Monday, February 21, 2022

Montana Report Card

The first lift up.

This is going to be a quick one. I took my kids skiing in Montana a little over a week ago. It was a fun trip. The snow was great (at least for a Minnesota skier) and we left the rockies on Sunday sore, but ready for our next outing. 

As with my recent flurry of trips, it's a good opportunity to reflect on the food and activity choices. So here's another report card:

Item Score
(1 to 4 with 4 = best)
Water Intake 2 I made sure to drink morning and evening glasses of water. I also bought a case of sparkling water. Intake in normal conditions was likely adequate, but the activity, high altitude and dry air had me feeling dehydrated.
3 This was limited to beers at dinner. 
Steps/Activity 4 Two full days of skiing and a decent chunk of time wandering mammoth hot springs. This was well covered
Positive Attitude 4 Hell yeah!
Mindfulness/Food Choices 2.5 My choices were decent enough. I was actually surprised at the lack of fruits/veggies. Even the grocery store seemed scant. The hotel's "continental breakfast" only had super green bananas as well. Fortunately, I had some roasted buffalo cauliflower the first dinner and my aunt made a great meal with asparagus. Some choices were also "on vacation" choices, with pizza, burgers, nachos, etc. but I did make sure there was a take home box ready to roll. This helps limit gorging and (especially with pizza) incentivizes a treat (of leftover pizza) later.

Ultimately, there were definite goods and some slight areas for improvement. What might have been tougher was our returning Sunday was "Superbowl Sunday". This included a party at my sister's house with a huge spread. Being tired from the trip and the sight of all the good food made the Monday weigh-in a bit more gut wrenching. Still, such occasions are infrequent. They can also be a reminder to get back on the healthy habits wagon. I'm now back to surfing my plateau and looking for ways to refine and keep progressing.

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