100 lb. Club - Summer Activities

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04-29-2009, 11:24 AM
Now that Summer will be here soon and I've lost some weight I would like to try bike riding. I haven't owned an outside bike for about six years. I would like to get one soon and start riding outside. Anyone, have any other ideas for Summer Activities to try now that we are losing weight?:carrot:

04-29-2009, 11:37 AM
Im definately up for a swim and maybe some softball

04-29-2009, 11:44 AM
I just bought a bike...and a bike trailer that will tow both my kiddos. They love going for rides "on mommy's bike". I put them in the trailer, ride through the area neighbors for my exercise then we stop at a park and swing, slide, run (more exercise) then ride back home. It's so much fun. Last year I never could have had this much fun on the playground with my kiddos!

I'm also thinking about joining a local swim club for the summer.


04-29-2009, 11:46 AM
I would love to learn how to roller blade. I think all my weight on those skates might hurt my feet though.

04-29-2009, 12:23 PM
I tried to learn how to bicycle last year and I failed miserably. Actually I rode my bike fine for the most part, I just couldn't overcome my fear of riding it. The entire situation depressed me. Then I did some research and bought a tricycle! I'm in love with my tricycle. I rode on it the past couple weekends.

NorCal Jen
04-29-2009, 12:26 PM
I've been toying with getting a pair of roller skates. The old skool quads like I used to have as a kid. I can just picture myself zooming around my neighborhood on them!

04-29-2009, 12:32 PM
I usually go rollerblading, play a ton of softball, and rock climbing. This isn't an activity, but I always find myself doing it -- pulling weeds.

04-29-2009, 12:41 PM
I love biking! My boyfriend and I recently bought mountain bikes. There are lots of biking/hiking trails around here.. but we mainly just ride around in the evenings through the other neighborhoods. Rollerblading is also sounds fun! I been on skates in yearrrrs...but maybe it's something to try :)

Thighs Be Gone
04-29-2009, 12:46 PM
I am starting tennis lessons..yep, I will even be donning a SKIRT

04-29-2009, 12:50 PM
I am thrilled that I will just be able to walk this summer!

04-29-2009, 01:21 PM
I'll be walking, riding my bike, swimming and gardening. I'd like to find other things to do because I already do these things now. I need some low impact ideas. Got any suggestions?

04-29-2009, 01:37 PM
OOOOH softball sounds good! I need to find a team asap!

04-29-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm coaching t-ball this year and actually running around with my little monsters, including one of my sons, out on the field. I feel totally different than I have the past few years I started coaching again (I have coached and was an umpire since I was 18) :) If I had the time to fit it I would join the softball league here! I love baseball lol

We've been looking at bikes since there is a bike trail not too far from us that used to be a railroad. I'm kinda excited about making it a regular family outing :)

04-29-2009, 01:53 PM
I LOVE biking! I'm just getting back into it myself. I just bought myself an early summer present online yesterday... a TNI Bento Box for my bike, a rear bike rack, and some panniers. I figure between biking to the grocery store and biking to the beach with my little sister I'll get more than enough use out of them to make it worth it!

Aside from biking, I'm all about the mowing and gardening in the summer. :)

04-29-2009, 05:07 PM
Hiking, jogging, long walks with the family. Swimming in lakes and the ocean, going to try rollerblading! and starting agility with my pup :)

04-29-2009, 05:16 PM
Hubby and I want to try white water rafting. I've also talked him into taking up hiking with me. However, I'm thinking this might be a better activity for the fall and not the heat of summer.

04-29-2009, 05:23 PM
Hubby and I want to try white water rafting. I've also talked him into taking up hiking with me. However, I'm thinking this might be a better activity for the fall and not the heat of summer.

Yeah spring and fall are our hiking seasons. Although there is a national park a few hours away where it tends to be cooler during the summer (and some days) so we have gone hiking there in the past.

04-29-2009, 11:07 PM
I want to try canoeing, biking in the park or on trails and bird watching (there is a groups that hikes in the parks early in the moring). There are outdoor tai chi and jump rope classes that I would do but I work on Saturday morning when the classes are offered. I love the long days of summer but I have to be carful with the southern heat.

04-30-2009, 01:21 AM
i used to play softball in high school, and would love to do it again. i want to be on an all girl team though.

04-30-2009, 02:15 AM
I want to lose enough to get back in my kayak by autumn...I miss the water!

04-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Daily swimming in my pool....and trying to talk my partner into installing solar panels so we can swim year round!!

04-30-2009, 06:02 PM
I've been walking/jogging for a while now. I want to find some hiking trails in the mountains.

04-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Great thread!
Bike riding would be awesome but it's so dang hilly here i am not ready for it yet.
What about nice evening speed walks or even early morning yoga in the back yard (you can get the kids out there too if you have them).

04-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Hiking, walking the trails around here. Volleyball in the park, swimming. I'd love to kayak, that's my next big splurge- now that I can fit in one!!