Solar Ignition

Hey guys! Happy Indian Food Wednesday! Who’s celebrating?? *Raises roti in the air* You know I am 😉

Thank you so much for the awesome feedback on the Booty Sculpting reader’s request post. Send any reader’s request ideas my way: fitnessista at gmail dot com 😀

So have you heard about the new Beachbody program?

Looks like SO much fun!

Here’s the conversation I had with the pilot last night about it.

Me: So… they have a new Beachbody program……

Pilot: Oh yeah?

Me: Yeah. It’s called TurboFire.

Pilot [starts cracking up]: Wait, TurboFire??? Hahahaha. So Beachbody just puts two words that sound crazy together. Infinity Blast? Lightning Race? Solar Ignition?

Me (laughing): You’re a funny guy. It’s kind of like Insanity but with that blonde girl teaching it… and it looks like some booty shaking is involved. Should I go for it?

Pilot: Yeah, go for it.

It may or may not be on the way 😉 I’m excited to add some new cardio to my routine and will post reviews for ya’ll. As you all know, I was ridiculously in love with Insanity, so this will help fill the void a little 🙂

I can already tell you that Shaun T. is a thousand times more fun to look at than Chalene.

insanityshawn  (Source)

Shaun, I still miss your motivation, your abs and your man tights 😉

It’s good to change things up frequently and TurboFire will help shake things up a little.

Insanity Week 1 Review

Insanity Final Review (I’m going to *try* and hit up the bod pod this afternoon and update with my change in body fat stats)


Some recent eats:

Leftover Snobby Joes

snobby joe

Steamed sweet potatoes


I used the electric steamer that I bought for tamale-making purposes:

sp (2)

And went steam-crazy by steaming some shrimp and veggies:
shrimp veg

Along with some mung bean pasta, drizzled with Garlic Gold vinaigrette

mung bean


This morning’s bfast:


Classic oats with strawberries, banana, the sad amount of Sun Warrior I have left, maca and cacao nibs


and two egg whites smothered with apricot jam:



Here’s the plan for the day:

-Iron pumping (legs and abs)

-Teach bootcamp (total body sculpt)


-Indian buffet!

-Clean and blog


I’m out like sauerkraut.



Something to talk about: Do you use High Intensity Interval Training in your routine? How do you HIIT?? My favorite is 1 minute of recovery, 30 seconds of sprinting, repeat. I’m a huge HIIT advocate 😀 It’s a great way to see quick results, blast fat, and get an effective workout in less time.

Something else to talk about: Who saw Eclipse last night?!?! I can’t wait to see it!!!

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  1. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on June 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I NEED to find mung beans! I’m curious how their texture is though…

    Cycling with my husband is def HIIT… I try and keep up with him for a min or two and then always need about a 30 seconds to get my HR back down into the range I’m shooting for. So basically, it’s unintentional HIIT 😉

  2. kristi (sweet cheeks) on June 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Yes I have been hearing over and over again about Turbo Fire….I NEED IT! I was just thinking the other day that I want to order a new workout series to spice things up a bit. This may just be what the doctor ordered. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    Happy Indian Food Day to you!

  3. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Chalene’s workouts are super fun and tough! I have the complete Turbo JAM set and ChaLEAN Extreme. They are great at-home workouts where you never get bored. I wonder what the diff is between JAM and FIRE?!

  4. Lori on June 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Thats exactly what I did for HIIT today! I knew I was short on time – my kids were getting a team picture taken and then we were heading to their swim lapathon where I had to count laps. They were getting the picture done just off the trail I run on. Quick warm up, 30 s sprint, followed by 1 min. recovery, cool down. Excellent workout in under 25 min! Sometimes I base my sprint/recovery on distance but I didn’t have my Garmin on today and had less time…

  5. Kelly on June 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I actually saw all three movies last night at the movie theater starting at 7pm with Twilight, then New Moon and at midnight Eclipse!! I haven’t read Eclipse in 2 years,so I’m sure I have forgotten many of the details in the book. I LOVED the movie. I thought the acting, dialogue, special effects and directing were all better than the last two movies. I really enjoyed it:)).

