My Little Curry Princess

The pilotโ€™s new nickname for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Holler to those of you who have tried the eggplant curry recipe so far! Iโ€™ve gotten some awesome feedback- Iโ€™m so happy you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

I also LURVED reading your why I blog comments from this morning <3

So this morning, I spent my time working on a computer project. Every time I started to feel distracted (and started tweeting and facebooking instead of being productive), I stepped away for 5 minutes and played the piano:


(Iโ€™m learning โ€œHaloโ€ right now)

It really help me get focused again!

The puppies stared out the window.



When I couldnโ€™t take their antsy-ness anymore, we went on a long walk..that is, until Vies got scared of the UPS truck and we came home.

Time for a schnack:


Glorious millet bread with almond butter and Polaner.

I went into to work to train some clients and my boss asked me to teach a boot camp class this summer. Iโ€™m pretty stoked about it! Extra dollas are baller and it should be a lot of fun.

Post-work salad beast:


Greens, arugula, cucumber, Organicville balsamic, chickpeas, Garlic Gold (+ mint tea)

Iโ€™m off to take a shower and then spend some time with Shiva:

shiva rea

Iโ€™ll probably just do a warm-up mellow flow and savasana since Insanity was intense this morning. I just really want to try this DVD out!

The company sent it to me review (I would have bought it anyway because I love her) and Iโ€™ll let yaโ€™ll know how I like it ๐Ÿ˜€

Then itโ€™s dinner and vino time with the girls <3



Something to read: The other side of the Agave Debate thatโ€™s been going down

Something to talk about: What kind of camera do you have?? I might bite the bullet and get a Canon Rebelโ€ฆ Iโ€™d really like to have a sweet camera for the future and for our Bahamas trip!

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    i love that you play the piano! i used to, and i’m sure i still could if i had one ๐Ÿ™‚ i use my Nikon D200 or D300 really often…they’re easy to use and take FABULOUS pictures!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet on April 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Bootcamp classes are awesome! Are you doing it outdoors? I have taught an outdoor bootcamp class the past 2 summers and it is a blast! Never gets boring.

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      no we’re doing it indoors, but the awesome thing is that we’ll have access to all of the cardio equipment and weights!

  3. Elle @ Acquired Tastes on April 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I have the Nikon D40 and I like it, but I am still learning how to use it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Princess Genevieve on April 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    One of my piano students has been learning Halo. Its such a pretty song.

  5. jennifer @ take the day off on April 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    The Canon Rebel XSi is on sale at Costco these days and it comes with two lenses and who knows what else. It is very tempting…

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      whaaaaaaat???? uh oh… off to find it

  6. Sarah Jayne on April 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Your fur babies are so adorable. Love how every dogs personality is SO unique.

    I have an Olympus E-520. Pretty much OBSESSED with it. VERY VERY user friendly. My good friend has the Rebel, and in comparison, I would say my Olympus is for someone who is more advanced technically and has more interest in fine photography. The Rebel was definitely more of an entry level DSLR. Good luck on your future purchase ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      yes, our babies definitely have some personalities ๐Ÿ™‚
      good to know- i’m not very technologically advanced so i’d prob have to roll with something user friendly

  7. Charlie on April 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Love Shiva, the goddess of flow…she makes me want to stay in “dancasana” (pronounced “dance-asana,” yes it’s a word, and yes I made it up) all day, baby! ๐Ÿ˜€

    That salad = gloriousity. And I will need to see a video of “Halo” once you get it down to a science. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  8. Jenny on April 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Have a great Friday night! I love your new nickname:)

  9. Lauren @ eater not a runner on April 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I have a Nikon D5000 and I LOVE it!!!

  10. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on April 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I have a 3 1/2 year old Canon SD 600 (it’s ancient)! I have been saving up for a Canon SLR for a year now. Literally, every time my mom asks if I want to go on a trip i.e. spring break or go out to dinner I tell her how much that’s worth in SLR-dollars. I can’t wait to finally get one for myself after I graduate. I think it’s worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Cute new name ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe also, Currista?

    What exactly is polander? I’ve seen you post it a few times and now I’m officially curious ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun out with the girls tonight!!!



    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      it’s a type of fruit spread (like a jam) that doesn’t have a bunch of funky ingredients in it

  12. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Does millet bread taste different than regular bread? I see you eating it all the time and have always wondered!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      yes, it’s very dense and chewy- like a bread pound cake hybrid ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I have a Sony Cybershot thats 12.1 megapixels. It shoots super well for a compact camera. I was thinking about getting a point and shoot, but I’m uber happy with this little guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. zoe on April 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    heys hi!!
    loves your blog =)

    Is there any yoga DVD that you have personally tried out and would recommend? thanks in advance! =p

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      thanks zoe! i love the shiva rea daily energy dvd ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. KL on April 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve been looking for a wheat alternative bread — what brand is you Millet bread?

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      food for life ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Diana on April 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I have a Nikon D80 and it’s an awesome (but more expensive) camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Mama Pea on April 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    The Rebel is where it’s at. I can’t imagine my life without it. I’m in the process of legally changing my last name to Rebel.

