Hello, loverrrrr

Hi guys! How are ya? Thank you so much for all of the sweet birthday wishes for the Pilot- Iโ€™m sure heโ€™ll love reading them later ๐Ÿ™‚

I figured since I did a wordless post yesterday that Iโ€™d describe a little more about what we did did, because there was a LOT!

Jenny and I first met Katy for an hour and a half of Dance Trance (lurve) and then hit up Central Florida Veg Fest.

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We were surrounded by vegan goodies

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and curly pug tails


– I was in heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

We made it an eat-stravaganza and tried a bunch of different goodies:

a raw onion bread sandwich (my onion bread is better, baha), a pumpkin sticky bun cupcake (for realz) and a chocolate cupcake


+ an Elvis brownie (chocolate banana and peanut butter!) and peanut butter cookie.


The last two were from an organization called Food Not Bombs

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– theyโ€™re an organization that uses food which would otherwise be wasted and make vegan meals for the homeless. The representatives were so kind and are doing truly amazing work <3

After veg fest, we hit up Millennia Mall for shop-stravaganza (I got some Foodbuzz outfits and WE SAW TIM GUNN! From afar.. we were too nervous to say hi in our sweaty dance outfits), Whole Foods for a juice and meandering around, and then met the fam for INDIAN!!

Itโ€™s been too longโ€ฆ.

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Hello, roti lover.


I missed you so.

We dined at Passage to India, which has really cool decor:

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and a creepily lifelike statue.


We all shared the pappadum and dippers:


and my auntie and I shared the baigan bhartha and dal mahkni.


+ necessary roti of joy and happiness

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Everything was so flavorful and perfectly spicy.

Indian is back, yo ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well I just got back from a long a$$ day at work and lovely trip to Whole Foods with work friends, and am so excited to put on jammies and make dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ Tomorrow marks the first day of less hours, more regular blogging, more shenanigans and more sanity. Iโ€™m excited!

See ya in the morning, friends.



Something to think: โ€œChange it or let it go. Complaining is a waste of energyโ€

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on October 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Mmmm I haven’t had Indian food in wayyy too long!

  2. Cyndi @ Weightless Life on October 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    That quote is exactly what I needed today. And I’m suddenly craving Indian.

  3. Katie on October 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I was also really touched by the quote. I shared it with my husband and he told me to put it on a sticky note on the fridge because he liked it, too. Thanks for sharing!

    The Food not Bombs organization sounds really intriguing. My donation of zucchini from our garden was recently rejected by a food bank because it was home grown. Still trying to figure that one out.

  4. VeggieGirl on October 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    So fun that you met up with Jenny and Katy! And wowza, that Elvis brownie… MMMM.

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I say “hello loverrrr” (SATC style) at least 3 times a day.

    • Fitnessista on October 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

      hahah me too girl. another reason to add to the list why we’re friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Bharta and rotiiiiii <3 I had i for dinner on Friday and FEASTED.

  7. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Food Not Bombs sounds really interesting — what food do they use? Like bruised produce or something? I’ll have to look into it.

    I think you need to recreate that Elvis Brownie. Oh, and share the recipe with all of us ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on October 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Ohhh that veg fest sounds amazing!! I’m sure there’s something like that in NYC, but I’ve never even heard of something so glorious. Now I’m determined to find one!!

  9. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on October 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oh goodness. That pumpkin sticky bun sounds heavenly. It definitely sounds like a fun day. And delicious too.

  10. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition on October 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I work at an Indian Restaurant in NYC (well more Indian Fusion– Tabla!) So amazing…I’m obsessed with naan

  11. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve only had authentic Indian food once and thought it was pretty cool. I love how there are a ton of small dishes- you get a mix of a ton of flavors!

  12. Nicole on October 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    It’s so cool that you mentioned Food Not Bombs on your blog! FnB is so great. I’ve helped out with it in New Haven and it’s super awesome.

    • Fitnessista on October 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      i want to see if i can become involved with it while i’m here… what an incredible organization

  13. Aggie on October 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I wish I remembered about veg fest! looks like you scored some yummies!

    Your Indian food totally gave me cravings….oh my its been long for me too. I’ve only been to Memories of India in Lake Mary, Baigna Bharta (eggplant right?) is my FAAAAAVE!!! and of course the papadam…haven’t tried roti yet. Trying not to think of food at 9pm right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Natalie on October 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    The quote for the day is right on…I love that one!

  15. rebecca lustig on October 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    i lovee indian food. gahh, and i love the dippers– satisfies every craving ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Melissa (Running with Needles) on October 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    That quote is so perfect for my life right now. And all those delicious vegan yummies look so good!

  17. Meaghen on October 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I have to admit, when I heard “veg fest” I was hoping to see lots and lots of veggies. Cupcakes aren’t bad though. It’s pretty much like getting McSteamy when you were expecting McDreamy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      excellent analogy- both very good things ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kat on October 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    love the quote! I’ve been listening to Eckert and *the power of now* thanks to you — and now I am always so psyched to jump in the car to listen to him! despite my 50+minute commute each way… yay for wisdom on a CD ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      it makes the drive so much better!

  19. Menden on October 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Looks like a perfectly lovely day!

  20. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on October 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    OMG Veg fest looks so fun!!! That pumpkin cupcake looks amazing!!!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Love the quote.
    Love the pics.

    Love that you have your life back starting tomorrow. So happy for you that you made the decision that you did, b/c clearly you wanted that!

    I found a dress today for FBuzz. Weight of the world lifted LOL. Hope you’re having luck!


    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 9:53 am

      send me a pic, i’ll send you one of mine!!

  22. Kate on October 25, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Oooh that Veg Fest looks fab! Especially those treats!

  23. Casey Thomas on October 25, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Looks like a great day to me! I wish they had Veg Fest Days everywhere and every week! Mind you, it;s a veg fest in my house every day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks Gina!

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 9:53 am

      it’s more fun when other people make it though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Maria on October 25, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Indian is yummy. End of ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I adore Roti, I’d have them instead of bread if I knew how to make them haha xx

  25. Kristy on October 25, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I’m going to try Indian food next week – Kinda nervous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

      don’t be nervous!

  26. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I love your ‘something to think’ – i might just have to write it down and post it in my office because i need to remember that some days! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Mo on October 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Hey Gina, what is the difference between roti and naan?


    • Fitnessista on October 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

      roti is made with whole wheat and white flour- naan is just white flour

  28. Janiek @ abrandnewchange on October 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Those vegan cupcakes look to die for!!!!

  29. Tina on October 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Pugs!!!!!! Adorable!

    Looks like a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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