Another day, another commute...this time to New York City. The day started off at 4:15 in the morning; an early wake-up, the drive to Los Angeles International Airport (listening to www.TED.com TEDTalks along the way that I recorded onto an MP3 audio CD) and the normal routine of hurrying up to wait.
On travel days, I do what I can to take care of my mind (listening to TED talks, reading a non-fiction book, for example) and my body. Since I know I'll be in the air for about 4 hours or more, I decide ahead of time to drink at least 10 glasses of water. This is a way to keep hydrated, and land at JFK ready to go...Oh, another thing I do is...
Pretty much every meal I eat "out on the road" gets cut in half as it arrives. My initial decision is to eat half of what I'm served, and then decide. If I am still hungry, I'll eat half of THAT. (Generally speaking, however, that first half is enough.)
Definitely DON'T believe me on this one, but consider giving it a try. I remember learning that "most" restaurant-sized portions that I'm served are 2-4 times the actually "recommended" serving size. That was about a decade ago, when I started traveling AND started competing as a triathlete. Then, and until today, I still go out to great restaurants, order the food I want to taste, and enjoy 3, 4, and even 5 course meals. How do I do it and still stay in (reasonable) shape? I just cut the meal in half.
What tricks do YOU have to stay in shape, eat right, and enjoy the travelin' life?