Friday, March 7, 2008

Off to IHRSA

Today I am off to IHRSA. IHRSA stands for "International Health, Raquet and Sports Club Association. Basically it is a trade show serving the health and fitness industry. I go there to check out new exercise equipment, network and pick up new ideas. At past shows I discovered the slide board (from which the idea of the Valslide sprang), the Cybex Functional Trainer (still my favorite machine) and the Nordic Track Treadmill which is really cool because it goes to a 50% incline! I will report back on anything of interest.

Even though I am just driving to San Diego and then back tomorrow it will be a very busy two days. With that in mind I want to make sure I have a strategy for eating so I am not stuck eating convention food!

I had a healthy breakfast before leaving and I packed my lunch and snacks. I grilled chicken last night, so naturally I grilled extra for today. I will take that and some arugula for a yummy salad. I also packed a couple of pieces of celery with hummus. For a snack later, I have a baggie with almonds and California Raisins. I know I will be out to dinner and would like a little freedom there, so I want to eat well all day. For the morning I am bringing a packet of plain instant oatmeal and 1 scoop of protein powder just in case I don't like the breakfast options or don't have time for room service. I took a picture of my cooler for you. This is so easy, you can do it too!


thegeneralx said...

What kind of protein powder do you use? The kinds I've tried taste horrible...and I've sort of given up.

Valerie Waters said...

I use Designer Whey Protein chocolate flavor.