I thought you might like a break from weight loss and maintenance, so here’s a list of a few things to try before summer ends:
♥ Go to a ball game! – We took the oldest 5 kids to our minor league baseball game the other night! It was so much fun, and after the game there were awesome fireworks!
♥ Eat outside – There are few things as fun as setting up a picnic, even if it’s in your own backyard. Be creative with the food. When we did our last picnic we had wraps, cantaloupe/grapes and yogurt!
♥ Get wet! – If you haven’t been swimming this summer, make sure to go before summer ends. My children think it is the biggest treat when I go swimming with them!
♥ Visit a new attraction – Haven’t been to the zoo in a while? Go now! We live about an hour and a half from the closest zoo, so when we go it is a real family outing!
♥ Watch a movie – Have an old favorite movie you haven’t seen in a while? Rent it from the video store, make a date with your significant other and enjoy!
♥ Make a summer scrapbook– I love scrapbooking, and have 10 years worth of family memories! Too much for you? Buy a kit from your hobby store, add pictures and you are done.
♥ Play some games together – Our family loves to play games and do puzzles. Here’s a picture of some of us after completing a 1000 piece puzzle!
♥ Read a book – I love to read all year long, but there is something delicious about summer reading. All the pleasure and none of the guilt!
♥ Swing – If you’ve got kids, take them to a playground and swing with wild abandon. Don’t have kids? Don’t let that stop you – one of my favorite memories is of John and I swinging on swings right after we got married!
♥ Have a yard sale – Summer is prime yard sale time in most parts of the country. Get rid of your old junk and make some money at the same time!
♥ Volunteer – Whether for the library, the homeless shelter, or a local park, volunteering is good for the community, and good for you!
♥ Visit the farmer’s market – There is something really special about a farmer’s market. The people, the colors, the healthy food!
♥ Catch fireflies – My kids love running around in the early evening catching fireflies in a jar. Just don’t run into each other!
♥ Make popsicles– We made popsicles out of red raspberry zinger tea and all the kids loved them!
♥ Clean out your closet – Get rid of all the ugly, out of date clothes as well as the ones that no longer fit!
♥ Plan your fall – Plan for eating, for activities, for school. Plan to succeed!
Do you have some things you are going to do before summer ends?