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Gearing up for summer fitness

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Wearing: sunglasses / workout tee in black / backpack / cardigan (around waist) / summer nail polish / leggings / hiking boots (old, also love this pair) / (Photo below) blue adidas slides / yoga block / yoga mat / yoga socks /

Summer is here! This means the best season for outdoor fitness is upon us, and I am here for it! I always love the summer season since the kids are off school, and my husband takes more vacation days from work. This allows us to get outside as a family and stay fit together!

There are so many fun, outdoor fitness activities the whole family can enjoy. Plus, they can really help us burn calories while we have fun together as a family. Love that!

Here are a few outdoor fitness ideas the whole family can enjoy this summer season:

Hiking: Of course this one is a no brainer. You know I love exploring hiking trails with my family! Going for a hike is a great outdoor fitness activity the whole family can enjoy. It is also a fabulous cardio workout which is heart-healthy, and burns calories. Love! If you are local the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to check out the hiking section of my blog to learn about my favorite trails in the area.

Water sports: In addition to swimming laps, there are plenty of fun water sports available which offer a great strength and cardio workout. If you live near a lake, or have a vacation planned this summer where you will be near a lake, here are few activities you will want to try. The whole family can enjoy most of these water sports, while getting a great workout, and having fun! You can rent paddle boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes. That is just a sample of the fun activities you can find at a lake which offer a great workout! If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, check out Lake Vasona in Los Gatos for some local water fun!

Neighborhood walk: One of the easiest outdoor exercises to do is a neighborhood walk. You can go for a walk spontaneously, and you don’t need to drive anywhere to take one. You simply walk out your front door, and voila! You are on a walk which gives you a heart-healthy, cardio workout. Be sure to keep it up for at least 30 minutes to reap the full benefits of this workout. The whole family can go for a walk together, or you can go alone; your choice! Wanna spice up your walk? Add some walking lunges and/or running bursts! We love to run in a circle around a cul-de-sac. So when you see a cul-de-sac, do a running burst! It’s a fun game, and gives you a mini-HIIT workout during the walk. Love!

Biking: Do you own a bike? Lucky! Take it out for a bike ride for at least 30 minutes, and you can enjoy the fresh air while getting a great cardio workout. If your city streets are not safe for a ride, find your local elementary school and ride around their yard, or use your local high school parking lot and ride laps. It’s a great workout, and it’s heart-healthy. Love that!

Beach fitness: Live near a beach? Or plan to visit one? You can play beach volleyball, run on the beach, and even take a 30 minute walk on the beach! It’s great exercise and works your legs more than on a flat surface. Love that!

Outdoor sports: There are plenty of outdoor sports you can play with a friend at a park or in a roomy backyard. Tennis, frisbee, and golf are all fun, outdoor activities to help you stay fit this summer season. Love that!

I love wearing my adidas Ultraboost 21 running shoes for these activities, and my adidas Stadium backpack is perfect for carrying all the gear I need for summer fun. It’s great to have versatile workout gear which works well for all your favorite activities!

There are so many ways to stay fit this summer! What are your favorite summer fitness activities?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by adidias, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


BAF Weekly IT List and Memorial Day Sales

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Favorites from the Memorial Day Sales from top left: nightgown / cuff bracelet / skin care set / statement earrings / butterfly stud earrings / yellow satchel (hot designer bag!) / American Flag slides / tan espadrilles / athleisure pants /

Memorial Day weekend is here! This is our annual summer kick-off weekend, and retailers are celebrating the summer season by offering deep discounts on clothing, accessories, and beauty products we all need this summer season. Love that! So instead of my traditional BAF Weekly IT List, this IT List is all about the sales!

Almost every retailer is offering some sort of sale and/or deal this weekend. Instead of making a list a mile long of all the sales and deals out there, I curated my absolute favorite deals into this post. After all, not all sales are equal! These sales and deals are on products I love and use, and they are also good deals; not gimmicks like “Free Shipping this weekend!” when the retailer always offers free shipping. Um yeah, we know who you are and we aren’t impressed. haha

Without further ado, here are my favorite sales and deals of the Memorial Day Weekend for 2021!

Adidas: Save 25% off sitewide with code SAVE25 from 5/28-5/31/2021 visit adidas.com to save!

Elemis Buy 2 get 1 free for a limited time with code MEMORIAL at elemis.com. I really love their Marine Cream collection!

Kendra Scott: 20%-25% off when you buy 2 or more Kendra Scott pieces, both jewelry and home. Now through 5/31/2021. This is such a good deal!! Head over to KendraScott.com to save big.

Macy’s: Extra 20% off your purchase with code MEMDAY now through 5/31/2021 at macys.com.

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale now through June 6, 2021 at nordstrom.com. I recommend picking up some fitness apparel and browsing through the handbags, those seem like the best deals.

SOMA: Semi-annual sale, save up to 70% off select styles, bras are $14.99, and select apparel is $14.99 and up. This is such a great sale! Head over to SOMA.com to shop. Such good prices!

There you have it! My favorites sales and deals for Memorials Day Weekend 2021. What deals are you snapping up this weekend?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous summer kick-off weekend!

XOXO

Cathy


Pool slides for summer 2021

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Pictured: blue and white stripe pool slides /

Move over flip-flops, summer 2021 is all about pool slides! Don’t worry about that peice of plastic rubbing between your first two toes, flip flops are so last year. This year, the beach and the pool call for a hearty pair of plastic slides; and I am here for it!

As street style trends towards more comfortable footwear, beach styles and pool styles are no different. Summer 2021 is all about comfortable footwear, and the pool slide fits the bill as the perfect shoe to wear to the beach or the pool. Love!

Pool slides are super comfortable. They have a thicker sole than your average pair of flip flops, and that sole is generally cushy and comfy. The sole is so comfy, you may find yourself using your pool slides as a summer slipper at home! I know I have already been wearing mine around the house on warm spring days!

You can find varying styles of pool slides to fit your personal style. Personally, I love all of the styles by adidas, but there are luxury versions too. You can rock pool slides any way you wish! Look for metallics, floral prints, designer logos, and more! You can also look for seasonal colors, or classic hues such as black or navy. There are pool slides for every taste this summer season.

Shop pool slides online:

What are your favorite pool slides for summer 2021? Mine are blue and white striped!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the pool!

XOXO
Cathy