How To Eat out: Spring Training Ballpark Edition

Baseball season is back! I don’t even care if you like baseball, you most likely will end up at a spring training game this spring. The Arizona weather is perfect and as always, we are shoveling sunshine! Eating out though can be tricky so follow along as I break it down ballpark style.

Let’s talk food. Are you trying keep your healthy habits going? You are screwed, Just kidding!

Baseball games are the perfect opportunity for mindless eating. The games are FOREVER long and most of our favorite past times include eating.

My advice, stay home! Again, I am kidding. The idea of creating healthy habits is to figure out how to do it outside of your home. For instance, learning how to control your want vs need.

5 Tips to Eating Out at the Ballpark

1.) Do your research before you hit the stadium if it’s possible.  A mindful way to eat out is to do your research before you head to the event. Sometimes though there will be no information online, so you just have to guess what types of foods will be there. Camelback Ranch has what they offer up and once regular season hits, here is Chase field‘s.

2.) Do not starve yourself before the game. The biggest way to put a road bump in your progress is to self sabotage. You think “I am going to the game later, I just won’t eat all day”; and that turns into nachos, with nacho cheese on your hotdog, soda, beer, and a popcorn. My biggest advice is to fill up on lean protein and veggies throughout the day before eating out at the baseball game.

3.) Pick one fun food item. Yes just one! It could be challenging to find healthier options so if you are a craving a hot dog, have the hotdog. You have to put on your adult pants though and pick a hot dog or a slice of pizza. Once you have the selected fun food, really enjoy it. If your fun food is wanting popcorn, share it with a friend! It’s hard adulting sometimes but I know your goals are worth it! Eat out mindfully.

4.) Water. This might sound crazy, but yes, drink water. It will help you to feel fuller which means eating less food and it can be crazy hot in Arizona. Do you want to learn more about your need for water consumption? click here

5.) Move. Want to prevent boredom eating, get up and walk a lap around the stadium. There is no rule that you have to wait till the seventh-inning stretch to move your body. Do it!

Bonus Tips

Bring your own healthy food. Yes!! Some of ballparks allow you to bring food, but I highly suggest you look it up before you bring it.

Don’t forget your Sunscreen! This is not a food tip, don’t eat sunscreen! Rather put it on your body. Skin cancer is not going to be a good time, I promise. Don’t forget to apply and re apply for your health.

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Am I Going to Live? My Blood Clot Survivor Story.

This is my blood clot survivor story!

“Am I going to live?”  10+ years ago these were the words I was muttering from my hospital bed. Trying to figure out how I managed to get multiple blood clots in my head (Sinus Cavernous Thrombosis) None of the medical staff could tell me the answer of the question I needed to know. My ER nurse gave me a big hug and off I went in an ambulance to St. Joe’s Barrows Unit. 

What is a blood clot? A blood clot is a clump of blood that has changed from a liquid to a gel-like or semisolid state.

I had a headache for a few days and at 3am I woke up out of sorts, in the worst pain of my life, and puking black. I told my husband, to which we had only been married a short time, to get our two month old infant in the car seat. Do not waste any time and get me to the ER! I rode with icepacks on my head all the way to Thunderbird ER.

I spent a few days in Barrows ICU while they monitored me making sure I wouldn’t need surgery, which I was terribly scared of.  A whole team of medical staff gave me the run down of what could happen if they had to perform surgery to remove the blood clot that was the size of pencil eraser. I had never prayed in my life till that moment.

The pain was beyond anything I have ever experienced. I just yelled for more morphine to make it go away.  Surprisingly I only spent 5 total days in the hospital but it was going to take at least 6 months to recover. I lost vision in my right eye for 3 months due to one of the clots locations. It was a long hard 6 months of headaches. Did I mention I had a newborn? Hard is an understatement. Through all of this I found out I had a clotting disorder, which became a perfect storm when I had a baby. I feel like I could have found out in an easier less scary way. LOL!

Did you know? Pregnant women are at least 5 times more likely to develop a blood clot than non pregnant women. This includes 6 weeks after delivery as well.

I had a lot of help during this time, which included my best friends taking my 2 month old for the 5 days while I was in the hospital. I honestly didn’t even want anything to do with him at the time because I was just trying to survive. Joe didn’t leave my side when I was in ICU.

It was rough but here I am! I wasn’t sure if I would see another day and trust I wasn’t ready to go. This is one of the defining moments in my life that changed me. That woke me up! I had to get healthy not just for myself but also for my family and friends.

This is my blood clot survivor story! Please do not wait for a rock bottom. You do not want to be on a hospital bed asking nurses, doctors, family and friends if you are going to live and begging for someone to tell you. Your moment is now! Start making changes and don’t look back!

my blood clot survivor story

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