Serious Eats for Serious Lifters

26 Jun

I’m sore. Like, having a hard time typing this sore. Day 1 of Jess getting re-serious about lifting is in the past. Thank goodness. Can only improve from here. Ouch everywhere. But in a good way.

Thankfully, I remembered to tweak my eating habits accordingly. Protein. Lean. Clean. Enough carbs and fat to carry me through. Okay, I went to Meconi’s and had a turkey sub on whole wheat. I can justify pretty much anything “on whole wheat.” Especially when I spend the morning with a barbell.

Not going to lie: I had trouble digesting so much. So good, though. A 5 mile walk with my neighbor helped. 5 miles goes fast when there’s much talking to be done.

By the time dinner rolled around, I was already feeling the tightness, soreness, and exhaustion setting in, protein was definitely on the menu.

Super Simple Grilled Chicken and Parmesan Roasted Zucchini



•3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
•Ken’s Light Northern Italian Dressing & Marinade, enough to cover chicken
•4 zucchini, sliced
•2 Tbs Parmesan
•1-2 tsp olive oil
•Salt and pepper

Step 1: Marinate chicken at least 2 hours. Grill on medium-high heat until juices run clear.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 375. Slice zucchini, lightly coat with the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and Parmesan. Put on baking rack or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.



Step 3: pass out for 12 straight hours, “cause you work hard and it’s time for a break, darn it,” says body.

See? Easy. You should do this today.


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