The Bomb Experience

Hey guys! How are ya? And how’s your Indian Food Wednesday going? πŸ˜€

I love reading about your girl crushes πŸ™‚ And at the suggestion of Heather, if any dudes want to chime in with their Bromance-worthy celeb or friend choices, I’d love it too πŸ˜€

We had a killerrrrr Insanity workout sesh today. It was plyo, which is my favorite DVD so far (not counting the recovery DVD, which we get to do tomorrow). It’s a lot of jumping, drills and sweating like a beast. Me gusta.

After our workout, Ashley had to go to work so Jeni and I chilled for a while. I made us smoothies and she got to experience her first Chocolate Cherry Bomb.

choc cherry

After our bfast and updating the bloggy, I finally got started on packing.

I hate packing so much.


Bella helped though πŸ˜‰


Little goofer.

(Note: I keep an extra sheet on top of the bedding so when the dogs lay on it, they don’t get our comforter all doggy-scented)

Random snackage ensued:


Egg puff coated in a mustard blanket

Bean salad – I’m trying to get rid of all of my produce/leftovers by tomorrow


Sweet patater wedges.

sweet potater

And for dinner, to celebrate Indian Food Wednesday, I wanted to make something *baller* which will probably have to wait until next week :/ There’s just a lot to do tonight and I decided to let the slow cooker do the work for me.

I just added an onion, small eggplant,  okra, organic diced tomatoes, supah spicy curry sauce and veggie broth to the slow cooker


Stirred it around and set it on high.

indian (2)


It will be ready for feasting after Zumba πŸ˜‰

I’m off to run a couple of errands and then teaching Zumba and training a client.

Have a wonderful night <3


****We leave for Vegas TOMORROW!!! Vegas, baby! We also get to see some very important people while we’re there.. any guesses? πŸ˜‰

Also, if any Vegas bloggies want to meet up for lunch or sumthin’ on Friday , hit me up! <3

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    That slow cooker meal looks pretty bomb to me! I’ve never tried Zumba before but have heard such good things and I really want to!

  2. Kelsey on April 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm


  3. brittney on April 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Bella’s adorable. I want to roll her up in that sheet like a little pupper burrito.

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      HAHA! the funny thing is that she would probably let you πŸ™‚

  4. Ash Bear on April 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Wahoo!! Have fun out there. Is your AZ fam meeting you out there?

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      no, i wish! i know i owe ya an email, too πŸ™‚

  5. BethT on April 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I think you should pop over to SF too!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      ME TOO!!! how far is it?!

      • Brittney on April 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

        YES! Come to SF. Indian food to diiiiie for. Google Dosa. πŸ™‚

  6. Karyn on April 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    gosh have so much fun in vegas!!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on April 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Have so much fun! I’m jealous! Love me some Vegas.

  8. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful on April 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I really need to use my slow cooker. I’ve had it for years, but am so scared to try it out for some reason. How do you know how long to cook things for. Just experience? A great way to use up veggies though!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      yeah, you’ll get a feeling for it. most meat dishes need 8-10 hours on low and veg need 4-6. time is reduced pretty much in half if you set it on high

  9. Cara on April 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I have family in town and the skin show but I would have LOVED to meet up with you!! Next time give me warning and I could hook you up with some Cirque Du Soleil Tickets! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      ahhh that would be awesome! i’m sure i’ll be going back soon πŸ™‚

  10. Ian on April 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I have been having mustard cravings too!!! They come every once in a while, and I always want carrots to dip in copious amounts of Gulden’s Spicy Brown good stuff.

  11. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on April 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to see how your Indian food turns out!

  12. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Have a blast in Vegas!

  13. Krystyn on April 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I thought maybe the pilot has been missing for a while, maybe you are meeting him up there??? Either way, have a blast in Vegas!

  14. Anna (munchingmamacita) on April 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    That indian food looks awesome!! What kind of curry spice do you use? I’ve tried indian recipes before, but they never come out how I’m expecting them to taste! I think it’s my seasonings.

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      i used a jar curry mix from whole foods- it’s way spicy and so delicious

  15. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on April 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I’m going to be in Vegas NEXT weekend….oh well! Next time! Have fun!! I love Vegas!

  16. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Have fun it Vegas, girl!

  17. Laury @ thefitnessriot on April 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Aghhh…..this is the first time in 6 years we’re not going to Vegas πŸ™ Have fun!! Where are you staying??? See LOVE in Mirage if you haven’t before!!

