Why is that?
Well, sometimes i like to adventure off into the unknown and travel adventurously with no plan whatsoever grabbing whatever plane is coming in next and seeing where that takes me.
Maybe not. Maybe one day... :P
Anywho, I did in fact choof off to the other side of Australia over the past weekend to visit my ginormous family and catch up with everyone for a few days (read; approximately 2 full days).
And so, I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the tips and tricks I utilised whilst travelling away from home and staying away from home to ensure I stayed feeling happy healthy and energised- so, without further a-do, onto the post!
First of all I know I am a hungry beast. I also know that no amount or type of airport food has ever truly satisfied me or left me feeling all to swell. So, instead I decided to plan out the times I would be going and arriving places and plan out appropriate snacks and meals for such times.
My first place got into the stop off airport in Brisbane at around brekky time (and by then I was more than ready for brekky!) so I had whipped up some of my famous, raw chickpea blondies (rolled into balls) filled to the brim with protein, healthy fats , fibre and goodness to keep me going for a few more hours of flying!
This didn't really affect me too much this time as i was lucky enough to be staying with my grandmother who lives on a farm and grows numerous veggies and cooks all home-style meals anyway (choc full of veggies) and always has a fridge stocked full of veggies!
Steamed pumpkin, brocoli, carrot, peas, corn etc. etc.
And of course lunch:
Yeah sure it was quite oily and dense, but truthfully my body was craving it, so I had it and didn't feel as light and energised as I had (plus 4 hours sitting on a plane doesn't help) but sometimes you just gotta go with the flow- it will be fine!
As for workouts? I brought with me several print outs from Kayla Itsines and other online workouts that I just found by typing in 'do anywhere workouts' on Google, and simply did them each morning to feel energised and keep up fitness- done before the day even started and still give a great workout in a shorter time!
I also swam in Granny's pool and went on some walks- but ultimately it was all about family time and spending time with those I love, so whilst these are just some tips and tricks I used to stay well and happy on this trip, we shouldn't get too caught up in these sorts of things and just enjoy the time and experiences with those we love!!
What are your favourite tips and tricks for travelling?
Fav meal to make when you're not in your own kitchen?
What's your favourite way to exercise whilst away??
I hope you enjoyed this post and can take something away from it (even if it's just to enjoy your family's company and not get too caught up in a few days off from routine- a hard one for me!!) and also that you have a wonderful day/ week and I shall catch you next time!
As always; EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS!! Bye for now friendly friends! :D