Happy Indian Food Day

Heyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy humpday (aka Indian Food Day)! How are ya this lovely morning??


(haha, I WISH we were in Tucson right now!)

I didnโ€™t get a chance to blog last night because we went to bed ridiculously early – the pilot had to be in at 4:30 this morning! Iโ€™m pretty positive I wouldnโ€™t be able to function that early.. not a morning person at all.

Yesterday afternoon, I met up with Jeni at the gym to do some arms before teaching spin.

Hereโ€™s what we did, from what I remember:

Warm up Elliptical 5 minutes; 10 crossramp, 5 resistance
Pec and press 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Assisted pullup Counterweight 95 lbs 3 sets of 12
Decline leg lifts (abs) Body weight 3 sets of 12
Straight bar press down 40 lbs 3 sets of 12
Leaning back concentration curl 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Stability ball push-ups Body weight 3 sets of 12
Dumbbell toe touch 5 lbs 3 sets of 12
Stability ball Ts and Is 3 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Cool down Elliptical 5 minutes; 10 crossramp, 5 resistance

It was a pretty awesome workout and then I came back to the casa to get ready for spin and my training appointment.

I packed up a veggie platter to-go:


Coconut water for electrolytes:


Spin was glorious (I LOVE me a packed house!!!!) and I used the Monday playlist. After spin, I came back to the other gym for a training appointment and back to the casa for some dinner.

Dinner was a delicious culture clash:

An eggstada and caprese salad


I made an egg + an egg white flat and topped it with spinach, sweet onion, tomato, lots of salsa and chili pepper flakes


Caprese salad with a giant beefsteak tomato, sea salt and pepper, goat gouda (I have yet to find goat mozzarella) and basil from my little garden


After taking the pics, I covered everything in red chili flakes and went to town. Deeeeelicious.

Since we went to bed with the old people last night, I woke up extra early to take the puppers on their walk. Megan joined us today, and it was awesome to have someone to talk to while we took the puppies around the neighborhood ๐Ÿ˜€

When we got home, I made a lovely sludge.

1 banana, 1 mango, 1/2 avocado, container of coconut water, liquid Stevia, vanilla, sea salt and Vega smoothie infusion.

I think itโ€™s the smoothie infusion that makes it look like sludge:


So creamy, tropical and scrumptious.

Today is a 3 aerobics classes day, so you can expect lots of food in my future (including INDIAN!) and I should be back later this afternoon.

*******Iโ€™m thinking about getting a flip cam this weekend to make some fun videos while Meg is around and for when weโ€™re at school. Do you any of you have a flip cam?? Do ya love it? What kind should I get??? And most importantly, do they have pink? ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you all have a wonderful day!



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  1. fittingbackin on July 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Great work out! You always have the best ST circuits. I want your caprese salad!! And no, not a morning person either – 4:30?! All I can do at 4:30 is continue partying! Eek!

  2. Anna on July 22, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Hah I love culture clash meals! I always end up combining the weirdest stuff. Yesterday I had tabbouleh and avocado on a salad. Weird.

  3. Erica on July 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Hey heyyyyy how are ya? Your dinner from last night looks FANTASTIC. I love those little stacks. Hope your classes go well today

  4. katherine (the runner wife) on July 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

    4:30 is waaaay too early for me too! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The Decayed Gentlewoman on July 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I gave my dear boyfriend a flip for his birthday. It takes excellent videos of our Cat, Homer. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like it! It's easy and fun to use.

  6. Dana on July 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I had a Flip Mino. Not sure if it comes in pink but it was pretty much the coolest thing ever! Holds 60 minutes worth of video at a time and plugs in right to your flash drive for uploading! Small and compact also! Love your site!


  7. Pam on July 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Great looking meal!

    Sweet and simple!


  8. Peanut Butter Swirl on July 22, 2009 at 10:20 am

    have fun eating Indian food!! Its the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lauren (runandrejoice) on July 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I LOVE YOUR PLAYLISTS! I'm obsessed with great new workout songs, and you always have a few new goodies for me to check out! Keep em' coming!

  10. Angharad on July 22, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Indian food is my fave! Ok, I need to know where people find these "National So-and-so Food Day" things?! Is it true? Where do you find these things or am I just being super simple?? Sigh…

    Can't believe your teaching THREE classes today! Woah! Sweat-fest! That sounds awesome. How did you get into getting qualified to teach etc?

    Happy Humpday girl!

