Sunday, January 12, 2014

Eggplant Pizza. My new OBSESSION.

I am the type of person who can eat something over and over again but then, out of nowhere, I get mad cravings for pizza or a good greasy cheese burger.

So like a lot of other women in the world, I am a freak about Pinterest. I think it a beautiful thing, like really beautiful. I have gotten so many ideas not only food-wise from it but also nail polish ideas and other nifty craft ideas.

While browsing the Health and Fitness boards, I came across this pin from What really attracted me to the recipe was that it was super easy to make and didn't have a lot of ingredients. Plus you could customize your pizzas with what ever you wanted. Also, if you get a good sized eggplant, you can make lots of pizzas out of it. Double Bonus.

I experimented with this recipe on Saturday night when I was craving a pizza. But I didn't want to actually indulge in something that was grease ball city. (Not sure if that is a word or not but we'll just run with it.)

I got my ingredients together, prepped, constructed and anxiously waited for my eggplant pizzas to come out of the oven and this is what I got...

It was magical, just like any Disney movie. 

I want to make it again, but add more protein to it, like chopped grilled chicken bits. We shall see what happens next time. But if you ladies and gents decide to give this a whirl and tweak some of the toppings- let me know so I can try them out as well!

So I'm out to go check in with the Golden Globe Awards. See you beauties soon!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

What's Going On?

Happy Saturday!

I am on day 2 of blogging- WOOHOO! It's hard getting back into a blogging groove because I know what I want to talk about but don't know how to start.

A couple of things have happened since I last blogged, which I think was March now looking back at my writing history.

  • I graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree. 
  • I got to participate in an amazing internship program with a local police department.
  • I got a part time job doing security for some pretty cool venues ( Like working the Paul McCartney Concert at Miller Park aka LEGENDARY )
  • I became an aunt! ( Check out Instagram for cute freaking adorable baby selfies )
  • I have lost more weight.
  • I can do legit push-ups now. ( Bye-bye girl push-ups )
  • I can do more than 2 sit-ups since this summer when I first started practicing.

For all of you who don't know, my career goal is to become a police officer. I knew that I needed to start becoming more fit, not because I need to pass a physical agility test, but to be in better shape in-case I need to protect myself.

I did fall off the working out wagon during the summer because I was just so busy. I know, excuses, excuses. All I think about when I just typed that is this lady...

I experienced working 3rd shift, which is horrible and then from that going straight to my internship at 8 am. It was rough some days and I thought, WHY AM I DOING THIS?! But you know what lady with the perfect body and 3 kids, if I don't get enough sleep, I'll be one angry person..

So, yeah, I picked sleep over working out. My bad...

I will say though, it was totally worth it and would do it all over again.

Currently- I am looking for another job while applying to more police departments. I am in the process with one department right now (SO KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!) and am waiting to hear back from them about the next step.

I am working out about 5-6 days a week. I am lifting more and doing interval cardio. I have another physical test for another police department coming up in February, so I am also getting ready for that. I took this department's test last summer and I failed out because I couldn't do 29 sit-ups in a minute. Well guess what I have been working on since that day- SIT-UPS. I'm ready to take that test again!

Well, there's what I have been up to since the summer. Hope everyone had a great Christmas/holiday break and I hope that 2014 has some amazing things in store for me and YOU!

BTW, if any of you run into mother nature, tell her to stop dumping snow and freezing cold weather in Wisconsin. K thanks.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Years Resolution: Back to Blogging

Hello all you beautiful people! IT IS FREEEEEEEEZING HERE IN WISCONSIN :( It is legitimately in the negatives both temperature and windchill. Mother nature, Y U NO LIKE WI?!

I haven't blogged since April of last year. A lot of things have been going on in my life and even though I haven't wrote a post in a looong time, I still read other peoples blogs and look through other blogger's tweets and Instagram pictures. (Also known as stalking) I am excited to tell you ladies and gents some of the awesomeness that has happened both on the scale and off the scale.

So I have missed blogging and the people who have inspired me to keep going at, what seems like, a never ending journey. It's not a bad thing, I've had ups and downs, like all of you. It's part of this process and making us appreciate the whole journey. I just know that I will never give up on hitting my goal weight. Even after that goal, I know I will want to accomplish something new on my fitness journey.

But, anyways- I just wanted to get a post up and out there in the blogosphere. I am very excited to get back to writing. I think I secretly like it. (Shhhhhh) Its good to be back, again. I hope to reconnect with old friends and enjoy being able to meet new bloggers as well!

I think Kristen Wiig says it best in her SNL skit about how I feel about getting back at this..

I'll be back tomorrow! In the mean time you can check out my Twitter/Instagram/Facebook page if you want ;) 

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