Vanilla Mango Shake

20 Minutes of Cardio and some ab work to start the day.

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Fiber time! This stuff is not my favorite and it takes everything out of me to chug it down, but it makes things work if you know what I mean and it lives up to it’s claim of appetite suppressant. I was busy running around all day long, we were given 24 hours notice for an appraisal last night. Not selling, just re-financing, but I was stressed out anyway! I didn’t take many pictures at all, or take time out to eat much, but I did break for this shake.

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Vanilla Advocare Meal Replacement Shake with Frozen Mango

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1 cup of the mango chunks, 1 cup of water and the packet of vanilla shake. Blend until smooth and creamy.

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I think the appraisal went well, we’ll find out in a few days! I was about 1,000 steps short of my 10K streak, so I tuned on Netflix and watched Orange is the New Black (OBSESSED!!!) until I hit my goal.

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Szechuan Beef {Instant Pot Recipe}

Yesterday started bright and early with Turbo Sculpt. 40 minutes of high rep, low weight sculpting. Lots of shoulders and squats with a little bit of ab work thrown in at the end.

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Pre-Breakfast Supplements:

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Breakfast

The most epic shake – Vanilla Advocare Meal Replacement Shake blended with a cup of frozen mango and a cup of water.

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We made our weekly Costco run and I picked up this Asian Salad and added some chopped rotisserie chicken.

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While Emma was sleeping, I sipped on this Blue Raspberry Spark and did some blog work and caught up on some DVR shows.

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Dinner:

I had some stew beef that I picked up from Costco last week, but it was still frozen when I went to use it. I had an idea to try the Instant Pot and it was even better than the stir fry I was planning on!

Instant Pot Szechuan Beef

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In the Instant Pot, I poured in 1 cup of water, then dumped the meat in and then scooped in 1/2 the jar of the Szechuan sauce. Since it was a Costco sized package of meat, I added another 1/2 up of water on top of that, just to make sure. I set the Instant Pot to manual for 50 minutes and crossed my fingers. The result – the most flavorful, semi-spicy, tender beef! It was incredible! On the side we had brown rice and broccoli. If you’re going to make this and your meat isn’t frozen, I would set the cooking time to 35 minutes.

Ingredients:

1-2 pounds stew beef

Szechuan sauce ( it is spicy, so if you have kids or not a fan of spice, use sparingly) A little bit goes a long way.

1 cup water

Directions:

Pour 1 cup of water into instant pot, place beef in the instant pot, cover with sauce. Cook on manual for 35 minutes, 50 if meat is frozen.

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I am determined to keep my 10K streak alive, it’s only been a few days, but I refuse to go to bed until I hit 10,000 steps. I’m trying to see how many days in a row I can make this happen.

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Advocare 24 Day Challenge

I have posted about this a couple of times, but today is the day. Today is day 1 of my challenge!

I started off my morning with Cardio Party 3. 50 minutes of heart-pumping cardio. Just what I needed.

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This fiber- I did the ol’ plug and chug. I’m told this gets easier. Tomorrow I’m going to try and mix in a bit of Rehydrate and see if that makes it better.

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Going forward- I will be doing a full recap of each day here,  but during the day I’ll be posting meals, snacks and supplements on my IG stories too.

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Day 1 Stats

Weight: 200.2

Neck: 13.”

Chest: 40”

Waist: 41.5”

Hips: 43”

Thighs: 20.5”

Calves: 14”

Biceps: 12.5”

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My fasting blood sugar was 102. A little higher than it has been, but my dinner last night was a bit carb heavy, so I expected it to be higher this morning. I’ll also be documenting my blood sugars through the next 24 days as well.

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And now I’m just sipping on some Spark and enjoying the quiet time before everyone gets home in about an hour.

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