Friday Favorites VII

I was looking back and I can’t believe it has been so long since my last Friday Favorites! This week I have lots a great favorites to share!


According to Katie Friday Favorites is all about the little things that made you smile over the past week. And anything goes! Because we all know that it’s the little things in life that make it count, right?

 Summer Races


So far I am signed up for 5 races this summer! They range from 5k to half marathon to relay run! I’m so excited for all of them.



Although it doesn’t quite look like spring outside yet here in MN it is slowly getting there. It has been warm enough that I can just wear a sweatshirt so that is a start! Now can it please stop snowing!! I want to see the green grass and flowers!

Silly Maisy


She is trying to send a message to daddy! He’s kind of ignoring her 🙂

Homemade Pizza


I was at my Aunt and Uncles yesterday so we I decided to make Homemade Pizza!! I truly love Trader Joes whole wheat pizza dough and sauce! SO good!! It is a MUST try.

Bright Nails


Since I was at my Aunt and Uncles yesterday I took advantage and had my Aunt paint my Toenails and Fingernails!! Love bright pink polish!!! I’m truly ready for spring!!



I know it has been a while since I’ve talked about EnergyBits on here! I still take these all the time and love them! They help me stay awake during my night shifts! They also give me tons of energy during workouts! Also since they are food and they are clean they are Advocare friendly which is a mega plus! Check them out and if you want to order enter the promo code alexrunsforfood for a 30% off discount!




I know I talk about boxing A LOT but I really do love it!!!!! Title is such an amazing full body workout!!!!! I’ve gone to a couple of Krystal’s classes this past week and she is INTENSE!!!! She is so funny. The other day she started class out by saying “Get your game face on, I mean business.” She wasn’t joking either!

Funny Quotes!


bahahahaha SO true 🙂

First Time Guest Posting

I am so excited to announce that today is my first time guest posting!!!! Head over to Amanda’s blog to see my guest post on balanced eating. It includes 1 indulgent recipe and 1 healthy, clean recipe! Both recipes are my two best recipes that I get the MOST compliments on! Amanda’s Blog: Diary of a Semi-Health Nut! Check her out, she is a fellow Minnesotan!

What are some of your favorites from the past week or so?


Sweet Potato Nachos & A Treat

I really love sweet potatoes so I am always looking for a delicious way to eat them! I decided to try combining sweet potatoes with nachos and was pleasantly surprised!!


Making these nachos was SOO easy! I simply peeled a thinly sliced a sweet potato. I lightly coated the slices with olive oil and chili powder. Then lay out on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. Watch them very closely because they will burn. Once they are done top with your favorite nacho toppings 🙂 I used left over fajita steak, chicken and veggies. I also made a cilantro sour cream by combining sour cream, lime juice and cilantro. The sweet potatoes made a great chip replacement! Also if you are doing the Advocare 24 day challenge you can easily modify this recipe to fit your needs.


My meal was a bit spicy so I wanted something chocolate! Luckily I had some of Lee’s Healthy Peanut Butter Cups in my freezer!!

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You can find the recipe here! They are so easy to make and so good for a healthy alternative!!

I hope you enjoy these yummy recipes!!!

What are your favorite toppings for nachos?

Weekend Happenings 3/10/14

I had the weekend off from work and it was amazing!!!

My weekend started off Saturday morning with some Bridesmaid dress shopping for my cousin Melinda’s wedding 🙂


We tried on some amazing dresses!! Here are a few of the favorites.


We all LOVED this one!


Melinda loved this one 🙂


I like this one also 🙂

Poor Melinda has such a hard decision to make. No matter what dress she picks I’ll be happy!

We went to lunch at Cafe Latte! Oh man if you live in the Twin Cities you need to go to Cafe Latte! So good.


Pesto Pistachio Chicken Pasta Salad


Greek Salad


And of course we had to share some Turtle Cake!!


Their slices of cake are HUGE!!!! We shared it between the 7 of us!

After the morning and afternoon of dress shopping I headed home to get ready for my friends wedding reception!


Luke and Steph got married January 10th in Jamaica! Unfortunately Scott and I weren’t able to go but I got to see some pictures!




And I got to help with planning the bachelorette party, which was back in December 🙂



Anyways….. Saturday night was so much fun celebrating Luke and Steph’s marriage!!


Unfortunately this is the only photo I got 🙂 To distracted with having tons of fun!!!!

Sunday I slept in as late as possible…. which was not very late 😦 But then Sunday afternoon Scott and I headed to the Auto Show with Luke and Steph. Scott got to see the 2015 Ford F150….. and I got to check out all the SUVs…. someday in a couple years I will want an SUV.

Sunday after the Auto Show Scott and I relaxed. Not going to lie I was a little under the weather…. I didn’t drink that much Saturday night but for the past 24 days I’ve been eating so healthy and clean and then Saturday I did not eat very healthy and I drank wine and I paid for it on Sunday. My body definitely enjoys clean eating! I’m back to clean eating today!!!

Sunday night Scott and I watched The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


I love the Hunger Games movies!!!! I can’t wait for the third one to come out!!

Anyways…. that was my fun weekend.

How was your weekend? Do anything super fun??