Hello from The Kitchen, I have to start off by saying, it was AWESOME to work out with some of you guys last Wednesday. It was supposed to be my off day, but Carmen said I could be his friend that got to go to Bootcamp so I jumped at the opportunity, and I could not have been happier to have worked out with you guys and gals. My lower body was not so happy the next day, but I just switched my workout days around and got after it! You all pushed me, so Thank You!

And thank you for the feedback. It was great to meet the people who are actually trying out the recipes and providing real feedback. Feedback that said, there needs to be a binder for the Meat Lasagna and we need more vegetables and maybe even a vegetarian recipe in the future. Noted and Noted. The people have spoken and I have listened. Below are two links to two of my favorite recipes. They pack the nutrients that everyone wants and needs; vegetables, protein, carbs, and bacon. Oh Yeah, one of these recipes has bacon! In fact, a recent article was just published about a 105 year old woman who attributes her longevity to back. Long live bacon!!

Seriously, these may be breakfast recipes, but I remember a Kellogs cereal slogan from when I was a kid that asked, "when is the best time for breakfast?" It had a bowl of cereal poised as a clock with no hands and the simple answer of "Anytime". And you know what? They were right. I no longer eat cereal but I can tell you this, after my workout yesterday I had the Rutabaga Egg Nests (Four Eggs) and for dinner last night I had the Delicious Breakfast Hash with a large chicken breast and Chocolate Peanut Butter and Blueberry Shake with 3 Scoops of Protein (I slept like a baby).

These recipes are super simple and honestly can last you for up to three days. Make them both and alternate and you have a post-workout meal for the entire week. For those of you who don't know where to find Rutabaga, it is in the Turnip family and is usually sold in the vegetable section alongside of the turnips. Turnips are purple and white and rutabaga is a light tan color. Simply use a vegetable peeler and peel the outside hard skin away and either shred it in a food processor or for a great tricep workout, use a cheese grater.

Again it was a pleasure meeting you all. I hope to see A Lot of you at the May 18th Adventure Run and I look forward to your continued feedback. These are your recipes, so keep the feedback coming.

Lastly, I saw this Great quote when I was out to dinner at an awesome organic restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria (Jackson 20) and immediately thought of Carmen and the Ambitious Athletics Family, so I leave you with this quote:

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

Chris

PS. If I didn't have the opporutnity to work out with you or meet you at the anniversary party, then please feel free to leave your feedback below. Thanks again!