A Heated Game of Hula Hoop + Summer BBQ Recipe Roundup

summer-bbq-recipe-roundupHi friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful time this Memorial Day relaxing and spending time with loved ones. We had our BBQ yesterday at a local park. The weather was cloudy and chilly here in San Diego which is unusual for holiday weekends. We are pretty spoiled to have such beautiful weather all the time. Don’t all move here at once though. 🙂

My favorite thing that happened at our BBQ was this:

That is my super competitive husband getting his butt kicked in a heated game of hula hoop. My 8 year old niece doesn’t even look like she is trying. 🙂

We also played two rounds of Bocce Ball {if you have never played, go get a set now}. The guys took the win in both rounds, but the ladies gave them a run for their money. My husband is just good at that game.

Here is what I had for dinner last night, Rack of Lamb and Broccoli. The lamb is from Trader Joes <link here> and is pre seasoned and cooked, so for a late dinner when we got home it was perfect.

Rack of lamb and broccoli for dinner tonight! 😋

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On to the roundup now. I realize today is Memorial Day, but here are links to my favorite recipes on the web for outdoor BBQing all summer long! Summer BBQ Recipe Roundup.

Favorite BBQ Cookout Menu – by Heather Pavlik

Favorite Grilled Corn Recipe – by The Cookie Rookie

Favorite Summer Cocktail – by 17 Apart

Copycat Pineapple Whip – by Crazy for Crust

As I am typing this, I am getting ready to head to the gym. Monday is leg day for me, and even though it’s a holiday I won’t let myself slip. We are BBQing again tonight, so I plan to splurge a little on some ribs! 🙂

On twitter, I am posting an hourly #memorialdaychallenge to help you get more active today! You can use the idea for this challenge for anytime you get together with your family and friends! Make sure you follow me on Twitter! Have a lovely day.

About Stephanie

Stephanie Benton is a STOTT PILATES Certified instructor and recently became a mom! She holds a BA in Dance from California State University Long Beach, and has a passion for helping new moms reconnect with their physical and emotional selves after starting a family. Cohesive Fitness is a place to learn to simplify your life, health and family priorities.
  • These are great! I love BBQ in the summer!

  • Thank you for the recipes. Just in time for Memorial Day!