Cherry Blossoms and Baseball


This past weekend was an absolutely beautiful spring weekend here in Washington, DC!  After a perfect Saturday, filled with a 4 mile walk, lots of cleaning, grocery shopping, and a good old nap, Neal and I woke up at 4:30AM yesterday morning to head downtown DC for the 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler race. We were on the metro by 5:30AM and made our way down to the National Mall by 6:30AM, . . . Continue Reading »

Pregnancy Week 18 Eats


Last Monday I started living out my plan to get my pregnancy diet back on track.  When I say "diet", I don't mean weight loss plan, I'm just referring to my daily food intake.  My goal was to eat the following each day and to allow myself two "cheat" meals on the weekend. The Plan (each day) 2-3 cups of veggies 2 pieces of fruit 4 four oz portions of protein (eggs, lean meat, dairy, l . . . Continue Reading »

Creating Spring Goals

Summer Wildflowers

It has been quite a while since I created monthly or seasonal goals, but with the 20 week mark of my pregnancy around the corner I'm starting to feel the urge to get some things done. Creating goals can be a really overwhelming thing for some, especially if you feel like you have a hard time accomplishing your goals. I've always struggled with creating either too many goals or creating . . . Continue Reading »

Working Out During The Second Trimester


Working out during the second trimester has been... interesting! When I first found out I was pregnant, I continued working out just as I had before I was pregnant. Doctors agreed that as long as I wasn't adding any intensity, I could continue my workouts throughout my pregnancy. I continued to take spin classes every week, went for short runs, lifted weights, and spent a good amount of . . . Continue Reading »

Buy This Not That: Whole Foods Edition

Angie's Popcorn

I think this series should just be called "Buy This" because I rarely find products that I don't love.   Though it has been a while since writing a "Buy This Not That" post, I found a number of new favorites at Whole Foods last weekend and had to share them with y'all. Buy This - Angie's Sweet and Spicy Popcorn and Angie's White Cheddar Popcorn Y'all.... I am in love.  I'm honestly not a . . . Continue Reading »

Week 17 Pregnancy Update

week 18 pregnancy

Week 17 The Bump- The bump is an interesting thing I've learned.  Some days it is super round and other days I just have a little pooch fairly low down.  I think it depends on what I've eaten and how much water I've consumed. Gender- Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in 3 weeks! Movement- I am definitely starting to feel some movement.  It's the . . . Continue Reading »

Getting My Pregnancy Diet Back On Track


I wouldn't say that my diet has been all that bad these past 17 weeks.  Sure, I've definitely eaten more simple carbs since getting pregnant, but for the most part my diet has still been on track.  My biggest struggle has been my lack of energy and motivation.  Some days I have zero energy to cook or even chop veggies, so I just look for something quick and easy. As I get closer to the half way . . . Continue Reading »

Relating to the Struggle

3 weight loss goals

There's something really powerful about having someone to relate to when you're trying to lose weight.  Whether it's someone who has already reached their weight loss goals or someone who is embarking upon the journey, I think it's incredibly important to have people to talk to. The struggles that come with weight loss can be really hard for some people to understand. "Just eat less and . . . Continue Reading »

Using AdvoCare to Live a Healthier Life

AdvoCare Spark

As I've shared here on Coffee Cake and Cardio before, I started using AdvoCare products regularly a little over a year ago and have been an AdvoCare distributor since the summer of 2013.  Since then I've gotten a lot of questions about my favorite AdvoCare products, when I used them, and how I've used AdvoCare to live a healthier life.   AdvoCare alone is NOT the answer, but I can say from pe . . . Continue Reading »

This Is Why You’re Fat

This is why you're fat

On my flight to Nebraska on Tuesday, I read all of Jackie Warner's book "This Is Why You're Fat" and I've got to tell y'all... it's AWESOME!  In Jackie's book, she explains why her approach to weight loss is liveable versus diets, which are hard to live out long term. So what did I take away from the book?  We eat too much sugar.  Period.  No, it’s nothing new, but I think Jackie does a grea . . . Continue Reading »