  11. roseyrebecca on July 22, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Sounds like a great workout!! I tried Spin once and haven't been back yet. I have to get on that!

    Your caprese salad looks amazing!!

  12. Roselyn on July 22, 2009 at 11:02 am

    LOL about going to sleep with "the old people" last night…Hubby & I sleep like old people because our kids are up at the CRACK OF DAWN! Yummy food pics too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kristi (sweet cheeks) on July 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Yay for Indian Food Day!! Eat some good stuff for me tonight since I don't have any cool indian places around here!

    I want a flip camera too!! You should totally get one…and I have seen a lot of colored ones and pretty pink ones so I don't think you will have a problem with that! I vote for more fitnessista videos!

  14. AzLinda on July 22, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Can you believe that I've never had Indian food? I'm gonna be hitting you up with what to order when I try it out… ๐Ÿ™‚

    My Hubby get's up at 4am for work every morning. Yes, way too early. I get to sleep till 5:30 on my work days, and that's bad enough. Don't know how they do it.

  15. Veganissexy on July 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

    That's a great workout set! I don't know about cameras….but every tech device I have is pink too….so hopefully you can get your hands on a cute one! Have fun at your classes today ๐Ÿ™‚ I get to skip my class tonight for company wine tasting…..bummer ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. K from ksgoodeats on July 22, 2009 at 11:56 am

    That is one EARLY morning for the Pilot! My dad used to have to be at work at 4:30 as well – the good thing? No traffic!

    Happy Indian Food Day ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Clean and Green Life and Wife on July 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Nothing is better than mozz and fresh tomatoes from the garden. Delicious!!!

  18. Rhonda on July 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Speaking of indian food. Do you have a healthy recipe for Baigan Bharta or do you always eat it out?

    It's one of my fav dishes as well.

  19. buffmuffy on July 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    i love your tomato themed meal.
    and pink flipcam… most def there is a pink flip cam from the actual flip brand. you're in luck! i love pink everything … id have a pink macbook and pink blackberry storm if i could!

  20. heartswholefoods on July 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Hehe love your culture clash meal! I do that all the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mmm got to try that sludge sometime!

  21. eatingtolivelovelaughtri on July 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    The picture of Tucson just made my day. I was born there and miss it so much! Thanks for giving my face a reason to smile! : )

  22. debby on July 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Yes I have the flip and love it, and yes, mine is pink!

  23. Ada on July 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    That's so funny, for some reason I automatically assumed you were a morning person!
    I love the "culture clash" dinner, everything looks great! Enjoy your Indian food tonight:)

  24. just me on July 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    ohhh…i've seen those flipcams and thought about buying one for the WWR race!

  25. tponz on July 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    i have a flip! they are AWESOMEEEEE- so so convenient! i have the mino…keep posting the playlists- i love em! im gonna steal some to use in my class tomorrow morning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. heyitstay on July 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Awesome workout! You go girl!
    Goat mozzarella?? I'll be on the lookout! That sounds great!

  27. Brittney on July 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm
  28. WholeBodyLove on July 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Yay! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Indian food…and guess what? I was turned onto it by reading your blog! I do not have a flip-cam but I want one badly! I will probably check back on the comments for this post to decide which one I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. A on July 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful picture!! Is that Saguaro National Park?? I'm doing the 8.5 mile run there on Labor Day! If you ever NEED any Tucson stuff (that your fam can't get for whatever reason) let me know!

  30. Eve on July 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    All of your veggies looks deliciously nutritious!

  31. faith on July 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    check out costco if you have one nearby, i think i saw them on sale there!!! gotta catch a deal man!! im "jealous" :p my camera broke and it will be awhile of saving my pennies!!

  32. ttfn300 on July 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    dinner looks fab!! i might have to make some eggs… too bad i finished off my tomatoes last night ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. britt on July 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    that sludge looks so so good but i have yet to try avacado in a smoothy. will put it on my list of things to try soon. i am slowly incorporating more raw foods into my diet so i know it will happen soon enough.

  34. gina (fitnessista) on July 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    amgharad- i made up indian food day, because we have it every wednesday ๐Ÿ˜€

    brittany- thanks for the goat mozarella link!

    a- no, it's sabino canyon! it's my favorite ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you so much!

  35. ChickPea on July 23, 2009 at 1:01 am

    I have a Flip cam, and I love it! It's super simple to use. I bought it for the express purpose of making blog videos, and I couldn't be happier with it:)

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