This week went a lot better for my Independent Learning Project. It was honestly sort of shocking that it went so well. It was the first week that we traveled for softball. We left on Tuesday so it was a long week and weekend with a scattered scheduled. Between the games and traveling, the eating choices are not the healthiest that we end up eating. For convenience, it’s so much easier to get fast food or something like. We travel with 22 girls, 3 coaches, and 1 trainer, so it’s nice going to places that can serve us quickly and isn’t crazy expensive (mostly fast food). Then when we finally go to a restaurant, the last thing I want to do is get a salad because it’s better than eating fast food.
The places that we ate this week and weekend were, Panda Express, Subway, Jimmy Johns, Chik-Fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Wendy’s, and well you get the idea. See why it’s been so hard. But like I said above, I did pretty good. Even though they were the best places for healthy options, I still picked better foods than I normally would. Some places there wasn’t much of a choice so I just had to deal with it. At Wendy’s they have a pretty good chicken Caesar salad so that was a pleasant surprise. Besides the bread at Subway and Jimmy Johns it’s not terrible. Jimmy Johns also have Unwiches, which are like lettuce wraps.
As for the exercising part there wasn’t much going on besides the softball aspect of the trip. Yes that is probably enough and tiring, but sometimes it doesn’t seem like enough. There isn’t a lot of extra time to exercise when we are traveling or playing. We have two games a day and are usually at the field about two hours before the game starts. Besides that I also rolled my ankle during the last inning of the last game. I will be doing a lot of treatment for it considering we leave again on Thursday. I probably won’t be doing much running and not the same weight lifting we do until next weekend when we play. This week went a lot better then last. For this week I will be researching some great alternatives to unhealthy foods and to also see what snacks are the best for traveling and what not.