Bad Habits Can Return

Lulu's San Antonio

Although I am grateful for the chance to visit my family here in Texas, it is extremely challenging being around habits I have worked so hard to break. Everything I have eaten while here has been my . . . Continue Reading »

Goodbye 2012

Neal and Ashley

2012 was a pretty unreal year for me.  Looking back on it, there were a lot of highs and some lows but it was a pretty rockin year! January I completed the Whole Living detox February I . . . Continue Reading »

Pump Up The Jam!

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Don't you just love the feeling you get when your new favorite song comes on the radio and you just can't help but move your body and dance to the beat? For me, music has been instrumental in my . . . Continue Reading »

Pizza and a Makeover

Lone Star Bock

The past two days in San Antonio, Texas have been wonderful. Thursday morning my sister and I headed up to the outlet malls to do a little shopping. We picked up some goodies at Bath and Body Works, . . . Continue Reading »

Beat the Pre-New Years Blues

January 2013 Runner's World

Thanksgiving is done, Christmas and Hanukkah have past, and now we have to think about what we did/did not accomplish over the past year.  For some, the past year has been everything they wanted it to . . . Continue Reading »

Post Christmas Cleanse

The Happiness Project

I had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Neal and my family but it's time to get back on track. Last night I went to bed really early with the goal of getting some great sleep. After . . . Continue Reading »

A Texas Christmas

Christmas Stocking

Bright and early Monday morning Neal and I headed to the airport for our flight to Texas. I was in great need of a holiday in Texas, so I was incredibly thankful when Neal and I finalized our plans to . . . Continue Reading »

New Year, New Workouts

Jumpsport Trampoline Workout

It's that time of year! The time of year when we look to our futures and establish goals and resolutions for 2013. So how many of you want to get into better shape this year?  How many of you want . . . Continue Reading »

Triple D Holiday Lunch

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Day 2 of vacation was a success!! I start the day out with a 30 minute workout on the Arc Trainer in my new Running Skirts long sleeve Cerise v-neck.  I am in love with this top.  I love the length, . . . Continue Reading »

Secret Santa Get Together

Carrot hummus

I can not tell you how good it feels to be on Christmas vacation! Friday couldn't have arrived soon enough! Now Neal and I have two days to enjoy here at home before heading to see my family for . . . Continue Reading »

Weigh-In Week 9

Early Morning Workout

Buh Humbug! That's how I felt this morning when I stepped on the scale.  Was I blindsided by my weigh in?  No, but it still hurts to see the number on the scale go up from last week. Starting . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Rejuvenating the Soul

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The winter months here in Washington DC are grey and dreary... and I mean really grey. Many folks call it the permacloud because it seems to be grey from mid November to mid March with little to no . . . Continue Reading »

Be a True Fitness Partner

Reebok Fitness Partners

Since moving in together and getting married, Neal and I have had to learn how important it is to be a true fitness partner. I asked Neal what it means to be a fitness partner and what kind of . . . Continue Reading »

Becoming a Juicer

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Last week Neal and I received our first Christmas present from my parents! I was overjoyed when we received it, especially because it was from Williams-Sonoma. The card on the package read "Ashley and . . . Continue Reading »