I like it even more

Hey everyone! Happy almost-Friday ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope yaโ€™ll enjoyed the interior decorating post! Thank you for the lovely comments on our casa ๐Ÿ™‚ Itโ€™s a cozy fun little placeโ€ฆ the pilot should enjoy it a little more often ๐Ÿ˜‰

Something I like:

Rocking out crow pose


Something I like even more:

Seeing an 83-year-old granny rock out crow pose

granny  (Source)

Check out this article— grannyโ€™s got some MAD yoga skills ๐Ÿ˜€ My inspirationโ€”I PRAY I can do that sometime soon, let alone when Iโ€™m 83!

Something I like:

Listening to the Rizzle while I make lunch

RachaelRayHeadshot  (Source)

Something I like even more:

When my (other) man, hunky Buble is on the show and sings to a pregnant ladyโ€™s belly


Some tears did indeed fall into my green tea, and I joked on Twitter that he could sing to my belly anytime.. to my Indian food baby ๐Ÿ˜‰

Something I like:

An epic lunch

eip lunch

Spiralized zucchini, marinara sauce leftover from making the lasagna, roasted eggplant, tomato and onion, and topped with goat cheese and artichoke dip from the party

Something I like even more:

An even more epic dinner with the girls after Zumba





Something I like:

Going to bed with a good book

zen book

Something I like even more:

When said good book contains meaningful and thought-provoking passages, including this one:

My Heart Burns Like Fire

Soyen Shaku, the first Zen teacher to come to America, said: "My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes." He made the following rules which he practiced every day of his life.

In the morning before dressing, light incense and meditate.

Retire at a regular hour. Partake of food at regular intervals. Eat with moderation and never to the point of satisfaction.

Receive a guest with the same attitude you have when alone. When alone, maintain the same attitude you have in receiving guests.

Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.

When an opportunity comes do not let it pass by, yet always think twice before acting.

Do not regret the past. Look to the future.

Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.

Upon retiring, sleep as if you had entered your last sleep. Upon awakening, leave your bed behind you instantly as if you had cast away a pair of old shoes.


I go to sleep calm and thankfulโ€ฆ

that the puppers arenโ€™t trying to kill each other. For now ๐Ÿ˜‰



Off to get started on the days to-dos!

See ya lata, bloggies <3

Much love,


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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I really need to try some Indian food…

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 9:08 am

      YES you do! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. MelissaNibbles on November 5, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I’ve never had Indian food. I don’t like spicy foods, but that looks delish!

    Love the granny!

  3. Katie (Sweet Tater) on November 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

    several things about this post…

    1. my boss sent me that picture of the granny rockin yoga yesterday.
    2. i too love buble and choose to torture myself with his “home” song any time i am away and lonely. tears = inevitable.
    3. indian food makes my life.
    4. your dog looks like a fox and that.is.awesome.

  4. Megan on November 5, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I had seen that lady in pictures before, but I thought they were photoshoped!!! Impressive! I wish I were there and not just a beginner. I also worry about never being able to do certain poses with carpel tunnel ๐Ÿ™
    Do you have any tips?
    Also, I really need to find an indian food place where I live. I miss eating all my Indian friends’ food in college!

  5. Liz on November 5, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I absolutely LOVE Michael Bublรฉ. I always joke with my friends that I’m going to marry him and then have the best serenade ever at our reception. haha.

    By the way, I just made some butternut squash fries (after seeing them here) and they were delicious!! Such a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Katie on November 5, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I’ve never had Indian food, must try. I am not a huge Buble fan. Sorry don’t hit me ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL Crow pose so jealous I just want to master Downward Facing dog and plank!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

      it’s ok, he can be alllllllllllll mine ๐Ÿ˜€
      and yes, you definitely need to try indian food!

  7. GirlonRaw on November 5, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Wow if she can do it we can right? Well you can already haha. Lately, whilst getting back into training, anytime I feel like quitting, I just remember my 51 year old mother, who has been training like a crazy lady and dropped an amazing amount of weight, and works out at my dad’s Boot Camp at his gym, and runs further than me, and indoor rock climbs etc, and says she feels fitter now than she ever did at 30. When I feel like throwing in the towel I think of what would my mum be doing right now!!! Yum, now I WANT indian!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

      that is AMAZING!

  8. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I’ve seen that 80 year old lady before, shes amazing! I can’t even rock out a good sun salutation, let alone crow…

  9. Aneta on November 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

    My goal for the end of the year is to do the Crow/Crane pose.
    I have NO idea how to begin.
    I saw it in my yoga class last night and totally got inspired.
    and then i saw it on your blog and it made me even more excited and inspired to learn. I have a bit less than 2 months!
    any suggestions or advice on how to do the pose?

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

      be patient with yourself and magically one day, it will happen! at least that’s what happened with me ๐Ÿ˜‰ just keep practicing and working on your yoga and your arms will get strong enough to support you
      here’s an excellent how to post:

  10. Diana on November 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Hmmmm Indian food. ๐Ÿ˜€
    My god, that 83 year old may be in better shape than I am! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Cute puppies!

    Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. laura dishes on November 5, 2009 at 10:06 am

    WOW… go, granny! That’s amazing.

    I just love Bella… she’s so sweet!

  12. Jeannie on November 5, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Go Granny Go. If we should all be so lucky at 83!

    Do you have any suggestions of cookbooks for vegan Indian cuisine and/or raw, vegan Indian inspired dishes?

  13. Whit on November 5, 2009 at 10:36 am

    AH Bublรฉ that hunk of man he is! And his hilarious personality makes him ten times hotter!

