Just Walk It!

by DanicasDaily on June 6, 2010

Today was the official Weight Watchers Walk It 5K Challenge.  I LOVE this challenge ~ it has been all about getting everyone moving starting out with just 10 minutes of walking a day.   Weight Watchers provided everyone with a 6 week training schedule, you earned little stars along the way for the Walk It Challenge with the ultimate goal to be able to walk a 5K. 

The 5K could be anywhere ~ you could go alone, join an official race or go as part of a group.  My location put together a group walk that turned out to be a 5K+ (we did 4 miles). 

It was so fun to walk along encouraging and chatting with different people who share the same goals as I do, but, even better, The Husband went with me :D  In all the races I’ve done over the past 10 years, he has only walked one with me.  He did AWESOME :D

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Isn’t it funny how when you decide to NOT take your camera, you see a ton of things that make you want to take pictures….on our walk we saw:

* Beautiful rolling hills

* FANTASTIC peeps walking along a main street in our own walk-it challenge!

* Someone brought their baby in the little red wagon but their dog was pulling him like a horse a carriage – so funny!

* A BIG family of cows!

* All of us touching a red sign at the turn around point to symbolize the half way mark!

Good times and I’d totally do it all over again :D 

Before our walk, I snacked on 2 slices TJ’s FF Multi-Grain Bread topped with Nut Barn Crunchy Almond Butter and Pomengranate Jelly (4.5 pts).

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So, I told The Husband he earned his Starbuck’s today and we refueled post race with Venti Iced FF, Decaf Lattes with a caramel drizzle (3 pts).

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I am actually surprised at how well all this held me over.  We did the walk a 8am and didn’t sit down for lunch until 2 pm. 

1/2 cup Harvest Grain Salad (4 pts)

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1 1/3 cups Melon (1 pt)

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Cool, crisp Asian Slaw (Organic Broccoli Slaw + TJ’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette) (1 pt)

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Yesterday I whipped up a batch of Homemade Spicy Bean Dip.  Have you all ever tried making your own? It’s SO EASY ~ simply put it all in your food processor and give it a whirl.

12 TJ;’s Organic Tortilla chips x’s 2 because I went back for more plus 1/2 c dip (7 pts)  That’s why I don’t have really good chips around LOL.

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Dinner wasn’t fancy at all but it completely hit the spot.  Can you ever go wrong with pasta plus TJ’s Arrabiata Sauce and freshly shaved parmesan?!

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1 c Barilla Plus Angel Hair Pasta (4 pts)

1/3 c Pasta Sauce (1 pt)

1 Tbsp shaved parmesan (1 pt)

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Dessert ~ 1 cup cherries (1 pt)

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I have to confess ~ I got all caught up on The Bachelorette today!  I was going to boycott the season because I didn’t really like her drama….but, then, I heard all the places they are travelling and I totally want to see the countries they visit.  I guess like some of the guys, I am not in it for Ali LOL :D  Oh and all the scandals sound fun too! I can’t wait for the show tomorrow now!

Night all!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kat Condon June 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

I’m so making that bean dip for my hubbys bday party!!

2 tj June 7, 2010 at 7:26 am

Great job on the WALK IT CHALLENGE! :) WHoohooo! :)

I love making dips at home- and baked chips with those mission brand 2-1pt tortillas! YUM! :)

Bachelorette drama is right- I read the People magazine at my Mom & Dad’s house on Saturday and they had a SPOILER in there of upcoming stuff!! I was bummed I read it actually! lol Sean thinks she left the last show to get picked for this one…lol He might be right! lol

3 liz June 7, 2010 at 8:26 am

I have made Ellie Krieger’s black bean dip (that she uses in Mexican Tortilla Pizza) and it’s delicious! http://thenotsoskinnykitchen.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/ceimb-mexican-tortilla-pizza/

I’ve also made her Layered Mexican Dip which was amazing as well: http://thenotsoskinnykitchen.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/ceimb-five-layer-mexican-dip/

I was never big on the little jars of dip because bean dip just really doesn’t look appetizing, but now that I’ve started making these Ellie recipes, I’m hooked.

4 nd June 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

sounds like a great experience and awesome that your husband did it w/ you :)

5 Tay June 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

Definitely watching the Bachelorette this season. It’s just such entertainment. Although the Weatherman is getting on my nerves. But so is Ali. She’s too giggly/flirty/annoying already!! But good Monday night entertainment :-)

6 Tina June 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

No matter what I do I always get sucked into the Bachelor & Bachelorette as well. At least it makes for fun, mindless entertainment.

The walk sounds great. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I must say though, that if I had my dog pull a wagon with my kid in it that would be a bad day. My dog would flip out and take off running probably tossing my daughter out of it in the process. I cringe just thinking about it. LOL

7 Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm

i need to get some fresh cherries – they look gorgeous!

8 MizFit June 8, 2010 at 2:10 am

I did my WALK IT TOO!
and dragged the entire family into the mix :)

9 Jessica Lee June 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

haha, that’s why i cant have chips around either!!

10 janetha June 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

i need some harvest grain salad in my life! nice job on the PLUS on the 5k!

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