Party Pizza Thursday??!!

For being a full work week, it actually went by pretty quickly!  I’ll take it.  Open-mouthed smile

I got several emails asking if my pillowcase method for organizing my workout clothes worked.  The answer is yes and no.  My idea was to pack five pillowcases of workout clothes, put the dirty clothes back in the pillowcase and then put a ponytail holder to secure the top of the pillowcase and wash and dry the contents together and bam, I am ready to go.

Turns out the ponytail holders didn’t stay on, so all the contents came out in the wash, but when I used a rubber band, it worked!  I secured it at the very end so they would have room to move around, and nothing got too wrinkled.  I just love the fact that I am not scrambling around trying to find sox and workout bras!  I will definitely keep that up this year. Open-mouthed smile

Um, guess who likes granola?  Tony!!   The last batch I made is Nicole’s olive oil granola, and this one is a winner.   I am definitely making more this weekend.  My breakfast was another parfait – with bananas, apples and granola.

pizza 002

I love, love, love how crunchy and “clustery” this granola turns out.

pizza 003

I was planning on doing the 100 Workout again yesterday, but when I saw Emily post this Killer Kardio workout, I had forgotten I pinned that on Pinterest months ago and never tried it.

workout

Hopefully you can click on it and it will get bigger – there are also three sets:

First set:

  • jump rope 1 minute
  • high knees 1 minute
  • butt kicks 1 minute
  • jumping jacks 1 minute
  • burpees (20) – I did crunches instead!
  • run 10 minutes

Second set:

  • jump rope 1 minute
  • high knees 1 minute
  • butt kicks 1 minute
  • jumping jacks 1 minute
  • 20 pushups
  • 20 tricep dips
  • run 10 minutes

Third set:

  • jump rope 1 minute
  • high knees 1 minute
  • butt kicks 1 minute
  • jumping jacks 1 minute
  • mountain climbers 1 minute
  • run 10 minutes

I somehow thought I’d be able to finish that whole routine during my lunch hour break, but I ended up cutting the run times to 8 minutes – it took me just about 45 minutes to complete the circuit – it was tough – especially the first run – the calves were killing me, but by the end I felt fine.  I increased the speed for every 8 mile run too!

I made another potato crusted quiche, except this time I used unsweetened almond milk, and reduced the ham to 2 ounces – so good and it brought the calories down to 202 calories for 1/4 of the pie.

pizza 005

Even though I ate later in the day, this wasn’t very filling and I have to tell you, I was a bit hungry around 4:00.  But then I told myself “it’s okay to be hungry, you’ll be eating dinner in a couple hours!”  I did end up having a skinny café mocha though, and that did the trick at only 50 calories.

I bought Italian sausage last weekend to make my lightened Bolognese, but I never got around to making it.  I told Tony that we had the sausage and asked for a suggestion and he said “whatever you want babe.”

Which meant one thing:

PIZZA!!!

I made this version of no rise pizza dough – the only difference from mine is it calls for 3/4 cup of water vs. my 1 cup. 

I also took her advice and put my dough on parchment paper to bring it over to the hot pizza stone.  After the first five minutes, I just removed it.  My side was sausage and orange pepper – Tony’s side was sausage and mushroom.

pizza 009

pizza 017

I baked this for 10 minutes at 500 degrees.  This is so quick and easy, the longest part was waiting for my oven to come to temperature!

pizza 018

And guess what?  I only had two pieces.  Yep, it was my first indulgent meal of the week, but I ate in moderation.  I didn’t even take another tiny slice when I was putting it away either – and didn’t snack at all last night – who the fuck am I?  Hot smile

More football this weekend – I plan on going to Williams-Sonoma over the weekend to buy this:

blender

A Cuisinart smoothie blender – I would never spend $65 on it if it was my money, but since I have a gift card, it’s free! 

What I would love someday?  A Vitamix!  This bad boy is about $500 dollars though!

vitamix

Question of the Day:  What kind of blender do you have?

Alright – off to get ready for work – make it a great day!!