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Last year I discovered that European travel on a budget is not conducive to healthy eating habits. In Reykjavik and Copenhagen, I survived 2 and a half weeks on cheese, bread and salty street food. In the much cheaper Berlin, I got wise to the wide variety of delicious, but not-neccessarily healthy vegan street food (read: deep fried / composed of starch / ordered with extra non-vegan cheese and consumed in excess quantities, in my case), thanks to my vegan host. Needless to say, this resulted in a carnivorous solo orgy towards the end of my stay. In Vilnius, it was all about collaborative meat products, potatoes, and cream sauces (read: meat mush stuffed into a potato and covered in cream sauce). Belgium’s restaurants had a beer selection that could make a monk cry and a menu that consisted of 80% goat cheese. Finally, London forced me to consume mass amounts of overpriced curry, just to stay alive.
Luckily, my preferred form of transit is the only one that’s totally free. I covered miles and miles of cobblestone on foot. Impossible amounts. I pretty much traversed the city of Berlin. So I managed to return stateside with regrets consisting of, but not limited to; my accented beer gut, some afore-unmentioned lithuanian river snails, and having not thought to trade out my ankle boots for some of those new Reebok EasyTones. Then I’d have been toned, svelte and right primed for my annual holiday bulk-up. So, I’ll go ahead and make peace with the brand new pair of cheese thighs and bacon-wrapped butt I’m getting for Christmas. The dessert boobs, however, can please stay for as long as they like.
This year, however, I’m not leaving the weight swings up to chance. I’ll be starting my dream job and moving to Canada in a year, and won’t have the luxury of agreeable weather and/or miles of gothic architecture to keep me fit. I’m hoping if I splurge on a shmancy pair of running shoes with all the features, and a yoga class subscription, I’ll at least attempt to get my money’s worth.
What are your best tips on getting back in shape for the new year? Answer in the comments and win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Contest ends January 16, 2010.
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