Sunday, February 17, 2013

PIZZZZA and a few other eats...

Our Valentine's Day looked like this...
 a green smoothie-(that looked purple) while making chocolate-covered strawberries!  
Only in our house :)

Valentine's Day workout was a morning boxing session on our new bag with a 30 minute leg workout.  Then in the afternoon, my boys rode their bikes while I ran!  It was only a 2 mile run, but hey I'll take what I can get!  My philosophy is if I wear workout clothes all day long, I can workout when I get the urge to eat junk!  Ha!  It works!  If you're at a desk all day, on the computer spend a few minutes opening a document, write down your goals for the day and your eats too.  
It will help you stay in control of what you're eating and how you're staying active each day.  Remember accountability is a huge part of successful weight loss and creating healthy habits!

And for some reason lately, I've had pizza on the brain!  I'm sure with all the healthy, clean eats...and not leaving much room for fattening cheeses and bread!  Ha!
So when you are living a super healthy lifestyle and taking care of your body, how do you conquer that PIZZA craving? 

You create healthy alternatives like these...
kicking the craving #1: Cauliflower crust pizza!
2 cups of cauliflower- florets chopped in a food processor
1 egg
1/2 cup cheese of your choice
2 tbs flaxseed meal
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.  Add toppings and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  YUM, YUM, YUMMY!!!  I used TJ sauce, grilled chicken we had meal prepped for the week and low fat mozz cheese.  

And kicking the craving, pizza option #2: Kashi pizza with additional toppings!
I bought the Kashi Roasted Veggie pizza and then added grilled chicken, extra zucchini and broccoli and baked as instructed on the box!

Pizza craving kicked in the booty!  Both of these options were delicious and perfect because they hardly took any time to prepare!  I have decided I need to keep these on hand for when that next pizza craving comes our way!

And this morning I woke up to a 2 egg, turkey and spinach omelette along with a slice of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread topped with Neufchael cheese!  AMAZING way to start our Sunday!  Then that decision led to a 3.5 mile run at a personal best time/pace for me :)  
I'm telling ya, the food choices are 90% of the work.  I've always known it but never wanted to dedicate myself to fully living it, ya know what I mean?  I am proof!

And we've been using our collards from our garden in the smoothies.  When we all collards, we use more fruit to cut the flavor of the collards because it tends to be a little stronger than we prefer, but if ya add the right amounts, it tastes amazing!

And as for our meal #2 today, it was smoothies,
HIS AND HERS GREEN SMOOTHIES...awe, how sweet and romantic!  ha!
 For today's smoothies, I changed it up and it was awesome!  I used spinach, kale, coconut milk, ice, frozen pineapple and 1/2 cutie orange!  Mmmm!  it was very tropical and enjoyable!

It's gorgeous here in Texas this weekend so as a family today, we traveled to our local farmer's market and although strawberry picking season doesn't start until next weekend, we still needed a family photo IN the strawberries, right?  Absolutely!

And since it's a long weekend-kiddos don't have school tomorrow, we will meal prep tomorrow afternoon and spend the rest of the day just chillin'!  

Hope you're staying focused and on track.
Ya know sometimes as I look around I feel jealous at the fact that I have to be 100% aware of my exercise and what foods I put into my body if I want the results I am looking for, others sometimes do not. Some people out there don't have to worry 24/7 and keep count, and make sure they get that daily workout, calorie burn in their daily routine 

BUT ya know what?  
I don't feel sorry for myself for long.  I know my body and heart are thankful of the thought, effort and time I put into my healthy lifestyle.  I wouldn't change it for the world because at least I know what it's like on both be the unhealthy girl trying to change and then being the girl that DID change and DOES want to help others achieve their greatest self-in regards to health and fitness.  I wouldn't change the fact that I have pushed my body further than I ever thought possible or I've set out to do something and successfully completed it!  
So be proud of yourself too and don't dwell on the fact that it takes work to change...the work is worth it!  The sweat, the tears, the's all worth it.  The reward is HUGE and the journey is something I don't regret, not even for a second!  Don't you regret it either!  
Keep at it and stay focused, stay strong, write your goals, live your goals and push through those workouts and food cravings!  


christina said...

Oh my - to think that its almost strawberry season somewhere. SO jealous! On the east coast it is COLD, windy and we have NO fresh local produce. COME ON SPRING!!!

Lili J said...

Cute post! Those pizzas look yummy! I can't wait to try one. They would also be good on Fridays during lent... Sans the chicken... I will have to remember that when I run out of ideas!

Anonymous said...

I had the same thoughts as you this weekend. How do some have to work so hard while others can eat junk and go out to eat quite often and remain thin. Genetics maybe. I'm jealous that y'all will be strawberry picking soon. I really need to come your way so we can go! That would be fun!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I have been wanting to try the cauliflower pizza thing, but I have to admit to being a little scared to, I am going to try your recipe today. I need to use up a head of cauliflower anyway.

Anonymous said...

I've been dying to try cauliflower pizza crust but haven't after the faux mashed potatoes went (they were awful). Was it a good compromise to pizza crust?!

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