Happy Humpday everyone! I’m just stopping in to share with you my baseball game adventures from Monday as well as my latest post at the Formulx Intense Training Supplements (<—affiliate link) Health Blog!
Monday was CRAZY busy, it’s funny how those days sneak up on you don’t they? I downed a runny chia pudding for breakfast (I guess 10 hours is not long enough to make it gel?) and moved on with my day.
I worked away all morning till I headed to the gym to get a 25 minute walk in, then rushed back to eat lunch and work some more. Rush rush rush! Lunch was a DIY Frozen Green Chile and Cheese Breakfast Burrito and a baggy of carrots!
I headed out of work early to rush to the Sports MD’s office to see about my hip/back/SI difficulties. He was very pleased with my progress and said to remember it took 5 months to lock up my SI joint, it’s going to take a while to get totally back to normal. We discussed running and CrossFit goals. He encouraged me to stick with a running goal right now and build up more strength before returning to CrossFit. I think I’m going to start slow with that running goal and try and get in a 5K race somewhere soon. When I got home we needed to head out right away to the game. I wasn’t sure what the food prospect was going to be like and considering how little I had eaten, I decided to grab a leftover salad out the fridge and I ate it on the way to the game. It was one of those I packed for lunch last week but didn’t end up taking, it had blueberries and goat cheese in it. Eating it was the best decision I ever made!
Dbacks vs. Tigers
I was really excited to go because it had been a long time since I’d been to a baseball game. For 7 years in a row (age 12 to 19) I worked at a little league field in the concession stand during every baseball season. When it got slow in between games I’d go outside and watch the kids play. During that time I learned how to keep score and other random things about baseball. It’s actually one of my fondest memories from my adolescent years.
This game was the Arizona Diamondbacks versus the Detroit Tigers. We had been planning this night for a long time! It was a special treat for my father in law, who is from Detroit! Now, back to the food (of course)…. I was super happy I ate that salad before we went in. There are so many crazy temptations at a baseball field… like 18 inch corn dogs that cost 25 bucks!
Or hot dogs any way you want them…
Mr. Hungry and I did one full lap around the ENTIRE stadium before he settled on one of those “gourmet hotdogs”.
I took a bit longer for me to decide, plus I wasn’t starving so I was able to make a clear decision on what I wanted. Fact, I can never say no to wings, especially baked wings from Streets of New York.
If I came back again though I would definitely try this salad/wrap stand! A bunch of people were getting stuff from there and it looked really good! I can’t help but say that I was very proud of Arizona and America for having a salad stand at a baseball field.
I shared my wings with Mr. Hungry and had half of a slice of his pizza.
I forgot how much fun baseball games can be!
Thanks to Mama Shallal, we had some awesome seats too! Last time I was at this field was in high school and we sat in the nosebleed section, so this was a treat!
For dessert I picked out all four peanuts out of this cracker jack bag #ripoff, plus a handful of popcorn, and 2 red vines.
Around the 5th inning Mama Shallal and I went for a lap around the stadium to stretch our legs a bit!
I couldn’t tell you who won because Mr. Hungry and I had to leave around the 8th inning. He has super long days at work during the busy season July/August and couldn’t stay up that late. We had an awesome time though, I definitely want to go to more baseball games in the future!
How to Not Break Your Diet at a Sporting Event
After the game I was thinking of a few tips to share with everyone about how to enjoy a sporting event without totally derailing your diet!
1. Unless it’s something you really want, rule out food you can get elsewhere. They had Cold Stone, Frozen Yogurt, Wretzels Pretzels and Macayos stands at the game, just to name a few. I definitely would have taken a treat from each of those, but I reminded myself I could get those anytime. (I did get Streets of New York because I’ve pretty much never gone to an actual Streets of New York restaurant and probably won’t anytime soon.)
2. Don’t go super hungry, eat something healthy before. Eating that salad in the car ride over was the BEST decision I ever made. I was so much less tempted by everything because I wasn’t starving.
3. Chose one thing you really want, or share something with a friend. Pick one thing you really really really can’t go without and leave everything else. If a beer and nachos are calling your name, see if a friend might want to split the nachos. Sharing these not so healthy meals will save you money and calories!
Sometimes it can be challenging to sit down and hash out a meal plan and grocery list for the week. Check out my tips for creating a meal plan and grocery list that you can actually stick to at the store and during the week! Post is over at the Formulx (<— affiliate link) Health Blog! To check out the post click here—>
Have an awesome Wednesday!
Questions of the day:
What’s your favorite Sport to watch live?
If you hadn’t already heard, I’m an Arizona Wildcats Basketball fan till I die. Basketball, particularly my beloved Cats, is my favorite sport to watch live! Hockey would be second on the list.
What’s your favorite “Sports Game Food”?