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?
originally posted 7/28/16
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