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Just as Memorial Day marks the beginning of the glory that is summer, so Labor Day marks the end. The three day weekend, the great weather and the excuse for long days out in the sun with friends, food and frozen cocktails construct the fabric of Labor Day Weekend. Make this one extra special with an end of summer party complete with BBQ, umbrella drinks and backyard games that are perfect for morning, noon or night. Don’t have fabulous outdoor furniture or the greatest grill? Like us on Facebook for an exclusive Labor Day Discount!
Throw something extra special on the BBQ for the ultimate summer sendoff. Tri-tip, fish or Portobello mushrooms are all great alternatives to the typical hot dogs and hamburgers. Wrap some corn in tin foil for easy corn on the cob or cut up some zucchini and squash for a twist on traditional summer salads. Put all your favorite fixings on a skewer for kabobs that truly fit your style: vegetarian, meat only or an even blend of peppers, onions, tofu and the meat of your choice. With all these fixings, there is sure to be something for everyone! Beat the summer doldrums by cooking up a BBQ feast that is just your taste. Don’t have a BBQ yet? Our wide variety of styles and sizes are sure to suit your needs whether you need a full scale backyard entertainment unit, or simply a small grill suitable for a balcony or patio. Finance your new outdoor accoutrements with ease by liking us on Facebook for a Labor Day Discount!
Summer is exactly 3 months away. As we start getting our backyards and outdoor rooms ready for outdoor entertaining, we should seriously start considering getting ourselves ready for days spent in bikinis and nights in flirty summer dresses. Here are 5 tips for making a fitness plan, sticking to it and ensuring your body is as ready to go for summer as your backyard is:
Set specific goals. Take a measurement of your basic features (waist, hips, and chest) as well as weight, resting heart rate and how many pushups and sit ups you can do in 30 seconds and set out to improve these “stats.” Decide on an ultimate goal, but set up smaller ones along the way to make it seem less daunting and reward yourself for reaching them. For example, in an effort to improve your diet, try giving up buying coffee in the morning for a week and buying yourself a non-food treat with the money you save.
Create workouts you enjoy. Your exercise regimen will never be more than torture if you can’t stand the activities you’re doing. You don’t have to spend hours in a gym to get a good workout. Dancing, hiking, playing basketball, kayaking, surfing and playing wii all burn calories while you’re having fun. Grab a friend for a power walk around your neighborhood and chose a grassy spot to do some resistance training like sit ups and pushups or even join the kids at the playground. With the weather warming up for spring and summer, the outdoor opportunities are endless.