This may seem stupid, but just bear with me while I explain some anxious thoughts I struggle with that involves travel.
I’ll start with a verse. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
We are commanded to not be anxious about anything, but after a long time of rigidly controlling my habits regarding eating and being comfortable with my healthy way of eating I found it difficult and almost terrifying to anticipate road trips. I was afraid of road trip ‘junk food’, being sedentary, and fast food restaurants.
In truth, much of this fear has dissipated over the years, as I’ve been reminded that everything is in God’s control, and I need to trust Him, be grateful, and remember that God gave me hunger signals for a reason. I can go on a road trip and eat when I’m hungry, and I won’t gain weight.
However, there are a few things that REALLY help me when I go on a road trip to help not completely throw my body for a loop.
1. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s easy to get dehydrated while traveling, because you don’t want to have to go to the bathroom all the time, but DRINK. It’s better to drink than not, and get a headache and feel gross. Trust me. I’ve tried that before :D.
2. Keep a good balance on the food. I like a few handfuls of candy, but too much is just well… too much. I like to eat apples or order a salad at the fast food. I also enjoy the ice-cream from the gas station and thank God for the milkshakes.
Trail Mix. Forgive the door in the background. 😀
3. When you get to wherever you’re going if it’s late get some good sleep. It really helps to re-set my rhythm to get in, go to sleep for a good solid 7-8 hours and get up again.
4. Move. Exercise. If you’re a runner, hit the pavement the next day. I’m planning to hit the pavement to keep the routine and schedule up. 🙂
Yay, I remembered to stuff my shoes in the car. 😀
However, there are a few things