Feeling adventurous

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend is treating you well ๐Ÿ˜€ This one has been particularly glorious because we kicked it off with some INDIAN FOOD!!!

I actually got something different this time:

Veg jalfraze (spicy, with no potatoes)


It had carrots, peas, green beans, cauliflower and foodgasms

And roti:


We had a blasty with Jeni and her pilot, and then went to Brusterโ€™s so the pilot could get some ice cream. He got a banana split and we went to the video store to find a movie to rent. I may have stolen a couple of banana bites from the split ๐Ÿ˜‰

We came home, watched our movie, and I fell asleep because Iโ€™m crazy like that. It bums me out to be such an old woman on the weekends, but since Iโ€™m so physically active and all over the place during the week, Iโ€™m in desperate need of a re-charge by the time the weekend comes :/

This morning, we slept in (9am!!! WHOA! It felt goooooooood) and we grabbed a juice before going to the salon to finally get my hair cut.

Iโ€™m sorry, but this juice was a slight abomination:


Whenever the owner isnโ€™t there, we have to wait much longer than usual (more than 20 minutes!) and our orders are usually wrong. Last time the girl asked if I wanted ice and I said โ€œno, thank youโ€ and she gave me a cup full of ice, and this time I told the guy twice that I wanted a 16oz (because he kept asking) and he gave me a 12oz, and I asked for extra veggies and it was basically apple lemon juice. Whatev. Iโ€™ll be back anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

Iโ€™m happy to say Iโ€™m no longer a shaggy beast! My hair cut feels AMAZING because she chopped about 4 inches off. And boy, did I need it! Last time I talked to the madre (who is a stylist) she said, โ€œGina, I think you need to cut your hair. Itโ€™s looking a little..roughโ€. Madre, you would be proud- my hair looks healthy again ๐Ÿ˜€

I was debating via twitter whether or not to get bangs. Iโ€™ve been rocking the side bangs for quite a few years but thought Iโ€™d do something fun and get the straight across bangs. I might have gone for it- Iโ€™ll post a pic in my next post since itโ€™s current wet from my post-gym shower ๐Ÿ˜‰

We went to our very sorry excuse for a mall after haircuts and I got some fun things from VS, including these yoga shorts!!


I went to buy these online when they first came out and they were sold out of my size. I was STOKED when I saw them in our store, in black, in my size and grabbed them up!

Check out the cute hot pink under the fold:


Iโ€™m not going to post the rest of my purchases because it goes against the โ€œno posting pictures of undergarments online ruleโ€ ๐Ÿ˜€

For lonchi, I made a sludge that stuffed me to the brim:


1 banana, 1 pear, 1/2 avocado, 3/4 container of O.N.E coconut water, Vega smoothie infusion, hemp protein, sea salt, vanilla and Stevia.

And one of these for dessert:


Crunchy on the outside, soft, gooey and oozing with almond butter on the inside

I hit up the gym with Jeni to do cardio and legs, stopped at Winn Dizzle for dinner ingredients (salmon salads, shrimp, and wasabi mashed potatoes for the pilot) and then came home for a huevo:


Spinach, bell pepper, 2 egg whites, cilantro, red chili flakes, pepper and sea salt

It was kind of a weird texture combo, but I liked it:


Iโ€™m off to dry my hair, make some dinner, and then possibly meeting up with some friends ๐Ÿ˜€

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Much love,


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  1. Girl on Raw on July 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Hey we must be in sync. I just got back from the hairdressers too. Doesn't it feel great! Can't wait to see if you got bangs! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Paige@ Running Around Normal on July 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Can't wait to see the new 'do! I hear you on just being beat on the weekends. It kinda sucks, but might as well get the sleep! Oh, and I swear, Indian food has a natural sleep aid in it! http://www.runningaroundnormal.com/2009/07/mad-woman-on-mission.html

  3. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on July 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Can't wait to see the new 'do!! I love the feeling of the new haircut/professionally done hair!

  4. eatingbirdfood on July 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I feel ya on getting to bed early on the weekends. I'm the worst- I think I turn into a pumpkin after midnight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you got your hair did and I can't wait to see the new bangs! I bet they are cute!

    Those yoga shorts are too cute. I'm in need of some new workout clothes.

  5. VeggieGirl on July 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm



    Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oooh, I definitely am anxious to see your new hair, girl!!

  6. Mandy on July 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Can't wait to see your new hair cut ๐Ÿ™‚

    And don't worry about needing sleep! You work hard and your body needs to rest!!

  7. Erica on July 25, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I think we need a pic of your hair cut ๐Ÿ™‚ Those yoga shorts are adorable- I need to run out and look for those!! I am an old woman on the weekends too- all the teaching and running around seems to finally catch up with me!

  8. roseyrebecca on July 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I hate being really excited for coffee from Starbucks or something just to have my order messed up!

    Your Indian food looks yummy though. Can't wait to see the hair!

  9. shelby on July 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I have the yoga pants from VS and LOVE them! They are so cute and make my behind look amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I cannot wait to see the new haircut! I can already just guess you look fabulous!

