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Summer Fun & Kick Butt Workout

Kick Butt Lake Workout
This morning we got up and drove down to Lake DeGray (about an hour away) to meet up with my sister and her kids and my dad and stepmother. Sarah and I decided to do a HIIT workout before we went out on the boat. She's a glutton for punishment too as you will see from the workout. We started with about a 12 minute run. The first half mile is all up hill ;-)

After the warm-up run, we did intervals of sprints plyo and/or push ups. Each exercise was done for 20 seconds with 20 second rest in between:

Set 1
Push ups
Plyo Jacks

Set 2
Line taps
- rest 60 sec -

Set 3
Squat jumps
Split jumps

Set 4
Wide-arm push ups
Plie jacks
- rest 60 sec -

Set 5
Spider push ups
Squat jumps

Set 6
Split jumps
Speed skaters
- rest 60 sec -

Set 7
Air jacks
Walking lunges

We were literally jumping for joy when it started to sprinkle. Sweaty mess!

Lake In Pictures
After that bit of insanity, we hit the lake for some fun and skiing.
Lake means no makeup and lake hair.

After skiing, we headed in for a quick lunch and to let the kiddos rest up.
 On the second trip out, my niece decided she was ready to brave the tube, but only with her Uncle Jason. She's a bit shy and timid about things. Last year she only tubed a few times and demanded that her Papa go VERY slow. This year, whole new ball game She was all about "monster waves."
 My nephew was the one to demand to go slow this year and would only go with my stepmother (grandma). Of course, when they he finally decided he was up for it, it started to pour AND hail! Ouch.

We managed to get out of the rain, heading a different direction and finding sun. This gave us a chance for some sister shenanigans.

Tonight my sister is staying with us and we're going to head out to the ballgame. I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of the rest of our Super Summer Day. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Glad you are having a good weekend. Enjoy the game with your sister.


  2. both of you ladies are hot! I love your fun workout---definitely different and I love it.

  3. AnonymousJuly 10, 2010

    AW! You guys are like US, I swear to god! Jo just read this post with me, its "pizza Saturday" in our house this week and we kept commenting on how alike you and your sis are to us! SO cute, especially the hand-holding as you jumped into the lake. LOVE IT! And totally digging the lake hair, awesome huh? PS. I am TOTALLY doing this HiiT workout in Maine next week while on vaca!!

  4. You and your sis are too cute and rockin' the bikinis!
    Glad you are having a fabulous time at the lake, enjoy it!

  5. AnonymousJuly 10, 2010

    Wow you had such a great time.
    Everything looks so good

  6. FUN! I love it. I think we are going to head to the lake next weekend. I hope we have some good weather! Enjoy your sister! I miss mine!

  7. looks like such a fun trip! Awesome pics!

  8. AnonymousJuly 10, 2010

    Hey girl! Looks like you had fun at lake - yay! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  9. Aw I love all the photos! Lake days are the best :)

  10. Great bikini!

    I've always wanted to go water skiing. It looks really hard though

  11. Love that workout- I WILL be using it this week.

    I also love all of the pictures- especially the last two- they look like postcards :)
    Glad you had a fun day @ the lake- looks like a blast.

  12. AnonymousJuly 10, 2010

    That looks like such a fun trip! I really wish the waters here at Los Angeles beaches are warm enough to actually swim in.

  13. O I'm so jealous. I hope you dont think this is creppy, but you totally look like someone I'd be friends with. There are some blogs I read that are interesting and cool, but I don't see myself being a friend of the blogger in real life. Not the case with you!
    I live in LA too so our water is arctic!

  14. you BELONG at the beach and out on the water in the sunshine! such a beach babe!!

    ive been noticing how drained of energy i have been. i can barely even run down the street and my legs are retaining water and really stiff all the time. im trying to figure out what i can do to turn this around and get some good muscle building in without sitting around vegetating.. which is fun at first but incredibly boring lol

    xoxo <3

  15. Awwwww what a fab weekend!! You are so cute! Um, can I have your body please?! Ugh, I am sweating my butt off over here with the p90x getting there!

    I love the pics and the fun you are all having! Enjoy!


  16. I love those days at the lake! Its like being a kid again.
    Oh and great workouts. I LOVE PLYOS!! THey get my heart pumpin'!

  17. As Jess pointed out - we were oohing and aahing at your pics and lamenting how SO alike we are with you two, I love it. You both look so happy and it just emanates from the pics! And I so impressed with the one ski I see you on! I've water skiied before but def not on just one ;-) Can't wait to try this workout!

  18. BEST PICS EVER!!!!!!!!!!

    love them!!! omg you look smokin and please keep up the good work, the great pics, and keep on having a blasty of a weekend!!! so happy for you for this time!!!!

  19. AnonymousJuly 11, 2010

    there is no way you are not exhausted after the workout and time on the lake! looks like a fun (energy packed) time!

  20. It looks like you had so much fun! And that HIIT workout? Holy crazy girl! I totally wanna try it out myself (:

  21. Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Thanks so much - hope you're having a great weekend too!

    Lisa @ I'm an Okie You're too kind - thank you!!

    Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat Hope you enjoy the workout. Even as Sarah was cursing during some of the exercises, she still said it was fun! LOL. Cannot wait for the RT!

    Bela @ It's Life, Max it Out Thanks girl - we definitely had a great day!

    Thanks Greek Yogurt so much for stopping by. Heading over to check out your blog!

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen Hope you get to enjoy the lake and look forward to pictures ;-)

    Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well. Thanks sweetie!

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries and Courtney @ Three Months Lake days are definitely hard to beat!

    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday Water skiing definitely takes practice. I always feel very proud when I can get up the first time after a year hiatus!

    Holly @ Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices I expect a full report on the workout! ;-) And thank you for your super sweet compliment. Very much appreciated.

    Elaine @ Om Sweet Om Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I can't imagine not living near some sort of body of water to play in!

    Eden's Eats Not creepy - I take it as a compliment!!!

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel I definitely agree that I belong on some sort of beach ;-) You are such a sweet heart! I hate to hear that you're feeling so sluggish with the legs. Hope it's nothing serious going on!

    Kris @ iheartwellness *blushing* I take that as a compliment. Hope you're enjoying

    Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch Plyo totally rocks doesn't it!

    Jolene @ To Be Determined Can't wait to hear how you like the workout. And you are way too kind girl!

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga again *blushing* thanks so much!

    Katherine @ What About Summer Oh yes, it was a tiring, but fun fun fun, day!

  22. looks like a blast! you and your fam look beautiful and happy!

  23. Oh my goodness, so fun!! That last pic is my favorite.

  24. Awesome workout! Great pics! I hear ya on the no-makeup, no hair done! haha!


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