Hi there! How are you today?
I’m doing well, and it was a nice HOT day in the Texas Panhandle – I just love the heat! Today was a rather low-key and EXHAUSTING day, and I honestly don’t have much to say about it, so this blog post will be short-ish. My munchies today are very similar to yesterday too, but what can I say except that I like to use everything up before going to the store! Nothing wrong with that! I try to be economical. 😉
I had a very cinnamon-y pot of pumpkin banana oats this morning … its my regular mix of 1/2 C Quaker oats, 1 banana, 1 C cashew milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 C pumpkin, 1 tsp honey, and nutmeg + cinnamon + vanilla + salt. I added 2 tbsp of granola and a few blackberries for some tasty variety – I love the crunch of the granola! My breakfast may seem like a giant calorie and sugar bomb, but I use the carb-y and sugary energy working out for sure, so I’m not worried about it.
For a snack after my cardio, I had a Guava Goddess Kombucha along with some hot tea … it hit the spot!
Our two Maine Coons, Calliope and Persephone, were out enjoying the sun in the apartment today while I had my snack (can’t you tell they’re sisters in these pics? They look like the same kitt lit!). 🙂
I baked the rest of a chicken breast (about 4 oz) and some venison (2 oz) marinated in Worcestershire sauce, a dash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic salt, and black pepper and then added BBQ sauce to it before putting it in the oven. I also roasted 1/2 of a zucchini, 1 C mushrooms, 1 C broccoli, and 1 C cauliflower seasoned with pepper, garlic salt, and good olive oil from West Texas Pharmacy. Light Fiesta Salsa Ranch and some salsa on top … holy shit, this tasted great as some post-workout fuel!
For dinner, I forgot to snap a picture, but it was 6 oz roasted chicken with veggies. Nothing too exciting, but very tasty. I was so exhausted that I barely ate any dinner though, poo!
Calories for dinner: 446
Total for the day: 1,582
Exercise and Mental Health
I’m IN LOVE with my Misfit Ray fitness tracker … it was only 10:30 a.m. and I was able to log 9,668 steps from my workout! Huzzah! My goal is to hit 10,000 or more a day … I think I’ve been successful today. 🙂
I did the elliptical for 60 minutes and walked for a bit this morning … I didn’t count my calories on the elliptical because I trust my Misfit Ray a little bit more. By 11:30 a.m. it said that I’ve burnt about 1200 calories as I’m very active in the mornings with my workout. I’m much more sedentary in the afternoon and especially the evenings – I like to sit on my ass and watch TV while drinking tea.
Here’s the thing – Luke and I went back to the gym for weights, and I utterly exhausted myself. I went to bed at 6:30 p.m. which is WAAAAY earlier than I usually go to bed, needless to say!
All I can say right now is GOOD NIGHT! 🙂