Day 2574 – The Worst Road Trip Mistake I’ve Ever Made

I didn’t realize I had made the biggest mistake of my “road trip career” on my last trip until over a week after we got home. My typical road trip beverages are soda and Rockstar. My typical road trip snacks are chips, sunflower seeds and anything from the salty family.

I had the WORST adjustment period I’ve ever had after returning home from this road trip. At first, I thought it was just a “I just saw some of the most amazing things and I miss being on the road” but I realized I had pretty much poisoned my body.

On the trip out, something happened that has NEVER happened to me on a drive. My feet swelled. They were huge and it was very freaky. I’m actually surprised it was the first time it had happened to me! So, on the trip back, I made sure to not have as many salty snacks. Unfortunately, I did not slow down on the sodas and Rockstar. I purchased a CUBE of Cherry Pepsi and had finished it in just a few days after we returned home. I was so discouraged and down that first week back. It wasn’t until the soda and Rockstar were long gone and a new workout plan was started that I felt better.

It’s crazy how much what we eat and drink can mess with our bodies.

So, my next project is figuring out how to eat even healthier on my next drive. The biggest question is what to drink to help me stay awake that isn’t filled with sugar or super acidic like coffee.

Any tips? What’s your worst road trip mistake?

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

4 thoughts on “Day 2574 – The Worst Road Trip Mistake I’ve Ever Made

    • Oooo, I’ve never heard of that! Thanks for the tip. That looks amazing!! Ha ha, on my first look, I was looking at Rockstar’s SINGLE serving nutritional facts versus the whole can of Highball and I’m thinking, hmmm, this doesn’t seem as good of a deal….then I realized I was looking at HALF of a can. This seems like a great alternative. 🙂

  1. I stopped drinking soda in February and switched to La Croix. I absolutely hated it at first but I made myself drink it in place of soda and after about 3 months I started liking it. I know you are looking for the caffeine, but I either drink some coffee or take a caffeine pill if I need it. I know a lot of ppl are totally against caffeine pills, but I don’t see how it’s different than an additive.

    • I’m pretty close to quitting soda myself. Oy. I didn’t have any soda after I ran out of my cube and had a can a few days back. I felt SO crappy after. You know, I hadn’t thought of taking a caffeine pill…that really would solve my problems. I love water (though, too much makes for more stops on a road trip), so just doing water, maybe some juice and a caffeine pill might be the way to go! You do make a good point. I remember a few years back, someone gave my 12/13ish year old brother a hard time for drinking coffee. He said, what’s the difference between drinking that and a soda or an energy drink? It’s all about perspective. 🙂

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