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Turkey Prep

 

We are doing some serious preparation for Turkey. Whether traveling domestically, internationally, for a few days or a couple weeks, we get thrown off our routine. And road tips, forget about it. McDonalds, Popeye’s and Cinnabon own the highways, making eating close to impossible.

Side bar: One of my dreams is to start a chain of highway healthy food trucks. I am just gonna call it “Vegetables Here!” Who wants to partner with me?

Anyway, are we the only ones in this boat when traveling?

Our diet changes for the worst because we eat out more and usually have a really hard time finding vegetarian food. We know we have more cuisine options than most loving, oops I mean living, in New York City. For that we are really fortunate, but dangit it’s like the Dirty South has a ban on everything green! Sorry ‘Rents, but every time we visit you we pretty much lose 47.8% of our body mass. We can (and sometimes do) grocery shop and cook, but when you’re running around trying to catch up with folks, sweating over a  sweating over a stove is a tad bit hard to fit into the schedule, ya know? Though…I have been known to invite myself over a friend’s house, rummage through her cabinets and make my own meal!

We’re going to meet this challenge head on for Turkey. We already have an apartment solidified in Istanbul outfitted with a kitchen, so breakfast is all set. We will eat the first meal in everyday to make sure we’re getting in some good stuff. We’ve also taken our greens powder (usually used for smoothies) and made pills out of them with our fancy-shmancy capsule machine. Chances are we will struggle with getting in a balance of foods for lunch and dinner, so this will be a big help.tad bit hard to fit into the schedule, ya know? Though…I have been known to invite myself over a friend’s house, rummage through her cabinets and make my own meal!

Now we all know what happens in the exit interview when you fail to eat enough roughage, so we’ve created a travel tincture, specifically designed to keep things-a-movin’ that we’ll take twice a day (pictured).  Check out this post on what’s in the travel tincture and how we made.

Another challenge is getting enough sleep for our bodies. Tami is a 7-hour kinda chick. I can manage with 8, but really feel great with ten. We have some idea of our itinerary of what we want to see while in Istanbul. At the top of the list, though, is to see the pillowcase. We rip and run enough here. I want to come back rested, so sleep and chillin’ will be easy-breezy on this vacation.

Exercise…hmmm…if only there were a pill for that! Despite our best intentions – we always pack our yoga clothes – we have only been so-so at keeping it right and tight while on vacation. The past couple of trips to ATL we have managed to get in at least one yoga session. And we both tend to stretch intermittently throughout the day because our bodies are craving the movement. Hopefully with the progress we’ve made the momentum will still be there once we’ve landed.

All in all, we both really want to come back refreshed, so we’re committing to taking the steps that keep our bodies in balance. Om.



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