Sunday, November 24, 2013

Yummy Apple Bacon Chicken

Here's a recipe for some yummy chicken I made yesterday. Didn't take all that long either (well, less time than I thought it would).

1 pkg (500g) of bacon
2 med sized gala apples
1 large(ish) onion
3 chicken breasts (about 6-7oz each), or the equivalent in boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

Preheat oven to 400. Chop bacon, apples & onions. Saute until bacon is cooked through & starting to get crispy. Fly the chicken breasts, or thighs (slice down the middle) & pund to 3/4" thick. Place chicken in roasting pan or casserole dish (or whatever else) & spoon some of the apple, bacon, onion mixture onto each piece of chicken, folding the top over afterward. Pour the rest of the mixture over the tops of all the chicken pieces.

Bake for about 25 minutes (depending on the size & thickness of the chicken).

Sorry for the "no picture" thing, I didn't think I would be posting the recipe until after I had it for leftovers today & it was just as amazing!

Friday, November 22, 2013

I Heart CrossFit

I remember being super nervous at the idea of going to a CrossFit class. I loved the idea of it & immersed myself in everything CrossFit (YouTube videos, etc) but was really intimidated by it. I was a strict bootcamper. The idea of Olympic lifting was fascinating but totally scary to me.

Then one day, (I'm not even sure what clicked) I decided to take the Fundamentals classes & there was no looking back. I love it. It's hard...challenging...and sometimes I look at VO2max's website to check to see what the W.O.D. (Workout of the Day) is & will psych myself out of going because I'm still very insecure about my skill set & abilities.

Despite the fear, I need CrossFit.  I've discovered that unless I have some big event (or the chance at a $5000 grand prize) I just don't tend to be that motivated on my own.  I know I have a lot of weight to lose, but I've just been at a dangerous happy medium between comfortable & uncomfortable such that I haven't been driven enough to do the work that needs to be done. So I need to go to something where I'm told what to do & I do it. And it's hard. But I feel accomplished when it's done.