Saturday, March 2, 2013

March: Peach Pants Challenge and the Green Monster Pizza

It's MARCH!!! 

For those of you who participated in Tina's Best Body Bootcamp, you have a whole month to kind of do your own thing.

This got me thinking, what can I do in one month that would keep me motivated? It dawned on me, what does almost every woman have in their closet right now? They have a pair of pants/skirt/shirt that they bought that fit, but was just tight enough that they never wear. Some people call them their "skinny jeans".

For March, I want to do away with the pants that I only wear when I feel "Skinny" and take back the pants, wear them all time! So, I created the "Peach Pants Challenge" for the month of March.

All right, so every Friday I will post updated photos on the peach pants. Here are my awesome embarrassing before pictures:

Week One:

I call these "stand-up" pants, you know, the kind that you look okay standing but once you sit down it's all over. :)

These pants close but are tight. They give me a little bit of a love handle at the top. My goal for the month of March? I just want them to fit more comfortably.


So this month I am trying to be dedicated to vegan cooking. As always, I will do my best :).

Here is my dinner meal plan for this upcoming week. I have class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays nights, so I need more "grab and go" kind of dinners :).


Since I still haven't been cleared for running, I will continue to do a combination of strength and cardio. 

Join the Challenge!

How can you join the challenge? Pick an item of clothing you already own, take before and after pictures and create a meal and work-out plan for the month of March. YOU CAN DO IT! This is going to be a great month and I'm super excited! Send me your progress at bailey dot borman @ gmail. com 

Green Monster Pizza

Last night was FRIDAY? What does that mean? Pizza of course. Last night I made the Green Monster pizza. This is a pesto, spinach, zucchini pizza with a swirl of tomato sauce on the top and finished with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. 

First roll out dough, form onto your pizza pan and cover the base with pesto. I used about 1/3 of a cup of pesto. Here is the recipe for the pesto I used : Bestest Pesto

Cover the pesto with spinach.

Then cover the spinach with zucchini. Make sure to cover as much of the spinach as possible, otherwise it will get crispy which in this case might not be delicious.

Add a swirl of tomato sauce on the top. When the tomato sauce is baked without anything on top of it, it will develop a rich tomato flavor.

Bake at 425 for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the bottom is crispy.

Add sliced tomatoes and basil on the top. Serve with your favorite vegetable.

This was delicious and honestly, I didn't miss the cheese. The pesto was rich, the crust was crispy and the fresh basil and tomato added brightness. Give it a try!

Questions of the Day:

Have you ever tried to eat vegan?

Do you have a pair of "skinny pants"?

What's your favorite pizza topping?

I love pineapple.


  1. Dude!! I am sort of doing the same thing with the paleo/TRX/Dragon Boat workout like a crazy person self inflicted challenge. I have a dazzling purple dress that I want to wear to a friends wedding in April. I have periodically tried it on and it fits better and better each time. This morning I put it on, and we are SO CLOSE to where I want to be... :-) It's a great feeling! - Heidi

    1. Send before and after pictures and I will feature you on the blog! It will be awesome!

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  3. What pizza crust dough (or recipe) do you use? Looks delish!

  4. HI Jennifer!
    I use trader joe's wheat pizza dough. It's only $1.29! If you don't have a trader joe's near you let me know, I will send you some recipes that I've tried.