Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday - Walk It Out

Ahh walking, the unsung hero of the cardio world. If you're looking for a super easy way to get in some exercise, go for a walk!! All you need is a pair of shoes.

Health Benefits of Walking
Benefits of walking, from (powered by Kaiser)

Walking is low impact, so no need to worry about harming your joints. Plus, you can walk anywhere!! Too hot to walk outside? Hie thee to your local shopping mall and log some air-conditioned membership-free workout time. :)

Walking is a wonderful way to get some quality alone time. Bring earbuds to bliss out to your fave tunes, or go headphone free to spend some time getting lost in your thoughts. When I was in school, I used to walk whenever I was stuck on a project and by the end of my 3 mile loop, I had a renewed sense of purpose and the energy to persevere.

Walking was how I got started on my journey from 155lb back down to my current 134lb. I had been sedentary for more than 2 years after graduating high school and leaving behind softball and cheerleading. It's a fabulous way to start making healthier life choices.

Already a walker? Head to the hills!! Make your walk more challenging by finding some cool new terrain to cover. Shake up your routine!

Just make sure to put on some sunscreen and wear a hat if you're venturing out into the sun!!

Something else wonderful for your Wednesday... Trader Joe's Goat Cheese Medallions!

I put one of these lovelies on my lunch today.

Grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, roasted kabocha, and marinated mushrooms topped with goat cheese and a coffee flavored Chobani Bite for dessert!
 These miniature cheese medallions are wrapped as single servings, making these perfect to take along to work and have with lunch or as a snack. One ounce of this creamy cheese has 70 calories, 1g of carbs, 6g of fat, and 5g of protein. Mmmmmmm.

I'm lucky to work at the same company as my mom.
We matched out nail polish today on complete accident!!!
I'm off to take a walk around my work neighborhood.

Tell me, what are you doing to make your Wednesday wonderful?

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