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What workouts have you tackled this weekend?


I’ve been all about the walk.  Friday, I did a 3.0-mile walk, and yesterday, Nicole and I did another 2.5 miles.  James always comes, too, and he pulls so I end up walking faster (silver lining to poor leash skills).  Funny how I used to run much further on the weekend, and now, long walks wear me out.  Walks are underrated!


Today’s workout:  scrub this house.  If I do it to pop music, it totally counts as a workout, right?  Smile




Waffles covered in homemade pumpkin yogurt.  Oh, yum.


Here’s how I made this batch of pumpkin yogurt:


1 small container of vanilla Greek yogurt

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon molasses (a good source of iron, FYI!)

Dash of ginger and ground cloves

Lots of cinnamon


Thought of the Day:


“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie



  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 12, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Walking is a great workout! Low impact but still gets you moving. I love it–even though I am nowhere near pregnant! lol Love your recipe for pumpkin yogurt 😀

  • Carolyn February 12, 2012, 12:16 pm

    Wow, first comment?! I have read HTP for a while now, but rarely comment. However, your thought on molasses as being high in iron reminded me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask. As a vegetarian (especially) I’m try to boost iron levels…any thoughts on iron-rich foods, supplement pros/cons, and/or how you may maintain healthy levels would be most appreciated! Enjoy the rest of this lovely Sunday and again thanks so much for all the work you put into this blog…I’ve learned a lot and love reading!

    • Carolyn February 12, 2012, 12:16 pm

      *2nd comment 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 12, 2012, 12:27 pm

    Oh the pumpkin yogurt looks delicious! I’ll have to try that with some kind of vegan yogurt! I tackled two yoga classes and ran a total of nearly 3 miles this week. Considering the fact that all of last year my goal was to go to a yoga class and I never did because I was too self-conscious and scared and I’ve now gone to three this month, I’d say it’s a pretty big personal accomplishment. I’m also slowly getting into running. I love my vibrams!!!

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 12, 2012, 12:27 pm

    The pumpkin yogurt looks so good! And so easy! Would’ve been a much healthier alternative for my protein pancake this morning than my maple syrup and chocolate chips. 🙂

  • Ali February 12, 2012, 12:32 pm

    Walking is AWESOME exercise! I have major knee and hip issues (and am only 30!) and can’t run but I love how I can walk super fast and get just as good of a workout and I can maintain my pace much longer than I ever could when running.

    Yay for pumpkin!

  • Tracy February 12, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I counted house cleaning as my workout for yesterday. Scrubbing the kitchen, floors, baseboards, and bathroom is no joke!

  • Nadia February 12, 2012, 12:44 pm

    Those waffles look great; do you use a waffle mix? I’ve been trying to find one that doesn’t stick to the griddle or give me thinned out waffles…

    • CaitlinHTP February 13, 2012, 11:14 am

      Yup! That one is the Bisquick GF mix.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 12, 2012, 12:54 pm

    My workout yesterday was totally cleaning our house. It counts!

  • Greta @ Staying Lost February 12, 2012, 1:00 pm

    My “workout” today is cleaning my apartment too. It’s a lot better than no workout at all.

  • Luv What You Do February 12, 2012, 1:22 pm

    I just tackled a 90 minute hot yoga class with my mom. It was physically and emotionally incredible and I am now ready to tackle the day. ie a trip to Costco and some laundry

    • CaitlinHTP February 13, 2012, 11:13 am

      a trip to costco on a sunday is emotionally incredible too 🙂

  • Bonnie February 12, 2012, 1:24 pm

    Strangely, as I read this post, I began to smell pumpkin and cinnamon… weird! 🙂

  • Sophie @ threetimesf February 12, 2012, 1:35 pm

    I walked 2 miles to brunch this morning, then 2 miles back. Now that’s my sort of workout! 😉

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 12, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Cleaning is definitely a workout! My workouts this weekend were a dog walk and a mix of some random things at the gym.

  • Amber K February 12, 2012, 1:45 pm

    Wow do those waffles look delicious. I haven’t had a waffle in…years? Buying a waffle iron might remedy that, lol.

  • Danielle @ Two Love Birds February 12, 2012, 1:49 pm

    That pumpkin yogurt sounds like heaven!

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon February 12, 2012, 1:55 pm

    I made pumpkin yogurt like that all the time in the fall!! I think it may be time to bring it back….

  • Dana @ the Big Fat Skinny February 12, 2012, 2:00 pm

    I’m experiencing the very same thing — walks ARE underrated! Pregnancy is great for helping to uncover new and exciting things in ALL areas of life!

    Those waffles look SO good!

  • Kristen@Change of Pace February 12, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Pumpkin yogurt looks delicious! I did body combat this weekend but today is a rest day so I’m not doing anything. Walking is great. It always clears my mind 🙂

  • Anna February 12, 2012, 2:11 pm

    Cleaning tots counts as exercise! Plus you feel so productive afterwords and your house smells good 🙂 I stocked up on more pumpkin this morning..I think one of my favorite uses is pumpkin yogurt 🙂

  • Kath February 12, 2012, 2:24 pm

    Walks are totally underrated!!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 12, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Those waffles look so fluffy and delicious! And I love slivered almonds. I can’t buy them though… I bought a bag a couple weeks ago and just kept picking it, the whole thing was gone in like 5 days!

  • Emilie @ February 12, 2012, 3:52 pm

    I am so pumped to try out that yogurt! Never heard of it before.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 12, 2012, 6:41 pm

    I love walking for a workout! Unfortunately we were hit with Snowmageddon this weekend, so there was no walking for me! Is it almost spring yet? 😛

  • Sara February 13, 2012, 11:27 am

    If you walk fast–it’s awesome! Nothing wrong with it. In fact, I read a blog post about this very topic. It’s thought provoking and made me feel better about just jogging and not running. Amen.

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 14, 2012, 12:42 am

    I’ve never actually tried greek yogurt on waffles–always too worried about making them cold 😉

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