Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On The Road: Tips To Stay On Track and Hotel Room Overnight Protein Oats...

Happy hump day my friends!

As I've been on the road since Saturday...

I thought I would keep you up to date on how I've been staying on track while away from home.

As I've offered my tips before on keeping healthy while travelling...

I wanted to FUrther show you what is I've been doing in keeping to my commitment to health living alive and well! (Even if I'm not surrounded by what is familiar to me.)

If anything...

Planning ahead works wonders and...

Being creative with what you've got goes a long way too ;)

Aside from packing my must-haves:

Egg Whites (You know I love me my Burnbrae Farms, back before I found myself over at there place!)
Protein Powder
Flax Seeds
Oats
Stevia (I brought NOW Vanilla Stevia with me)
Magic Bullet (+mug <--I should have brought more than one!)
Spoon


As well as:

Running Shoes
Training Gloves
Workout Clothes

So grateFUl for this awesome bag I got from Core Power.

In addition to those things...

Having a fridge and microwave is always worth asking for too! (And if you can't get either, bringing a cooler and a kettle goes a long way!)

Also...

Scoping out the hotel gym in advance, or fitness centres around town is always worth exploring before your departure so you know what's available to you and whether or not you should bring some of your own equipment such as...

TRX
Mat
Fitness DVDs

I always love it when the hotel gym has free weights so that I can lift.

Remember...

There are ways to keep moving even if you have no equipment!

If anything...

Don't stress about not being able to stay on track because...

You can, you just have to plan ahead and be prepared! (And if you fall 'off track', know that it's not the end of the word. Get back up again, and keep on going!)

Having said all that...

Here's a glimpse into what I've been eating while on the road!

I'll be linking up to Jenn's WIAW today.
A lovely cappuccino I savoured on one chilly eve.
The making of my overnight protein oats.
Recipe to follow.
Overnight oats and a side of tranquillity.
Salmon filled omelette and a side salad.
Special ordered.
Some greens (and other colours)
Chocolate Protein Shake made with my Magic Bullet.
Smoked Salmon Salad.

And now for my in-room protein overnight oats recipe!



Quick & Easy Overnight Hotel Room Protein Oats

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (flavour and brand of choice)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds (or chia)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3/4 cup water (depending on consistency you like)
optional toppings

  • PB2, Peanut Flour, fruit, whatever you like.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl or travel mug, add in your dry ingredients
  2. If you have a kettle available, boil your water and pour some into your bowl or mug until you reach your desired consistency
  3. Mix well (if you have a microwave, feel free to add water, then place in microwave for about 3-4 minutes)
  4. Place in fridge overnight and enjoy the next day.
  5. Enjoy!
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Have a wonderFUl day my friends!

Questions FU You...

What are some of your on the road healthy living tips?
What are the top three things you MUST bring with you when travelling?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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28 comments:

  1. OOOH I LOVE LOVE LOVE to do the hardboiled egg in the hotel java maker!!

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    1. Only now do I remember that post! I must do that the next time around!

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  2. Hotel eating is SO doable - and being picky with menus ;)

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  3. Totally agree Kierston! I am a definite planner, and it makes SO MUCH of a difference, you can save money, time, and stress by taking what you need and looking up things beforehand. With my training I really need to prepare where I can get my runs in, do my strength training exercises, and even what I need to consume to get the right nutrition while traveling. You do a great job, and it pays off! I hope many others read this and learn from you :)

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    1. Planning definitely goes a long while...so if you want to ensure you stay on track, you gotta plan it out...ahead of time :) Thanks for your words!

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  4. Great tips. I have a trip next week and already am planning the snacks to bring along. ;-)

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  5. You are always so creative! I plan ahead too, it helps me feel more confident that I'll have some healthy options.

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    1. Thanks Laura! Yes, it's definitely reassuring knowing that you're prepared! :)

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  6. This is all so awesome, Kiersten! Everyone is ALWAYS on the go these days, and these tips are great. By the way, this "on-the-go" fact is the REASON for my nut butter line packaging. It's been hush-hush, and I can't wait to launch it! xo

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  7. Great tips - it just takes a little bit of planning is all and you really can be healthy on the road. I always bring my own oats, PB, protein powder. Sometimes I'll just premeasure into ziploc baggies to make it easier. I will also pack resistance bands b/c not all gyms have free weights. I've even brought along workout DVDs like boxing or kickboxing ;-)

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    1. I definitely had ziploc baggies with me too! And yes to the resistance bands! Love those :)

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  8. I usually order plain oats and berries from the hotel and mix in my own powder and often coffee to make it a mocha. They always over-serve so it's enough for 2-3 breakfasts!

    Love that you travel with your bullet! I've taken to begging the lobby Starbucks to blend my creations. They usually do it! ;)

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    1. Ha! Awesome! I've definitely asked SB for some protein powder when I've run low!

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  9. Good on you for being so organized and dedicated. How I wish I had one of those mini blenders when I was travelling for work so much. I think that is such a good investment!

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    1. Definitely. I'm grateful that it was a gift. It has gone a LONG way...pun intended hehe

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  10. Whenever I am traveling I ALWAYS book a hotel with a nice gym and.... It's always a HUGE PLUS if the hotel room I book has a kitchen or at least a fridge and a microwave. I feel like this is becoming more standard as well, or maybe I just am a creature of habit and stay at the same hotel chains where ever I go!

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  11. Amazing job staying on track while on the road.

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  12. Have not been traveling so.. BUT love your ideas & that recipe!!!!!

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  13. oh yes, we use the same when we travel. Always bring cups, protein, trx, etc. It gets easier once you get the hang of it, right?

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    1. Absolutely. It actually becomes habit. I remember my first time away while beginning on my healthy living journey..I had a LONG list of things lol

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  14. Great recipe. I haven't traveled much lately but I always bring running shoes and a workout outfit.... no matter where or how short the trip. Plus healthy snacks of course.

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  15. Planning always makes me feel like I've got a little piece of home with me so I can get the job done!

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    1. I love that "a little piece of home".

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  16. I bring my resistance band with me everywhere I travel to cause you can get a guaranteed workout with one of those bad-boys no matter where you are!

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  17. I am heading to Montreal next week for work, so I am definitely stealing some of these awesome tips so I can stay on track!

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    1. Woop! Happy to hear you'll be taking some of these tips with you to MTL. Safe travels xo

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  18. I love these tips - it is absolutely possible to stay on track on the road. I feel like more hotels are offering good gyms, which really helps too. And great overnight oats recipe!

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    1. Thanks Heather! Hotels are more aware and mindful now of healthy living. It's really nice to see :)

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