Numero Uno

16 Jul

Hello friends and welcome to Revival of the Fitness!

This is my very first post and I am so excited to post often! I have thought about creating this blog for several months, but have finally committed to creating it and posting! I know this fitness blogging community is HUGE, but I hope that my blog can make some sort of contribution to this great community! Let’s get started shall we?


Some of you may or may not know that I recently had jaw surgery this summer. I am now fully recovered, but I chose not to get a job this summer because 1. I didn’t know how long I would be feeling crummy and 2. I wanted to relax a bit before entering into what many say is the toughest 2 years of life : Grad school. With that being said, I have had the luxury to sleep in most days this summer. Today I woke up at 9:00 and immediately strolled right to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. I absolutely love  need coffee in the morning. Nothing like the first sip! I enjoyed this morning’s coffee with a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax with almond milk. 

After feeling rejuvenated from my coffee, I got into my workout clothes and headed on out for a short run. I was pleasantly surprised at my pace this morning! I felt like I was moving fast, but I still had energy to keep going. I chose to save some of that energy for my absolute favorite workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD, “HIIT the Beach.” This is a high intensity interval training workout which incorporates burst of high intensity moves to get your heart rate going followed by less intense toning moves. This workout never fails to leave me sweaty and smiley.

sweaty & smiley


I was especially excited to make lunch this afternoon. My mom just went grocery shopping yesterday and stocked our fridge with the essentials. Thanks mom 🙂

I was in the mood for a salad so I whipped it up using spinach, sliced cucumber, red pepper, sliced mushroom, left over grilled chicken, and sliced almonds and topped it off with a garlic salad dressing. It was delish!

Snack Time!

After running errands this afternoon, I started to get pretty darn hungry. When I got home, I decided to make a little creation involving one of my favorite veggies: cucumber!


Into the bowl went a handful of sliced cucumber, 1/4 tbs rice wine vinegar, 1/4 tbs of sesame oil, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and crushed sliced almonds. I’m not lying..this was amazing! It had the perfect asian inspired zing to it, yet it was a great light afternoon snack.

I hope you all had a great start to your week!


13 Responses to “Numero Uno”

  1. Nadja July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Hi Anjali! I discovered your blog because the TIU team talked about it on Instagram! I hope to see more posts soon! Just a question: what is the app you use for your workout (the one that is in the first picture)? Good luck with your blog! xxx

    • kotagaac July 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

      Hi there Nadya! I used Map My Run! I just downloaded it recently and it does a stellar job on tracking my route, distance, pace, and calories. I love it!

  2. roper004 July 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    What running app do you use?

    • kotagaac July 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      I used map my run to log my distance, pace, and cals. I like it a lot and it’s free!

  3. liz July 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Yumo gonna try this salad today for lunch!!

    • kotagaac July 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      Hi Liz! Let me know if you like it! Enjoy 🙂

      • liz July 19, 2012 at 12:07 am #

        Yes and my husband even asked me today where the rest of it was!!! He said it was really good…did a double take and looked at him in disbelief! Gotta go out tomm and get more cucumbers 🙂 thanks for sharing!

      • kotagaac July 19, 2012 at 1:21 am #

        so glad you both loved it! It’s so simple and easy.

  4. Kim July 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi Anjali! I found this via ToneItUp on Facebook. So excited to start reading your posts. I’m looking for fitness motivation and it looks like I’ll find plenty of it here 🙂

  5. Sarah July 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Hey Anjali! I found your blog via TIU on FB also! Great first post! Cant wait to read more 🙂 HIIT the beach is one of my favourite workouts also!! Great way to start the day!

    • kotagaac July 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Isn’t Tone It Up a great community?! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!

  6. liz July 19, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    I like to use Nike+GPS for my runs. I think it’s .99 or maybe free, but very similar to Map myRun. It’s an iPhone app.


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