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For me, its family and friend time! And that means cookouts and pool time! There are swim races, splash contests, dive contests, water polo matches, dunk contests, etc. Anything to have fun and cool! The benefit, lots of great cardio and strength, all while laughing and having a great time!
And don’t think a cookout means hot dogs, hamburgers and chips. Sure those are available, we are American afterall. But so are shrimp and chicken kabobs, fruit salad, caprese salad, humus and veggies for dipping, lentil and rice sides, etc. For dessert, blueberries, strawberries and real whipped cream are a healthier and patriotic treat. But to be honest, its usually a stop for ice cream at the local ice shop on our way to view the fireworks. Afterall, the 4th of July is a US summertime holiday and that means its ok to have a splurge to celebrate summer and the birth of a nation!