Two things.

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 Smile

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.

Apple-Bacon Hash

  • 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 Smile 

Sweat lots, eat well, and smile often today!

xoxoxo, Mindy

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Healthy tuna salad

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Happy Tuesday, ya’ll! Today is my busy omgimrunningaroundlikeachickenwithitsheadcutoff day and I always pack a lunch. The lunch I packed today was so delicious I figured I would share with everyone. I didn’t take a picture because tuna salad isn’t very photogenic but anywho.

Tuna Salad for one

Great for those on-the-go and looking to have a healthy lunch. Serve with crackers (triscuits), on top of toasted bread, or on a salad!

  • single serve tuna packet
  • 1 tsp mayo made with olive oil
  • heaping tablespoon of plain greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp dijon  mustard
  • 1/4 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4-5 baby carrots, chopped
  • squeeze of lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • Add-in suggestions: hummus, pickles

Deeee-lish.
I also bought probably the last pint of strawberries I will have for this year. I love me some berries but I  am more than happy for Fall to be here Smile

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I enjoyed some strawberries with chopped cantaloupe (sooo refreshing) and a banana+ almond butter quesadilla for breakfast. I can’t say enough about La Tortilla Factory wraps. The nutritional stats are pretty good and I love the taste of them!

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And you know I had to add some more protein. Fried egg on the side.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a health freak/weirdo or what but I’ve been craving kale like crazy! Naturally, I grabbed some at the store on Sunday. I simply massaged the torn leaves with salt plus a little olive oil+vinegar for about 2 minutes and then topped with ~1/2 chopped apple, carrots, and tomatoes for lunch! Yum.

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Smashed avocado on top of toast on the side. Besides eggs, smashed avocados+toasted bread are one of my favorite combinations!!

Hopefully all of this “brain food” will help me kick butt on my Chemistry exam tomorrow. Off to cram.

Laters!

these are my confessions….

1.) I haven’t been around these parts in quite some time. I’ve still been reading blogs like crazy….. you know, when I have an assignment due in 30 minutes but I just HAVE to read about what she ate and she worked out that day. I’m a lunatic.Blogs > academics. Kidding…. kinda.

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2.) I’m so ridiculous excited for Fall. I wish I could get by with wearing boots everyday. And I wish I had the picture of me when I was 5 wearing an obnoxiously big bow, a cute handmade dress, and BOOTS. Brogans to be exact.. I was a cutie. My mom said the only thing I wanted to wear when I was younger was my baby-bop outfit and boots. Hot stuff Winking smile

grilled steak, baked okra, red potatoes

3.) I’m currently taking Chemistry  and Anatomy along with each of their labs. I’m not saying this to have a pity party but really all it makes me want to do is eat a lot of chocolate chip cookies and drink too much wine.

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4.) Last post I told you all I wasn’t able to do Crossfit in Statesboro but I pulled through and I have been a member for 3 weeks. I feel like I get stronger each class… even though I am nowhere where I’d like to be. Never satisfied Smile

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crossfit hands.. yum!

5.) One thing I will never understand: why the microwave has been beeping for the last 20 minutes… maybe I should get up off the couch and do something about it.

(supa) broiled open-faced tuna melt, 2% cottage cheese, apple.

6.) My roomates asked me why I haven’t shared any pictures of the meals we’ve been cooking together. It’s not because they aren’t healthy meals but mostly I am so ridiculous hungry that the last thing on my mind is taking a pretty picture. Which reminds me, I am having a phone dilemma currently. How in the heck people live without cell phones will never know.

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the last of the summer garden bounty from my Mema

laters, Mindy

p.s. healthy meals and pretty pictures soon. hold tight cowboys and girls! ❤

p.p.s. the tree seems like a pretty wise guy!

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