Eating Clean Goes To P-Town! – The Preparation
Soon The Mr., Little Miss C and I will be going on a little adventure to one of our most favorite places in the world, Race Point Beach in Province town, MA. For those of you who have never been to nor heard of Provincetown, or P-Town!, it’s basically the gay capital of the Northeast. Dare I say it’s magical? I’m not sure why, but as soon as you enter Provincetown, all worries and inhibitions go right out the window (and probably some clothing goes out the window for some of the visitors as well). Maybe it feels so freeing because it’s pretty confined, being that it is the very tip of Cape Cod, and the only reason you’re there is because you want to be. There’s no just “passing through on your way” to somewhere else. The beaches are beautiful, the people are kind (and sometimes a little wacky – which I love! Can you say “hello, fishnets and purple boas on men?!?!” LOVE it!), the nightlife is crazy, and the restaurants serve some wonderful food.
How do I plan to Eat-Clean while on vacation?
Well, the first success factor is that I’m actually planning what I’ll be eating, for the most part. We are staying in a hotel room that only has a mini-fridge. We will not have a stove or a microwave or any way to heat our food while at the hotel (there may be a microwave in the hotel office, but I’m not really sure). We will be living out of our coolers, for the most part. Thank god for free hotel ice!
We will most likely NOT be eating at a restaurant for breakfast. The Mr. will most likely get a muffin at the coffee shop. I will pack some cereal for Little Miss C. For me, I’m planning on bringing 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs to eat with whole wheat bread and some Chobani to eat with raw oats and fruit. I may even make some overnight oats!
Normally, we buy sandwich fixings and have soggy sandwiches on the beach for lunch, but this year, we are planning on bringing our portable grill, after drooling over the food our beach neighbors were cooking last year. I think the grill will certainly help with keeping me in check with my clean eating during the day. I’m going to marinate some chicken and steak to grill along with some peppers and onions.
We will definitely be eating dinner out at a restaurant each night we’re there. I’m not too worried about this. There are so many seafood options available, I’m sure I can make some good decisions to keep my meals fairly clean.
Snacking will definitely be tough for me. I will have extra Chobani and hard-boiled eggs. I’m also bringing some apples and string cheese, since they travel well and Little Miss C loves both. I’m going to try my Shakeology this week without the blender to see how I like it, and if that works for me, I’ll bring some individual packets along for the ride. In theory, these snacks all sound great, but when I’m walking through town, I know I’ll be tempted by the homemade ice creams and fudge and Portugese Fried Dough.
I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing for exercise. The plan is to bring my bands and worksheets so I can keep up with my ChaLEAN Extreme, but I’m really only going to miss one CLX workout if I can squeeze one in before we leave in the morning. I know I’ll be walking at least 5 miles each day (going into town and back is 2 miles). I’m hoping to just do a bit of strength training in the room to keep me honest. We’ll see. I’m not going to be too hard on myself as long as my eating stays clean.
Even though I will be limited, I don’t think it’s an excuse to not follow my Eat-Clean ways. P-Town is a very health-conscious town, and I can be very successful if I plan and commit.