If you looked…

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been tagged by a few bloggers (CaitlinMeg & Lindsay) to do an About Me post. I was having trouble coming up with lots of random facts to share about myself, but when I saw this post from Ashley, I immediately started writing one of my own in my head….So here’s just a little bit more about me:

If you looked…

If you looked into my home, you’d see…
tumbleweeds of dog fur rolling down the hallway
an ever-expanding home gym in the basement
a pile of mail, some dirty dishes and a vase full of flowers on the couter
a pile of scrapbooks filled with memories
a collection of mismatched plates, jars & other food blogger props
a husband dancing around like an idiot, just to see me smile…

If you looked into my car, you’d see…
a dirty apron and a name badge so I don’t forget them on my way to work
an extra pair of shorts, a t shirt and tennis shoes, because you never know when you might have time for a workout
a rust spot from when I tried to parallel park in college & backed into a truck
a clean towel in case I get caught in the rain
2 pairs of sunglasses, a coffee mug and a pile of papers because I’m terrible at remembering to bring things inside
A single earring because the other one fell below my seat about 6 months ago and I’m too lazy to fish it out
the dog’s favorite tennis ball so we’re always ready for a trip to the dog park
the colorful wooden spoon my mom gave me the day I moved out of the house for good, to always remind me of home

If you looked into my gmail, you’d see…
countless blog-related emails
followup messages as I try to organize my potential internships
tons of junk emails that I’m too lazy to unsubscribe from
a million daily deals that I still don’t have the money to buy
an email from a good friend so i never forget how lucky i am to have her

If you looked into my phone, you’d see…
hundreds of pictures of my animals
snapshots of random things I eat
photos of my hubby and voicemail messages that never fail make me smile
pictures from trips of taken and days I’ve loved, so I never forget what makes me who I am

If you looked into my head, you’d see..
shadows of worry and self doubt about the future
snippets of pride each time i do a killer workout and survive
a never-ending list of things I need to do, recipes I want to make, workouts I want to try and places I want to visit
memories of fun times with friends, both near and far
a newly developed confidence in myself

If you looked into my heart, you’d see..
a fierce desire to share my passion for health and nutrition with others
an indescribable amount of love for my husband, family & friends
an aching sadness because I know that I can’t fix everything that’s wrong with the world
an overwhelming amount of love for my abandoned shelter pets
the crazy amount of happiness I get from helping others
the courage to follow my dreams…

Your turn! What would I see if I looked into your ___________?!

Yesterday’s workout:

Put together a tabata workout to try out my new gymboss timer! Inspired by this flamingo workout:

This workout was a fun way to change it up. I enjoyed the challenge of doing things like shoulder presses on one leg. I used 15# dbs for most of the exercises, 25# db for the deadlifts.

Today’s Workout:
Hit the treadmill for some intervals. I chose 8.5 as my fast running speed and 4.5 as my recovery speed. I wanted to cover 3 miles. Here’s what I did:

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This workout was great! It pushed me but was still doable.
I was definitely tired by mile 3 which is why I slowed down my fast run speed…
but I still finished the 3 miles in 27:00 minutes.


PS. The winner of my Love Grown Foods Giveaway is:

Congrats Sarah! Email me and I’ll get your prize to you ASAP :)

Thanks to all who entered! I loved hearing all the ways you guys spread the love!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Great post!!! Right now, if you looked into my head, you’d see a million thoughts running around related to our move and trying to sell our house! Eeek!! 😉
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..New Kicks and Whatcha Reading Weekend

  2. This is SO adorable! Is that really your house because it’s amazing. What is your day job that you have an apron for?
    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes recently posted..Microwave Bran Muffin

  3. Love it, so cute!!

  4. This is so awesome! If you looked into my house you would definitely see a bunch of mismatched dishes too. 😉 And also an overflowing pantry full of a ridiculous amount of grains, flours, seeds, nut butters, etc haha.
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..The curry conundrum

  5. This post is so adorable! I love it.
    Your house is gorgeous. Seriously. And you’re one of the few people I’ve ever seen that can pull off those heart-shaped glasses. Jealous!
    Emily recently posted..Scenes from the Week: Smile Inducers

  6. Such a great post Linds! Are you trying to do your internship in Columbus? And I love the outside of your house! I too worry about the future and I definitely doubt myself, but for what it is worth- you are such an awesome person and I think that you will succeed in whatever you do!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Recharging Your Batteries

  7. love this post!

    right now, if you looked in my apartment you’d see: countless dog toys and bones scattered all over the floors; a dirty dishes explosion from perfecting two recipes this morning; me, unshowered and with crazy hair; a ridiculous pile of receipts waiting for me to update our budget, my husband playing video games

    and definitely the mismatched dishes/napkins/placemats for blog pictures. :)
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..add a splash of color to your breakfast

  8. Love this! And I’m so glad that my car looks like someone else’s!
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl recently posted..Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies

  9. Oh I loved this. I am definitely with you on the dog hair tumbleweeds LOL. The swiffer vac is my BFF 😉
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Kick Butt Workout & Dinner with Friends

  10. I wish we lived closer to each other so we could be friends!!! We’re alike in a lot of ways. :) Great post!

    If you looked inside my head you’d see a lot of excitement about my wedding as that is pretty much the only thing I think about right now!!

  11. your phone sounds a lot like ours, we have lots of food and random daily pictures on it and lots of family pics :)
    Pure2raw twins recently posted..pecan pumpkin glazed donuts

  12. WOW!! What a cute way to introduce yourself!! I may have to do this on my about page some time if you don’t mind!! I love it!! :) Thanks for sharing some of you with us!!
    Krystle {Fierce|Fabulous|Fit} recently posted..Goodbye, Google Friend Connect!

  13. This is SUCH a fun post and such a great way to get to know you better since I’m pretty new to reading your blog. I love it – and totally may borrow this theme for a future post. Hope you don’t mind 😉
    Jess recently posted..Foodie Friday – things I could eat every. single.day.

  14. I love posts like this that allow give insight into the blogger and not just their eats. Your house is beautiful!
    Lindsay @ Fuel My Family recently posted..Swarmball Signups

  15. What a great post, Lindsay! LOVE LOVE LOVE
    Allie @ Allie’s Changing Kitchen recently posted..Fast Food Friday: Skinny Sloppy Joes

  16. What a beautiful post! Your iphone roll shows such a joyful life!
    Diana @ VeggieNextDoor recently posted..Cookbook Review: Everday Happy Herbivore

  17. I adore this post! I want to do something like it very soon!
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