Sunday, September 23, 2012

Walking Wonders

I am on my feet all day at work. The only time they get any type of relief is when I’m in my car traveling to the next store. By the end of the work day, I’m usually on my feet for an average of 9 hours. When I get home all I want to do is sit on the couch and elevate them since they are actually swollen! The last thing I can imagine doing is an extremely intense workout. So how do I resolve this little issue? Walking.

Walking with others is great bonding time!
Every day after work I usually eat dinner and then lace of up my running shoes and head out the door for a long walk usually lasting at least an hour. My pace is not slow whatsoever. I’m booking it to say the least. I understand that I need to get my heart rate up so I power walk.

Yes, I realize running is where I get the most bang for my buck but I’ve realized that as a full-time working woman I need to be realistic when it comes to taking care of my body. Realistically, I cannot run 5 miles after work. Realistically, I cannot train for another full marathon until I get settled into my new promotion. Realistically, I know that walking helps clear my mind, get me outside of my apartment, and get my blood flowing. The wonders of walking are endless.

Want to know what else I realize? I realize that it was the first day of Autumn yesterday and tis the season of pumpkins! So I give you…Pumpkin Peanut Butter inspired from here.

A generous serving of Vitamin A!
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip 
1/3c canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling!
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp PB (I used PB2)
1 tsp water
1/2 packet of Splenda
Pinch of salt

The ingredients!
-Put all ingredients in a bowl.
-Mix and enjoy!

Bon apetit!
This is a great dip atop toasted bread or even served with fruit! 
Question of the Day
What do you love most about Autumn? 
When I think of this season, I instantly want to sit around a bonfire while toasting burning marshmallows and sandwiching them between graham crackers and chocolate. The mallows are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Pair that with the grahams and me, nothing in the world is better than that.

I prefer the one on the left!


  1. Sound delish! Dips are always my fave. Thanks for sharing this on 'Or so she says...' at last week's link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There's actually a party going on right now (it's every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel