Now that I’m out of my comfort zone eating and exercise-wise, it’s time for me to get a little creative. I can easily become the next victim of the Fried Chicken Capitol of the World. If that’s not Killeen’s official title, it should be. I’ve already had the best chicken wings I’ve ever eaten here (spicy ranch flavor, omg) so I have to be careful. I know Texas can easily lure me in with its sexy meaty ways.
As for the exercise part, this is the hotel gym I have to work with.
Two treadmills, one elliptical, one bike, and some free weights. Definitely better than nothing, but I’d rather make out with Steve Buscemi than get on an elliptical. I also tried out the treadmill yesterday and it doesn’t feel right. It’s a Precor and looks nice, but I think it’s either old or not maintained well. I did three miles in 35 minutes. I ran 1.8 miles and then gave up and walked the rest because I hated it. I would love to find a running trail but the best I can come up with right now is doing laps around the hotel. It would be super boring but at least I won’t get lost and die of heatstroke in some open field.
I was also really bummed at the thought of taking a two week break from Crossfit. Luckily my trainer offered to text me a few workouts that I can do in the hotel room without equipment. I did this one after the run.
I did exactly 15 rounds by the time the timer went off and even though it was only 20 minutes, I looked like I had worked out for an hour.
On the eating front, the hotel offers breakfast every morning and a happy hour dinner on the weekdays. They actually have a few healthy options and it’s complimentary, so you can’t beat that. I even brought some food with me and made a trip to the grocery store so I have healthy snacks and smaller meals on hand. It’s not a lot but it will stop me from having a threesome with Ben and Jerry.
Yeah, I brought a Magic Bullet with me. I realize how lame that is. Once I got to the hotel, I remembered that I forgot to pack the cup that goes with it. No cup = no smoothies. I was so annoyed. Annoyed enough to order the cup online and have it express shipped to the hotel. I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with smoothies lately and I’m not ready for us to go on a break yet. They complete me.
It’s only been one day, but so far so good. Only another two weeks of avoiding delicious spicy ranch wings and hotel waffles to go.