I’m checking in from the road, because my family and I are on the way to Utah. You’re all aware of my brother’s mission, and we have to take him to Utah before he can go to Mesa. While we’re there, we’ll be visiting a lot of friends, family, and attending some awesome workshops at a college campus. Hey, maybe I’ll even run into Janetha! 🙂
I had plans before I left to get up a fun post about driving, homemade pizza and family pictures, but time evaded me. With packing, shopping and organizing trip food, it simply did not happen. I don’t have great internet access right now (the reception is spotty in Gallup, New Mexico. Hi, April!) but I’ll be sure to finish the post once I’m at my grandpa’s.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit, and I’ve realized that this trip to Utah will be unlike any other. Although I’ve always been a health-conscious teen, the healthy lifestyle I’m living now is far more commited than before. In fact, it was in January at a Border’s in Utah that I first found The Eat-Clean Diet and started applying its principles in my life. I’ve made a lot of positive changes in my diet since then, and it will be interesting to see the difference between what I would’ve eaten then and what I will eat now.
I imagine I’ll still indulge in the occasional Iceberg shake, Creamie or Cafe Rio salad, all of which are native to Utah, but my goal is to eat as clean as I can. I hope my grandpa won’t take offense when I politely decline the packaged Honey-Buns, the Fig Newton’s or his favorite doughnuts from Smith’s, all of which are native to his kitchen. He is aware of this new lifestyle and I hope he will understand.
Because eating healthily on a trip is needed so often, I plan to do a post on it very soon. I’d like to include what types of food to have, how to plan your meals and other necessities you should bring. Is there anything in particular you’d like me to cover? Do you have any questions about it? Leave them in the comments, please! Fortunately I’ve packed food on several trips, so I will do my very best to share my trial-and-error experiences with you. 🙂
Well, it’s back to the drive. I think I’m going to journal, read and write some letters. Oh, I’m gonna catch up on your blogs too, but I won’t be able to comment. 😦 the app on my phone allows me to read them, but I have to use internet to comment. Like I mentioned before, my internet access is very weak, but know that I AM reading. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
P.S. We’re in Colorado now. Hi, Court and Whit! 🙂