  14. prinny on November 5, 2009 at 10:38 am

    That granny is amazing!

    My granny is 83 years old as well and still takes care of her horse all by herself (every day) and goes on her daily ride. She is my biggest inspiration – I totally want to be her when I’m that old (and hopefully have good chances, since it’s in my genes ;-))

  15. fittingbackin on November 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I like how you set up this post! so cute! Wow – that lady is all over that pose – awesome! Glad you had a fun, yummy dinner with friends!

  16. Molly @thevegandorm on November 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Oh Indian food…I love it soo much.
    My parents are both fitness inspirations.
    My dad especially- he always made sure I was playing sports and he ignited my love of running at an early age. He still plays soccer, lifts weights, runs, and bikes. He ran the Boston marathon, and he just completed another half marathon this past weekend.
    Basically, he reminds me to find activity that I love and stick with it.

  17. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on November 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I want an indian food belly right now.

  18. annie on November 5, 2009 at 10:56 am

    that is really awesome! i need to get into yoga.

    i haven’t had indian food in ages, im craving it now!

  19. VeggieGirl on November 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

    ROCKIN’ OUT crow!! Look at you go!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) on November 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Dang….I hope I can rock like that granny when I’m her age!! I LOVE Indian food….I wish I had a group that would go with me to get it once a week. Instead, I make it at home sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. melissa on November 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

    great post, enjoyed every word and pic

  22. Rose on November 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I absolutely love Indian Wednesdays!

  23. Emily on November 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Gina! I loved this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a huge fan of Rachel “Rizzle” as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, thanks for sharing that wonderful passage – I think I’m going to buy that book!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

      it’s a wonderful book- i’m really enjoying reading it in bed every night

  24. Erica on November 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    CUTE post. Love the puppers. Frank is laying next to be right now and I think it always helps me to remain calm ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your day!

  25. Janna (Just Flourishing) on November 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I loved this post!

    So I’ve seen a couple people around the blogsphere rocking out crow. And I always think to myself “phhh, I could do that”. Welp, just tried it out in yoga the other day… and it’s HARD! I could barely do it. Serves me right.
    Congrats girl, you have some skills! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Indian food looks amaze as always. Have you ever tried making homemade Indian food?

    And that quote is gold.

    Have a great day!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

      it is hard.. it took me a year to finally get that one!
      i’ve made baigan bhartha a few times and it does not taste the same to me. at all! my channa masala is pretty delicious though ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Stephanie on November 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hello, Fitnessista,

    I found your site because I’m sitting at home with glass in my heel waiting for the podiatrist to dig it out tomorrow moring. He says I will not be able to work out: weights, yoga, or elliptical, for a long time. It took me three years begin to feel and look healthy, now I’m afraid it will be lost.

    Can you make suggestions for workouts without putting weight on my foot or direct me to appropriate sites?

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      so sorry to hear about your foot!
      i’d highly recommend pilates– you can work your entire body on the floor, without putting any weight on your foot. check out the mari winsor dvds ๐Ÿ˜€
      if you eat well and combine that with pilates, you should totally be able to maintain what you’ve got and how you feel

  27. Jenna on November 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    glad you got to enjoy your indian food!

  28. Lauren @ Let Them Eat Lentils on November 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Hmmm, I love Indian food and I don’t know that I’ve ever ordered the baigan bhartha. Only thing is, I really dislike peas so I’m afraid that might ruin it for me. Roasted eggplant looks DELISH though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      yeah there’s definitely peas in there– the flavors are so good though, you might forget about them?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Andrea of Care to Eat on November 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    That was a very inspiring article! I haven’t gone to yoga in months, and I miss it! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on November 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Sleeping puppies — so sweet!

  31. Jessica on November 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing the article about the yoga super-granny!

    I just finished reading John Robbins’ “Healthy at 100” – it was an eye opening and beautiful account of cultures where people regularly live to 100. Truly inspiring – we think of aging in this culture as something that will happen, we’ll get sick, be lonely, be stuck in a nursing home, etc. But that doesn’t really have to be the case. Robbins makes the case for a low fat low protein vegan diet, exercise, loving relationships, positive attitude about aging. It’s interesting how an article like this one about the yoga super-granny seem like an anomaly in this culture.

    I also love your raw/cooked combos (like the lunch you had). It is nice to see that meals or eating styles don’t always have to be so polarized. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Katie on November 5, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Look at you go! I’m so impressed with you… I always fall over about two seconds-if that!- after I get into Crow.

  33. Shelby on November 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    LOVE this post!

  34. Teresa on November 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Dude that Granny is INSANE. Prior to reading this post I didn’t know about the “Crow Pose,” but you better believe that I am now dedicating every waking moment to looking like you in the first picture. Holy Shizzle, I guess I better jump on the yoga bandwagon!

    Oh and your lunch is definitely epic. And I’ve totally been admiring your food platings as of late.

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm

      wow, thanks girl!
      the yoga bandwagon is a good place to be ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. fatgirlslimmm on November 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Hey! I’ve been one of those *silent* blog readers for a good 5 months or so and finally decided it was time to come out of my shell (: I just started blogging and was wondering how you got your name out there so that people were actually reading your blogs? I am going to start posting pictures and stuff once my camera is fixed. Any tips you have would be appreciated mucho :]

  36. Brittany on November 6, 2009 at 8:55 am

    The snoozing pups are way too cute!

    Have a great weekend lady.

  37. The Pilot on November 7, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I don’t know about this Buble business (actually I don’t blame you) but I’m proud of you for doing your Zen readings, babe. Tao Te Ching changed my life…I’ve gotta get back to that mindset.

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