In Curry Glory

Heyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Friday! What do you have going on this weekend?? Iโ€™m off to ORLANDO this morning! My cousin is graduating High School so Iโ€™m going to cheer her on, see my nana and aunties (!), and perhaps do some shopping damage with my cousin ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Speaking of shopping damage, Iโ€™ll have a post up on budgeting later this afternoon)

Last night, we celebrated Indian Food Wednesday with Shrimp Curry, brown rice and zucchini with eggplant sauce


For the shrimp curry, I heated some onion and frozen organic cauliflower on medium heat for about 7 minutes and added cumin, coriander, cayenne, sea salt and curry powder


Then added a can of drained organic diced tomatoes and a third of a jar of Trader Joeโ€™s Curry Sauce (the same sauce that exploded in my suitcase last time I tried to bring some back from Tucson)


I let it heat through for about 10 minutes than added some shrimpies

curry shrimp

and plopped it down in a bed of brown rice for each of us.

shrimp curry

The zucchini were easyโ€”just heated on medium heat with EVOO and stirred in some eggplant sauce (also from Trader Jizzles)


Ahhhmazing ๐Ÿ˜€

This morning, Ash and I did the Month 2 Circuit workout for Insanity (the same one I did Monday in the Bahamas) and it was glorious and horrifying at the same time. Haha.


salmon wrap

Salmon + 2 egg whites + multigrain tortilla

Canโ€™t get enough ๐Ÿ™‚

Hereโ€™s a tropical escape for your Friday!!

*Sorry nothing too crazy happens in the videoโ€”itโ€™s a lot of walking around but I just wanted to show yaโ€™ll the property where we stayed.. and play some fun Calypso music ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a Happy Friday and Iโ€™ll see you in Orlando!




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  1. Lauren on May 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Ahh, makes me cry! I was married in the Bahamas 4 years ago! Looks like a great place you stayed. We stayed at the One and Only Ocean Club, it was unreal. I want to go back now! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing!

  2. RhodeyGirl on May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Love how SUNNY it is! Also, your pilot is adorable.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!!

    And P.S. I call mine a VEETA-MIX. I never even thought to pronounce it VI-tah-mix. What is wrong with me?!?!! You wouldn’t think I was born here by the way I speak sometimes haha.

  3. Liza (Eat, Live, Liza) on May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

    What a cute video! The Pilot is so supportive of the blog, I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed the music too, heehee. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That place looks absolutely GORGEOUSSSS. Love the hammock.. would sleep there all day if I could! Have a safe flight to Orlando!

  4. Camilla on May 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

    WOW, what a gorgeous destination, so glad you guys had a good experience there- now I can recommend Sandals resort!
    WOW I got bombarded with ads when I opened your blog, was that just me?
    Have a safe trip to Orlando!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

      are you serious??? well i’m the process of changing advertisers, so hopefully that wont happen anymore!

      • Camilla on May 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

        yeah! one of those ones you have to “X” out of because it was covering the screen, and a big crystal light one on the side, i was like woaaa overload!

        • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

          yikes i’m sorry!!!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet on May 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I NEED to go there!! So cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. bonnie on May 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    looks like you guys had a great time at a gorgeous place! i LOVE that you brought your vitamix! and made a yoga space! glad you had a blast! have fun in orlando

  7. Little Bookworm on May 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Love the video. Where you stayed looks lovely!

  8. Carrie on May 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I have noticed that you are including more grains and carbs in your diet post vacation. Did you notice a change in energy levels during the vacation when you were eating less raw? It seems that you are including more foods that are energy foods and may aid in more recovery ie: oatmeal, tortillas, brown rice, smoked salmon. Don’t know if you even noticed, but it stood out to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

      hey carrie,
      i’ve been doing it on purpose- insanity burns a lot of calories (especially month 2!) so i’ve needed the extra fuel

  9. Jessica on May 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Great Indian dish! I like how you keep celebrating on Wednesday’s.

  10. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on May 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Have fun in Orlando!!! Those curry dishes look simply divine. And that video makes me miss the Bahamas– our anniversary is tomorrow!!! I can’t believe we were there this time last year getting MARRIED! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. lauren on May 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    that sounds so yummy. I can never find that kind of curry mix type stuff. (i don’t have a trader joe’s or a whole foods near by.)

