I call this Crockpot Chicken Parm-ovolone to the kids. Just think Chicken Parmesan with provolone instead. This is a simple and easy meal that is nice to make and pack for lunches. This meal provides me with lunch for 4 days. I normally eat this without any pasta to reduce the carbs that I normally enjoy with a chicken parm meal.
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash garlic & herb
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar of pasta sauce
4 slices of provolone cheese
Mix oregano, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt, Mrs. Dash, and Parmesan cheese in a large mixing bowl. Coat crockpot bottom with olive oil.
Whisk 2 eggs in a separate bowl
Trim chicken breasts and dip both sides in egg and then transfer to breadcrumb mixture to coat both sides. Transfer chicken to crockpot and place slice of provolone cheese (or other cheese) on top of each breast. My crockpot is small so i stack the breasts 2×2 and layer cheese in between and on top.
Cover crockpot, set on low for 4-5 hours.
The past two weeks I have lived out of a hotel room on the beach while attending my instructor course. Trust me there are plenty of worse places to spend 14 days. I have a confession though, I let the beach and ultimately the beer get the best of me. It was not all bad though, I trained at another school a few times, met some cool people, and got a great mental break from the routine of work. Now that I’m back though it’s time for my to buckle down to reach my goals by the end of the year.
Today we started a kids competition class to help the kids that are competing in tournaments. After the class myself and one of the guys rolled for a bit and I quickly realized that after 2 weeks of not training regularly I’ve lost some of my jits cardio already. Lucky for me my technique is still there and improving.
The lesson here is if your training regularly (weights, cardio, bjj, etc.) don’t take that foot off the gas. Find ways to keep the training no matter where you are at. Make it a priority.
“Successful people do daily what others do occasionally”
This is one of my favorite quotes because it couldn’t be more true.
An article from Men’s Health asked 6 extremely fit guys what they do everyday.
For those that are unfamiliar, this is Gabi Garcia
Recently I saw some posts discussing her weight loss in preparation for an MMA career. I was blown away at the transformation.
Today was another day of 8 hours on the mat. One of our classmates passed out due to a kidney stone so we were given 25 minutes to work out on our own. I took the time to hit the exercise bike to keep my quads and hamstrings loose and then some time on the foam roller to work out some of my muscle tightness that has developed over the past week and a half.
A lot more people on the mat than Thursday’s class. I paired up with a blue belt that was 52 years old. Most impressive was a white belt that started training 6 weeks ago. He was the young age of 60 and doing everything the rest of us were doing. To me that was an inspiration and a reminder that you are never too old to start anything.
Today’s training built on Thursdays training of mount escapes and holding the mount position. Also coincidentally in my defensive tactics instructor course we spent all day drilling mount escapes. I have been assigned that topic to teach tomorrow as well.