Happy Earth Day, yo

Hi guys! Happy almost-Friday and HAPPY EARTH DAY! Today is going to be spent doing last minute things,

dropping the puppers off (Bella at funny quotes lady’s house)

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Vieserton to the kennel (she has a crush on the boy who helps run it, so she’s very excited)

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doing the recovery Insanity workout

and leaving for VEGAS! So stoked 😀

Last night after Zumba, I couldn’t wait to dig into the Indian feast that was waiting for me.

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I put some into a bowl and poured a lovely glass of Riesling to go with it.

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dinner

Curry eggplant, tomato and okra

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+ a glass of vino

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What I *thought* would be the perfect meal.

Well apparently I got a little overzealous with the spice action, because even for the self-proclaimed Queen of Caliente…. it was too hot for me. *Hides face in shame* It almost burned my mouth off!

Crazy huh?

On top of realizing that I was a little too big for my “spicy” britches, I also realized that I own something blog-trendy and didn’t even know it.

My cousin bought me this headband for my first half marathon:

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I wear it ALL the time and if the pink doesn’t match my outfit (which is rare, haha), I roll it so you can’t see the crown, like so:

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Well last night I took a closer look at said headband.

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It’s a Bondi Band! The same brand that Ashley and Ryan sell. I had no idea and have had it for over a year. I can attest to the fact that they are indeed very good headbands 😀

So today is EARTH DAY!!!!

 

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In honor of spreading some lurve to out planet, here’s a lovely poem:

Kiss the Earth
By Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

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For today’s earthy holiday, I wanted to ask ya’ll what steps do you take to be more “green”??

For our little family:

– We buy organic meat and produce and also buy locally when possible

– We eat a high plant-based diet, which means we don’t contribute to waste and pollution caused from factory farms.

– I bring cloth bags to the store, and if for some reason we forget, I’ll use the plastic bags for puppy disasters so that they’re at least being re-used

– We recycle. This was a hard one (TWSS) because they don’t offer recycling services in our neighborhood (Valdosta is slow to get on the recycling wagon). So we have to sort our recycling and lug it to base to be recycled

– I started recently making our own cleaning products and will buy the Seventh Generation brand

How do you green-ify to your life??

Well I’m out like sauerkraut. See ya from the airport!

xoxo,

GIna

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70 Comments

  1. The Pilot on April 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    TOO SPICY FOR YOU??? I’m pretty sure the United Nations would declare that a “weapons grade” Indian dish and I don’t want to scare you but there are UN Security Resolutions against that sort of thing 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      LOL. i had to dispose of it properly 😉

  2. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on April 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Your crock pot Indian meal looks YUMMY! 😉 Wonder if that would freeze well ?

  3. Stina @ Girl Can on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    You mentioned you’ve started making your own cleaners. I’m really curious about it. What do you make? How do you make them? What resources have you used for recipes and whatnot?

    I’ve slowly been switching over to more natural cleaners (Seventh Generaion, etc.), but now that I’ve adopted a dog, I really want to make sure I’m cleaning my floors and house with natural cleaners that are more pet friendly.

    (Also, since you’ve got to pups, any great natural doggie-stuff recommendation you’ve got would be appricated as well!)

  4. Devon on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Love the wine glasses and the BondiBand!

  5. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    We have a compost pile and we recycle so we hardly actually throw away anything!

    I’m trying to stop coming home for lunch everyday since it’s a bit of a drive from my office; less miles on the road is less junk in the air! It takes more time to think about packing a lunch, but I’ve found that the location of my gym by my office offers great lunch-time classes, so I’ve been going to those. It pays to be green! 🙂

  6. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    your crock pot meal looks awesome!

  7. Bridgette on April 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I try to do my part everyday to protect the Earth so today I didn’t think to do anything extra special today. I live a fairly earth friendly lifestyle.

    1.I eat a vegetarian/mostly organic food diet
    2. I drive a hybrid car
    3. I recycle
    4. I don’t dryclean my clothes (dry cleaners are a big source of pollution because of the chemicals they use)
    5. I take public transportation to work instead of driving solo

  8. Susan @ Journey for Health on April 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Wow. I’m not sure I would’ve lived if I’d eaten that curry dish 🙂

    To be green, we:
    * Use reusable tupperware for food storage
    * use canvas grocery bags or reuse the plastic ones
    * I drive a very compact car. I’d love to drive a hybrid, but they don’t make them inexpensive enough for students like me to afford.
    * We rarely eat meat anymore. I’m not vegetarian, so we do eat it occasionally, but not nearly as much as five times week like we used to.
    * I try to buy locally and organically whenever I can (my area is VERY limited on what’s available)
    * I wish we could recycle, but our area is VERY behind on recylcing. It makes Valdosta look good. Since I live in apt with no patio, there isn’t even a place to store the stuff to gather and take somewhere, even if there were somewhere to take it 🙁

  9. lindsay on April 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Love the headband as a new runner I have learned that my hair is always in my face! I’m getting me a Bondi Band 🙂

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