Nerd Alert

Hello!! Happy Wednesday aka Indian Food Day. I canโ€™t believe I havenโ€™t had Indian food in a month!!! Please have some in my honor and Iโ€™ll be happily feasting on Baigan Bhartha when I get back to Valdizzy next week ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday morning, Michelle and I hit up the gym per usual and I had an awesome 5.65 mile run.

New playlists always get me going:


Songs 2-6 were new ones and I have to say even though Iโ€™ve never seen it, Iโ€™m in love with โ€œGleeโ€. Iโ€™m a gigantic Broadway musical nerd and everything about this show seems to be right up my alley ๐Ÿ˜€ Since Iโ€™m always working when itโ€™s on (I think itโ€™s on Wednesday nights??), Iโ€™ll totally buy the season DVDs. Is it as amazing as Iโ€™m thinking it is???

B-fast with a chocolate sludge


1/2 pack chocolate Vegalicious Whole Food Health Optimizer, 1/2 nanner (I ate the other half before the gym), cinnamon, Stevia, vanilla hemp milk, 1 T mesquite powder all blended up. Iโ€™m officially out of Vega products and shed a couple of tears into the Vitamix.

At school we continued to work on our meals for Friday.

Hereโ€™s a sneak peak at my dessert:



And my entree got a face-lift and a new sauce โ€“this is just the salad part because I didnโ€™t want to re-make the main component


And for lunch, I ate the salad atop a bed of greens ๐Ÿ˜€


It was disgusting ๐Ÿ˜‰

Work was also bueno, but I was especially stoked to get a two hour break and go to Power Hour at The Yoga Room with Michelle.

The door to my sanity:


It was such a beautiful booty-kicking practice and I left drenched in sweat, shaking and triumphant. I canโ€™t even tell you guys how much Iโ€™m going to miss yoga. Not only do I adore the owner and teacher, I also love the yoga friends weโ€™ve made there and Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™ll get to see them one more time before I leave.

Plate of the night:

Passion Fruit Parfait


(One of my favorites to plate.. It has a layer of almond-ginger granola and coconut on the bottom and then layers of passion fruit cream and pineapple ice cream, topped with more granola/coconut combo and drizzled with a passion fruit sauce)

Dinner was a delicious pear and arugula salad and a side of my obsession


I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll ever get sick of those ๐Ÿ˜‰

Time to get ready for escuela, but I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!



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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Your dessert looks great. It almost looks like a raw Baklava? Or some kind of torte? Hmmm I am not so great at this game. Good job on the run – I hope I can go that distance soon!

  2. rhodeygirl on September 30, 2009 at 9:31 am

    hmmmm I definitely think it could be baklava.

    I can’t wait to hear your review on your whole experience and to see how it changes your diet once you are back home!

  3. ALD on September 30, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Glee is magical! But you can easily catch up! You’re only 3-4 episodes behind! Its probably on DVR or you can watch it on Hulu (like us DVR-less folks have to ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your meals are absolutely gorgeous! You really seem to be enjoying school!

  4. Whit on September 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Glee is awesome! So stoked for it tonight!

  5. s on September 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    baklava!! (i hope haha. i heart the stuff)

  6. VeggieGirl on September 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I haven’t had Indian food in a while – longer than you, haha ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy!

  7. Emily on September 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Hey Gina! Does Indian food on Tuesday count!? I had some delicious Aloo Gobi with garlic Naan. Yumtastic, but probably just as delicious as your amazing raw creations. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great one!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      Indian Tuesday totally counts ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Rose on September 30, 2009 at 9:57 am

    You just reminded me that I want to come home to Indian food tonight.


    Hope you’re doing well, girly!

  9. *Andrea* on September 30, 2009 at 10:00 am

    dessert looks like a paklava type dessert with nuts? i am cravingggg indian now. love all your creations!!!

  10. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 30, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I’m totally thinking baklava ๐Ÿ™‚
    I may treat myself and the fiance to Indian tonight, that is if he’ll let me spend the money!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      beg him for me ๐Ÿ˜€ you need some baigan bhartha and naan in your life, asap. please post about it so i can live vicariously through you!

  11. HealthySDLiving on September 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I’m the same way! LOVE broadway musicals and I often rock out to them on my ipod at the gym! lol Never seen Glee either but I keep hearing how great it is!

  12. shannonmarie on September 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Glee is on tonight. You have to watch it. I was in musical theater as a teen, so it cracks me up.

  13. Danielle on September 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Everything looks so yummy!
    Love your playlist, i might have to copy it!

