When people ask me “WYD this week?” I’ll be responding with a “Treat Yo’self” meme. My sweet, sweet co-workers at my previous job gave me a sweet, sweet gift card to my favorite spa as a goodbye gift. I’m so freaking thankful for them. They have helped me grow SO much. And the gift…well, it’s obviously just what I needed to rest, recuperate, and find my best self again, just in time to start my new gig next week. Of course, I’ll also be treating myself in healthy sort of ways — eat right, sleep right, gym right, think right.

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I’m always thankful for time off, but since life will likely be a whirlwind over the next few weeks, I’m especially pleased. Let me tell you why:

  • First weeks at new jobs are always hard. I’m not good at change, and getting “up to speed” is understandably annoying to a perfectionist know-it-all, like me. 🙂 And it will be a pivotal week to get all my new technologies up and running at the very least.
  • THEN – I’m headed on my first business trip of the New Year to a big(ish) city that’s been on my bucket list, but I’ve never been before. Alone. I. Hate. Flying. Alone.
  • I’ll have a few days at home, and then I’ll be off to the races on a personal trip to one of my favorite cities. A sibling trip, courtesy of my talented little brother where he’ll be doing some meetings, and I’ll be working remotely.
  • After that, I’m home free but hella focused on kicking ass in my new position and also on some other personal things that I’m not ready to share just yet.

So, with all this going on, and the fact that I’m just starting to get back into the gym normally after my medical thing recently, how will I stay on track? The answer is…very carefully. Here’s my plan:

  • I’m still on track to have exercised for a consecutive 365 days. So I’ll definitely be packing my tennies in the suitcase, no matter where I’m heading. I can do in-room exercises if I’ve gotta (but hopefully there’s a gym in the hotel!).
  • I’ll grab all the healthy snacks I can to take with me on the road. Travel days are especially hard, because you are basically limited to whatever gross food is at the airport. I’ll be stashing my Oatmega bars, apples, almond butter, and anything else I can fit in my carry-on tote (and probably in my overnight bag too).
  • I’ll drink all. the. water. But ya’ll already know this. Hydration, especially while flying, is soooooooo important to a successful diet.
  • I’ll count my macros and log my food in MFP, even when I have to eat out. I’ll make good choices on proteins, veggies, and healthy carbs as much as possible.
  • I’ll watch my alcohol intake. Because those are just empty calories, anyway.
  • I’ll likely have some downtime at the airport, and rather than check my email incessantly, I’ll have a book on hand. #feedyourmindwithpositivity

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What do you think? Will I be able to stay on track with my diet, exercise, and positive thinking while I’m crazy busy? What are your tips on keeping calm when you feel busy and stressed? Let me know!

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