We all have certain things in our lives which bring out our passion, things which we turn to in times of stress. For me, one of those things is traveling - to both new locations and favorites I'll return to over and over again. Something about going places away from home lets me relax and let's my mind run free. This year has been filled to the gills with travel; I've been on the road two to three times per month and while it's been fantastic for my mind - it's been rough on my body.
The fact is, I have a sensitive body and living a life of travel can be tough on it.
While perhaps my body has always been sensitive, I've become more acutely aware of it over the last ten years as I struggled through all sorts of wild diagnoses on my journey to discovering how to keep my body happy. From multiple food intolerances to a penchant for accidental soft tissue injuries - there are a number of sensitivities I have be conscious of while I'm jumping on and off air planes and in and out of cars.
All that being said, my bottom line is; I'll never let my sensitive body hold me back from traveling. Instead, I find ways to cope and take care of myself while on the road and at home.
Regardless of what kind of fabulous meals are promised to me on airplanes - I always, ALWAYS, pack my own meals. Usually, I even pack enough for two full meals and extra snacks because you never know when you're flight could be delayed or you could get stranded in some middle of nowhere airport.
While I do occasionally indulge on my travels, I also make it a point to mainly seek out the same types of foods I would eat at home. Specifically, mostly vegetable based meals with small amounts of gluten free grains, limited amounts of light proteins like fish, and local fruits and nuts for snacks.
In Between Travels