  14. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I have moved so many times in my adult life and every time I move, I bid farewell to the yoga studio I have grown to be in love with and the teacher friends and students and people that have become so near and dear to my heart. But the great thing about this community of yogi people is that we’re a pretty welcoming and warm group and there will always be new yoga friends at the next studio you choose to call your yoga home. But I totally understand, it’s very bittersweet.

    Some studios are also magical and can’t be replaced or recreated. I remember when my guru moved from a hole in the wall studio in downtown Encinitas, CA (beach, surfer, mellow hippy town) to the newer more slick and fancy part of town and into a posh & slick new retail space and the studio vibe was just never the same. Sorry to regale you with my little but just wanna say, I get it, you will miss them. I hope you keep up your yoga practice even though your studio will be left behind. If you ever need any yoga inspiration, holla ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Janna (Just Flourishing) on September 30, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Biggest Broadway musical nerd right here ๐Ÿ™‚


    I may make myself some Indian inspired food this week. I love Indian food as well and am in search of a good place in NYC.

  16. Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) on September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Your passion fruit parfait looks amazing. Just the word parfait makes me happy.
    I’m not sure what your secret dessert is….looks like mini pancakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Mandy on September 30, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Glee!!! you will too!!!

  18. GirlonRaw on September 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Sad to see your time there coming to a close, but will be amazing to see how your creations evolve back home from all you have learnt. As for the kale chippies, I had a phase of making bunches and bunches of swiss chard (as have no access to kale where I live is the desert) with garlic, onion powder, Himalayan crystal salt, cayenne or chilli and olive oil massaged into the leaves. I was sooo greedy, I wouldn’t share them with ANYONE!!

  19. Amanda on September 30, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Glee is THE BEST!! I watched the first 4 episodes on Hulu – get to it!!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

      with the dinosaur internet at the hotel, i’ll probably have to wait :/ i’m so excited though!!

  20. natalie on September 30, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I’ve never watched it. Is it something guys would like too? I find that my husband always wants to watch tv with me but only the shows he likes too. Surprisigly he is pretty good about what he likes!!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

      haha i’m pretty sure guys would NOT like it and i’ve never even seen the show. trying to get the pilot to watch it with me would involve some intense trickery ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Heather on September 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Hey i just found your blog and lovin it. So the raw macaroons on your “How i feast” look wonderful. Where do i find the recipe? Thanks you!! And your blog is AWESOME!!!!!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm

      thanks girl! sorry, the recipe is top secret ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on September 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I love your playlist!! I have a creeepy (INTENSE!) crush on Justin Bieber! It’s kind of not okay haha… Have a great day!

  23. Mary on September 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Men like Glee, too. It’s really cute and funny.

  24. Maddy on September 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I so wish I could try Kale chips! Can you make them at home? I don’t have a dehydrator but maybe in the oven?

    ps- Glee is absolutely amazing (and on tonight!!) I would def get the season when it comes out!

  25. Jaci on September 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I bet you’re getting excited to get home! I’m totally intrigued by all the food you’ve been posting and I wish we had a raw food restaurant in Iowa. Last night’s dessert looks like one of your best!

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm

      why thank you! i’m finally getting the hang of it, right before i leave ๐Ÿ˜€
      as far as going home, i’m sadcited. sad, but excited at the same time

  26. The Voracious Vegan on September 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Oooh Indian food is my favorite and luckily here in Saudi Arabia we are surrounded by amazing and delicious Indian food.

    I looove the look of your food, everything looks yummy, especial that passion fruit parfait. And kale chips? YES PLEASE!

  27. Lauren on September 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Glee is very interesting. It is way different then I thought, but I secretly still love it. Def not for boys though (read that comment above). All you food looks absolutely amazing! Love the salads

  28. Menden @ Skinny Menny on September 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    You’ll love Glee! I’m hooked on that show ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Jenna on September 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    i love your playlists gina! they are always so hip ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Erin on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh my god, I HEART Glee. Seriously amazing. It’s just enough cheeseball/flamboyant Broadway musical with the right amount of sarcasm and high school clique angst. You’ll love it.

    I had Indian on Saturday (sorry to rub it in!) and realized that Baigan Bhartha is my favorite dish. I now refer to it as BANGIN’ Bhartha. Which sounds a little dirty, but that’s how I roll ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm

      hahah that bhartha is totally banging ๐Ÿ˜€
      you just made even MORE excited about glee!

  31. Laura on September 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    We are going to miss you at The Yoga Room!! So thankful 105 brought us together. And you are totally rockin your side crow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm

      i’m so glad i get to take one more class before i go ๐Ÿ˜€ haha, side crow. i really tried, but my arms were so sweaty i kept sliding down ๐Ÿ˜€ see you saturday morning!

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