Orange You Glad I Said Florida?

After my week of vacation, it was time to get back to work! I didn’t give my diet 100% while away and I actually went on vacation; no work was done for any of my clients. I read books, played games, explored, and hung out with the family.

It was glorious.

Five days after being back, I find myself in Florida attending the final training for my leadership coaching certification.

Let’s be honest, life is crazy.

Yesterday started at 3:00 am. My husband was kind enough to drop me off at the airport before most of the world was awake. I flew south to Texas and when I arrived I had to ask, ‘Are we in Houston or Dallas?

I blame the tasty looking food vendors for my discombobulation.

yogurt in texas

Keep...going...say no to the yogurt....

I was good though. I had enough time to get a quick meal in before boarding the next plane.

rice cake

Staying true to the diet while traveling across the border can be tricky and kinda tasteless.

Then the craziest flight ensued.

I call this my isometric workout of the year because I found myself constantly gripping the arms of the airplane seat and tensing every muscle in my body. Even the pilot was a tad concerned about the turbulence. No one was allowed to get up and go to the bathroom. All seat belts were ON!

I did not die or fall to my death in the Atlantic ocean; I know you were worried. Oh wait, I was the worried one!

I was so busy before I left that I didn’t have time to call and ask for a room with a fridge. Imagine my complete and utter joy when I saw this to my right when I opened the door.

mini fridge

Just big enough for me! YAY!

And my business cards had arrived!

Bridging the chasm of the impossible indeed.

My frazzled mind wanted to crawl into one of the queen sized beds and sleep forever, but discipline took over.

I googled the nearest grocery store and set out on foot to purchase some food for the next few days.

My reward was a glorious sunset.

The simplest things in life make me happy.

Why does the bad for you food look SO DARN good?

Step away from the carb coma!

I bought fruit, veggies, chicken, and a knife. A girl’s gotta be able to CHOP while in another country. Somehow trying to carry a knife across the border seemed like a bad idea. I was already hauling almonds, carrots, AND two apples.

I know, I am so dangerous!

This is what I call success!

I wonder how the woman in the fuchsia heels eating almonds and chicken wraps while everyone else eats from the buffet will be received this week.

Thank goodness I have been doing this for years now, I officially don’t care. What I do care about is having fabulous conversation over lunch, giving my training everything, and finishing my certification with excellence.

I have women waiting to be inspired; there is no room for worrying about what other people think.

How do you eat clean and stay true to your training while traveling for work?

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  1. I just did a four day trip this past weekend. The flight was 4.5 hours each way, and meant I had to pack two meals for the flight. I did get some weird looks going through security with my chicken, and my protein dough! I find that as long as I cook my meals at the start of each day, I will stay on track. It’s when I’m unprepared that it’s easier to give in to temptation.

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