  18. allison @ livingoneday on April 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    i need to try the eggplant curry. it almost looks like ratatouille. and can you please live near me so i can take a class!? they just started zumba classes at my gym and it was – no joke – about 60 women dancing into each other!! haha i was cracking up. i need my space when i work out! have a great time out tonight!

  19. Kelly on April 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Hi, I was curious to hear your thoughts on agave. After reading Dr. Mercola’s views and Kevin Gianni of renegade health show it is confusing. Part of me thinks it tastes to good to be healthy! lol

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      i try to avoid it, but still use it in some raw desserts. it’s WAY too sweet for me! i think it’s totally fine in moderation though

  20. RhodeyGirl on April 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    boot camp baby! bring it! Awesome!!!

    You know I am teaching an outdoor boot camp class right now right? It is so much freaking fun! I am sure your indoor one will be insane too! Go boot camp!

  21. Kelsey on April 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    let us know how u liked the dvd ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Nicole on April 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I’m de-lurking to sing Rebel praises. ๐Ÿ˜€ I have an older model (the XTI) and I looove it. I knew nothing about photography when I got it, and I’ve learned so very much. And my husband, who has no desire to learn how to use it, can just turn the dial to “Auto” and snap away while still getting great photos. The only draw back is that it’s kinda bulky (although there are some super cute camera bags – is my fave) so you definitely can’t hide the fact that you’re a budding photog. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Nicole on April 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      That should be seems to be windmills and flourescent lightbulbs and such. Oops!

  23. kelli on April 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I just wanted to let you know inspired by your eggplant stew, I made one today with eggplant, spinach and chickpeas! it was greattttt.

  24. Katherine on April 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Did you know that there are over 4,000 medical journals posted each month (as fact) and that the “new” information used in the medical field is 17 years old once it gets through testing. Something to think about with all the agave stuff!

  25. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on April 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks so much for posting that article! I’m all about hearing both sides of any particular debate. I still can’t decide where I stand with the agave, though :/

  26. kate on April 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Ahhh when are you guys going to the Ba-ha’s?

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      in may- i CAN’T WAIT!

  27. Nicole, RD on April 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Have a great dinner and vino session with the girls!

    I want a really nice camera, but I have a rinky dink Cannon digi. It works well for what it is, but I want a dSLR.!

  28. Laura on April 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I have a Nikon D60 and love it!

  29. Katherine on April 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Your dogs are precious- how did you decide on breeds?

  30. Kilee on April 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I love when you post pictures of the puppers. They are so cute! I have an ancient digital camera from around the turn of the last century. My boyfriend however, has a Nikon D300 which I sometimes use on special occasions. Hope you have a great weekend!

  31. Jenn ( on April 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    That millet bread looks divine. I have 2 main cameras: A Canon Rebel xsi and a Nikon D40. Then I have a couple Sony CyberShot which I don’t really use anymore. Love the SLRs. ๐Ÿ™‚


  32. AKP on April 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    We just purchased the Canon G11 and looooooove it! There is an optional additional lense-which we haven’t gotten yet but plan on soon! It takes SUPER great pics! We were clued into it while reading Outside magazine, reader pics of the year edition and there were some G10 pics in the magazine. We were torn between the Rebel and the G11, but figured we’d start here with a nice point and shoot, and move to DSLR later on! We also wanted something we could travel with easily- lots of backpacking trips! Good luck with your camera hunt!!!!!

  33. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    teaching a bootcamp class would be so much fun!

    I just have a pretty basic Panasonic lumix digital camera, it takes decent pictures. I dont think i would get a big fancy one yet, not until i was taking ALOT more photos, it wouldn’t be worth the money at this time.

  34. Anne on April 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I know you bought the Core Fusion dvd a while back and I’m just curious what you thought of that one because I’m thinking of buying it.

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

      i loved it!! still need to write a review up but i really enjoyed it and the abs section was very challenging ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Paige (RAN) on April 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Playing the piano sounds like a great re-focuser!The bootcamp class sounds fun, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Nicole on April 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    What do you think of this workout …ride I guess you could call it? Do you think it’s something that will catch on?

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2010 at 7:57 am

      that is so crazy!!! it looks like it would be hard to maneuver but a very cool idea!

  37. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I have the rebel xsi and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I know that some targets are stopping selling them, so they’re on killer sale…

    you know where to turn if you wanna talk cameras ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 17, 2010 at 12:48 am

    The fact that you and mama pea either want or have the rebel (and i didnt even know it existed)…means Im off to google it.
    Holla if you get it!

  39. rachel on April 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    the cannon s90 is amazing (but expensive)

  40. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on April 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I can’t wait for your to put up your Insanity reviews. I need to buy a nicer camera too. Right now I have a little Canon and it works fine but I’d like a camera that takes fabulous pictures.

  41. Tina on April 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I didn’t know you played piano! I know a little bit, and know how to read music but I totally want to learn more.

    And I’d say it’s 100% worth it to get a Canon Rebel. I use mine all the time, and the photo quality isn’t even comparable to a point and shoot!

  42. Ange on April 19, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I think you should def treat yourself to a new camera. I bought my Nikon D3000 in December and LOVE it!!! It’s pretty reasonable (under $400) and in my opinion works just as well as the Canon Rebel that my brother owns.

  43. Hillary on April 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I finally made the eggplant curry yesterday and it was A-MA-ZING! Keep the deliciousness coming!

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