bikini bottoms: c/o the orchid boutique (hipster bikini bottoms)
Yesterday I checked another thing off of my summer bucket list and we headed out to a lake day! I even tried my hand at Stand Up Paddle Boarding, which was AWESOME. Seriously, it is such a great workout, but it doesn’t even feel like a workout because it’s just so much fun! My dad recently bought a board, and so I had been itching to try it out for weeks now! We finally made time to get to the lake by his house and we made a day of it! Sam enjoyed it too, made evident by his coos and giggles all day long. :) Plus, he had it made in the shade in his pack and play with an umbrella over it. Life as a baby. Tough work. ;) We packed a picnic lunch and swam and did SUP and it was just the perfect summer day.
Life is all about taking risks and trying new things. Yes, it can be scary, but I urge you to do it anyway! Life is way too short to stay in your comfort zone and never go outside the lines. I was a bit nervous to try my hand at SUP, but once I did I couldn’t believe I was ever scared and had the time of my life! Sometimes I get asked how I stay motivated (I wrote a whole post on that here if you’re interested), and one of the biggest things I’ve realized recently is to always switch up your workouts! Don’t let it get boring, and you won’t get bored! Sounds simple, right? Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you find yourself dragging to get outside to run the same exact 5 miles you run every single day, mix it up! Try a new fitness class, pop in a new workout DVD, do something you haven’t done before that gets you up and moving! It really does wonders! :)
I also got to wear my gorgeous new bikini that The Orchid Boutique sent me. Isn’t it beautiful? I’m a little bit obsessed with all things Maaji swimwear, and have had my eye on this particular swimsuit for some time now. The top fits like a dream, and I love the lace detailing on the back, which allows for the perfect fit!
Have you tried SUP before?
What do you have left on your summer bucket list?
Did you try anything new this summer?
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