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If you are interested in hearing about how #treatyourselftuesday began check it out here. Becky is a firm supporter of treating ourselves even in the smallest ways. It can be with shopping, working out, sweet treats…. anything that is for you!

I can’t believe it is already tuesday! This weekend was filled with moving and cleaning out old apartment!

Advocare

Pink Lemonade Spark

Honestly it wouldn’t be a treat yourself tuesday without some Advocare love!! I tried this new to me flavor of spark and I am OBSESSED!!!!! If you like lemonade you would LOVE this!!! It tastes identical to regular old lemonade! NOM NOM #advocareobsession

I immediately ordered an canister for the pink lemonade flavor for myself and got my friend, Mellissa to order some also!!!! I can’t wait…. it is supposed to be delivered today!!

Boxing

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I treated myself with two intense workouts! The first was boxing. You all know my obsession LOVE for boxing! Al was our instructor last Thursday night and he was on a mission to make us sweat! Thank goodness…. my goal for that class was to burn more then 800 calories!

Lulu Lemon

Lulu Lemon Warehouse Sale

Back at the end of March I went to the Lulu Lemon Warehouse sale at the Minneapolis Convention center! OMG what a fun experience. They had great prices and for this first time lulu buyer I was in heaven! I now see what so many people spend the money for lulu…. their clothing quality is amazing! I got 3 pairs of capris, 1 long sleeve shirt, 1 short sleeve shirt, 2 tanks and a hoodie! I saved like 60% and it was amazing!!!

Yoga Sculpt

Polar loop HR monitor @ yoga sculpt

Who says you don’t burn calories in yoga?? I have always LOVED Core Power Yoga but I really love Sculpt with Lee! She does an amazing job at pushing you to do your best and I love her music selections!! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet you really need to! She posts the most amazing recipes ever! And her food photography is amazing! I hope to be as good as her someday 🙂

Post Workout Wrap

Post Workout Wrap

After sculpt yesterday I was starving and wanted to throw something quick and easy together for lunch! I found tomato basil tortillas, turkey, cheese, pesto, greek yogurt french onion dip, jalapeños, banana peppers, artichokes, olives and kale! Put it all in the wrap and roll it up and it equals amazingness!!!! I love wraps and I’m always looking for new fun things to roll up!

Walk with a Friend!

Warm Weather

We finally had some warm weather last week so that meant a walk date with my blend Amanda!! It was so amazing to be outside enjoying the warmth! After my walk with Amanda I ended up going with my mom and the dogs zoey and maisy for another walk!

New Purse

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Oh how I LOVE target!!!! I went to target yesterday for a couple pillows and walked out with pillows and a new purse! I love the mint green obsession this spring! It is a great and happy color!

How did you treat yourself this past week?

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Don’t forget to take a moment today to remember what happened a year ago! #bostonstrong

Black Bean and Corn Burger

As you all know I am a home care nurse. One of my patients lives about an hour from where I live, luckily my Aunt and Uncle live only 20 minutes from my patient so when I work with this little lady I stay at my aunt and uncles! So for the past 5 days I’ve been hanging out with my aunt, uncle and cousin!

Since I convinced my aunt to try out the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I’ve been giving her lots of inspiration for healthy meals. The other night we made the most delicious burgers!!

Black Bean and Corn Burger

Black Bean and Corn Burger

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 16oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 c corn (canned or frozen)

1/2 c red onion, chopped

1 egg

1/4 c bread crumbs

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp granulated garlic

Salt & Pepper

Directions:

Simply mix everything together, form patties and grill or fry in a pan! Enjoy!

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I enjoyed my burger with pepper jack cheese, a tomato slice, lettuce as the bun and some BBQ sauce!!! It was so good and SOOO filling! I will definitely be making these again! The best part…. they are advocare friendly!

I hope you guys try these and enjoy them!

Whats your favorite things to add to burgers?

FYI: I moved up my start date for my advocare 24 day challenge! I decided to start on Monday April 21st. My aunt will be starting her challenge this monday and my mom, dad and I will be starting on the 21st. If anyone is interested in trying it with us please let me know! alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com

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My days have mostly been filled with working at my new job! So I thought today I would focus on a few treats from the past week 🙂

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If you are interested in hearing about how #treatyourselftuesday began check it out here. Becky is a firm supporter of treating ourselves even in the smallest ways. It can be with shopping, working out, sweet treats…. anything that is for you!

Advocare Mocha Shake

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If I needed to I could totally live on liquids. I’d rather drink a meal in the morning. These mocha meal replacement shakes are so good! I simply mix water, 1 frozen banana and the powder packet…. blend it up and enjoy 🙂 I’m going to buy more of these because I love them that much!

Healthy Crackers

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I’m not 100% sure if these are Advocare friendly so I waited until the Max phase to buy them. The good news is I looked at the ingredient list and I recognize everything that was listed. I think they are almost Advocare friendly. I eat them with hummus, which is Advocare friendly!! I never really loved hummus but these crackers make me love hummus!!

Low Key Weekend

Scott and I had ZERO plans for this past weekend and it was amazing! We (and by we I mean I) got some cleaning done. Scott helped with laundry! We hung out with Scott’s brother, sister in law, niece and nephew. We watched movies. Yay for no plans on the weekend.

Mung Bean Noodles

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YAY for some healthy noodles! These noodles are made 100% of mung beans which means there is no flour! They are gluten free but they taste like regular old noodles! I bought them on Amazon and I am so happy I did. I’m making them again today for lunch. I’m going to add olive oil, seasoning and shrimp to the noodles to make a super easy healthy pasta.

Snuggle Time with The Pup

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What a little snuggle bug. She weighs about 45-50lbs but she thinks she is a lap dog. If I’m on the couch she is almost always laying on top of me.

Spark

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So far I have loved the Tangerine and Fruit Punch flavored spark drinks. I ordered more and I can’t wait to try the Mango Strawberry flavor later today!! Love my spark!!!

Well these are a few treats from the past week. The rest of my week will be spent working, cleaning, cooking and working out!

How did you treat yourself this week?