How I stay on track while travelling

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4. May 2015 by swissfitchick

Good morning!

How has everything been? I am safely back in San Diego since Saturday early morning after I drove through the night from Santa Barbara to San Diego. we may blissfully ignore the fact that I slept in my car on a really, REALLY dodgy parking and since there were no restrooms NOWHERE to be found, I peed on the street. Don’t judge. I was desperate. Do they arrest people for peeing on the street?

TripSome of the gorgeous views on the way:

Trip Trip Trip TripSo, I just wanted to give you a little insight on how I stay balanced during my travels here. I am not a 100% clean eater, not here nor at home, so basically, nothing really changed so much regarding my meal plan or workout plan while travelling. On average, I don’t train as hard as I do at home, but to be honest, the more sleep I get makes me go harder during my workouts, so that’s a win.

During my stay in Sydney, I trained 6 times at CrossFit Bondi, which is the same routine as usual. I added in a run at Centennial Park and two Lean&Strong classes at the Bondi Gym, so I was actually down to the same workout sessions like back home. I might haven’t done as much gymnastics and powerlifting like I do back in Basel, but I took a private session with Andy which replaced my weekly session with Tom.

Sydney XBArriving in San Diego, I went to the gym with Laura to do a Strength/Cardio session, plus during my road trip, I swam in the pool, used the hotel gym and went for an early morning class at CrossFit Goldengate in San Francisco. That breaks it down to 5 sessions in 6 days. Coming back to San Diego, I used the gym for the weekend and today I started at CrossFit Hillcrest! The people there are SO nice and I already booked three private sessions with Crystal and I know we well have the best time – she rocks.

CrossFit Golden Gate - the WOD

CrossFit Golden Gate – the WOD

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CrossFit Hillcrest

Furthermore, I will check out the area by running and I got to join Laura on a Fitness Pass for 1$, with which you can try out all kinds of sports. So I will probably go boxing and trying other fun stuff together with her. My focus stays on CrossFit for sure, since I need to keep up to be ready for the Team Challenge coming up mid June.

Sports I WATCH – Baseball. Even though I didn’t get any of the rules despite Laura’s hard tries to explain them to me, we had tons of fun and sun. By the end of the night (we ended up in a pub with their neighbours and other strangers to watch HOCKEY – continuation of the blind blonde) I was filled to the brim with margaritas and laughter.

Trip Trip Trip TripAs for food, it really isn’t difficult to eat clean here. Based on the fact that I am busy and active almost all day, I don’t think too much about food, so I actually eat less than I do when I am sitting on my computer at work. I feel great and I can see that the vacation and the ‘reset’ do my body good.

Pretending to be Laura. Her posing is professional, mine is rubbish. I might keep up with the size of the guns though.

Pretending to be Laura. Her posing is professional, mine is rubbish. I might keep up with the size of the guns though.

TripI enjoy treats (mostly booze, ehem) here and there, but basically, I eat about 3 times a day a healthy meal or I have a snack like a protein shake or a bar when hunger hits. Here’s a choice of what I ate the last few weeks:

English Muffin with Avocado, Crab Meat and poached eggs

English Muffin with Avocado, Crab Meat and poached eggs – skipped the potatoes

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Fresh Produce at my home in San Diego

Fresh Produce at my home in San Diego

Supplements

Supplements

Homecooked chicken, asparagus, raw veggies

Homecooked chicken, asparagus, raw veggies

Tri-Tip Sandwich at the game. OMG. Brioche Roll, Beef, Barbeque Sauce and Kettle Chips

Tri-Tip Sandwich at the game. OMG. Brioche Roll, Beef, Barbeque Sauce and Kettle Chips. I never wanted it to end.

Champagne and Garlic Bread. Hehe.

Champagne and Garlic Bread. Gimme.

Salad with shrimp, crab and balsamic vignerette

Salad with shrimp, crab and balsamic vignerette

Chia Cacao Pudding at Bondi Beach

Chia Cacao Acai Pudding at Bondi Beach

Egg / Spinach / Salmon Sandwich

Egg / Spinach / Salmon Sandwich

Spinach Salad with Steak Stripes and Sweet POtato Fries at the pub (plus the food blogger pose in the background)

Spinach Salad with Steak Stripes and Sweet POtato Fries at the pub (plus the classic food blogger pose in the background) plus looooooooads of drinks (the margaritas were unreal. Or maybe I just thought they were cause I couldn’t think straight anymore)

Hawaiian Tuna on something (salad? Gah.)

Hawaiian Tuna on something (salad? Gah.)

Iced Skinny Latte

Iced Skinny Latte

Arugula / Spinach / Beef Stripes

Arugula / Spinach / Beef Stripes

Berry Eggwhite Scramble

Berry Eggwhite Scramble

Grilled Rump Steak, Side Salad and fresh baked French Fries at Lord Nelson Pub in Sydney

Grilled Rump Steak, Side Salad and fresh baked French Fries at Lord Nelson Pub in Sydney

I love that I have a really cute place here in San Diego where I can cook my own stuff. Eating out is delicious and fun, but gets expensive. Besides that I can not miss out on the giant Whole Foods stores here and trying out allllll the things they sell here. Ok, that gets expensive too, but still.

