Roti Needed

Hey guys! How are you?? Hope your day has been lovely Smile Thanks for the boot compliments- I’m excited to wear them. They’re actually super comfy, too Winking smile

I didn’t end up packing (yet) today (slacker), but I did have time to make vegan chocolate chip cookies for work:


and INDIAN FOOD for lunch!


I actually celebrated Indian Food Wednesday on a Wednesday. Things are good Smile

And THIS is very, very good.


Dal Mahkni made with boiled lentils that I simmered with almond milk, a little earth Balance, cumin, garlic, garam masala and cayenne

+ millet


All I need is roti to wrap me in a blanket of Indian goodness Smile

I’m doing the work thing right now and it will be packing frenzy 2010 –who wants to bet I forget something?- but here’s the 3rd Bridal Bootcamp workout before I go!

Week 3 Workout:


Since we’re done supersets and circuit training, I thought it would be fun to do a yoga/pilates style workout (with cardio) for this week. (Links for each exercise aren’t included right now, but wanted you guys to have the workout this afternoon. I’ll add the links for ya later today)

As always, please check with a doc before making any fitness/nutrition changes and honor your body- if it hurts or doesn’t feel right, don’t do it, mmm k?

1. Warm up- 5 minutes, cardio of choice. Start at a low intensity and bring it up to moderate by the end of the 5 minutes.

2. Downward dog- hold for 30 seconds, breathe deeply and walk your dog by alternating your heels towards the group

3. Step your right foot forward and come into Warrior 1. Keep your back leg super straight and hold for 30 seconds. Pop your back foot up into a crescent and do 15 traditional lunges with your arms still up.

4. Bring both hands to the floor and step back into high plank. Hold for 30 seconds.

5. Push-ups. Do 20 push-ups; when you need to bring your knees to the floor to complete the set, that’s totally cool just keep your booty down and toes in one line.

6. Come all the way down onto your stomach and pilates swim- 1 minute

7. Flip onto your left side and do 20 leg lifts, 10 leg circles to the front and 10 leg circles to the back.

8. Flip onto your back and do 15 frog crunches.

9. Legs come in towards your body- bridge pose, 30 seconds. Calf raises in bridge pose (15). Hip raises (15).

10. Come up to a seated position and all the way through to chaturunga. Hold 20 seconds.

Come up to downward dog and repeat the series on the other side. Repeat the entire series 2-3 times on each side.

Follow up with 30 minutes of hills cardio- start at a moderate incline and then increase it 1% every minute until you can’t take it anymore. Bring it back down and repeat for 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of cooldown.


Have fun!!


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  1. michelle whitney on November 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    sorry to comment so (freakishly) does your millet come out so well???do you not mess with it till its done…like you are supposed to?lol i always want to “see” whats going on in that pan!

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2010 at 8:07 am

      usually i’m too busy running around while it cooks that i forget about it until it’s beeping at me! haha

      • michelle whitney on November 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

        🙂 lol ok. ill try to stop being such a millet meddler…

  2. Christin L. on November 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Oooo I like the sounds of this one! I might have to give it a shot! 🙂

  3. Laury @ thefitnessdish on November 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    The vegan cookie batter looks divine!!

    I love yoga/pilates inspired workouts!!! I have myself on prenatal bootcamp, LOL…however, I can still do a lot of the exercises you posted! Love how you broke the bootcamp workouts up between a weight/cardio circuit and now a yoga/pilates inspired workout. It’s so important to get all those components of fitness in!!!

  4. Little Bookworm on November 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    That yoga/pilates workout sounds really interesting. Love the Indian food lunch!

  5. Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun on November 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Mmmm that cookie dough makes me want to eat it right up! I love cookie dough – never tried indian food. What do you recommend for a first-time indian-fooder? 😉

  6. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on November 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Great workout Gina! As much as I like weights and cardio circuits I do like getting in some stretching and flexibility + strength training as well.

    That cookie dough looks awesome!

  7. Sara on November 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the workout, Gina! I’m getting married 9/4/11 and definitely need to start getting a move on these workouts after the NYC marathon!

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I wish I could go out for Indian food with you. I think it would be such a fun experience.

  9. Amanda (Eating Up) on November 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    It’s been way too long since I’ve had a chocolate chip cookie! This post just reminds me of that.

  10. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    That’s a great looking workout! Dal is one of my favourite Indian dishes, probably because I’m in a major soup/stew-loving phase right now. I wonder if Indians consider it comfort food?!

  11. Marisa @ Loser for Life on November 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    This sounds like a great workout, Gina! I love the Warrior poses; definitely my faves!

  12. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on November 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for another sweet work out!! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  13. rebecca lustig on November 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    love the mix of cardio and yoga/pilates. both are so important for your body!

  14. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on November 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Your Indian food looks so good! I need to convince the sorority house to serve Indian food 🙂

  15. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on November 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    That’s OK…last-minute packing might make you take less stuff. Less time to decide you do in fact need a sixth pair of shoes.

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

      still brought 4 pairs. not bad for me though!

  16. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Earlier today I posted a big post for me about my streamlined fitness path, how it includes 20 mins of cardio at most per day, and then 20 mins of yoga/strength training moves..that can all be done, at home, with a pair of dumbbells and a yoga mat and an exercise ball.

    I love your spin on yoga/pilates moves in this workout! And links…I didnt post links for my stuff. I figure if someone’s truly motivated, and my words werent clear enough, they can google it…b/c I have a a kiddo to take care of and a job and oh yeah, packing!

    I think I’m mostly packed but of course, never say I’m done til I’m actually at the airport 🙂

    Your cookies and Indian food look awesome!

  17. Cara Craves... on November 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Indian is wonderfully comforting!

  18. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on November 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Your homemade Indian food looks so delicious right now! (I should read blogs while hungry!) LOL 😉

    Thanks for the yoga/pilates style workout! Looks like a fun way to change it up!

  19. Clare @ Fitting It All In on November 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    LOVE the yoga inspired workout! gotta try it!

  20. grocery goddess jen on November 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Yay for week three of the workout! Loved last week, I’ll have to check this out, too.

  21. Sarah on November 3, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    oh no! can you not eat roti anymore because of the gluten intolerance?

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2010 at 7:40 am

      not unless i make it myself 🙁 i’m going to ask the doc if this is a “forever” thing, or a “for right now” thing. i miss gluten.

  22. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 4, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I’m the worst at packing! Even though I always way overpack, I still always manage to forget something! 😛 Have a good trip!

  23. Kiran on November 4, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Sigh! You could have had your roti as early as tomorrow. Anyways, enjoy Foodbuzz 😀

  24. Ellen@FirednFabulous on November 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Love that workout suggestion! Sometimes I want to do my own little yoga workout without going to class, but I never know where to start!

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