Summer Fun Workouts

Today I’m linking up with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie, Nicole at Fitful Focus, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Jen at Pretty Little Grub for the Wild Workout Wednesday Linkup!

Working out in the summer has its ups and downs. For instance, I love that the sun is up earlier so I can get my morning run in during daylight. However, I don’t like that if I don’t get said run in during the wee morning hours that it’s 100 degrees by the time I get off work.

I also love that most of the outdoor activities that we do in the summer sneakily are mini workouts as well!

This weekend, I finally got to try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). You guys, if you have not tried it, it is So. Much. Fun. I didn’t even fall off (which surprises certain people that know me!). It is also a great core and arm workout — without you even knowing it!

My debut on the Paddleboard

My blister AKA Badge-of-Fun from my recent paddleboarding and kayaking experiences

I should warn you, if you do too much paddleboarding all at once, you might end up with blisters like I did! I also paddled around the lake in a kayak (also my first time). That was a lot of fun as well and I’ve added both a kayak and a paddleboard to my list of WANTS.

We spend a lot of time at the lake in the summer… jumping off the dock, swimming, playing “keep-away” with the beach ball, etc. all of which equate to a pretty good (non-sweat-filled) workout.

We like to rate eachother’s jumps off the dock — I think this one got me a 9.2

 

 

Two weeks ago, my daughters, husband, and I headed to the river and played what we like to call “sand-bar, no-rules soccer.” That is a lot of work! The sand feels hard on the top and just when you think you have your footing to take off at a sprint, you don’t and you just spin out and look silly. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures or videos of that!

What fun summer activities do you do that turn into mini-workouts? Have you tried SUP?

Remember to stop by the linkup and comment on some posts!

Until Next Time,
Meg

2016 – Let’s Do This!

I’m sure we have all set our New Year’s Resolutions and among those resolutions there is bound to be a goal or two surrounding fitness. If you’re like me, you set relatively the same goals each year. Maybe you stick to them, maybe you modify them, or maybe you totally let them go by the wayside. No matter what happens, the new year rolls around and I always set them again. I’ll save my goals for 2016 for another post, because to tell you the truth, I’m still tweaking them a bit.

In the mean time, here is a quick resource to help you stick to your fitness resolutions. Especially if you are the type that needs variety in your routine rather than someone who is content to practice the same fitness routine day after day without boredom.

1280-720A few months ago, I partnered with Booya Fitness to produce a suggested exercise regimen for the person with a super busy schedule. I originally titled it, “The Busy Mom’s Workout”, but since it is not gender specific, nor do you have to have kids to do the workout, I have since dropped the “mom” from the title. The way that Booya works, is that you buy a workout that guides you through 7-14 days. You can pick cardio, strength, yoga, specific muscle groups , etc. The workouts are super low cost and low commitment.

Now is a great time to sign up with Booya Fitness because starting on January 11, they will be doing a Resolution Challenge and offering tons of prizes! Sign up with Booya Fitness anytime before January 10, 2016 and the challenge details will be announced on January 11, 2016!

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Take a look at the promo video here:

We will do this together and have a GREAT 2016!

Until Next Time,
Meg

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