How to celebrate summer and lose weight in your backyard

by on Monday, June 7th, 2010

It’s summer, and so many of us are not lucky enough to own our own pools. Which makes me kinda angry at the celebrities who have pools but are never home to use them – ever! Since building an in-ground pool will run you about 50,000 at least, that’s not an option to consider for most of us. Including me. Above ground pools are also expensive, especially since you have to build a fence with a pool. But there is one option to consider if you don’t want to drive your kids or yourself to a community pool every day.

Celebrate life everyday! Everyday is a holiday.

Today we’re celebrating the fact that a type of swimming pool is affordable for your own backyard! I’m talking about the above-ground pools that are only about 15 feet in length and four feet tall. If you swim around the perimeter or use goggles to dive for pennies they can be a lot of fun. And really, you’re getting as much space with one as you’d get in a populated community pool.

Your daily challenge from the She’s Smart blog:

It’s summer. No matter where you do it (pool/lake/ocean) you should consider taking a dip. As we get older, the fears about how we look (the verdict: always bad, it seems!) makes us stay out of swimsuits and out of the water. But you’re forgetting that 1) swimming is the best exercise I know of, 2) swimming is fun! Don’t you miss it? Your challenge is to at least CONSIDER swimming at some point this summer. I label all of these pools as ways in how to have a great summer. You can get a 4″ high above ground pool for under $200! I’ve found one. Read on, my pretties.

Intex Easy Set 15-Foot-by-42-Inch Round Pool Set

Your first question might be – how tall is 42 inches? That’s 3 1/2 feet. So this is a more than decent pool for smaller kids. List Price: $279.99 Amazon Price: $219.99 You Save: $60.00 (21%) (There is also the Intex 15×48 for $179.99 – which is a four foot tall pool *MY TOP PICK*. And there is the Intex 12×36 for $109.98.)

Add swimming to your workout plan for summer!

How to have a great summer: swim!

Intex Ultra Frame 16-Foot-by-48-Inch Round Pool Set

This pool is a little bigger in both ways. How tall is 48 inches in feet? It’s four feet. Which is a really great height for a pool like this. List Price: $799.99 Amazon Price: $399.99 You Save: $400.00 (50%)

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Add swimming to your workout plan for summer!

Fast Set 18-Foot-by-42-Inch Round Pool Set

Here’s a huge pool! List Price: $329.99 Amazon Price: $307.17 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. You Save: $22.82 (7%)

how fun this summer

Have fun this summer!

Previously: Jenna Fisher: Shape Magazine (Plus, my Personal Fitness & Diet Tips for Smart Readers!)

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