Chill.

Sometimes I overreact. Well a lot.

Like take this morning for example: I realized the pot I use to cook “oatless” oatmeal is the same one I use for coffee (old-school, hayy.)

Ugh. OMG. Wtf?! WHATEVER!

So while the pot of coffee was warming, I stomped in the living room with my pouty face and grumbling tummy, to only realize 5 minutes later that the WRONG burner was turned on.

AYFKM?! <— yeah, I made that up.

So while the pot of coffee was warming on the RIGHT burner, I stomped back to the living room with my pouty face and grumbling tummy.

Finally I got to enjoy my three staple breakfast items.

First: Water!

Second: Coffee!

Third: BREAKFAST! Oatless oatmeal with blueberries and almond butter!

Have a healthy and delicious…. IT’S FRIDAY?!!!?!?!?!?

Fiesta!!

Hola!

When I returned home from dance last night, Seth was busy making homemade enchiladas, from-scratch roasted tomatillo salsa, and from-scratch jalapeño queso. If you want to know the way to my heart, feed me mexican!!

Inside: fajita vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, onions, jalapeños), mexican brown rice (brown rice, onion, spices), mexican shredded cheese, and spicy chicken!

Outside: Whole wheat tortillas topped with grated 2% colby-jack!

Toppings: jalapeño queso, tomatillo salsa, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro!

As usual, it was so freakin’ delicious!

Let’s talk about DANCE! I’ve been dancing basically my entire life. I’ve been a student at a studio, on a dance team, and in front of YouTube teaching tricks to myself. Dancing is truly one of the best cardio exercises that you can do. I have been attending more dance classes in the last year such as Zumba or Cardio Funk (a mixture of salsa, zumba, and hip-hop) offered at Georgia State. In the past two weeks or so I have enrolled in more advanced classes like Jazz and a leaps and turns class and I’ve enjoyed it so much! I have noticed my body lean out more than usual*.

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If you see a dance class or some sorts at your local gym don’t be afraid to sign up, especially if you hate cardio like I do. You don’t have to be great! Dancing is something that accepts all ages, sizes, and gender. It really helps to clear my mind and allows me to just be ME!

*Note: I HATE CARDIO. The only form of cardio I was adding in was in the form of group exercise classes and a run here or there until about the past 2 weeks or so.

xo. Mindy

scenes n things.

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1. last week’s lunch {a fried egg with smashed avocado on toast and a side o’ coconut oil roasted asparagus.

2. iced coffee drank after a saturday morning workout.

3. her so pretty.

4. baby brother’s prom. {his date, older sis, bro, and me.]

5. about the only thing i can afford at Urban Outfitters.

6. friday morning breakfast date. our new tradition. {egg white veggie omelet with home fries and fresh fruit.}

7. homemade taco salad made by seth. taste better than any restaurant’s taco salad!

I am two finals away from summer break. I am most sad about not having fitness classes offered in the summer! But way excited for some sun and fun. (…. and getting a much needed side job!!)

What have you been up too lately?

xo. Mindy

Not a Sun day

Baseball season has officially started in Atlanta. The first home game opener was on Friday and Seth and I were dressed in our navy + red ready to cheer on the Atlanta Braves. It was hot when we got there and chilly when we left. Got to love Georgia weather.

Unfortunately, Seth caught a cold this weekend so he’s been sleeping.all. day today. When he gets sick, it makes me feel like I’m sick. It’s no fun!

Yesterday, my besets, Leah, from Milledgeville came to visit. We ate salads at my apartment, shopped at Urban Outfitters (she did, I tried on clothes for the fun of it) ate frozen yogurt, and finished the night off with Chipotle burrito bowls. Saturday was my second day in a row eating there and I was thisclose to going there for lunch today but I changed my mind at the last minute. Anyway- I love when she comes to see me!

Other than doing a horrible job at playing nurse today, not a lot has been happening over here. I made a trip to Target; my new best friend. Some days I go in there for specific things and other days I go for fun. This morning, I got some nail polish, bananas, and milk. You know, the essentials. I also had a delicious lunch at Uncle Maddio’s; a greek salad with grilled chicken and hard-boiled eggs.You may remember when I ate there before in this post.

Photos from the weekend:

1.) Turner Field. 17th row baby!

2.) Seth + Mindy. I am a lucky girl.

3.) Spinach + Romaine with grilled chicken, sliced strawberries, chunks of goat cheese, and chopped pecans. The Trader Joe’s feta dressing stole the show.

4.) My breakfast this entire week: 2% Fage greek yogurt with banana, strawberries and Trader Joe’s tempting trail mix. OH! Can’t forget the crunchy peanut butter.

today’s thoughts.

The Easter Bunny didn’t even bring me candy this year. He brought me Vibrams, but somehow I found my mini buggy scooting down the candy aisle full of after-Easter sales. The pastel-colored pretzel M&Ms will not get out of my hand, dangit.

Speaking of Easter, I was sent home with left-over ham and a baja slaw my mom made. Today I made an open-faced hawaiian melt (ham+pineapple+melted mozzarella) with the baja slaw on the side. The best part: I added crushed cashews to the slaw. Mmmmm.


And. and. and. What was my life like before Trader Joe’s? I went yesterday and got some new to me TJ’s goodies: Strawberry yogurt O’s and tempting trail mix. They are both equally delicious: I topped the cereal on my strawberry oatmeal this morning and the trail mix…. well before, between, and after meals. I could make a meal out of M&Ms and that trail mix.

