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Staying Focused On The Road

Posted Sep 26 2008 3:00pm
I'm hitting the road this week, traveling down to Florida for a few days, then back North to stay at my sister's for a couple of week's, followed by a quick trip home and then off to Vegas for a convention. Whew.

While I'm looking forward to spending time with my family, this trip comes just as I feel I am beginning to make gains towards my goal of lowering body fat. It is always difficult being away from home and keeping on track, and I do have concerns about falling of the wagon.

As such, I've decided that some extra care needed to go into planning the next 3 weeks. Here is my short-list on staying focused ...

Staying focused on eating properly. Being that I work from home it is fairly easy for me to stick to my nutrition plan. I am aware of the foods that trigger my poor eating habits and I make certain my home is devoid of such temptations.

The same isn't true when I stay at someone else's home and as such, I need to really focus on what foods I'll be eating when on the road.

One of the first stops I'll be making will be to Whole Foods. I've prepared a shopping list that includes fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish and whole grains. Plenty of options to ensure I don't reach for the bag of chips (ah, potato chips!).

Staying focused on exercise. My re-commitment to Turbulence Training affords me the opportunity to mix and match multi-joint exercises that enable me to get a good workout using nothing but body-weight. I'll be using a combination of squats, lunges, push-ups, planks and mountain-climbers to get a good workout while on the road.

Staying focused on hydration. Staying hydrated is always an effort for me (I'm a coffee-holic) and I'm at my worst when traveling. I'm committed to having water versus coffee while in-flight and will be certain to get my 80 oz in on a daily basis while traveling.

Staying focused on supplementation. The only supplement I take on a regular basis is Whey protein. I've portioned out my protein powder into individual baggies, making certain that I have enough not only for post-workout consumption, but to help me through any short-falls I may have in regards to my protein consumption while on the road.

Train hard; stay strong; stay focused!



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