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A little too lifelike

Look who scared the life out of me:

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At work, they’re always adding new decor, and that statue is newest addition around the corner by the water fountain. I thought it was a real, nekkid man and it frightened me a little.

World beat was a lot of fun this morning. The drummers and my co-instructors were amazing as usual and it was really easy to feed off their energy. I also got to teach Zumba, and am exhausted (but happy) from two high-intensity dance classes. Any day I get to dance is a good day indeed.

Breakfast:

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Morning snacks:

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and lunch, courtesy of my friend Sasha.

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She’s been taking a gluten-free vegetarian cooking class and they’ve been emphasizing INDIAN FOODS. So today, she surprised me with a container full of stir-fried cabbage with Indian spices, curry potatoes, green beans with moong and coconut, and yogurt raita. It was mind-blowing.

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I just got home, grabbed a shower and am going to raid the almond butter jar while I wait for pizza and wings to get here.

Some friends are coming over to watch the Celtics game.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Hope you’re having a great weekend!

xoxo

Gina

Random: remember the bird condo the Pilot built? Well, the birds disappeared after he made it. Now.. they’re back and built a nest! So cute.

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Something to do: Pick 3 ab exercises and alternate between the three for the duration one of your favorite songs. A lovely impromptu ab burner 🙂

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39 Comments

  1. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes on May 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Oh that thing would scare me too!
    Mmm, breakfast looks good. May copy that tomorrow..

  2. Ashley on May 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    bahahahaha! i would have jumped 10 feet in the air! are you sure there’s no secret video being taken for a hidden camera show? 😉

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

      right?! it scared the bejeezus out of me.
      YOU’RE HERE! i hope i get to see you!

  3. Sana on May 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I <3 Indian foood, and being Indian of course!!

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      i love that you’re indian too.. now if only i could come over around dinner time 😉
      miss you, friend!

  4. Lisa on May 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    That statue is crazy lifelike! I wish I lived in Tuscon so I could take one of your zumba classes 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      i would love for you to zumba with me! 🙂

  5. Haley on May 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I have never had Indian food!! I do not know where to find it or where to start looking!! But I want to try it so badly!! Since your past post of “Shake Ya body like A Belly Dancer” I have had that Bonanza song stuck in my head! So now, it’s impromptu ab burner time! (:

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      whoo hoo! how was it?!

  6. Amber L on May 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Yay!! So happy about the birds <3

  7. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Aw that’s so cute that the birds came back and built a nest. And omg I loovee Indian food! I’m so glad you got to enjoy!

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      it was soooo good. it’s been way too long!

  8. Kris @ www.kris-lawrence.com on May 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Love the bird condo! We had a bird living in our garage and my husband finally evicted him/her because she nested on the door mechanics and was unsafe. She came back three times! Poor thing! Luckily no eggs or baby birds were involved. The Indian food looks amazing 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      that’s why the pilot built the condo. the birds were doing a horrible job making the next on the pillar and the twigs kept falling everywhere. he figured if he built them something safe, he wouldn’t have to deal with a crying wife who saw a dead baby bird on the porch

  9. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on May 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Homemade indian food is killer!!!!!! That looks so delicious!

  10. Sara on May 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Looks so real! It’s nice, actually. I like him.

    Your birds…? Just judging from the mess poking out of the condo, they have no nest making skillz. You have done a good thing. Thwarted evolution, probably. 😀

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      that’s exactly what tom said! “i saved a really dumb species” haha

  11. j3nn on May 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    That statue would scare me too if I didn’t expect it! What an awesome friend to bring such a intense lunch to share. Very thoughtful. 🙂

  12. Claire on May 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    This has nothing to do with this specific post, but I just wanted to let you know how great your blog is. Truly I love it; I look forward to your posts everyday. Definitely my favourite blog to read! You seem like such a genuinely amazing person who anyone would be privileged to know.
    🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

      claire- your comment made my day! i love writing the blog so much, and it makes me happy to hear when others enjoy it 🙂
      take care and hope you have a great weekend!
      xoxo

  13. Catherine on May 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Have you ever made homemade Indian food? I live next door to an Indian guy who always makes our hallway smell amazing but I’ve never tried myself. Is it hard? I would love to learn – it seems like one of those things that could be an extremely healthy and delicious staple if you made it yourself!

    • Catherine on May 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Also – in the summer shape-up, could you include some good upper and lower back exercises? I am so excited for the shape-up to start in June!

      • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

        of course!

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

      i have but it never tastes the same!

  14. Tamara on May 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    A practice I used to work at had a mannequin in the optical. It was creepy looking. Patients would often ask if it was supposed to be me(I guess because I and the mannequin were both Caucasian?? Otherwise I don’t know why else they’d think that since the mannequin had blonde hair and Pamela Anderson’s bosoms while I have red hair and need Victoria’s secret padded increases you by one cup size bras to be considered an A cup!

  15. Laura @ She Eats Well on May 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Green beans and moong?? I’ve never heard of that, but am intriuged. I love all the spices of Indian food…and have been going through a cabbage kick lately. It’s actually really delicious roasted! Enjoy your Saturday night!!

    • Fitnessista on May 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      i think that’s mung beans? that’s what they looked like to me.. whatever they were, i loved them 🙂

  16. Emily on May 13, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Bahaha, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the “art” pic. Can’t imagine being startled by it in person!

    Who thought that this would be 1) an appropriate piece of art and 2) an appropriate location to show it? I’m all for art but there are boundaries, people!

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks on May 13, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Girl I would have jumped 10 feet if I saw that “art” sitting on the floor. Eeek!

  18. Brittany on May 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

    You guys watch the celtics? I’m a Boston girl and have been my whole life. In Boston, sports is like a religion. We love our teams!!

  19. Jenny on May 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    wow the Indian food looks amazing! I love anything spicy and Indian is one of my favorites yum!

  20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    That was so nice of your friend to bring you lunch! It looks fantastic. I’ve actually never tried cooking Indian food before but it’s on my to-do list for this summer!

  21. jodie on May 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

    The I Indian food looks amazing. Maybe she can share the recipe?:) Love Indian food.
    Will you share a snippet if the world beat class soon?

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

      ‘ll ask her- it was AMAZING
      i’m not sure if i can film that one :/

  22. Maddy on May 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    That lunch looks so good! Please tell your friend Sasha is she decides to start a blog including those Indian food recipes…I’m there!

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

      haha i will!

  23. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana on May 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Now you have my craving Indian food 🙂 That looks amazing, what a great friend you have!

    Happy First Mother’s Day to you 🙂

  24. Julie @ Running and Riley on May 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Hahaha! When I first looked at the statue in your first pic, I did a double-take. That would freak me out too!

  25. Kim Weigand on May 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I love Indian Food and enjoy watching Aarti’s Party on the Food Network and I have made dishes from her recipes, DELICIOUS!!! Really enjoy your blog!! And Livi is just adorable, she makes me miss mine being little babies, they are 35, 21, and 17, and are still my babies, all girls!!

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