A Spinful Morning

In an effort to wake up the first time my alarm clock goes off, I have moved my alarm clock to the other side of the room.  So far, so good but every morning I wake up in a panic as I can’t figure out where my alarm is.  A few seconds later I remember moving it to the other side of the room, which causes me to jolt out of bed to turn off the heinous noise.

This morning was no different but at least I didn’t crawl back into bed!  I went to bed at 12:30AM last night so the 5:30AM wake up call was a little rough this morning.  The 5 hours of sleep were well worth it though as I was able to spend time with Neal, make a yummy dinner, do all of my laundry, clean up the apartment, write a blog about my crazy commute, and watch an episode of Friends!

Neal came over after work and we began cooking pizza!  If you haven’t tried the Trader Joe’s raw dough yet, it is SO worth it!  I know I could make my own dough, but for less than a $1, why not just buy it pre-made?

While I rolled out the dough, Neal started cutting up the Sweet Italian Style chicken sausage we also bought at Trader Joe’s.  The next step was to season the dough with some William-Sonoma Pizza Seasoning.

I then topped the seasoned dough with pizza sauce.  I usually like to use spaghetti sauce, as it has more flavor, but I thought I’d give the Trader Joe’s sauce a try.

The next step was to sprinkle an absurd amount of cheese  onto the pizza sauce.  I just love cheese and to be honest, would take a cheese pizza over meat pizza any day!

Neal then finished the pizza off with the chicken sausage he had sauteed.

It was glorious.  Neal and I both wish we had added onions and bell peppers to the pizza, but we’ll do that next time!

This pizza was rockin’ and made for awesome leftovers today, especially after going to spin this morning!

Spin is a fantastic workout, in my opinion.  Although my rear is often sore from the hour long class, the workout I get from indoor cycling is outstanding!  This morning I burned 1012 calories (according to my FT-7) which is well beyond the amount of calories I burn when I use the elliptical or even run for 30 minutes.

I was pretty tired after this morning’s class but I think that’s more because I only got 5 hours of sleep last night.  I swear that 40 minutes into the class I was tempted to close my eyes, even though I was working out like an banshee.  All in all though, I always leave spin feeling refreshed and motivated!  It also gives me a killer leg workout!

If you asked me what my best feature is I would say my calves.  I’ve always had muscular legs but I love how defined they are now.  If anyone is looking for a shoe model, I’m your girl!

In other news, I was quoted in the Washington Post Express newspaper today!!

Although it was a wild Monday morning, being able to share my experience with others has been a lot of fun and has connected me with a lot of different people.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?  What is your favorite workout?


6 Responses

  1. Diggin’ your blog! 🙂

  2. The best pizza that I ever made was this one: http://sunnykatie.wordpress.com/?s=pizzagasm
    and my fave pizza topping is hummus! Weird, I know, but I don’t eat cheese and it adds a some creaminess and protein.

    My hubby and I do homemade pizza at least once a week, and my current dough recipe includes flax seeds, garlic and epicure’s pasta seasoning…amazing!

    PS, your calves are rockin’!

  3. moving the alarm clock is such a help! one of my friends got an alarm clock that actually wheels around her room so you literally have to get out of bed and chase it down to make it stop! i am always paranoid that i’m going to sleep through my alarm, so i now set two.

  4. I love love love grilled veggies on my pizza! Mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant and zucchini are my favs but the possibilities/combinations are endless!

  5. […] Go to spin class every Tuesday and Thursday:  I went at least once a week… […]

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