Usually I eat healthy at home and splurge when I travel, especially onboard an airplane. Lately, I’ve fallen into the junk food trap at home. How about you?
My wife is a wonderful cook and very good at making healthy food taste great. But as we try to share household duties during our time of social-distancing, I’m finding it is so easy to slack…and I’m doing it. Add to that the fact that all gyms are closed and I’m really setting myself up for physical regress.
My office has a gym…it makes it so easy to workout each day. Then I can follow that with a healthy lunch of lean chicken breast and yogurt and I’m already well on my way toward my daily protein intake goal. But now the gym is closed and I’m not ordering lunch out any longer.
When I’m home, I tend to eat tacos. Taco after taco. I suppose there are worse things to eat, but with a generous helping of cheese that’s a lot of carbs and fat. And candy. If there is no candy in the house, I don’t eat it. But if I am doing grocery shopping some sour candy inevitably winds up in my shopping cart.
So let’s sum it up: less exercise, unhealthier eating…it makes me want to get back on the road!
In all seriousness, I made the decision yesterday to stop. There is no more candy or chips in my house. There’s no reason I cannot cook lean protein at home. The park is still open and I have started running a couple miles each day. It would certainly be a shame if I let my body further deteriorate during this time.
How about you, fellow traveler? Do you tend to eat better on the road or at home? Now that you are facing shelter-in-place, are you using the time to progress or regress?
Self-discipline: easier when you aren’t self-isolating…