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!

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