Tips For Weight Loss

Crush Cravings

Have you ever found yourself standing in the kitchen, looking for something to eat even though you're not too sure what you're hungry for? Have you ever found yourself standing in the kitchen, looking for something to eat even though you're not hungry? Have you ever had a hankering for something sweet but know that it's not a part of your diet plan? Have you ever had a plan to workout but . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW – 3 More Weeks

2 egg whites

It's hard to believe that there are just three weeks left of summer, 3 more weeks until the end of my scaleless summer, and 3 weeks until Fitbloggin! I am really determined to have a successful Scaleless Summer and have been working hard since returning from the honeymoon in order to see a loss on the scale come September 21. For this week's WIAW, I wanted to show y'all what my eats have been . . . Continue Reading »

Exercising While Watching TV

Fall 2012 TV Lineup

I don't know about y'all but I am PUMPED for fall TV to start in a few weeks!  I know some people are good about limiting their hours in front of the TV but for me, I just love my shows too much.  Here's a rundown of my favorite shows returning this fall... Personally, I am OBSESSED with Scandal!  If you didn't watch it last spring, I HIGHLY recommend catching up on it and then watching it t . . . Continue Reading »

A Wonderful Weekend

Founding Farmers

This weekend was just perfect! Absolutely perfect. A wonderful weekend if you will. It all started Saturday with my first Crossfit class. I came back home feeling great and excited about my fitness future. Sunday morning Neal and I went to brunch at Founding Farmers after enjoying the morning with our puppy. I love the concept and have never had a bad meal at Founding Farmers.  I . . . Continue Reading »

Crossfit Rockville

Crossfit Rockville

Today was a long time coming, but I finally made it out to Crossfit Rockville.   Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program which utilizes weight lifting, running, and plyometrics as its core.  There are quite a few Crossfit boxes in Washington, DC but when I learned that Crossfit Rockville was moving to the Rockville metro station, I knew I had to sign up for an introduction class. I a . . . Continue Reading »

Fitness Friday – 5

Pork Tenderloin Salad

Theodore completely changed my week, but boy do I adore him! My plans to take multiple classes post work quickly changed after getting our puppy, but that hasn't stopped me from moving! Walk. Walk. Walk. I feel like it's all I do but then I look down and see the cutest thing ever and realize it's a total win! Monday I took a PM spin class. To be honest, it was just meh. I'm not the biggest fan . . . Continue Reading »

Sweet’N Low Cocktails

Sweet'N Low Cocktails

Last weekend I got together with my dear friend Becky to make a few Sweet'N Low cocktails! As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program, Becky and I created 3 different Sweet'N Low using simple ingredients, keeping the calories low and the drinks refreshing. Just what you need on a summer's day. The first drink we tried was actually from the Sweet'N Low kitchen! Sweet'N Low Strawberry . . . Continue Reading »

What I Ate Wednesday: European Style

Amsterdam Food

Our time in Europe this summer was to die for and a big part of that was all of the amazing food! In each city, we always strove to eat authentic food while still watching our money and eating healthy foods. Some of my favorite foods included... Stamppot in Amsterdam Beer and potatoes in Wolsfeld Germany Jaegerschnitzel with Mushroom Sauce in Bitburg . . . Continue Reading »

Meet Baby Theodore

Westie Puppy

Neal and I are proud, excited, and thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family... Theodore! A few weeks ago, Neal and I began looking at puppies.  We thought adding a dog to our family would work out best post holidays and figured looking now would help us to decide the type of dog we wanted. For whatever reason, I've always wanted a Westie (West Highland Terrier), so when . . . Continue Reading »

Scaleless Summer Update

Ashley Beer

With just a little over 4 weeks left in my second Scaleless Summer, I wanted to reflect on summer thus far and to give y'all a little peek as to what I've been up to.  So here it is, my scaleless summer update. Oh beer, how I love thee all year round in the summer time! OK, back to my Scaleless Summer.  So at the beginning of the summer my focus was my wedding and my wedding dress.  My goal . . . Continue Reading »

My European Honeymoon

European Sweets

Neal and I spent a lot of time deciding where were wanted to go for our honeymoon.  Initially we were going to go to Hawaii for a relaxing week long honeymoon but after realizing that you never know how quickly kids may come post marriage, we decided to take a 2+ week honeymoon in Europe. Our first to-do was to pick the dates we'd be gone.  After looking at airline tickets, we decided to leave t . . . Continue Reading »

Fitness Friday – 4

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This was just about the longest week EVER!  I feel like I went through Tuesday twice and Friday took about 8 days to arrive.  I am happy and grateful that it's finally Friday... and Fitness Friday!  Despite it being a crazy long week, this week's workouts went well.  None of my workouts were over the top, but I was happy to have worked out 4 of the 5 work days. Monday - Body Revolution workout 1 . . . Continue Reading »

Back to School Eats

Vega Smoothie

With the school year just around the corner, you may be looking for some new back to school eats.  Whether you're heading back to school, preparing your kids for school, or just looking for a few new food items to change things up, this is a great time to look around and see what new and healthy foods are out there. Let's start with breakfast.  Breakfast is a must!  It helps to fuel you (and yo . . . Continue Reading »

The Jefferson Hotel DC

The Jefferson Hotel

After our beautiful and fantabulous wedding, Neal surprised me by taking me into DC for our wedding night. I never could have imagined where he was taking us, so when we pulled up to the Jefferson Hotel DC I was so incredibly excited! The Jefferson Hotel DC was built in 1923 and was converted to the hotel in 1955.  From the moment you walk in you are welcomed by luxury, elegance, and a colonial . . . Continue Reading »

Wedding Reception at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Rustic Wedding

Our wedding reception at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek was an absolute blast. Words can not describe the feeling of walking into a room with your new husband and to be greeted by such amazing and loving people. It's amazing. When we first arrived at the reception we took some time to mingle with our guests, to say hello to old friends, and to eat some awesome appetizers from Hill Country . . . Continue Reading »