Soda Challenge | Day 23 | October 16 | Saturday

My steps: 13,942. Flew a red eye from Las Vegas (all I did there was give a talk – honest) to Boston in order to participate in a conference to develop certification for health and wellness coaching.

My steps: 13,942. Flew a red eye from Las Vegas (all I did there was give a talk – honest) to Boston in order to participate in a conference to develop certification for health and wellness coaching.  

Snack on plane: coffee and a banana


Took cab to Babson Campus in Wellseley.  Walked last 0.4 miles with bags as cab driver couldn't figure out how to get into the center.  Still made start at 9 a.m.


Snack: bananas and coffee. Noted diet soft drinks (and sugared ones) everywhere.

Lunch:  salad without dressing or cheese

More sitting at creating coaching certification board – 75 people of varying professions: physical trainers, executive coaches, dieticians, nurses, docs, religious leaders – and more diet soda ... the colas are everywhere.

Snack: coffee and bananas

Conference ended at 5:20 p.m. today. 

Exercise: Cardio on cross trainer for 48 minutes to get steps for the day. The colas are even in the exercise rooms!

Dinner: had some bread and a lot of string beans ... main course: salad with salmon and 2 glasses of great wine. Kitchen closed at 9 p.m. ... read medicine, called wife, wrote a column and a blog. Bed at 11 p.m.

66 Clever Ways to Keep Your Road Trip Healthy

From road trip food to on-the-go health hacks, here's all you need to have a safe vacation from city to city.

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip! But do you wonder how you can stay healthy with all the fast food and potential health issues along the way? Things can go downhill for everyone pretty quickly. Here are 66 clever and easy tips for keeping the trip on track for health and fun.

1. Pack Compact Snacks to Avoid Overeating

Reuse a cleaned creamer bottle or fill up a new tackle box with healthy bites like nuts, seeds, berries, dried fruit, and granola. This way, you'll cut down on multiple snack bags and boxes and won't over-indulge because you can only have a small handful at a time.

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