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NYC and Rhode Island

This is the fourth week that I am seriously counting my calories and I must say, it is a pain in the ass. Not because there are not enough easy to use tools (myfitness pal + google doc). No, it is due to the fact that I can’t always eat what I want and the thought of having to record what I eat has been frustrating me and at the same time has been the only real thing that has been keeping me in check.

Ok, enough of me complaining about things like having to document my eating and fitness. Let’s talk about week-4 and how this week is slightly different than the weeks prior. In week 1-3 I was mostly home, sure, yes, I was going downtown, but for the most part, I had my schedule pre-planned and some of my meals and snacks organized. Being on the road is much harder unless you have a system.

When you are on the road, you need to plan, planning is key if you don’t have a good plan for your meals, snacks, and fitness, you will fail. You also have to realize that things happen and your schedule will likely change and you have to just roll with it.

Here is my general rule of thumb for the road.

When you are at the airport, stay away from processed food, anything that wasn’t made there, don’t eat it, trust me. Second, always buy (bring) a bottle of water for the airplane. This will both keep you hydrated, it will also prevent you from wanting to drink a bunch of cokes and what not when the cart people come around.

Ok, now that you are on the ground, try to stay away from big chain restaurants, their food isn’t cooked with love, it is typically filled with preservatives and too much oil etc. Go local, it is always better, you will like the way the food taste more, you will like the people you meet more, and overall you will have a better experience. In another journal (blog) entry, I will talk more about my rules of the road when it comes to food. Let’s get back to this week’s focus.

For this trip, I am going to two cities, Providence Rhode and NYC. In Providence, I am relying on some recommendations from a friend who I played college soccer with so I know he won’t lead in the wrong direction in terms of food spots. When it comes to NYC, I must admit that I always pretty bad about following the script, there are just so many good restaurants and places to check out, it is hard. With the logic that I will likely blow over my 1800 calorie intake goal, I plan to combat that with two workouts on both Wednesday and Thursday, I also plan to go for an  early Friday AM run up the West Side highway; it is one of the best spots to run in NYC in my opinion and I always have extra energy for that run.

Stay tuned, more to come of the fitness and travel progress.

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To view my progress click the following link here.

Tuesday AM Workout

  • Orange Theory (Fitness)

Wednesday AM Workout

  • 1 mile
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 20 push-ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 20 push-ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 20 push-ups
  • 50 Squats
  • 1 mile

Thursday AM Workout

  • .5 mile warm up
  • 1 mile
  • 15 burpees
  • 1 mile
  • 15 burpees
  • 1 mile
  • 15 burpee

 

Friday AM Workout

45 minute run on the west side highway. (Goal of 5 miles)

Saturday (OTF or Golf)

I am not a fitness expert, I am not a nutritionist, so if you have any suggestions send me a tweet to @ReedDailey or email me at Reed@DaileyBlend.com.

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Reed Dailey
reeddailey@gmail.com