I’m at my little corner desk in Portland taking a quick lunch break and thought I’d throw a little update out. Obviously the flight went fine (I hate to fly) and I was able to pick up my rental car with little issue, get the GPS going and drove myself to the plant. All in all, not a bad morning (minus the 3am wake up call!).
I’ve been drinking water like crazy since, however hard I try, I think I’m likely to take in extra sodium no matter what just by virtue of having to eat in a restaurant, no matter how upscale and lovely. Eats today have included a bowl of zucchini, peppers & broccoli scrambled with some grated cauli (so much nicer than riced cauli) and topped with a Thai Ginger Salmon Burger patty that I bought this weekend when visiting my sister. That and a juicy navel orange were for breakfast at 3:30am with some coffee. The same scramble came on the plane with me and just got eaten cold with an apple here at the office. Absolutely delicious…..a bit lacking in fat but that’s alright….I’ll break out the almond butter jar at the hotel later!
So, I’m out of the gate on this trip on a good note, really making an effort to live as close to my real life as I can over the next week. The things that are important to me (good, clean food & exercise as well as the tail end of My Restriction) didn’t become any less important when I got onto an airplane this morning and I need to remember that.
NO ONE gains if I eat chocolates all secretly in the hotel room. Sure, no one would notice….but I would know and my body would know and I would really be doing myself, my strength and my self-value a disservice.
Since I’ve been awake since 3am (well, most of the night, really), I’m leaving this office at 3:30 today and heading out towards my hotel, stopping at Safeway for some fruits and veggies and then checking into the hotel. Monday isn’t normally a gym day for me anyway so I’m going to take it easy….have good dinner at the hotel restaurant tonight (seared ahi with green salad) and then unpack and early for bed. I’ll be up and ready to go at 4:30am tomorrow in the gym at the hotel for a good hour long workout. The hotel restaurant doesn’t open until 6:30 anyway so I’ve got some time to do things right.
My plan, once I found out I had to come here again, was to make sure that I stay in the same physical and emotional shape that I’ve been getting into at home (if not better shape)….and so far, here on the first day, I’m on the right track….and I feel pretty proud of myself for that!