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Life is Short Make it Count. #23

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Three things you cannot recover in life: the word after it's said, the moment after it's missed, and the time after it's gone. Unknown.

I've always loved the quote above but it really rings true after the horrible act of violence/terrorism in Las Vegas Sunday night.

• Quit saying "yes" to things you don't want to do.
• Spend time with the ones you love.
• Do what makes you happy.
• Quit obsessing over things that do not matter.
• Live your life.

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Well, we are obviously back from Colorado (I'm working on finishing up the trip recap!). Getting back was an adventure itself. When we landed back in Atlanta Saturday night, we walked to the shuttle to ride to Park N Fly (where we always park!). I was looking for the ticket that shows where we parked and we realized we had someone else's bag. This bag is not black and is not your standard looking bag! Scott ran the bag all the way back up to the airport (this isn't that short of a walk). The lady must have grabbed ours but turned around and came back to the airport. After waiting for her and finally getting that sorted out we headed home. We use Waze (the GPS app) and it told us about a terrible accident on 85 that had all lanes closed. I tried to exit where it told me but ended up back on the highway (not used to the area!) in the traffic. However, we also have Peach Pass so we worked our way over to the Peach Pass lane and never even really had to slow down while the other lanes were backed up for miles. I couldn't help but think that if we had our suitcase and left on time, we could have been involved in that accident. You never know, but it could have been a blessing in disguise.

Since we've been back, besides working on the website, I'm back to coaching Playball and volunteering with Girls on the Run. A few weeks before we went out of town I started coaching for Girls on the Run. I'm loving it so far! If you have daughters, check to see if there is a chapter near you! It's an excellent girls empowerment program.

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Hiking the Art Loeb Trail in Pisgah National Forest
Looking Glass Rock Hike in Pisgah National Forest


After getting back into the groove of being home, working, etc. we had mountain withdrawals so this past Saturday we headed up to Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC. We did two hikes, Art Loeb Trail and also Looking Glass Rock Trail. This wasn't our first time on either trail but both trails were considerably more crowded than we remember. Hiking is a very popular sport now it seems.

Our workout during our trip was hiking (obviously!). The Monday after we got home I started doing the She Sweats 12-Week Transformation. I AM IN LOVE AGAIN. I can't tell you how good it feels to be lifting again. I haven't truly lifted to my fullest potential in months because of stress, our move, hurting my neck, and signing up for a 6-week boot camp. Boot camp is great for some people but it definitely isn't for me. I took Sunday off after we got back and have been on track with the workout plan ever since starting last Monday. Normally when I do this workout plan I'll start on week 5 but I started from week 1 this time since I feel like I've lost so much muscle over the last year. I was so sore last week...my arms, chest, and legs!

I'm having to flip-flop some days because of hiking or other commitments that I have but I'm completing each workout as listed during the week listed!

In case you've missed it, we do have a challenge going on right now for the She Sweats 12-Week Transformation. Learn more about it here. Disclaimer: The plan is a download you receive via email, the picture below is of something that my sister had made for me (the workout plan in book form!).

She Sweats 12-Week Transformation


Like I mentioned, we came back late Saturday night. We took Sunday to grocery shop and prep some food for the week ahead. We made Bison Chili and Grilled Orange Chicken. Our eating out consisted of Zoes Kitchen and Pescados Burritos (after our hikes!).

Clean Eating at Zoes Kitchen
Clean Eating at Costco

I've been meaning to share this for months now but I always forget! We always get questions about hiking nutrition. I'll do a more in-depth post on this soon but NOW Foods sent us their BCAA Big 6 to try (DISCLAIMER: We were sent the product for free. All opinions are ours.). We have tried both the grape (which smells like bubble gum!) and watermelon. They both taste excellent. BCAA Big 6 is caffeine-free and aids in recovery from intense exercise. It's perfect after our hikes. We just add water and the powder to a blender bottle and drink it up!

You can read more about and purchase NOW Foods products (including the BCAA Big 6) here on Amazon or browse NOW Foods products here. They have so many products! Things like the maple syrup, sugarless sugar, supplements, and even delicious energy/trail mixes!

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.