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Hey guys ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Indian Food Wednesday! How are you celebrating?? Iโ€™ll be hitting up the Indian buffet with some friends on a break from work- I can taste the roti already ๐Ÿ™‚


Todayโ€™s post title was inspired by this epic video:

(Source– sorry for the blurry quality, it was the best version on YouTube)

My heart is an empty void where Glee once was. Season 3, Iโ€™m counting the days ๐Ÿ˜‰

Random: Jesse is pretty hawt- heโ€™s got that bad boy thing going on, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

So does this guy, though:


Yesterday was an odd day.

Our AC decided to randomly call it quitsies in the middle of the sweltering heat. As I type this, itโ€™s a blistering 85 degrees in my house, with every fan we own on. Bonus: I could probably get in a sweet Bikram practice in the comfort of my own home ๐Ÿ˜‰


The air peeps will be here later today to fix it and I. CANโ€™T. FREAKING. WAIT.

Snafu #2: I accidentally faxed a bunch of super personal information for a contract to the wrong fax number. Apparently when I have no AC, I turn into a space cadet. So some of my evening was spent calling a bajillion people and putting a flag on our accounts to make sure that nothing shady happens.

The night turned around when I met some friends at Charlie Tripperโ€™s for drinks and appetizers ๐Ÿ™‚

I chose a vodka with club soda and a splash of cranberry:


The ahi tuna:


and a side of grilled vegetables ๐Ÿ˜€


โ€˜Twas lovely.

This morning, Iโ€™m off to teach an early bootcamp class before pumping some iron and training a client ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya after our Indian feast.



Something to talk about: What is your all-time favorite strength training move?? Iโ€™m working on my boot camp ideas for next week and would love to hear your faves, even if itโ€™s in a love-hate way ๐Ÿ˜‰ My favorite has to be the lunge and lift– it definitely gives ya a killer booty and leg workout.

PS- To those of you who wanted to know where I bought the clothes yesterday– sorry, I should have posted that info!- TJ Maxx! For real. Itโ€™s one of the best stores in Valdizzy- our TJ Maxx is pretty legit, you just have to be in the mood to treasure hunt ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Sandra on June 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I’m getting my WHOLE OFFICE in on the Indian food wednesday next week!!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      send me a picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sandra on June 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

        Oh, you can count on it!

  2. Cassie @ Tasteful Tales on June 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I love TJ Maxx!!1 It is hit or miss where I live but sometimes they have the best finds!!! Sorry about the heat- I hope you get your air fixed soon!

  3. Brittany on June 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Ugh – the AC was broke at my office a few weeks ago and it was dreadful. It definitely does affect your brain so I blame the little fax mishap on that 100 percent!

    My favorite strength training move is side plank twists. They really work your obliques.

  4. Sassy Molassy on June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Love that you found those tanks at TJMaxx. It is definitely a treasure hunt there. I have a hard time finding good stuff at ours though.

    PS-Love that you do Indian food Wed every week. I need me some Indian food.

  5. Katherine on June 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    TJ Maxx is total hit or miss. Some of them are better than others (I live in a city with about three in different directions from my casa that I can visit).

    My favorite strength move: chest flies with a hip press between reps

  6. Bliss on June 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I love/hate the front to side lunges from SSU2010 – I hate them while doing them but love what they do for my bum. Also, I hate hate hate those burpee things, and there’s not even any love afterwards.

  7. Bree on June 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Favorite strength training move is the deadlift. Nothing beats pulling more weight then you weigh off the floor. These legs and glutes are good for something! Although probably not transferable to boot camp with it not really being a high rep sort of thing.

  8. Kacy on June 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    There is nothing worse than a broken a/c in the dead of summer! Ours has been off and on at work and it’s killing me! I hope they get it fixed soon.

    I’m making Indian Food tonight!

  9. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on June 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    My favorite strength training move is probably the lunge. I feel so strong doing them and I always feel it later.

  10. Sarra H on June 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I was looking for that clip from Glee forever!! Thanks for posting it ๐Ÿ™‚ and the naan pic is hilarious hahaha

  11. Dana in KC on June 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    My current favorite move is a jack-knife flye. It is not fun when the air breaks, I was once without for a week in August. Ewww.

  12. AnneNP on June 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Gina,
    Love the lunge and lift. However, I do always like to remind people to turn their knees out just a few degrees to help prevent injury, and never to sit tooo deep into your hip to prevent a labral tear! Ive been loving your summer shape up!

  13. Rosey Rebecca on June 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I like bicep curls and squats. Glad your night turned around for you! Have fun eating Indian food.

  14. neiry mae on June 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Dude, we have our AC on at 80F degrees right now. I live in southern california, and as of right now our temp is 102F degrees. I’d take 85F ANY DAY.

  15. Kristina on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    ha !! it’s funny you posted a Total Eclipse video… my post this morning had one too… but mine is… different! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Tanya on June 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Greetings from Santa Barbara!

    Love, Love, Love your blog been lurking for a few weeks now! You taught me how to make an egg puff in the microwave and it has changed my @ work breakfasts!! Muah! Muah! Muah!

    Prisoner Squats make me think of boot camp everytime I sit down. Favorite work out…anything with a kettle ball…I feel so strong like a gladiator!


    • Fitnessista on June 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm

      thank you so much for reading- so glad you like the egg puff!

  17. Emily J on June 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Argh that sucks about the AC! Hope it gets fixed quickly!
    On a Glee note, did you hear John Stamos is set to appear as Emma’s new dentist beau? As a former Full House addict, I can hardly wait!!

    • Fitnessista on June 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      what?! no, i didn’t know that! omg… i’m so excited

  18. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Burpees!! I love to hate them

  19. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on June 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I think I’m having Glee withdrawals. Can’t wait for season 3!

    As to my favorite strength training move..definitely lunges.

  20. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    thatd be so brutal to not have A/C, its finally starting to warm up here which im happy about, but haven’t had to use the A/C yet, i try to use it as little as possible

  21. ari on June 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    i thought glee only had 1 season?

  22. Kim on June 24, 2010 at 12:48 am

    shoulder press & boat pose!

  23. Meaghan on June 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Inspired by all these amazing Indian food posts, I finally went out and tried it last night. Absolutely amazing– the chickpea dishes are definitely my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

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