How I Festival
I love Music Festivals!!!
So does my husband and some of our closest friends. So we go every summer to at least one.
Our eyes are on the BIG prize for next year .... Burning Man!
Music + Camping = Happiness
What I found in summers past, is that the food at the festivals doesn't always equal happiness for my stomach. I would get bloated and not really feel like myself.
So this year I took a little time to prepare and made sure I could rock it the whole weekend.
Planning + Preparation = Success!
First, I entered into MyFitnessPal everything I planned on eating over the 4 days.
Spicy Turkey Burgers
Shredded BBQ Chicken Salad
Hard Boiled & Raw Eggs
Diced Onions, Peppers & Spinach
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Apples & Peaches
Carrots & Cauliflower
Birch Benders Pancake Mix
Dr. Axe Collagen Protein Powder
Laird Superfood Creamer & Coffee
Then, I manipulated the meals to make sure I was eating enough. Adjusting the servings to ensure I would be satisfied throughout each day.
Finally, I mixed up & cooked the burgers and shredded chicken after 6 hours in the crockpot, cut the veggies, & purchased bags of salad and the yams & beets from a local health store.
Having a combination of pre-cooked and purchased foods made it manageable for me to stay on track with my health goals AND still fully enjoy the festival.
Here's a sample of what I ate at the festival:
Veggie Scramble - onions, peppers, spinach with 1 cup egg whites
Coffee with collagen protein powder & superfood creamer
Taylor Farms Salad kit (without little bag of goodies)
5 ounces Shredded BBQ Chicken
1 1/2 Spicy Turkey Burger
Moroccan Yam Salad
Planning ahead made it easy for me to have FUN.
Our camp neighbors were amazing, strong, beautiful women who teach pole acrobatics & dancing. They brought a pole with them and offered to teach me a few of their tricks. WOW! It is so difficult. I have immense respect for their strength AND flexibility. I posted a video of me attempting to twirl around on my Instagram stories. It is fun to try something new.
With my dietary restrictions ( no gluten, dairy, corn or soy ) it can be hard to eat from vendors at concerts. By bringing my own food I knew exactly what I was consuming. This eliminated the bloat and stomach pain that I have experienced in the past.
Honey Buckets + Michelle = Constipation
This will have to be another post, but I did get constipated - next year I plan on keeping with my regular workout routine while there (thankful for showers provided) so I can keep my system moving :)
We are ALWAYS a work in PROGRESS!
Peace + Love + Strength