My alarm went off at 3:35 this morning. I had a flight to catch. 

Travel days used to be complete train wrecks for me: candy from Newport News, pretzels from Auntie Annie’s, snacks in flight – you name it. 

I used the departure from my normal routine as an excuse to eat everything that wasn’t nailed down. 

It was something I looked forward to in one way – eating whatever I wanted all day long – but the reality was way worse than the fantasy. 

I felt self conscious, exhausted and there would be a looming sense of guilt & disappointment. A far cry from how I want to feel. 

Because this had been my pattern, I felt intimidated by travel days. I felt like they were pre-determined failures. I believed that I couldn’t possibly be successful and feel great when traveling. 

I bought into a story I created where I had no control when I traveled and I couldn’t possibly make it through a travel day without over indulging. 

Fortunately, I realized that changing that story is a choice. 

As I tell myself & my clients: if you don’t like the story you’re living, leave. 

Create a new one.

I didn’t like the story of travel days being train wrecks. I didn’t like the story of having no self-discipline when traveling. And: it was optional. 

So, I left that story & created a new one. First with my mindset, then with my choices, I created a new story. 

I am in control of what I eat, how much & when no matter where I am or who I’m with. 

I make choices that make me feel my best. 

I consider how a choice will make me feel before I make it. I only indulge when it’s truly worth it, and Hudson News has nothing that’s worth it. 

On the food front:

I got up at 3:35am and had a bottle of cold brew coffee while I drove to the airport. 

I got another cup of coffee at the airport and got creative with my packet of coconut butter. These packets tend to separate a bit, so I put the oil into my coffee & ate the coconut butter straight. 

I definitely drank more coffee than I normally do – I had several cups of the flight – but the coconut butter completely took the edge off my hunger. 

Once I landed I got a pack of Moon Cheese from Starbucks (it’s just dehydrated cheese) because it was portable and I knew we wouldn’t be having a meal for a few hours.

Where’d we end up for lunch? Hardees. First time for me. I got a cheeseburger without the bun and they wrapped it in lettuce. Not bad. Point: fat loss friendly can happen anywhere.

Dinner was kinda late so I had some almonds and kept it simple with meat & veggies at dinner time.

If you don’t like the story you’re in: leave.

PS: If you want to try out those coconut butter travel packets, get them from Thrive Market! You won’t find them cheaper!

In October 2019, our relationship with Thrive Market changed. They decided to put their marketing dollars in avenues outside of podcasting but we still think they’re a good choice if you’re looking to save money on health & personal care products.