Oops! The “All You Can Eat” License

When I travel for work, I love to take advantage of what each city has to offer.  I stayed at one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever been to, The Gramercy Park Hotel.  Apparently, they have quite the scene up on their roof top bar and lounge, complete with original Andy Warhol artwork.  Since I was by myself preparing for a fitness test and weighin, I did not feel like spending $18 on a single cocktail. 

My room had this funny lounge area and work table.  I’m not sure what they are called but I enjoyed laying down on the red velvet day bed.  It also apparently came with an iPod that was loaded with music.  I didn’t see it, but thought the idea was cool.

I like to discover what makes a city unique when I travel.  In New York, they have these amazing lunch spots that are all incredibly healthy.  I’m obsessed with the chopped salad shops.  Last time, I visited Just Salad and Fresh & Co.  This time I tried Chop’t and think I found my favorite. 

I started with romaine lettuce and asked for red onion, peppers, beets, roasted tomatoes, avocado, grilled chicken and spa balsamic vinaigrette.  It was delicious!  I love that the dressings are all many with honey or agave nectar.  The line was out the door when we arrived, but we made it through to the register within ten minutes.  They also give you whole wheat pita or tortilla bread which I passed on but looked good. I also tried Tossed this trip and did not like it.  It was gross.

In regard to why I was in NYC, I was doing a follow up visit to Peak Performance.  I’m off to the gym, but let’s just say that I think this facebook post is directed at me.

I usually gain weight in the summer.  I did not.  I did however lose 1 pound of muscle even with all the strength training I’m doing!  It’s funny that in my original post about visiting Joe, I also went to Cupcakes by Melissa.  Joe suggested that the reason for this is that I’m either not eating enough protein or I’m eating too many calories which come from carbs.  If you read my blog regularly, you know I have a sweet tooth and I love my protein.  I think the answer is simple and with that, I’m off to do strength training at the gym.

Do you eat too many calories from carbs thinking that it’s ok because you work out a ton (like me)?


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