I hesitate to try new “healthier” foods on my family; there seems to be an aversion to adapted recipes for the sake of health. I don’t blame them. Healthier foods have only made a regular appearance in my life for the sake of better health, not always because I love them.
However, this twist on pizza caught my attention, so I decided to give it a go. I picked Saturday to debut my new meal so the family had plenty of time to figure out another meal if they didn’t like my idea.
I bought flat breads and we made pizzas with them. I set out everything like a toppings bar and invited them to top their pizzas with what they wanted after I put sauce on the crusts.
They loved it! In fact, as we were enjoying our individual pizzas they suggested we make this a weekly tradition.
Would you look at that.
The only difference between our homemade healthier pizzas and what we buy at the local parlor were a whole wheat, flax seed flat bread for the crust, but I thought that would be enough to gross them out.
We will definitely be doing that again. (In fact, don’t tell them, but I’ve been having one for lunch each day with veggies and grilled chicken. yum!)
Another thing I will be doing again is taking the BodyPump class at the YMCA.
In Jacksonville I took a class similar to this, but it was more of a circuit style with cardio between sets. This is pure strength, switching out weights for different parts of the body, and it is kicking my butt.
It’s humbling to attend a class like this and wear my running t-shirts (because they are the only ones that fit, and barely so). I feel like, “Yeah, I can run for 3 miles, but I need to put down the bar for lunges because my legs are dying now.”
Today’s instructor was much more to my liking that the one from the Monday classes. No real reason why, but I liked her teaching style.
Okay, I do know why… she explained why we were doing things we were doing and what you needed to do to work the correct muscle and not injure yourself. She also asked right away if there was anyone new to the class and I don’t remember the other lady doing that.
Of course, I was too prideful to act like I was new, but I did mention to a lady nearby that it had been six months since I worked out like that and I think the instructor heard, because she would say, “…or if it’s been a while since you worked out..” 🙂
Again, it’s humbling to see just how big I’ve gotten and how out of shape I am, but it’s also a good reality check and I’m grateful.
So, on I go. Trying new things and liking them. And continuing the fight to not let my weight get the best of me.
Thanks for stopping by!
I take BodyPump 3 times a week. Tues/Thurs/Sat. I love it. And instructors can make or break a class. There are quite a few instructors I avoid if at all possible because they just don't teach as well. Does your place offer BodyFlow or Shbam? Those are the other two classes that I love to take. Les Mills (the creator of BodyPump) also has a subscription channel on Smart TVs. You are doing great to take care of your body, even if it's just a little.
We do make your own quesadillas too … I have shredded chicken ready, along with roasted vegetables (usually onions, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes), and shredded cheese and then they assemble their own. For those who don't eat grains, they just pile chicken and vegetables and cheese and then stick in the oven to melt the cheese.
I usually use tortillas for a pizza crust but the flat breads definitely look thicker and like they would be better. I'll have to try that! Good job on the workouts!