  10. Jennie on July 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, Gina, those macaroons look freaking incredible. I've never commented before, but I really needed to tell you that I want one right now!!

    Also, the Indian food looks fantastic, as always! I live in England at the moment, and it's FULL of gorgeous Indian restaurants. But they don't have whole wheat naan bread, which is a shame, and almost no veggie options!! I always get the veggie rogan josh, and it's delish. Have you ever had the lime dip – it's SUPER spicy, I think you'd love it. It's my fave ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. dirtyduck on July 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    hey…… while i know that i am the only one still thinking about this. i had to let you know that it turns out that what i thought was the same template as yours, it isnt *sigh of relief cuz its really cute and goes with my "flamboyant" birds.(i couldnt sleep last night….i hate copycats when they dont say who they got there ideas from) it IS similar……my husband told me you wouldnt care but he isnt a girl.

    cant say i am starting my own blog i just thought that that was how you could leave comments on other ppls blogs. is there another way? i guess it doesnt matter anymore:). i think i am going to try eating more protein, (i figure this one is ok to copy?)

    is the rice protein powder something you had to get used to?

    also is it vegan?

    high in carbs?

    cuz um… i def get enough of those. i read a post about how you know when you dont get enough protein because you dont see as much definition when you work out the same. (that was in an 08 post i think) and i am thinking that i might benefit also. but on a smaller scale.(since i dont do to much right now….*cringe with embarrassment*.)

  12. dirtyduck on July 25, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    i just saw it in all its lengthy splendor…

  13. fittingbackin on July 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I got 4" cut off my hair today too! It had gotten nastay… I always wait too long and then it becomes an urgent matter!! Your indian food (as always) looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see what 'do you did!!

  14. AnnQ on July 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Great looking salad! And I hear you on being pooped once the weekend comes around…makes me feel like a 90 year old sometimes!

  15. buffmuffy on July 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Oo cute shorts! And I think side bangs are so cute as long as they aren't too short with the long hair. good luck!

  16. EMac on July 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Woo hoo new haircuts! That's so exciting. This is my first time commenting on your blog – been reading for a while and I love it! You have such a funny sense of humor and I love that you've kept those 40 pounds off – I'm on my way to losing 40 pounds and it's very inspirational to read that!

    Re: your sludge/juices – do you have a juicer or a VitaMix? How do you make them because they always look so good!

    Thanks Gina ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Fitnessista on July 25, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    dirtyduck- no worries- even if it was the same background, i wouldn't mind ๐Ÿ˜€ as far as the rice protein goes, it does take some getting used to (it's chalky). another good vegan option is hemp protein but it has a nutty woodsy taste. the brown rice protein has 2.4g carbs and 12g protein per serving– the nutritionals are amazing

    emac- i make the juices in a juicer that the lovely heather from heather eats almond butter sold/gave to me and the sludges/smoothies in a vitamix.

  18. Danielle C. on July 25, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    You must post pics of the new haircut! I love those shorts, I wish they'd keep them in stock online (my local store hardly ever has any clothes, just undergarments).

  19. Laura J. on July 25, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    those almond butter stuffed macaroons look simply DIVINE!! I bet you could make a killing if you sold those things! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. MarathonVal on July 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Those yoga shorts are super cute! I just hate ordering stuff from their website and the downtown Chicago store always runs out of my size…..

    Excited to see the haircut! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. glidingcalm on July 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    G$ ! haha hay hayyyyyyy!

    ooo lala indian foodgasmic explosion!! jealous!!!

    sorry bout the juice. lame.

    the vicky's shorts are wayyy cute. i went in there and was like OMG. overwhelmed. luckily i stuck with some free panty coupons and a $10 perfume, but WOW. they have some cuteeeeeee sportswear!!!

    you activity level amazes me! no doubt you are tired!! be that grandma! your body needs its rest, obv. ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    i love you G G! you gotta get on my texting blogging chain so I can send you rediculousness!!

    mad love,

  22. Nina on July 25, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Can't wait to see if you got bangs! And also, your macaroons make me want to eat my computer screen.

  23. Courtney Worthington on July 26, 2009 at 1:16 am

    No more pictures of macaroons unless you're planning on selling them soon. Ya hear?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Killin' me, smalls.

  24. wholebodylove on July 26, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Whoa! New Indian order! Who are you? The new shorts are adorable…I can't lie, I want some too.

  25. Ada on July 26, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Can't wait to see your new haircut! That Indian food looks delish:)

  26. Balance, Joy and Delicias! on July 26, 2009 at 7:03 am

    can't wait to see the new cut!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    indian food! mmmmmm….. yummy~~

  27. thechiclife on July 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I waited 20+ long years to try Indian food and ever since have been in love with the stuff. Why oh why did I not try it sooner!!?? It's delish!

    Cute shorts btw!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Diana

  28. Tami Jo on July 27, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Did you post what recipe you are using for the macaroons? I just made the ones from Sarma's new book and they are in the freezer–I will have to try them with AB. Yum!

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