Happy Monday! As I scroll through my Twitter feed and Facebook feed I always see complaints about Monday. What is so bad about Mondays?! I feel like they are my “get your ish together today Mindy” and they always make me feel so productive.
After Chemistry and Anatomy this morning, I headed to Crossfit to get my WOD on. Our strength workout was 3 reps of dead lifts at 70%, 75%, 80%. The work out was 21-15-9 dead lifts, box jumps, and hand-release push ups! It was a fun one and as always, super intense. I am so, so glad I’ve been going to the 12:15pm class because it A.) allows me to go ahead and get my workout out of the way…( no excuses) and B.) sets the tone for the rest of the day! Good and hard workouts= happy Mindy
After Crossfit, I immediately inhaled this kale salad. It included baby kale mix (Earthbound Farms.. soo good!), sliced red onion, an artichoke heart, quartered cherry tomatoes, 2 pieces of crumbled bacon, and a fried egg. Best dressing in the world is a runny egg yolk!
As I am typing this, I am just finishing off a container of 2% Fage yogurt and almonds. I found Fage for 10/$10 and obviously I grabbed a few. Fage for a $1 is a steal.
All I’ve been wanting to do today are 1.) make some fall crafts… possibly paint some mini pumpkins white for my room and glitter some up for our porch and 2.) eat some dark chocolate!! Not sure why I’ve been craving dark chocolate lately but I think I’m going to have to find some soon.
I am looking forward to going home this Friday. I have stayed up here pretty much every weekend and I am ready to have a relaxing weekend and spend time with my favorites (a.k.a. my mama, mema, and sister!) Maybe check out some yard sales and farmers market! Speaking of farmers market, I went to the one downtown on Saturday morning. I bought a carton of local, free range eggs and sweet potatoes. It’s crazy how much taste difference in local eggs vs. conventional eggs.
Last Friday morning, I was feeling fancy and decided to cook breakfast for my roomates and me. I have seen lots of recipes with sweet potatoes and apples lately, so I put together an apple-bacon hash. It is so simple and very delicious.
- 1 red delicious apple, chopped
- ~1/4-1/2 onion, sliced
- 2-3 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter (I used Kerrygold)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Start by sauteing your sliced onion in one tablespoon of butter over medium heat. When onion starts to caramelize and brown, add in chopped apple and sprinkle with plenty of ground cinnamon. Meanwhile, quickly microwave bacon until brown. Stir apple+onion every so often and add bacon when it is finished cooking. Cook mixture until the apples are crisp and brown. Top with a generous dab of butter.
The “hash” was very good and served three hungry girls
Sweat lots, eat well, and smile often today!