It’s been a great week with plenty of Birthday celebrations and a trip away to Budapest with Lisa for her 30th Birthday.
Although this week has been a sociable week full of meals out plus the trip away I have still managed to stick to my diet and training plan.
Here are a few things I did to help stay on track this week…
Supplements come in real handy when I am travelling to ensure I stay fit and strong. I don’t want to go into too much detail behind each supplement but here is a brief overview of what I took with me…
Omega 3 fish oils – essential fatty acids play an important roles in the function of the body such as healthy heart, joint pain and mobility, stroke, brain function, depression and mood and hormonal balance.
Green Superfood Powder – this is a powerful blend that you mix with water to provide you with a punch of nutritious greens, phytonutrient-packed fruits, veggies and cereal grasses, digestive enzymes and pre/probiotic to help promote detoxification, increase energy and boost your immune system.
Creatine – this is a supplement to help support and boost athletic performance in the gym and build muscle. This comes with me as it must be taken consistently to allow the build up of creatine stores in the body to provide any real benefit. If you want to read more about this supplements then click this link as Steve has written a great post covering everything about this great supplement.
One of my favourite things about travelling is the food. I try to choose foods that are calorie dense to ensure I get my calories in whilst trying to make sure the food I do choose is not junk food. It’s important I get my calories in but it is also important I don’t binge on calorie dense foods with little to no nutrient density and offer my body nothing. Also, I always order a side of vegetables as you can never get enough. I love a glass of red wine or a beer but I do limit the amount of alcohol I have as I prefer to get my calories from my food over alcohol.
Despite being away it was a good week for training. When we booked the hotel in Budapest we made sure it had decent gym and not a storage cupboard with a treadmill. This meant we could train first thing every morning before heading out for the day and eating plenty of food!
Just because you are on holiday and eating out doesn’t mean you can’t stick to your plan and enjoy yourself, you may just have to adapt slightly and plan ahead of time but as you can see no real sacrifice has been made this week to stick to my plan.
Normal week for me next week so it’s just about getting back into normal routine and making sure Sunday I plan ahead for the week to make sure sticking to the plan is as easy as possible. That being said nothing ever goes quite to plan so I will keep you posted 🙂
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