I wonder if it’s possible to have a healthy trip this time around…? Can I keep my focus strong enough and long enough to eat mostly plant based food (not too much) and work out every day?
Let me try…
I got up this morning just after 6 AM (it was still dark outside), even though I was extremely tired and dragged myself to the hotel gym to work out. I didn’t do T25 today but just some random exercises with a 10 lbs medicine ball, some 12 lbs weights and cardio (jumping jacks, high knees, running in place, etc.). It was a good 30 min HIIT workout.
After 9 am, we walked a few blocks from our hotel and found a really nice Greek/Mediterranean café (www.eliamiami.com) that served breakfast and had lots of healthy options… I chose a green smoothie with kale, pineapple, banana and almond milk and a veggie wrap with hummus. NICE!!!!!
By the way, they serve e.g. smoothies and ice coffee in plastic cups with plastic lids and plastic straws…urgh! But they serve e.g. orange juice in a real glass jar. I really don’t understand it, but if we go again I’ll try to remember to ask them to serve my smoothie in a real glass – without the straw (which I didn’t use this time).
We boarded Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas in the afternoon and had lunch at the Windjammer Buffet. I went for the tilapia fish with veggies/salad and a little hummus. For dessert, I had a few pieces of fruit.
Note to self: I really need to eat more like this. I am convinced that it’s good for me, both short-term and in the long run.
My stomach just feels really good after these 2 meals. I’m not bloated nor do I have any stomach pains. Fantastic!