For a while my family wanted to go on a day trip to a local lavender farm, but we just had trouble finding the right day for a day off and relaxation. Finally, we found the time and drove to the Seven Oaks Lavender Farm for the very first time yesterday!
I’ve been on the road for a while now, and it definitely takes a toll. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, especially since we’ve spent A LOT of time in the car. Since we’ve been gone for so long, I definitely crave a routine. That’s when I know I need to start implementing something short enough that I can do it before we pack up and hit the road again, but gives me enough time to start the morning off right.
Man, oh man! This week has really been a whirlwind adventure! For years my family and I have been wanting to make this trip, and it hadn’t been possible until now. So Wednesday afternoon we left MD to start our roadtrip to California. Here’s my recap from last week starting Wednesday. 🙂
Last weekend I travelled to both CT and NY. While in NY, we went to NYC and got to experience the city life of New Yorkers. This will sound weird, but I find being in NYC both invigorating and relaxing. That might sound contradicting, but I couldn’t be more honest. The city makes me excited, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on around you, but at the same time because it’s so full of life, there’s no time to think and dissect every little thought I have (hence it’s relaxing). Maybe a better way to describe it is that NYC allows me to fully be present in the moment.
I. Love. Traveling! And what I love even more is the fact that I have to do some of it for my business! For example, two months ago I had to travel to Orlando, FL for a business conference. One of the biggest problems with traveling is how to stay healthy. Here’s what I did throughout my time on the road to keep my healthy lifestyle!
Traveling Healthy can be a complete and utter
disaster challenge! There are so many enticing fast food signs and restaurants offered on the way to your final destination, that it’s almost laughable to try to eat healthy! But what if you’re traveling to Florida, state of sunshine, palm trees and beaches? You most certainly don’t want to get there all bloated, uncomfortable, with the clothes too tight! I find weight gain not as disastrous, as I do find the discomfort of it. I’m not saying you can’t wear a bikini (because heck you’re fabulous just the way you are), but I know I don’t feel like hitting the beach after eating a large order of fries, a large coke and a double hamburger. Fast food makes my brain foggy, my stomach bloat (sorry for the tmi) and my energy significantly decrease. Similarly, I don’t want to go on vacation and return home not feeling as good as when I had left.