December 2012 Goals

December 2012 Goals

In November I... Attended DC's 5K Dance Party Made heart healthy cookies For Santa Made my Christmas Wishlist and my Fitness Wishlist Did crossfit at Reebok Headquarters and worked out with Christy Phillips Started rookie football practice November Goals Revisited 1.  Track everything that I eat and log it into Weight Watchers online -- I tracked everything until we traveled to . . . Continue Reading »

Countdown to Christmas: Nutrition Edition

Electric Tea Kettle

Christmas eve is exactly 6 weeks from today!  In that time we will all be tempted by some of our favorite foods, sweet treats, and decadent eats.  For many, it is the most challenging time of year. Last week my beautiful sister Alison, who has lost almost 30 pounds on her own I might add, joined Weight Watchers!  I was so pumped to know that we'd both be doing the program and could help ea . . . Continue Reading »

November 2012 Goals

november 2012 goals

In October I... Tried out for the DC Divas full contact football team Revisted my 28 by 28 goals Wined and dined in Virginia Created my 29 by 29 goals Ran the Runner's World 10K race Rejoined Weight Watchers October Goals Revisited 1.  Cut back on sweets!! I have found the most success in the weight loss when I’ve really limited my sugar intake. - I wouldn't say that I cut back on . . . Continue Reading »

28 by 28 How Did I Do?

Coffee Cake and Cardio 28 by 28

My birthday is next Tuesday, WOO HOO, so you know what that means... It's time to party time to evaluate my 28 by 28 list.  So let's see how I did... Health and Fitness 1. Meet with a nutritionist/registered dietitian -I did a lot of research and ultimately decided not to spend the $500 dollars to meet with a RD.  I still desire to understand more about how many calories I should be consuming . . . Continue Reading »

Treadmill Workouts

Treadmill Workout

After a week dedicated to my puppy, it's now time to return to the gym.  With Neal returning home tomorrow I'll have a lot more freedom to get out of the apartment and to head on down to the gym for a workout. Despite the fact that I haven't been to the gym in a week, walking Theodore 4-6 times a day has helped me to reach my daily steps goals and to keep moving.  Theo also keeps me from being b . . . Continue Reading »

Tips For Preventing Newlywed Weight Gain

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Hi there Coffee, Cake and Cardio readers! I’m Sarah from Sarah Learns and I’m so happy that Ashley invited me to chat with you today about something that I didn’t even think about until after I got married (she’s way more prepared than I was!) ... newlywed weight gain. My husband and I got married on august 27, 2011. It was such an amazing day and I had so much fun with all of the wedding plan . . . Continue Reading »

Food Compromises in Relationships


A big “thank you” to Ashley for letting me share my story while she is on her honeymoon! Guest Post by Lisa Eirene I used to tip the scales at 250 pounds. I was only twenty-five years old yet I was developing diabetes and I had high blood pressure. The prospect of being diabetic scared me enough that I made the changes I needed to make. It took me almost two years to lose 110 pounds b . . . Continue Reading »

Looking Back On The Week

bucket table numbers

Woo Wee!  What a week!  Looking back on the past 7 days, it's unbelievable how much has gone on.  It all started Monday with a surprise bridal shower at work and a trip to BWI to pick up my beautiful sister! My boss made us beautiful strawberry and blueberry shortcakes (which Neal thoroughly enjoyed Monday evening) for the shower.  It was such a treat to be able to celebrate with my co- . . . Continue Reading »

Olympic Motivation

I'll never forget the 1996 Olympics.  I was 12 years old, fascinated with sports, excited about the Olympics being in Atlanta, and just about obsessed with gymnastics.  This still gives me chills... I even got the 1996 Olympics VHS tape for Christmas that year... oh yeah, like I said I was kinda obsessed.  The Olympics are magical and as a young athlete, they motivated me to get better at my . . . Continue Reading »

Happy First Birthday!


Today is Coffee, Cake and Cardio's one year birthday! My very first post was written on April 5, 2011 and little did I know how much she'd grow in one year.  I started Coffee, Cake and Cardio, not really knowing what I was doing or what my focus was going to be.  I knew that I wanted to share my life, my journey, and to connect with others.  It took me a few months to get a hang of it and to . . . Continue Reading »