  6. Felicia on June 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    gotta love beach body..
    I stocked up on sun warrior (one vanilla and one choc) but uhh I’ve never had it before (always wanted to try) soooo I’m really hoping its good! Or else I’m gonna have some extra on hand!

  7. Sylvia @ Montreal Foodism on June 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Hey Gina!

    Happy Indian Food Wednesday. I love your blog and have been reading for a long time (lurking)! You are great and you actually were one of my inspirations for starting my own food blog so I linked you on my site 🙂


  8. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Loved your post! And that breakfast looks deeelish! (:

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on June 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Is your kitchen ginormous? You have a lot of gadgets, I wonder how you store them all. My cupboards are so bursting with pots and pans that I can’t even dream about a steamer! 🙂

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  11. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on June 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I totally saw Twilight: Eclipse at Midnight and it’s soooooo much better than New Moon.

    I feel like this movie was more intense, I think the new director really helped. Plus, I went to an iPic Theater and the crowd was 21+ with booze available! I loved the movie but the huge cosmo I had made it that much more awesome 😀

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      that is AWESOME

  12. LisaG on June 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    WE ARE CELEBRATING!!! Indian tonight

  13. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    YES, I do some HIIT mixed in with my workouts and I think it’s great!!

    I totally LOVE the snobby joes! The recipe I made last night left me with TONS of leftovers though – hope I can get through ’em all! 😉

  14. carolinebee on June 30, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    1. The pilot is HILARIOUS. Ahahahah i just read that little exchange to my roommate and we were dying 🙂
    2. That program looks awesome!!! I am a huuuge fan of TurboKick (lol) and that one looks fun, ha espesh that little booty shaking part i saw on stage 😀

  15. Caroline on June 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Wow, that program looks so insanely fun! I wish I had the money to invest! I’m not currently doing HIIT, but as soon as I move (in 3 weeks, eek!) I’ll have an apartment gym and plan on getting up 20 minutes early to hit up the treadmill and work some beautiful intervals into my life! 😀

  16. Stephanie on June 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I’m certified to teach Chalene’s Turbo Kick class and I don’t teach right now but I take the class at my gym at it is a blast! You’ll love Chalene!

  17. melissa g. on June 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I have been obsessed with Chalene for years! I do all her workouts: turbo jam, turbo kick, chalean extreme, piyo, hip hop hustle and now turbo fire. Chalean does NOT disappoint. Those fire drills buuuuuurn!

  18. Rosey Rebecca on June 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    All of your eats looks so good today! Have a great night!

  19. Lindsey @ Sound Eats on June 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    gah I’ve been seeing the previews for awhile, and have heard great things about TurboFire so far. I want to try it sooooo badly! Dang going back to school and moving…sucking up all my money. 😉 Can’t wait to see what you think about it!

  20. Kelly on June 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I researched steamers and could not find one w/ BPA-free plastic. So I am continuing to use my stainless steel steamer.

  21. Beth Schaffer on June 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Yay! I just ordered my TurboFire..(had no idea Chalene Johnson put out new workout..loooove TurboJam and Chalean extreme..but have hit a plateau and need to kick up my cardio!)You totally made me giggle with your “roti shawl”. 🙂

  22. Sue on July 1, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Haha! I totally agree that Shaun T is way more fun to look at. I do love Chalene though just in a much different way! I just started Turbo Fire and really like it so far. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

  23. Kera on July 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Look what you made me do! I am so excited for TurboFire – I ordered it today! I am looking forward to adding it to my workout mix. Thanks for letting me know about it – I am stoked!

  24. andrenna on July 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I LOVE Insanity! I’m thinking of doing TurboFire after I finish with Insanity (I’m only on Week 3). I’ve been waiting patiently for you to get back in the bod pod to see your results! Review TurboFire for us!!! 🙂

    Also, I did Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs workout and he has a completely different attitude in that video. He has a lisp and he seemed…fruity. Yeah, it’s shocking!

  25. Dee on July 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I really, really want to buy TurboFire! But alas, I can’t. 🙁 Where’s my money tree? lol… I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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