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Life is Short Make it Count. #18

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Tubing the Chattahoochee River in Georgia

Last Saturday we went tubing with some of our new neighbors. It has been a long time since I've been tubing on a river and it was a blast! It wasn't rafting where you actually have to work and pay attention, this is more like floating. We went on a two-hour trip (you choose between two and four hours) and as soon as we unloaded our tubes from the bus it started thundering. It didn't look like it was going to storm where we were though so we went ahead with the trip. You aren't out there on your own, there's a lot of others rafting too. It thundered a few more times and then started raining. I would say for about 45 minutes of the trip it was either thundering or raining. It was pretty funny though and made the trip even more interesting. The sun started shining again as soon as we were done rafting (of course!).

Last summer we did go white water rafting (for the first time) with my dad (who is in his 60s!), my sister, and her friend. You actually have to pay attention and work when white water rafting and it can be pretty scary! We hit a HUGE rock going really fast, we all ended up on the floor of the float but it was awesome! Just for fun, below is a picture of our real white water rafting last summer. We went to the Upper Ocoee and used Sunburst Adventures in Benton, TN. They usually have Groupons for rafting! :)

My sister (L) and her friend are in the front row, me and my dad are in the second row, and Scott and the guide are in the back.

White Water Rafting on the Upper Ocoee River

On Sunday we just took an easy day, my parents stopped by, we did food prep, and I worked. We are excited to finally be getting back into a routine after a crazy year.

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Workouts:

As I mentioned on Instagram and Facebook, we started the She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder this week (yes, men can do the "She Sweats" workouts!). We started on week 5 since our hiking trip is in 7 weeks. We wanted to do the Run Builder this time since it still emphasizes weight training but also ups our cardio, which we need that before our trip! I was doing the She Sweats Extreme 4-Week Shred but wanted something with more weight training since I don't weight train that much at all during the month of September...I need to get it in now! For some reason, if it's written down and laid out for me, I'll do it! So far, so good!

She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder

She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder


Grocery Shopping/Food Prep:

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It was another week of grilling! It actually started pouring while Scott was grilling, good thing we have a covered patio in this house! :)

Clean eating grocery shopping at Costco
Clean eating food prep

DISCLAIMER: NOW Foods sends us a free box of products each month to try out. I figured these weekly (or sometimes monthly...) updates would be the best place for us to share some of our favorites! All opinions are my own.

One of my favorite things in this months box from NOW Foods is the Organic Yerba Mate tea. It's a nice, natural, and healthy (and yummy!) boost of energy. I love drinking teas because it helps me get more water in without just being plain 'ol water! If you've never tried Yerba Mate before, you are missing out!

You can purchase many of the NOW Foods products here on Amazon or browse their products here. There's a lot to look at...from brownie mix to trail mix!
NOW Foods Yerba Mate

Until next week, have a good one! Let us know if you ever have any questions or comments! I've loved hearing from you about the updates! Click here to read all of our updates.

Sauteed Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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Sauteed Garlic Brussels Sprouts

We've been making these Sauteed Garlic Brussels Sprouts almost every week when we grill out. They are the perfect vegetable side dish! We usually eat them with grilled chicken or burgers and also sweet potato fries.

Sauteed Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you want it spicy)
  • 3/4 tsp lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Rinse brussels sprouts and cut in half
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling add rinsed and cut brussels sprouts
  3. Allow to boil for five minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water
  4. Place a pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add brussels sprouts and spices. Cook until brussels sprouts start to brown.

Our Favorite Office Snacks

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wonderful Pistachios. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of the most common questions we get is what snacks do you eat?! Snacks can make or break you when you are trying to reach your goals. Reaching for a handful of candy or potato chips every single day can add up, and add up quickly. Don't get us wrong, we indulge on occasion, but we don't keep those items in our house OR our office and, therefore, don't let it become an everyday occurrence. Instead we like to stock our pantry (and office and car) with healthy and filling snacks. Ever since Whitney and I started our "fitness journey" we've made sure to always have healthy snacks on hand. You will rarely ever catch us leaving the house without something to eat, just in case. So what do we snack on at work? Take a peek into my actual office drawer!

Our Favorite Office Snacks

  • Wonderful Pistachios
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Granola (Look at the ingredients, many brands contain a ton of sugar!)
  • Oats
  • Tuna

Maybe the oats and tuna aren't technically snacks but they are great to keep on hand when you've forgotten your lunch or you just need something quick to eat.

One of our favorite things about the in-shell Wonderful Pistachios (The Mindful Nut) is the fact that just having to open them helps to slow down consumption time and may help with portion control (There's actually a name for this, it's called The Pistachio Principle!). We could also call it The Fit Nut since it is one of the highest-protein, highest-fiber nuts around (and 30 pistachios are only 100 calories). Let's say you are one of the very few who doesn't tend to overeat nuts and you don't want to open each one, they have something for you too! Wonderful Pistachios has a no-shells variety in Roasted & Salted and Lightly Salted flavors. Whitney and I both can devour way more than one serving of pistachios at a time, so we also love their portioned-out small bags because it makes us be honest about how much we actually eat!

Loading your work snack drawer with healthy snacks, like Wonderful Pistachios, can keep you on track to meet your goals...And who doesn't love a coupon?! Get yours here.

Not only do we love pistachios as a work snack but we also love to take them hiking with us. They provide the calories, and therefore the energy, we need to complete our hikes. We pack them on every single hike we take. Below are a few pictures of our last climb up Blood Mountain.

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