Real Housewife, Sarah: Staying on Track During Travel

{This is our weekly check-in post with Real Housewife Blogger, Sarah in Australia! Sarah weighs in Wednesday, then checks in with us Thursday. Since she started blogging her journey (end of January), she’s down 8 lbs!} From Sarah:

Yet another crazy week! This week I spent 2 days in the Blue Mountains for a work retreat and 3 days in Perth for work. So to say things are a little crazy at the moment is an understatement, but only another 2 weeks and then things will settle down!

This week I aimed to get my 6 days of exercise in and was completely successful! Even if 2 days were only a 30 minute walk.

  • Monday - None
  • Tuesday - Run (530 cals)
  • Wednesday - Walk (131 cals)
  • Thursday - Walk (399 cals)
  • Friday - Run (400 cals)
  • Saturday - Sand Hill Sprints (767 cals)
  • Sunday - Walk (131 cals)

I wasn't too happy this week with my calorie control - 167 calories over my net goal but Wednesday was the main culprit - a flight to Perth cost me 1988 calories! eep!

So, what am I doing to keep things under control when I am traveling?

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WHILE YOU'RE AWAY: 

*Pop into a supermarket when you arrive and pick up some low-calorie breakfast options. I usually go with fruit, yogurt and chia seeds. (I also buy a container if they are cheap, or bring one with me.)

*Exercise every day: This will get you in the right frame of mind. It is a lot easier to say no to that extra chai latte when you know the hard work you did that morning.

*Eat at meal times: I find when I travel I don't have access to a meal so I wait and get really hungry, and then find myself making bad choices. As soon as you can, pick up some snacks at the shops that you can munch on if needed like nuts, fruit or health bars.

*Also, get as much sleep as possible! I get so run down when I am on the road because I stay up late working when I really dont need to be!

As for weight loss, I was actually up :-( It was only 2 pounds but it is a little sad...

Nevertheless, I will leave you with this beautiful sunset photo from my Tuesday evening run when I came home. :)

To catch up with Sarah, by check out her intro or search the Real Housewife categoryYou can also follow Sarah’s journey over on her healthy living blog, Eating the Olives!