Hayum day

Hi guys!


How’s your night treating ya??

I’ve had a bueno day, full of ham 😉

First, I worked out my hamstrings (hamstrings), quads and calves with Jeni

5 minutes elliptical Bench step-ups Body weight, 3 sets of 12 on each side
Bench squats 6 lb kettleball 3 sets of 12
Calf raise on a step Body weight 3 sets of 12
Pilates side leg series Body weight 3 sets of 20 on each side
Prone hamstring curl 35 lbs 3 sets of 12
Dumbbell deadlifts 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Elliptical Hill 2 program; level 5 25 minutes
Total time: 1.25 hrs    

Next, I fought for some ham:


Actually, I didn’t have to fight for it at all. I was a little afraid because day-before-Shrimpsgiving in Tucson is a little hectic at Honeybaked Ham and the line is INSANE, so I showed up ready to tackle some biznatches. Surprisingly, the one here was pretty mellow. I picked up some honeybaked ham for the pilot, a turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy. All the labor-intensive stuff I couldn’t justify making for one person to eat 😉

Next, I had the same salad beast as yesterday. I’m boring. Sorry 😉


It was delicious though.

Then I went to workie for a training appointment and did 30 minutes walking on the treadmill at 4.0 with 4.0% incline for 30 minutes while reading the new issue of SELF. Cardio reading makes workouts flyyyyyyyyy by 😀

After that, it was PREP TIME!

I made a vegetarian green bean casserole (all organic ingredients)


Vegan pumpkin pie


Using this new agave that was sent to me:


(review to come!)

It felt good to get some prep out of the way—all I have left to make tomorrow is orange cranberry sauce, Ezekiel stuffing with dried cherries and green apple, and the sweet potato casserole. All vegan, all healthy. Don’t tell the pilot, he’ll never know 😉

I also whipped up some dinner: Quinoa Confetti Casserole from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan


The pilot and I each had heaping bowls

quinoa (2)

Glorious 😀

I’m off to shower my stinky face before meeting Michelle and her pilot for drinks, but I’ll see ya tomorrow. Regular blogging will continue and I’ll post all of the recipes for Shrimpsgiving on Friday 😀

Have a wonderful night <3



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  1. VeggieGirl on November 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    BELLA!!! What a cutie 🙂

    Honeybaked Ham is a favorite around here for the holidays – glad you got it without a fight in line! 🙂

  2. Erin on November 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I am so excited to see the sweet potato casserole! I also love that quinoa dish. So good! Okay, basically everything you make looks good. Go girl!

  3. Light Delight with TouTou on November 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I need to get some Quinoa too! I would love to have some meal with them:) they look so good !
    Have a great thanksgiving !!!

  4. Shelby on November 25, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    The casserole and pie look delish! I can’t wait to see the rest, especially the sweet p casserole and the stuffing. I made stuffing last year with ezekiel and it was heaven!


  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Bella is adorable! Happy Turkey Day! 🙂

  6. emily on November 25, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    could you possibly write up the recipe on your site before tommorrow? it looks delicious.

  7. Jenna on November 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    i love honey baked ham! my family always gets it for christmas eve! and yes it is defs a MAD house!
    all of your foods you are making look great 🙂

  8. Paige (Running Around Normal) on November 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Look at model Bella. So purty!
    That green bean casserole looks super yummy! Happy shrimpsgiving!

  9. fittingbackin on November 25, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Nice workout!! Love Bella’s photog AND the food pics – I want the quinoa casserole now!

  10. Devan G on November 25, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    i love that quinoa dish!! fantastic 🙂

  11. Sam (Merit to the Carrot) on November 26, 2009 at 12:43 am

    It all looks scrumptious! I can’t wait to see pictures of the stuffing and sweet tater casserole..
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Tiffanie on November 26, 2009 at 8:33 am

    It all looks so good! I made Angela’s Vegan Sweet Potatoe Recipe to bring with me today. Soooo excited to try it and not tell a soul it’s vegan! LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Cara (Cara Craves...) on November 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Looks like you have some delicious meals ahead of you…enjoy!

  14. Katie on November 26, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Pretty confetti casserole!

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving, Gina!!!

  15. katie on November 26, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Can’t wait to see the recipes! Does the pilot really not know they’re vegan recipes?? Haha Loves it!

    Happy Thabksgiving!

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

      hahah no, and i don’t plan on telling him until AFTER he stuffs his face 😉

  16. The Voracious Vegan on November 26, 2009 at 9:31 am

    That quinoa casserole is making me SO hungry! We haven’t been able to find any quinoa around here for ages and I am craving it like mad. And wow, I’ve got to make pumpkin pie asap because that looks gorgeous!

  17. Lena on November 26, 2009 at 10:09 am

    that quinoa looks soooooo good..ok i think i really need to buy the EDBV cookbook! happy shrimpsgiving Gina!

  18. Carrie on November 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Your dog is too cute! Thank you for sharing everything with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Lara (Thinspired) on November 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Gina! Oh yes, I am very familiar with the craziness of Honeybaked Ham! Yikes! I’m glad you didn’t have to put up a fight.

    Hope you and The Pilot have a lovely holiday!

  20. Erin on November 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Mmmmm that pie looks amazing! Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

    On an unrelated note, there was an article in the NY Times today about Valdosta’s high school football team. Thought I’d pass it along…maybe it’ll help you build your Valdosta pride!

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

      LOL! thank you 😀

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