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10 ways to make June Jammin’

(That “J” is a tough one, haha)

1) Join us for Summer Shape Up! Leave a comment below and click the box to subscribe to my newsletter and the password for Week 1 will be emailed to you automatically. You’ll be in the loop for upcoming Shape Up workouts, and also the first to know about giveaways and blog happenings. Yesterday, I manually added a few hundred email addresses. If you emailed me after 11pm last night, please leave a comment and click the box to sign up. If your comment does not show up immediately, it might need to be approved by me after I get off work. I apologize, but there’s no way I’m going to be able to keep up with the manual email input in addition to creating this fun free challenge.

I’m so excited for this year’s SSU! Check in tomorrow morning for the intro post with all of the details.

SSU 2013

2) Plan a nighttime BBQ/swimming party. Light the tiki torches, make some cocktails, and ask friends to bring their favorite side dish. One of my favorite things about summer are the get-togethers and parties. Looking for something different to make? Try salmon packs, pizza or quiche on the grill.

Pizza on the grill

3) Revamp your grocery shopping and meal planning, especially since summer brings a totally different bounty of fresh herbs and produce. Change up the produce you’re buying, experiment with different proteins, or go back to an old favorite that was somehow forgotten. I’ve got my reunion with the breakfast cookie planned for tomorrow morning πŸ™‚

Bfast cookie ingredients

4) Make something with fresh berries, like this beautiful crumble in a jar.

MY OTHER RECIPES


berry crumble in a jar

Or just eat them straight-up….

strawberries

5) Take a small vacay or stacation at home. Even if it’s something simple, like movie night and living room floor picnic, a quick trip to the spa, or a close road trip. Plan a fun adventure!

6) Try out a new lip color. I love tinted glosses in the summer -because, let’s be real, most makeup seems to melt off in the Arizona sun- and especially love the red LUSH tinted balm. It adds just the right amount of pop! without being too over the top.

Lush

7) Go after a new fitness goal and enlist a friend for motivation along the way. Want to run a half marathon in the fall? Become a CrossFit regular? Try yoga? Now’s the time to make it happen! Leave your June fitness goal in the comment section so we can cheer you on along the way πŸ™‚

8) Try a pool workout! Does your gym have Aqua Zumba or another pool fitness class? Give it a whirl, you may be surprised how challenging the added resistance of water can be. The first pool class I ever took, I thought it would be a joke, and it killed me. Even if your gym doesn’t have a water fitness class, try out some moves on your own. Swims some laps (or jogs laps!) and alternate between pushups or pop-ups at one wall, fast flutter kicks at the other.

Aqua zumba

9) Download a new book. I’m reading The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio right now -and loving it!- and am trying to think of what I’ll read next…

10) Make a refreshing summer smoothie! This is my all-time favorite.

Smoothie

Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the #smoothieaday challenge! Congrats to Cindy (@cindy_saw) who checked in the most with her awesome creations! I’ll be sending her a custom batch of macaroons and TJs/Whole Foods goodie pack as a high five.

What are you going to do to make it an amazing month? What’s your current fitness goal?

Here’s to a fabulous June!
xoxo

Gina

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510 Comments

  1. Chelsea on June 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Excited for the summer shape up! Sign me up!

  2. Archer on June 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Sign me up, please!

  3. Heather on June 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    A little late to the starting line, but excited to get started anyway!

  4. Ashley on June 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve got my very first half marathon on June 30 but after that i plan to focus on strength training a bit more

  5. Tiffanie on June 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I am excited for Summer Shape Up. Please sign me up.

  6. DD on June 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Count me in!

  7. Katie Cozzolongo on June 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I just moved to a new city and want to start it out in a healthy way! Please sign me up! Thanks.

  8. Rehanah on June 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Please sign me up!

  9. stephanie on June 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    sign me up!

  10. amy e on June 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I’d love to join the SSU!

  11. Jennifer on June 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Sign me up! Sounds like a great challenge πŸ™‚

  12. Jessica @ New Girl, New City on June 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Sign me up!

    • Araceli on June 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

      I just found out about this and I’m very interested. Please sign me up:)

  13. Erin on June 4, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Sign me up!

  14. Steph on June 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Can’t wait to start!

  15. Emma Lowe on June 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Sign me up!

  16. Nicole on June 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I’m excited to join in the summer shape up!

  17. Jen on June 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I’m definitely in for some shaping up…sign me up!

  18. Maureen on June 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Please sign me up! Thanks πŸ™‚

  19. Jen on June 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Sign me up!

  20. Katie on June 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Count me in!

  21. Dee on June 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Hi! I tried to sign up to the newsletter and to the summer shape up yesterday, but I think I did something wrong… So here’s try #2 to join the summer shape up

  22. Kait | when we wander on June 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Sign me up please!

  23. Steph on June 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Sign me up please!

  24. Alyssa on June 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Sign me up please! i need some motivation πŸ˜‰ !!!

  25. Liz H. on June 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Just figured out how to subscribe! Doh!

  26. Katie H on June 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Sign me up please!!!

  27. Sydney on June 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’m doing my first half-marathon in July. So excited!

  28. Dawn on June 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I’d love to join the Summer Shape Up party! πŸ™‚

  29. Carly on June 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Sign me up! A little late….

  30. Katie K. on June 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Would love to join (a little late…)!

  31. Tonya on June 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I want in.

  32. Alyson on June 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

    A little late to the party, but I’d love to join!

  33. Jamie on June 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I tried to sign up but didn’t get the newsletter, trying again. Excited for summer shape-up!

  34. Gugga on June 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I love your summer shape up! Sign me up!

    And I can’t believe I haven’t subscribed to your newsletter sooner πŸ˜‰

  35. Lauren on June 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    So excited to be part of summer shape up!!

  36. kristin on June 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    late to the game but i signed up! yay!

  37. Jen on June 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I’m ready, sign me up!

  38. Jen on June 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Opps forgot to check the newsletter box πŸ™

  39. Lexi on June 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    signing up for summer shape up!

  40. Sabrina on June 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve got a mini marathon in september and a warrior dash in August!! Let’s get the strength on!!! SIGN ME UP!! thanks

  41. Amanda on June 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I would love to check out the Summer Shape Up Plan! Looking for something new to spice up my work out routine!

  42. Alicia on June 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Sign me up!

  43. Brook on June 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I’d like to join the Summer Shape Up! Can’t wait.

  44. Elizabeth on June 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I’d like to sign up!

  45. melinda on June 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    is it too late to enter Summer Shape Up?

  46. Allyson Simons on June 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Yay can’t wait to start the SSU (a little late!)

  47. Lindsey on June 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Sign me up!

  48. Hillary on June 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    A little late to the party but can’t wait to start the Summer Shape Up!

  49. Bridget on June 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Can’t believe I missed the beginning for Summer Shape Up! I loved it last year! If it’s not too late I’d love to be signed up!

  50. Sarah on July 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Hope it’s not too late to start this on my own! πŸ™‚

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