Writing from London this week. I’m here for work (we have a lot of new people on the team so gotta get some facetime), but trying my best to explore the city and do interesting thangs as much as possible in the evenings. Work life balance here is right. Peeps be leaving at 5 PM on the dot and that’s some #shitilike
However, some shit I do not like, is that I got food poisoning a few days ago. I was in Africa eating food in a desert camp for two days and NOTHING. I come to London to have a Thai meal and, BAM. I’m sick as shit. I was in bed for the next 48 hours. It was like the nauseous kind, not like the other kind, okay. I swearrrrrrr. Missed work, called my mom and all. Slept the whole damn day.
On the eating note. My eating has been so whack since I left NYC a few weeks ago. I honestly forgot how hard it is to eat well when you’re overseas, especially being vegetarian. There’s a huge meat focus almost everywhere, but I think that in the states it’s fairly easy to find a nutritious vegetarian meal. Like a big ass salad, or risotto even. Not just like shitty fried carbs.
Places outside of the U.S. don’t do the juicing, bars, salads (with a legitimate amount of vegetables) wheat grass shots, cleanses, crazy/weird shit…like we do. The guys even don’t do like protein shakes, or bars. People don’t seem to do vitamins or any supplements either. Working out is way less of a focus for both guys and girls, and I’m pretty sure that the only workout my co-workers who were girls did was Zumba.
I was busy that night hehe.
For real though. America is seriously ‘bout that fitness/wellness life and I looooovveeeee it. I do think there's a lot of bull shit in the industry and I'm sure that I spend lots of money on stuff that my body doesn't even need. These people seem to be healthy without all that!
This time traveling for so long, I’m trying to not be a psycho path and really just go with the flow, eat well when I can and grab salads from Marc’s & Spencer’s for most of my days. M&S is their whole foods/target basically, and it’s the shit. Everything food wise is fresh, grab and go and cheap. Yes please.
A year ago when I came for a month or so, I was feeling really out of it from eating so weird – and let myself think about it more than I should. So I’m being thoughtful to just do what I can. I packed a shit ton of quest bars, vitamins, and find fruits and veggies as much as poss. Sometimes it's like, you gotta just chill.
As far as workouts go, I’m running again here so that I don’t like go crazy sitting on my ass, acquiring secretary butt (aka flat ass from that swivel chair). London over NYC on places to run, for two reasons. There’s way more room with lots more trees. If I was in the mood, I would be doing home workout stuff like crunches, body weight exercises and such, but I’m sort of over it this week.
Since I’ve been doing so many classes in the city it’s hard to motivate myself personally to do things on my own, which can be a problem. If you guys have any tips on how to get your ass in gear there lemme know.
But for some London updates, I wanted to share some photos during my stay. Liberty London is cool, and the people in London remind me so much of NYC. Just a little bit on the gritty side, no bullshit, well dressed and cool as shit. More details to come on stuff to do, and of course a guide! This one had mad insight from cool people that live there so that's a plus.
Also would love to know any tips or tricks you guys have on the food things abroad? I am so down for advice and help here, I neeeeeed it. I'm also super interested too if you have thoughts on food overseas. This is a huge topic probably for another day but whatev!
Will keep you posted! Love xx