This past weekend I went to San Diego with some of my close friends who also
happen to be athletes at our CrossFit. We were heading down for a friend's
birthday and wanted to have fun, but not throw our diet out the window in the
So is this attainable?
Can you still have fun and be healthy, or do you have to sacrifice your
health every time a fun event rolls around? .....
The answer is definitely not!
Here are some tips to help you still have fun, and not go completely off
1. Bring Snacks - This way you know that you will have your "healthy" snacks
in case you get hungry and don't have decent choices around you.
2. Drinks - For liquors stick to clear liquids such as vodka, gin, or tequila
and add soda water with lime or lemon. This weekend we added cucumber to our
cocktails and it tasted amazing! Stick to wine or champagne. For wines
avoid sweet reds or whites, and stick to brut champagnes. Especially with
summer here there is nothing like a nice cold glass of beer, no worries just
make sure it is gluten-free. Cider beers tend to always be gluten -free so if
you don't see gluten-free go for the cider.
3. Plan Workouts as a Group - Saturday morning we all got up went to the roof
top deck in downtown San Diego and worked out together. This way we had an
amazing view, a fun time with friends, accountability to do it, and felt great
in the process.
4. Yelp or Google it: When deciding on where or what to eat with friends,
grab your phone or a computer and yelp or google restaurants in the area. Now
you can look up the food menus and see what food choices they have. Pre-plan
your order so you know you can stick to a mostly Paleo style meal.
5. Try to get a hotel with a kitchen in it - Now days most Marriot Residence
Inn, Radissons, Clubhouse Suites etc... all are very nice hotels and they
contain their own kitchens. This is a really great and easy way to stay on the
Paleo Train and save a ton of money in the process. You can go to your local
store and stock up for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner if you want. Now you
have the quality control for your food, and you know exactly what ingredients
you are working with!
These 5 steps are a very easily attainable, and still allow you to have a
Now not only will fun be the priority, feeling good will be too!
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Posted by Annie