It’s summer! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is swim. It can be a great workout.
The other day I was swimming with some of my friends and I realized how tiring it can be.
We would tread water for awhile and then swim to the edge. We would hook our knees over the edge of the pool so that we were floating on our backs in the water. Then we would do crunches while in that position.
When we made plans to go swimming we were not expecting to workout, but that’s what we got. It was a blast because we still talked and were goofing around.
Other great ways to exercise in a pool are treading water and swimming laps of various strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, or freestyle. I also found this “noodle” routine and the following Benefits of Swimming chart.
The recipe for the week (but not for the weak) is Smoked Salmon and Avocado on Rye Bread from Fitness magazine.
Mash one-third of an avocado and spread on two slices toasted rye bread. Top each piece of toast with 1 ounce smoked salmon and 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives.
I made this for my family for dinner one night and everyone loved it. Plus, it was super easy. I broiled the salmon and used McCormick’s freeze-dried chives because thats what we had. However, I would like to try fresh chives on it as that is what the recipe calls for.
Let me know what you think about the recipe and swimming workout. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I would also love to hear what you like to do for your workouts, or any recipes you think I should try.
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