58 days until the hubs and I embark on another European Backpacking/Rail trip!
I am so excited and can hardly contain my excitement!
This means I have 58 days to get my behind in gear. As mentioned in my previous post I’d like to lose a few pounds and firm up. I keep mentioning what I’m going to do but have yet to do them! If I want that new fleece from North Face to fit well on this trip I need to tone up a bit!
I’ve been doing well in the food department for the last week and a half. Monday and Tuesday were flops but I recovered well yesterday and hope to keep on track. Minor slips are ok as long as I get back on track immediately!
I’ve stocked our freezer, fridge and pantry with lots of fruits, veggies and protein and most of the crap is out!
I was able to determine why I fell off the wagon on Monday and Tuesday and it’s because I was missing the crunch factor. My solution, baby carrots and hummus and homemade Protein Trail Mix Cookies
These cookies are so filling that all you need is one!
Anyway, so back to the trip! My days and nights have been consumed with research! I almost feel like I’m back in school researching a big project. LOL I was frustrated because people on the travel boards kept asking me why we were traveling in and out of the same place rather than an “open jaw” flight. My answer was always price, the way I was searching, into one destination out of another via individual flights was crazy expensive. It wasn’t until someone mentioned using the “multi-city” option that I realized I had been looking at flights all wrong! Using that little “multi-city” option has not only made it easier and cheaper to plan but it is also allowing us extra time to go back to Brugge and Amsterdam which we originally had to scratch due to time.
My research is about to begin in the food department. Last year I struggled with eating on our trip. I made poor choices and paid for it. This year I plan to make sure I eat many greens, of course lots of cheeses and want to focus on protein based meals. I’d like to have an idea of a few local/traditional meals in each location so I can be somewhat prepared. And as always I’ll be traveling with Click protein powder packets to start each day off on the right foot!
Anyway, that’s all for now. Hope y’all have a fantastic day!