Skillet Chicken and Mozzarella Bake

Skillet Chicken and Mozzarella Bake

Tonight’s meal was courtesy of Cooking Light’s The best Chicken Cookbook.

Coming in at under 400 calories, this delicious chicken dish was a hit with the whole family. Pared with a salad, it filled the plate and more importantly satisfied everyone’s appetite. Since I’m gluten free, I substitute “panko” with Cornflake Crumbs.

You can get the recipe here:

C25K – Day 1

I like to ride my mountain bike, especially on trails. This is how I plan to get most of my cardio workouts, but sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.

Since the trails were closed today due to rain, I was looking for another cardio excerise. My wife suggested that we could do the “Couch to 5K” (C25K) workout as a family. I thought that was a great idea.

Well, it seemed like a great idea until I was actually out there on the sidewalk jogging. What was I thinking? Sweat pouring down my face, huffing and puffing, I managed to make it through day 1, which is more than I can say for the kids, they bailed on us before we took our first step.

I’m not going to sugar coat it…jogging sucks, but I can’t ignore the benefits and results. So, in my quest to lose 50lbs I’ve decided to keep at it and will add C25K to my weight loss regiment.

Step 1


This is my preverbal first step towards a personal goal to lose 50lbs.

I decide to blog about my planned transformation mainly as way to keep motivated and engaged. At the very least it will be a personal record to which I can look back on, but maybe it becomes something that inspires others as well.

But right now, it’s just step one.