Summer is coming to an end, but the fun doesn’t have to! Don’t
let the mild weather turn you into a couch potato. Get up and get active with
your BFF this fall with these fun and festive cool-weather ideas.
Walk it out
The leaves are changing from green to red and gold, so get
outside and enjoy it! Go for a walk in the park and keep an eye out for
changing colors. Make it your fall mission to visit every near-by park, look up
some local trails or just take a long stroll around the neighborhood. You’ll enjoy the relaxing time with your
bestie while strutting your legs and booty into shape. The more you walk, the
more calories you’ll burn.
Get costume ready
Our favorite costumed holiday is just around the corner.
Search each other’s closets and hit the local thrift stores for DIY Halloween
costume ideas. Ask your parents for old clothes, costume jewelry, hats or
sunglasses that they’ll let you borrow. You’ll burn about 150 calories for
every hour of digging through drawers, sifting through closets and trying on clothes.
Plus, You’re bound to find something fantastically spooky or vintage chic.
Bummed that your pool days are coming to an end? When the
weather cools down, trade the bathing suits for lifejackets and go paddle
boating. You and your BFF will have tons of fun in the water and really feel
the burn doing this high-energy leg workout.
Get to the pumpkin patch and search for the perfect or most
imperfect pumpkin! You’ll work those arms lifting and carrying your faves back
home. Turn it into a pumpkin-picking race and give your legs a cross-country
(or should we say cross-farm) workout by dashing up and down the aisles with
your bestie. Getting hungry? Grab some seasonings and spices and Have a pumpkin
seed cook-off – healthy and delish.
Mazes of fun
Test your navigational instincts while you search your way
out of sky-high corn. You’ll need a map, a compass and your most comfortable
shoes. A local corn maze is a fab way to get some fall fresh air with your buds
while getting a great cardio and leg-toning workout. Find your way out together
or turn it into a competition. Don’t
forget plenty of water and bug spray.
Make like a tree
Think you’re too old for leaf piles? Think again! Raking is
an awesome way to tone your arms. Put on some gloves, grab some rakes and make
the biggest pile on the block. What’s next? Jumping in, of course!
Fall means football, and it’s not just for watching. Toss
the ball around one-on-one with your BFF or recruit other friends and family
members for a Super Bowl-worthy game of touch football. You’ll be so into the competition, you’ll
forget you’re getting a full-body workout. Go team!
BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 9/15/2012 4:29:00 PM
POSTED IN fun stuff, fitness, weekend fun, boredom buster, get outside, fall fun, corn maze, pick the perfect pumpkin