Okay with Misfit Ray

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. 😉

Breakfast

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.

Total calories for breakfast: 558

Snack

For a snack after my cardio, I had a Guava Goddess Kombucha along with some hot tea … it hit the spot!

Total calories: 80

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!). 🙂

Lunch

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!

Total calories for lunch: 498

Dinner

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! 🙂

Panic at the Gym

Howdy y’all! Happy first day of Spring! How are you today?

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. this morning, and it was SHITTY of my body to do that to me!  I don’t know why I woke up so damn early, but I did. Oh well!

I was munchy this morning at 6:30, so I had a Pink Lady apple with cinnamon and nutmeg to cure my craving. Coffee for all at this hour, I say!

Breakfast

I had banana oatmeal AGAIN. What can I say, I’m addicted and it fuels my workout! Y’all already know my recipe, so I’ll just post a pic … I added extra chia seeds and almonds on top for a bit of variety. Absolutely delicious and filling.

Lunch

I had a scoop of chocolate Shakeology for lunch with milk. Easy peasy. (Luke had a shake for lunch too … his had a banana in it which I usually have too, but I’ve already had my banana for the day.)

Snack

I was needing a snack by 3:00, so I had some sliced bell pepper, some baby carrots, and some tomatoes with low-cal ranch and salsa. YUM! This definitely kept me full until dinner … I didn’t eat all of the ranch or the salsa that’s pictured, ha!

Dinner

For dinner I cooked some Parmesan-ranch chicken for the Luke-creature and me, and I made one tasty salad! Along with the chicken, I piled together a bed of kale and spinach with some low-cal cucumber ranch dressing and a touch of salsa, some Parmesan-parsley brown rice, a few baby tomatoes, some roasted zucchini, broccoli, and mushrooms, and some roasted sweet potato rounds with ketchup drizzled on top. I didn’t finish this big ol’ salad off and saved the leftover chicken and sweet potatoes for tomorrow or the next day. 🙂

Exercise and Mental Health

I went to the gym this morning and had a damn panic attack while I was finishing up on the elliptical! Boo, hiss! My mouth started to hang on open in an effort to breathe, my eyes crossed, my body went into hyper-drive, my breathing, heart, and thoughts were racing … I got off the elliptical, walked out of the gym quickly (trying to be inconspicuous), and climbed into my car.

I sat in my car for about 20 minutes, contemplated trying to call my sleeping husband for help, but eventually calmed myself down (I called my poor mom and she talked to me for a bit which helped) … it wasn’t easy to calm down, and it was rather scary to have a panic attack outside of home, I gotta say. I’m going to call my psychiatrist once he gets back from vacation and ask him if he can give me something to help, just for when I have these panic attacks. They come without warning, they’re rather new to me so I haven’t properly addressed them yet, and they’re absolutely horrid. However, I pulled myself together somehow and resolved to finish my workout with a walk.

My workouts today were the elliptical for an hour and burned 523 calories “according to the machines” … I say “according to the machines” because they’re not terribly precise, but I’ll go with it since I don’t have a fitness tracker! That’s something that I’d like to save up for though. And then after my panic attack, I did the treadmill for 30 minutes and walked/ran ranging from 3.8 mph to 4.5 mph (177 calories burned). With running, I have to be careful because I have osteoarthritis in my knees, but I’m trying to build them up a bit by doing slow, easy running and the elliptical. Then I came home and did some yoga poses and breathing exercises that my dear mom showed me, did my sit-ups, and lifted a few 10 pound weights too.

I’m proud that I pushed past my panic attack and finished my workout today. Mission accomplished, I’d say! 🙂

Do you ever have panic attacks? If so, what do you do in that situation?