Monday, June 23, 2008

Lemon Garlic Chicken

This is one of my families favorite meals. I love the flavor of the chicken. This recipe is from my P90X workout meal plan. We have this chicken often. I serve with wild rice and usually steamed brocolli and zuchini...this night I only had the brocolli!!!

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp molasses
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
combine first 4 ingredients in a nonreactive dish and add chicken. cover and marinate in fridge for 1 hour, turning occassionally.preheat oven to 425 degreesremove chicken from dish, reserving marinade and arrange in shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. pour reserved marinade over chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper. bake for 20 minutes, basting occasionally with marinade. continue baking, without basting, for an additional 20 minutes or until chicken is done...serve with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley if desired
Workouts have been good. I've been running, on the treadmill, but still running!!! I have found that I sure get bored on the treadmill though...and really FAST too!!! It just isn't the same as running outside, but hey, I'll take what I can get!! Last week I wasn't in the mood for strength training...I don't know why!!! So this week, I'm back on the band wagon and todays workout was a BEAR!!! Chest, Shoulders and word...YIKES!!!! But it sure felt good. I'm definitely feeling it already though!!

Monday, June 9, 2008


I have not posted for quite some time...
Have I been exercising? Yes Have I been sticking to my running/training schedule? Kind of Have I been eating right? Um, a big fat NO for that one. My running has been a little speratic because I haven't been feeling well. I have been doing my strength training though and this week my running should be back to normal! AND hopefully my eating will be too. My meals have been pretty much's the AFTER DINNER part that I've had some trouble with. Too much ice cream in so little time!!!!! Yes, ice cream is my BIG DOWNFALL, well that and homemade cookies! ha! Sad, sad story....
Normally, I don't eat sweets during the week, and I let myself have something on the weekends. So NOT the case for the last few weeks, I've been eating anything and EVERYTHING!!
And definitely at the wrong time of night! My butt, hips and thighs are definitely
feeling the aftermath!!! So, here's to a new week...a new start
#1 Goal for the week: NO eating after dinner
#2 Goal for the week: Drink more water
#3 Goal for the week: Stick to my running schedule
#4 Goal for the week: Eat slower and enjoy my meals