The Color Run was so fun, although, next year I will sign up for the Piedmont Park one instead! This is a picture of me and my close friend, Kael, after the run and before the color “festival” where everyone releases a packet of color.

And lastly, I came across this blog post titled My Personality from Aubrey over at italktofood  <– by the way, go and check out her blog! I love it.} and I decided to participate in her personality quiz for those of you who don’t know me other than the food I tweet and the words I write on this lil’ blog.

10 Questions About My Personality

1. When a cashier in the checkout line at the grocery store is being a grump for no reason, how do you typically react?
I have learned from my ma to kill them with kindness. For instance, if a cashier grabs my stuff, scans it, without saying anything besides the total amount of the purchase, I will respond with “So, how are you today?” or something in that nature. Rudeness has become one of my biggest pet peeves, but admittedly, something I could work on as well.

2. Are you the type that likes going out with your girlfriends or staying in?
I love going out and hanging with friends but I stay in more often than not. I have honestly found a balance and have found that it is not necessary to go out 24/7. Most of the time (but not all), I will go out for special occasions or because someone is visiting.

3. Do you sob and get emotional watching romance movies?
            Not really. But then again, I hardly watch movies. Or tv. I have the attention span of a 5-year old.

4. What stresses you out the most? 
Decisions. The older I get, decisions are getting to be very important and pretty big. I’m always flip-flopping and making last minute… again, decisions.

5. What do you think people think of you?
Good question. To be honest, it depends on which person you are talking about. Before I moved away for college and a little bit during college, I was the impulsive, free-spirited party girl. Want to do something? I was down. Now a days (in the past year or so) I am more calm, mature, and patient. I hope that those who have been around me in the more recent times can sense at least one of the above traits.




6. When you overindulge do you hit the gym to burn it all off, or just accept the indulgence and follow your same routine?
            Enjoy every single bite and continue on with my same routine. It bothers me so much to see someone post or say “Well I ate this (blank) today, so that means (this many) miles on the treadmill” or “I woke up at 5AM before my indulgent day.” If you wake up at 5 AM to wake up and workout on a regular basis, do ya thang girl… but just because you’re eating a piece of cake, or two then that is a leeetle ridiculous. 🙂

7. Are you easily annoyed?
           Yeahhhh. With the tiniest things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. I always have to take a deep breath and move on (most of the time.)


8. What do you think is your biggest personality flaw?
Like Aubrey, not thinking before I speak. More often than not, I will be in a situation where I “stick my foot in my mouth.” This is one of the things I try to work on daily and while I am a lot better than I used to be, it still happens. I even remember writing on my hand a time or two, “THINK!!”

9. What is one thing you don’t think people see enough of when it comes to your personality?

Uh. I guess people don’t see my soft heart as much. Ever since I can remember, although I was a tender-hearted child, I have always had a “hard shell.” Or at least tried to come across that way. I promise up under it is a sweet and caring person. This is another one of the things that I have accumulated over the past year- caring for others and realizing not to take friends + family for granted. I ❤ ya’ll!!!

10. Can you feel relaxed in a busy crowd or messy room?

Busy crowds have never really bothered me. I am a people-person and if I am not one that particular day, I just do what I was supposed to do (buy groceries, order food, etc.) like a lady on a mission. <– LAME.

I go through these weird stages with cleaning. One week, I will have the messiest room and apartment. Then, I will get in my – what Seth likes to call- “psycho cleaning lady” mode. Everything will be spotless. To answer the question, yes I can feel relaxed in a messy room…. for  a few days and then I am stressed.

Andddd, that’s it folks.

Return of the Clueless Nut

Heeeeyyyyy.

I haven’t been around these parts in a while. Just thought I’d stop in and say hello.

New eats


Oatless oatmeal. Originally a Paleo recipe, but I discovered it on CarrotsNCake. Here is the recipe: “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats

I’ve had this breakfast every day this week. It’s so delicious, especially topped with a huge jass spoon of crunchy peanut butter.

Grapefruit! 

Confession: In the past, I didn’t necessarily like grapefruit but I knew of its many health benefits and the proven ability to supercharge your metabolism so I ate it any way.

Now a days, however, I really enjoy it. The key (which I learned from my boy) is to cut the grapefruit in half and along each section. This lessens the bitterness (?) that you usually taste when biting into a wedge.

Apple and Colby-Jack cheese

The perfect pre-workout snack. Carbs + protein + fat! I ❤ cheese.

Fitness

 Tomorrow is The Color Run: Atlanta Encore! I am running it with my freshman year roommate, Kael. I ❤ her. I am so excited! 

I saw this DIY: Workout Shirt on Blogilates, so I got to snippin’! Here is the tutorial: DIY Racerback Workout Shirt Tutorial. It turned out cute, but I think I would like to cut a bigger t-shirt.

I got Vibrams! I almost made the mistake by ordering them online and I am so glad I didn’t. Not only did I get a different style than I originally planned but I also got a 20% discount. I’ve worked out in these twice so far and I am debating on whether or not to wear them in The Color Run. Probably not.

I am in love with the new Nike leggings. I walked into Dick’s Sporting Goods <— by the way, my boy makes fun of me for always saying the entire name) and was amazed by all of the colors and patterns Nike has designed for the Spring. These particular tights seems to hold in everything in the right place 😉

Have a great, sweaty and sunny weekend!….and uh, wish us luck.