    Here’s my shrimp curry:

    and some veggies masala that I just whipped up one day (they’re spiiicy)

  12. Megan @ Mego Blog on May 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Your egg and salmon wrap just made my mouth water! I think I know what I’m having for bfast tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  13. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on May 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Awww I love the video Gina! The pilot is so great!

  14. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 21, 2010 at 10:45 am

    YUMMY dinner! i can’t wait to get off work for many reasons, but a top one is so that i can watch that video! can’t wait!

  15. fittingbackin on May 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Yum! I had Indian food for the first time this past weekend in NY – totally thought of you, girl! I have that product and am going to try making this – thanks!!

  16. Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife on May 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love all your Indian food!! You always inspire me to step outside my cooking comfort box and I love it!! Also I can’t wait to read about the Shape-Up, I’ve never done one of yours and I think this may be the one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on May 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I’m so excited for the summer shape up!! I remember I started reading your blog last year on the very day you started it!! Hope you enjoy Orlando!

  18. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on May 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Youโ€™re making me want to go on vacation really bad! Itโ€™s a gorgeous place, though.

  19. Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life on May 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Yum! That curry looks so good! I am new to your blog, but can’t wait to try some of your recipes… including the protein pancake (as soon as I get protein powder).

    I’ve got no plans for the weekend… hanging around and checking out the local farmer’s market… finally! YES! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun in Orlando!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      hey brittany! welcome to the little bloggy ๐Ÿ™‚
      have a great weekend <3

  20. Mia on May 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

    You & your pilot are so cute. The pilot reminds me of my husband Kevin when he gives the tour of the suite on video…except ours was a video of our house. You were so lucky that it wasn’t crazy busy when you went. I didn’t see too many guests walking around in the video. Nice & secluded!

  21. Kat on May 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    you and the smoked salmon makes me laugh because I went to St. Lucia on my honeymoon in March and stayed at the Sandals Grande and I don’t eat seafood that often, but I had smoked salmon every morning at breakfast (with capers and lemon!) – it was sooo freaking good! maybe Sandals has their own special kind? with addictives, because it was all I could think about when I got home!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      seriously, i’m obsessed right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. annie on May 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh gosh, the curry/zucchinni looks great!
    Looking forward to the budget post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Elizabeth on May 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Your dinner looks amazing. I am not a creative cook and definitely need a recipe when it comes to spices. Can you recommend amounts for the cumin, coriander, cayenne, sea salt and curry powder? thanks!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      it was about 2 t cumin, 1/4 t cayenne, 1/2 t curry, 1/2 t coriander, hefty sprinkle of sea salt

  24. TorontoGirloutWest on May 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I can practically feel the more relaxed atmosphere oozing from your post-vacation blog posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Isn’t it amazing what a few days of R&R can do? I know when we came back from scouting our wedding location (Cabo Azul in San Jose del Cabo) I was so chill I was almost jelly! Amazeaballs really!!! lol

  25. Catherine on May 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    You and the pilot are adorable!! Totally looking forward to the summer shape up! One of my work colleagues is actually looking to get in shape and start making little changes to her diet in a healthy (not diet-y) way and I’ve been helping her out with meal & exercise ideas – I’ll be sure to direct her to your blog for summer shape up tips!

  26. Oooh Calipso music, love it! I hope you have a fabulous time with your family!! Congrats to your cousin!!!

  27. Kelly on May 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Have fun in Orlando!

  28. Jo on May 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I want to go there now! I can’t wait for the summer shape up to start ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. maria on May 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Can’t wait for the shape up! I have been advertising it on my Spark People page hihihi
    Have a great time in Orlando!

  30. Romy on May 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Wow Gina, thank you for the video!!! Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing this!! I loved the music. I feel like in holiday now ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

      oh good! i’m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Romy on May 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh and your shrimp curry looks yummy :-p

  32. Leah on May 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Love the video!!

    I need to pick up some of that curry from Trader Joe’s. I saw some last time I was in the States, but I wasnt sure how good it would be. We really need to get Trader Joe’s in Canada. Pretty sure its the best place on Earth.

  33. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on May 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    What a tasty looking curry dish. I can never get enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Ilana on May 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    this post left me with two burning desires:
    1- BAHAMAS. NOW.

    Seriously. How do you do it?

  35. Melissa S. on May 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    oh, i need to get that indian sauce, now that i have TJ’s readily available!

  36. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    summer shape up already! WOOT

  37. Ermi on May 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Lov’n the video – so cute!

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