Friday, February 12, 2010

Destination: Branson

Friday = Workout Fail
Well, this morning was a Workout Fail. I had every intention of getting up and doing Shock Cardio Athletic Step. I had my step set up, alarm set, ready to go. Unfortunately, insomnia struck along with an achy back. Yesterday my back felt a little tweaked. Not sure if if twas from weights or the way I had slept. It worked itself out throughout the day, and I completely forgot about it. However, at 3:15 am when my eyes popped open and I rolled over, ouch. Then my mind started working over time planning what needed to be done for today to get ready for our trip to Branson, MO.

I finally dozed off around 4:40 only to wake again at 5:07. I started to go ahead and get up, but my back was really not feeling right. Better safe than sorry when it comes to the back I think. So I just tried to lie flat on my back (I'm a stomach sleeper so this was not easy) until I finally got up just after 6. I tried though. The condo we're staying at does have a gym, so I can get in runs on Saturday and Sunday. I haven't run in about two weeks, so this probably works out better in the long run (no pun intended).

Friday = Frenzied Planning

So, Branson... Anyone been there? It's the mecca of outlet malls and campy shows. I'll be hitting the malls, not the shows. This will only be my second trip up there actually. My dad and step-mother have a time share, so the condo is free for us and really nice. They'll be joining us tomorrow. Since we will have a full kitchen, we'll bring food for dinner, breakfast, and lunch. I'm sure we'll end up eating out at least once, but will be prepared to eat in if we choose. I had thought about making dinner for everyone Saturday night. But, they may wish to go out to eat instead. Either way, we'll be prepared.

I'm not sure if I'll have Internet access. That kind of stresses me out. I don't want to be MIA! Though, unplugging would probably not hurt one bit. So, in the event that I have no way to blog, I wanted to post about what I am thinking of taking up for meals (dinner at least).

I had plenty of leftover Red Lentil and Tomato Soup that I froze for a quick, easy meal at a later date. I may take that along with Ciabatta Bread and the makings for a salad. I also have some White Cheeseless Queso to bring along. So I was thinking that fajitas would go nicely with that. We may end up having fajitas tonight and soup tomorrow night or for lunch.

I know it sounds like a lot of planning and extra packing, but I really prefer to try to stay on track with my eating even when out of town. I do want to go out and enjoy at least one meal, but it's so much cheaper and healthier to eat in. Plus, being vegetarian has it's limitations often. So, for me, eating in is always going to be a safe bet.

When you go out of town, do you try to find places that have gyms so you can stay on track with your workouts? What about meals? Do you prefer to cook in or go out?