Fitness On The Road

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Mike's Comment
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How do you guys stay in shape or get in shape on the road? Just don't want to put on a bunch of weight. All my jobs up to this point have been manual labor stuff.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Its very difficult to be honest. But in almost a year of trucking I still haven't gained weight.

Here's my tips. When a receiver is taking a long time, go for a walk.

Its all about how you eat.

Right now I have carrots, apples, tea, pears, and bananas in my cooler. When you drive for long hours you will start to crave a snack, usually chips. Don't let anything unhealthy near you. For snack time I use carrots to replace chips.

Grow plants inside your truck. Super healthy. Starcar gave me this idea. I have a giant pot with three different types of Mint. I grow Chocolate Mint, Spearmint, and Peppermint. I start my day with a nice hot cup of tea and I add about 6 leaves from my plants to it. Its a very healthy drink and very soothing.

Enter the truck stops with no cash. Trust me, that pizza and all that other junk food looks deliciously tempting. But if you don't have cash you cannot buy it. Walk past it and resist the temptation.

Drop drinking soda. Its empty calories and absolutely disgusting for your body. HFCS, Caramel color, and all that other crap in there. Not to even mention the ridiculous amounts of sugar.

Stop by Walmarts often and drink Soymilk. I buy the mixed veggie one or the protein one.

I am probably the lightest guy on TT. I weigh 118 pounds haha!

It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to not gain weight. But its very difficult.

Starcar's Comment
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Daniel B...you can never go into flatbedding......In a light wind, YOU'D blow away before the tarp would shocked.pngrofl-3.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Daniel B...you can never go into flatbedding......In a light wind, YOU'D blow away before the tarp would shocked.pngrofl-3.gif

Oh, I realize this. I don't ever plan to do flatbed rofl-2.gif

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Everything Daniel said is true. Basicly it's just about self control. You mentioned you did manual labor before so I am sure you came home hungry so you consumed a lot of calories to keep your body going. When you sit all day you don't need as many calories. But your body may not adjust your appetite right away so just stop yourself from eating out of boredom or habit. Eat only when hungry. I do the same as Daniel, fruits, water, vegetables, nuts, is almost all I eat.

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Wow! You are all making my wife shout for joy! She says that is awesome and she is really happy to hear that. She was wondering what a driver would eat to stay healthy as she already recognizes that all that fast food is really unhealthy in the long haul..... ha ha no pun intended.... hahaha.

RedGator's Comment
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Wow! You are all making my wife shout for joy! She says that is awesome and she is really happy to hear that. She was wondering what a driver would eat to stay healthy as she already recognizes that all that fast food is really unhealthy in the long haul..... ha ha no pun intended.... hahaha.

Now I just wanna know whats wrong with Dennys Zesty Nachos lol They help me keep my fluffy figuresmile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Hey...ain't nothin' wrong with fluffy....when the nation crashes, and everyone is starving, us "fluffies" will live longer than anyone.....We have more "back up"....and we'd be to hard to butcher....rofl-3.gif

AlohaMama's Comment
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Wow really!! Plants in a truck!!! I like that! What else do you all plant in your trucks? I was wondering how I could incorporate a mini garden Lol

Steve C.'s Comment
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Just drive flatbed ;)

At least, it feels that way after my first week out.

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