My house

My house

My view

My view

Trip Trip Trip Trip

My beach

My beach

That’s for today, I link up with Katie’s MIMM – check out more Marvelousness over at her page!

healthydivalife.com

healthydivalife.com

How do you stay healthy when you travel?

What’s your favorite food you can’t get at home?

Your workout today??

xx

Lucie

25 thoughts on “How I stay on track while travelling

  1. The Padre says:

    You Made It To PetCo Park!!!! Go Padres!!!! Miss That Stadium And The Downtown Atmosphere In The Gas Lamp District. Awesome Photos!!!

  2. sweatyandfit says:

    Loving all these pictures! And way to stay on track while travelling – its so tough sometimes but you seemed to have killed it. I’ve never tried crab with poached egg before but man that sounds delicious

  3. OMG. Could you please post a more terrible picture of me taking pictures of my food next time? Ass. 😉

    Your guns can definitely keep up! I’m glad you enjoyed the sandwich and our day of American trashy sports drinking. We had a blast!

    I hope you’re not wrecking my car right now… hahahaha!

  4. As soon as I get there, we’re throwing all this healthy nonsense out the window. 🙂 🙂

  5. Ah it looks like you guys are having a blast- that Hawaiian tuna looks too delicious!! I just got back from my workout which was a spinning class- loved it!

  6. ahhhh I’m reading this at work and it’s just making me hungry! So much tasty looking food here. I think on vacation, I just try to make sure I get at least some vegetables in me, don’t eat dessert for every meal, and let the rest take care of itself 😉

  7. That little house of yours is so cute! the ideal place to stay and it looks like you are having so much fun! And those eats look delish Ha!
    When I go away on holiday I usually end up doing so much walking that I don’t think about extra workouts – I use it as a excuse to simply walk, rest, relax and nourish my body with a mix of good stuff and treats. I always feel so much better afterwards!

  8. Debbie says:

    I don’t mean to be rude, but I hate to break this to you, but you suffer from exercise bulimia. You may be eating now, but the fact that your life is completely wrapped around CrossFit and exercising…and you actually are still binging (it’s just “justified” by all the exercise you do). It’s hard to read a post like this, when you are trying to “show” that you are an example, when it’s clear that you “purge” through exercise still. Sure, you may have a great body and not worry about how much you weigh, but it seems as though you gain control through working out…as well as your identity. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but I say this only because I care. Real friends are willing to point out what may be pulling down another.

    • Hey Debbie
      Thank you for your straightforwardness, I appreciate that.
      I see what you re saying, and I agree that I keep control over my eats and appearance by exercising, no doubt about that.
      Yet, I disagree that I suffer from exercise bulimia. The difference between the exercise purging I did back in the days and today is that I train as a priority to be a good athlete and for my performance. You don’t know how high the level is at our box and how much our athletes train and work for their progress – so do I. If that would be true, all of my athlete team would suffer from exercise bulimia. I might not be a successful competition athlete, but I do train to compete and I follow the training plan of my coaches.
      Of course I don’t want to get lazy and fat and that’s another reason why I exercise – but considering the fact that I gained 12 kilos in the last 1,5 years and am not trying to get rid of it again shows, that I changed my mindset and set performance and strength before looks and appearance.
      I don’t binge. Sorry, but it is hard to tell if someone has disorderd eating behaviors if you don’t spend time with this person. I didn’t binge in the last two years even with the huge crisis I went through. Yes, I watch what I eat and I wouldn’t let myself put on kilos of fat, but who woul? To state what is normal and what is disordered is so hard and very individual. In my surroundment of CrossFit athletes, I am completely normal. To you and to some of my friends who are not that much into sports or Healthy Living, I might still be obsessed.
      I know that many people think that as long as you don’t stop exercising completely and start eating fullfat and highcarb foods without feeling guilty, you are not recovered. I disagree with that. This is just the opposite of restriction and not a healthy approach either.
      It’s hard to judge and all I can say is that where I am now is a place where I exercise because I truly love it and am passionate about it. Because I want to improve my skills, my abilities and my strength. It’s not about burning calories, but I want to stay fit througout the whole year, no matter where I am or what I do – that’s what athletes do. I worked hard to be at the level of CrossFit today, so for sure I don’t want to lose it during the 5 weeks of travelling, plus as said, I love my sports and I am happy if I can perform as much as possible.
      I used to drag myself through hours of runs and compensated my binges – but I can assure that this is not the case anymore. I know the difference between a binge and between having ‘treats’.

      Thank you that you care, Debbie and I hope you know that my least intention is to pretend or show false/fake things on my blog.

  9. Hayley says:

    Mmm best part of traveling is the food (and scenery). This post made me hungry!

  10. […] like that. CrossFit is a huge part of my life, so certainly I made sure I stay on track there and I trained on a regular basis during the whole trip. I made sure to fuel my workouts with real and healthy food, but I didn’t restrict or […]

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