Every time summer gets here, we can’t wait to get our bucket list made that will include all our best adventures for the summer, trying out new things, and living life carefree. With less than 30 days left of summer for most of us, now is the perfect time to fit in any last minute items you have wanted to do! Summer ’17 has been all about time spent with family and friends, preparing ourselves for the upcoming school year, and doing things we never thought possible last summer. All in all, it has been one for the books! Time to go out with a bang!
Here are a few last minute bucket list items you can add to your already impressive list-
Enjoy live music at your county or state fair
Cook everything on a grill & invite your friends over for a fun night
Take a nap in a hammock
Watch/catch the fireflies at dusk
Take a family (or friends) photo just because
Do a three-day technology detox (that means no social media!)
Read 3 books off the NYT best seller’s list
Fly a kite
Clean out your closet and declutter around the house
Take a trip to the zoo or aquarium
Attend a baseball game & splurge on the good seats
Dance in the rain instead of running inside to avoid it
Her are some foods and workouts that could help you get SWIMSUIT READY!
20 minute Workout:
# of Seconds Exercises
60s Jumping Jacks
30s Jump Squats
60s Mountain Climbers
30s Jump Lunges
60s Plank Jacks
30s Lateral Lunges w/ a hop
30s Close Grip Pushups
60s High knees
30s Plie Jump Squats
60s Butt Kickers
30s Leg Raises
30s Arm Raises (Plank)
*Do this twice for a quick 20 minute workout!
Most people don’t want to spend their time in the sun sweating to get bathing suit ready, so here are some fast and easy workouts you can do right at home!
High-Intensity Interval Training is a great way to get your heart rate up and those calories burning fast. Here are a couple examples of HIIT workouts you can do in 25 minutes between making breakfast and soaking in the sun!
Valentine's Day has been around since we can remember. When you were a kid you converted a shoebox to your card holder, and dispersed handmade valentines to the whole class. Now you're either celebrating with a group of friends, your other half or enjoying it solo. Here are some ideas of how to celebrate the day of love YOUR way!
1 - Not into the romcom/romance genre? Host a slasher fest at your apt!
2 - Feeling adventurous? Make a short (less than 5) bucket list and do them all in 1 day, i.e. kiss a stranger, dance in the street (watch for traffic :), be a part of a flashmob, do a photoshoot, etc.
3 - Host a Valentine's speed dating party
4 - Do a pamper yourself spa day
5 - Grab some adult color books, your favorite people or person and vege out with some creativity and crayons
6 - Organize a progressive dinner at everyone's apartments or out on the town (appetizers at one spot, dinner at the next, dessert at the 3rd, etc.) The amount of meals are up to you. Just make sure you move locations with each course
7 - Drop Valentine's Day presents off to all of your friends and family the whole day showing love in with a hug, smile, chocolate, a teddy bear, flowers, etc