    Just an FYI —Food Inc. premiers on PBS’s P.O.V tonight!!!! Sustainable recipes & viewing party (welcomed) here:


    My girl crush….Alicia Silverstone since I was like 12….or Scarlette Johansson.

    Have Fun in Sin Cityyyyyyyy, say hi for me, and that miss πŸ™

  18. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on April 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    My dog always gets under the covers right when we get out of bed. I think he likes how warm it always is silly guy. Great idea with the extra sheet.

  19. Christina on April 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    LOL Bella is like camouflaged on there!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      haha i know, huh? she blends in perfectly πŸ˜‰

  20. Lauren on April 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I am so excited for you that you are going to Vegas. We are going to be vacying there this summer and I can’t wait! I’ll be taking notes from your trip! πŸ™‚

    Have an awesome night!

  21. Sam- Brown Eyes, Blue Skies on April 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve got your eggplant curry cooking in the crock pot right now and it smells AMAZING!!!! Woohoo for Indian Wednesdays! πŸ™‚

  22. Sam- Brown Eyes, Blue Skies on April 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Oh and also, another question about smoothies. (Still getting the hang of my new vita!!) I picked up some hemp seeds today as well as some samples of a few different protein powders. It seems the hemp seeds have a good amount of protein in them…do you use both hemp and additional protein powder, or just one at a time.

    I also picked up flax seeds…do they give a strong flavor to the smoothie? Any suggestions on what to mix them with or do they go good with everything? Thanks in advance and thanks for all the previous advice on the blender….I’m so in love with mine!!!!!

  23. ashleigh on April 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Have fun in vegas!

  24. Nicole on April 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Have a great time in Vegas!!!!

  25. Katie on April 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Yay for Vegas! Can’t wait to see your pictures!

  26. Elizabeth on April 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Your dinner looks so good. I, too, have had a slow cooker for a few years and rarely find a dish that I like. I feel like veggies turn to mush and meat is often dry. Can you give proportions for when you cook meats and / or veggies? How do you know how much liquid to use, how much spice ….. I am not good at “winging” recipes until I have a lot of experience with similar foods πŸ™‚ Thanks!!!!

  27. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    this is so not the point of the post, but i see a tiny little purple crocheted looking triangle top bikini and omg too cute!

    slow cooker..every time i think i am a high raw vegan why do i want something that “slow – cooks”….then i see GREAT eats like this and think how great it would be for winter dinners, esp for Scott. Hmmm…

    Girl crush. Omg there are so many super hot bodybuilder/figure competitor girls that I am in serious lust after πŸ™‚ Ya know what i mean. They just look amazing!

  28. SKB on April 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Hey!! This is my first comment but i’ve been a daily lurker for almost 6 months. You inspired me to start my own blog!!, so thanks for inspiring me. Also, right now I am doing Jillian’s 30 day shred, but afterwards I wanted to do either Insanity or p90x, so I was wondering if you know about both and and had an idea which one was better (and cheaper).
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  29. Kalli@fitandfortysomething on April 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Love your okra dinner-yum! enjoy Vegas it will be so fun πŸ™‚

  30. andrea on April 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

    hi gina!! i live in vegas- where are you staying? need any recommendations of dining/shows? i know how you love indian food and although i have not been here- it was on rachael ray’s vegas vacation and is off the strip by the hard rock…. i heard it twas delishhh

    have fun!!


    • Fitnessista on April 22, 2010 at 7:46 am

      oooooh thank you!!! we’re staying in the middle of the strip (don’t want to say the name of the hotel on the blog for privacy purposes)
      where are some good healthy lunch/dinner places??
      can’t wait to check out that indian restaurant!

  31. Caroline on April 22, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I celebrated Indian Wednesday today – at an all veg Indian take out place, I died and went to curry heaven, so delish! Have fun in Vegas!!

  32. Annie D. on April 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Do you find that you’re hungry hungry hungry on Insanity days???? I am always STARVING!

    • Fitnessista on April 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

      YES! my metabolism is through the roof and i can definitely feel it!

  33. Fallon on April 22, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I’m a Vegas bloggy!! I have to work on Friday though, what time were you thinking of meeting up for a lunch?

    Healthy restaurants.. hmmm. Well there is a Wholefoods on the strip in the Town Square shopping area! It a nice mall and the weather this weekend we are having will be beautiful! Plus all the restaurants there are really good. You’d probably like Brio which is Italian and they are very good about special orders. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t really dined in any of the exclusive restaurants in hotels because they are a bit pricey, but I’m sure you will find delicious and healthy options there.

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