Just Horsing Around

Howdy there! How are you doing on this pretty Sunday? I’m happy to report that I’m feeling better and am back at blogging again … despite having an anxiety attack this morning while I was checking on my mom’s old puppy dog, Boomer (she’s out of town right now, so I’ve been watching him).

My anxiety attack came in a wave – my eyes started doing that funny thing where they “want to look up” (it’s hard to describe, but that’s what happens when I get anxious) while I was at my mom’s house, so I finished up with Boomer, drove home, and promptly proceeded to freak out. The attack didn’t last long, thankfully, and I didn’t wake up my sleeping husband. I always feel terrible if I wake him up, the poor man. My anxiety attacks almost exclusively happen in the mornings now, between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. … I’m not sure what causes them, but I’m glad they subside quickly now (the effects last about 4 hours to half a day now instead of a day and a half). I handled it well today and let it simply run it’s course, no harm, no foul.

But onto the rest of my day!

Breakfast today was banana oatmeal with fresh berries, chia seeds, almond slivers, coconut shavings, and a scoop of organic peanut butter. I ate breakfast around 8 a.m. and it filled me up until lunch-time. Coffee to drink (of course).

Around 12:45, I made chicken and veggies for lunch – my chicken was simply BBQ sauce mixed with a bit of ranch and sprinkled with Panko breadcrumbs and some pepper jack cheese. The veggies were kale, red bell pepper, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower roasted for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Yum! Very tasty and filling.

I had a Larabar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar as a snack today … it was delish! I love Larabar products.

My sister was feeling pretty low today and wanted to go see her horses, so I offered to take her – I understand depression all too well, and when my sister needs some help, I’m happy to help her! We petted some adorable miniature donkeys today. πŸ™‚

Look at my sweet sister and the little donkey! I love this picture! πŸ™‚

DinnerΒ was a simple salad made with romaine, two hard boiled eggs, heirloom tomato, and cucumber with some light Fiesta Ranch and S+P. We were low on protein, so I just used the Incredible Edible Egg tonight.

I wanted something else after my salad, so I had a honey crisp apple with peanut butter, cinnamon, and a wee bit of granola, and it really hit the spot.

In other news, I’m thinking about buying a new purse with my dog sitting money. It’s a Brahmin (I adore my Brahmin bags!) ….

But I’m also thinking about some new workout clothes too, or perhaps I’ll save my extra $$ for a rainy day. I’m just not sure!

I had a nice day today (despite my anxiety attack and not working out due to an, ahem, poopy problem with my digestive system … TMI? Sure, why not!), and I hope tomorrow is just as bright!

Do you struggle with anxiety? How do you handle panic attacks?

~ Mandy


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