Okay, I will take full responsibility for this. I didn’t prepare nearly enough. However, I need to vent a little bit at the same time.
This morning I had two swim practices in two different places. I went from 6:45-11:00 with a venue change at 8:30. Before I left the house, I grabbed a string cheese and a granola bar along with my Nalgene filled with water. I was good breakfast and I thought it was going to hold me over for longer than it did. I was starving by the time I left the first swim practice. And, because time didn’t allow me to do much, I stopped at the local gas station.
I figured that I could pick up a Slim-Fast meal replacement bar. (Not my favorite and not the best choice, but they normally hold me over for a good amount of time)
However, I was amazed by the amount of absolute crap available in the store. Pre-packaged sandwiches, some fried taco things, hot dogs (I wonder if they were there from last night!), king size candy bars (for a few of the bars, they didn’t even stock the regular size bars!) – basically aisle after aisle of processed sugar and fat. Sure – it would be easy for me to just grab a king size Reeses (yum!), but I knew that I needed to set the tone for the rest of the day. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to find anything.
I settled on a Nature Valley granola bar. It didn’t fill me up as much as I wanted, but I considered it one of the better choices. I was tempted to grab a protein bar – but I noticed that they average about 300-400 calories – and they don’t even taste that good!
For next time, I know that I either need to eat a better breakfast, keep some healthy snacks in my car/purse or both.
And a word to those icky gas stations – get some healthy food! Please!
(Although, I feel another blog post coming on. Maybe I’ll take a closer look at just what you can find in a gas station that won’t ruin your diet.)
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