed crusts at all costs!
Other Tidbits of Necessary Information
  • Avoid getting sauce on your sandwich/entree--this can cut calories in a mjaor way
  • Bring your workout clothes with you and take a stroll if the weather is nice or check-out the hotel gym... I do this ALL the time!
  • Order a 1/2 portion or if you have a travel buddy, split an entree with them! Saves calories and $$
  • Drink plenty of water--when you think you're hungry, sometimes you're just thirsty so make sure to keep your body hydrated as much as possible
My apologies, as I haven't been talking "training" these past few weeks so I am back with some tips I just read via Shape, Self, and Women'e Health--obviously I had lots of time to read =).
This week, I am doing 3 days of cardio {30 minutes/3 miles}, interval training {fast bursts of speed mixed with slower longer paces to burn more calories}, and 3 workouts involving weights...for those that thing you bulk up with weight training, think again... mixing high reps with low weight helps you to stay lean and I have seen a noticable difference and it truly works!! 

And now, venturing to another fun topic... Taylor's Top 2 Tuesday...
Top 2 Things I've Learned About Blogging
1. Don't be concerned with what people think... if you blog, I am quite certain you started based on what you wanted to write about, what interests you, and about your life. I hear of people getting tied up in the followers/friends/comments and to me, that's just not what it's about... I want to track my life so I can keep up with people and bookmark the exciting things as a digital scrapbook--so my advice: do this for you and no one else!
2. Let people contact you...on the contrary, the blogging world has introduced me to all kinds of people and great networking opportunities because of this little daily snapshot into my life. If you let people email you and post comments, fun friendships can develop I promise! It's easy to do: go to Dashboard, Edit Profile, and check "Show My Email Address".
Also, for those of us with security issues, let us comment when you post: go to Settings, Comments, and then check "Pop-up Window"... I promise lots of people {including me} will start leaving you more comments.

- 23 Comments

  1. These are great tips!!! I always bring workout clothes with me on trips!!! It's a motivator. :) And I hate when I can't contact people back. Sometimes people leave such sweet comments or ask questions and I can't answer them. It makes me sad.

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  2. love what you wrote for top 2 tuesday on learning about blogging. You state a great point about dont be concerned with what people think. I struggled with this at first when i started blogging but I've got better :) So true though!

    Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Love those ideas for the airport. We don't travel too much, but if you do, that can be overwhelming! I love your blogging tips, too, but the way!!

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  4. Great tips! Traveling is definitely one of the hardest times to eat healthy!

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  5. traveling and eating healthy are so so difficult to do together! those are great tips, thanks for sharing!! also, i love the tweeting to tell you i blogged, that's so true and hilarious.
    ...you're great with recipes, what should i whip up for dinner tonight to watch the uk/tn game?! of course something healthy since we'll just be returning from the gym to catch the game. and sorry, but go cats. :)

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  6. All your wedding plans seem to coming together great!! Just found you from Tay's Top 2! Wonderful points about blogging.. Have a great Tuesday!

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  7. Great tips for both traveling and blogging! :)

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  8. Thanks for the health tips! We will be travelling a lot coming up and it's so easy just to get a piece of pizza from Sbarro, but it all adds up! :/

    I LOVE the tips...I said the same as #1 and #2 is so true...I wish everyone had an email address connected to their comments! There are so many times when I go to reply and then see that there's no address :( so sad...

    Have a great day!! Good luck with the training...that sounds like a great schedule!

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  9. Preach it girl! Love your blog!
    (Stopping by from Top 2 Tuesday!)

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  10. Love your airport eating and blogging tips! All good ideas : )

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  11. I have always wondered by I can comment on some blogger blogs and not others... problem solved! thanks for that helpful hint

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  12. That's great blogging advice!! I love the "I'm just tweeting to tell you I blogged."

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  13. Love this post! Thanks for the healthy eating tips for travel!

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  14. You've inspired me to do a Training Tuesday on my blog as well. I'm traning for the Oak Barrel Half in Lynchburg April 2. Thanks for all your tips too!

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  15. Both are great tips! I just enable my e-mail and I love getting messages from people!

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  16. Why does the pop out window matter? I'm wondering, because I think I've seen a couple of people mention it. Does it help people?

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  17. I LOVED The blogging tips - great idea!

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  18. Very well said as always miss Natasha! :) you have such a way with words

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  19. So true that you need to get in contact with bloggers!! I love #2 :)

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  20. Cute blog! I'm a brand new follower. Can't wait to read more.

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  21. I love that "i'm just tweeting to tell you I blogged" image! These quotes are great.

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