YAY – It’s summer!! I thought it would never get here. Summertime around my house is a busy time with planting flowers, tending to the garden, and outdoor barbecues. It’s also the time of year I like to do more outdoor activities. This year I thought I’d try something new! Before I get out in the sun I make sure I have my summer essentials to protect my skin. I shop for J&J Healthy Essentials at Walgreens.
I am determined to get out and about this summer and participate in several different outdoor activities that I may or may not have done before. I’ve never climbed a ropes course like this one at Hawaiian Falls. Come to think of it, I’ve NEVER climbed a ropes course…ever! Wow – it was tough…but I did it!!
When I step outside, whether I’m working in the yard, going for a walk, or doing my fun activities, I always make sure my skin is protected. Don’t get me wrong, I do like a little color on my skin for the summer, and there’s nothing wrong with getting a little Vitamin D the natural way, but at the same time, I do not want my skin to burn.
Hopefully you know that Walgreens offers a Balance Rewards Program where you get points for the purchases you make. Once those points accumulate you can use them to help pay for your next shopping visit. I love the program because I like to save money whenever possible, and I always find what I’m looking for at Walgreens. I picked up a few summer essentials for my skin, such as Neutrogena Beach Defense sunscreen and Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair for my dry skin, as well as Benadryl allergy medicine for my son who is participating in plenty of outdoor activities himself, and is likely going to get allergies from the cottonwood trees flying around.
For those of you who like to track your healthy lifestyle results, such as weight management, running, walking or cycling, Walgreens has an awesome app that you can download on your phone called Balance Rewards for healthy choices. It’s simple to download and to use and you can even earn points too for using it!! I’ve been adding on the pounds lately so I’m using the app to keep track of my weight and my walking.
Living a healthy lifestyle anytime takes planning, precaution, and of course pampering. I find everything I need at Walgreens. On your next visit be sure to look for this J&J Healthy Essentials display to help you with your healthy lifestyle choices. Grab some points and put that cool app to work!!
Here’s a list of fun summer activities that I’ve done or will do, and maybe good for you too! I challenge you to try an outdoor activity this summer that you’ve never done before.
OUTDOOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
- Boating – work all your muscles while jumping in and out of the water from the boat – really!
- Ride a bike – you know you can do it – ride along side your kid.
- Climb a ropes course – I guarantee this will work your whole body!!
- Zip Line – May be scaring…but you’ve got to try it at least once. You’ll work your legs climbing up all those stairs to get to the starting point!
- Try rowing a boat or kayaking – work those shoulders and upper back.
- Try water skiing. Again, this will work your whole body.
RIDING ZIP LINES ARE SO MUCH FUN!!! You feel free…and if you think about it you can see forever long – just remember to look around!!! It’s a tad bit scary at first, but if I can do it you can do it!!! I’ll tell you a secret….my husband did it once and won’t do it again. This was my second time….and definitely not my last!!!
Check out this ropes course below….intimidated, uh? Yeah, just a little!! There are 3 levels to this baby and I’m glad to say I did at least 4 courses on each level. If this 54 year old with minor arthritis can do it….anyone can!!! Woohoo!!! This was a DFW local blogger event that we were invited to. All of us moms had a great time climbing the ropes and ziplining. These two outdoor activities are now my favorite activities for the summer and goes right along with my healthy lifestyle!! Yay me!!
I hope I’ve inspired you to get outdoors and try something new!! But before you do, be sure to look for J&J Healthy Essentials at Walgreens for summer essentials to help make life easier and your lifestyle choices more manageable. Remember, Balance Rewards for healthy choices app is a great way to keep track of your activities and success.
I’d love to hear about your health and fitness lifestyle, and if you’re going to try a new outdoor activity this summer.