People of Walmart
I went out today on the busiest shipping day of the year (I had no idea!). And, where did I decide to go? Well, the post office of course!
It was worse than the DMV! The people in line were complaining so much, and I just felt awful for the poor man working there. Every time I go in, he is so nice! He’s one person, and it’s right before Christmas, give him some credit!
So I get almost to the front of the line and this place is the size of a closet, so many people crammed in, and again we know how Minnie does with crowds! I had on a big coat, a jacket underneath, and a tank under that. All of a sudden I started sweating profusely, became short of breath, my neck was itching, I was dizzy, nauseated, and felt awful. Here it comes… full blown panic attack.
I am always so humiliated when this happens to me, because it always happens in public. There I am in the middle of the post office stripping off clothing. First my coat, then jacket, and I’m standing in a teeny little spaghetti strap tank that I would have taken off if I could! Every one is staring, and I am just curled up taking huge deep breaths, trying to calm myself down. It usually happens in crowds, and it hits me so fast, then I panic, and I can’t stop it. I got better within a few minutes and got the heck outta there.
Well STUPID Minnie decided to hit Walmart after that. Why oh WHY!? I hate Walmart on a regular day, but right before Christmas? I was just asking for it! I go because it’s super convenient (literally a minute from my apartment) and you simply can’t beat the prices. Something I pay $1.97 for at Safeway I can get for $1.20 at Walmart. So sometimes you just have to suck it up and go.
What do you think happened at Walmart? THE SAME DARN THING! I was stripped down to a tank again, and this time more people were staring. I was thinking in my head “oh my gosh, I AM THAT WALMART GIRL” People were probably texting about me! Look at this woman, stripping off her clothes, breathing heavy, and sweating like she just ran a marathon.
Sad thing was not one person at either place asked me if I was okay. I definitely would have if I saw it!
I finally made it to the car and it hit me, I hadn’t eaten! Holy crap. I was so focused on getting out the door so quickly, I forgot to eat. It was all starting to make sense. When I don’t eat I have total meltdowns, I lose my cool, and you definitely don’t want to see it. Happens to all the good gals in my fam 🙂
I came home and inhaled some fruit and greek yogurt and instantly felt my blood sugar elevate
So LONG story short, ALWAYS EAT! Don’t skip meals, your body needs fuel! If you skip, you’ll end up being “that Walmart girl” 😉
The reason I am sharing is because I want to express that I am a normal person, with faults. We all have our moments, our meltdowns, and bad days. So yeah I’m just as messed up as the rest of the world. But then I sweat it out in the gym later 😉
The gym was also not a pleasant experience. I did sweat it out, but it must have been 100 degrees in there! I was very close to complaining. Thank goodness I decided to wear shorts, which I usually never do.
I hit the stairmaster, some shoulders (it’s been such a long day, I didn’t log it and I can’t remember what I did!), and then the arc trainer. Max resistance is my favorite on the arc trainer. It makes my legs feel strong!
I also did interval work on the stepper. High Knees, high kicks, top of the step to straddle (like yesterday), and jumping on and off the step. I was really sweating! It helped the worry from the day drift away.
So I definitely think this little inspiration pic is needed to remind myself to tear it up in the gym tomorrow, and that my lifestyle is worth it to me!
Sorry this was not a regular blog today, and no recipe! It’s Christmas time and I was really overwhelmed today. Phoebe is really sick (she ate a pee pad and has been vomiting… she’s okay though) and she needs constant attention. I also had to take her out of her bag in the car because she was crying so much
I was also trying new recipes in the kitchen all night long. Sorry, but I didn’t have much time on my hands to take pictures, and really log the content of my day like usual. My kitchen ended up looking like something off of kitchen nightmares! There were tears involved…
Hoping for a better tomorrow!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,
P.S. I want to take a moment to express that my thoughts and prayers are with those in Newtown, CT. I usually do not know how to handle tragedies, and wasn’t sure I should say something on my blog, but I cannot simply ignore it. Monsters exist, and even though I am not a mother, I cannot imagine what those poor people have been going through. My hope is that one day we can live without fear.