Where’s My Green Beer?

DC Health and Fitness Bloggers

Though I secretly wish the weekend had been filled with lots of green beer, it ended up being a pretty good weekend! It started Friday with a wonderful lunch with Lauren at Whole Foods.  It had been quite some time since seeing Lauren, so I was incredibly thankful that she drove and took the metro into DC to see me during my work day. For lunch we both created salads at the salad bar, mine . . . Continue Reading »

What’s Got Me Smiling?

Mason Jar Shakers

At the end of a long week I think it's important to look around and smell the roses. I want to make more of an effort to share "what's got me smiling" just as much as I share some of the challenges I may be facing. This was a tough week but I still have a lot to smile about! 1. We joined a CSA! Neal and I are incredibly excited, well actually I think I'm the one that's excited, to have joined . . . Continue Reading »

Living with Regrets

Ashley Country Music Half Marathon

In two unrelated conversations this week, regret came up and it got me thinking....thinking about my life, decisions I've made, and how those decisions have affected my path. I've made a lot of great decisions in my life so far... 1.  Marrying Neal! 2.  Becoming Theodore's mommy 3.  Getting my Master's from Kansas State 4.  Running the Country Music Half Marathon with Tea . . . Continue Reading »

Early Spring BBQ

Strawberry and Blueberry Cobbler

This weekend the offensive line of the DC Divas got together for an early spring BBQ. I love a get together, not only because I get to spend time with friends but also because I get to cook for others! To start, I made a Lemon Pasta Salad (adapted from Jamie Krell). 1 TBSP olive oil 1 TBSP chopped garlic 1 cup fat free half and half 1 cup chicken broth 2 lemons (juiced and zested) Salt . . . Continue Reading »

Working Out With Friends

Revolve Cycle Coffee Cake and Cardio

Well the awesome train kept on rolling yesterday!! Yesterday was a absolutely perfect day for me on the diet and exercise front!!!  I drank 4 Nalgene water bottles (128 oz), ate 1,611 calories (under my 1800 calories goal), and enjoyed every second of the 45 minute spin class I took! Here's a break down of yesterday's eats... Breakfast - 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of mushrooms, and 1/2 cup of . . . Continue Reading »

A Winederful Weekend

Founding Farmers DC

This past weekend was just fantastic!  The weather was beautiful, I had a good practice Saturday, and I was able to meet up with some awesome friends! It all started Friday evening with a nice glass of Riesling. After work, I headed into DC to meet up Rebecca had organized for some DC health and fitness bloggers.  Before the event I met up with Amanda and Jen for drinks at Founding F . . . Continue Reading »

2013 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo 2013

Every spring NBC4 in Washington DC hosts a FREE Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center.  It's a wonderful event full of exhibits, activities, and LOTS of health screenings!  There will also be a number of specials guests there this year... Hellllllo former Biggest Loser contestants!! Well this year I have been invited to attend the Expo to help promote a common-sense a . . . Continue Reading »

Bumps and Bruises

Nalgene Water Bottle

A big part of losing weight is being able to pick yourself up when you trip or fall.  My first two weeks using My Fitness Pal and Body Media went very well but this week was all over the place. Saturday, March 2 (does not include football practice) Sunday, March 3 Monday, March 4 Tuesday, March 5 (does not include football practice) Wednesday, March . . . Continue Reading »

Jillian Michaels Slim For Life

Jillian Michaels Slim For Life

This has been SUCH a weird week! Weeks like this make me realize how much I like routine when working towards a goal. I feel a little out of wake this week but what can you do? It all started Monday when I was home sick. Neal had been fighting a bug and graciously gave it to me. It wasn't the ideal way to start off the week, but thankfully I was feeling better mid afternoon and was able to go . . . Continue Reading »

Easy Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

Some mornings Neal and I just don't have time to have a sit down breakfast.  My solution in the past has always been a "grab and go" breakfast, which is almost always a simple carb... bagels, toast, etc. In an effort to limit my carb intake and to increase my protein intake, Neal and I made a batch of easy egg muffins.  These muffins are so easy to make and can be frozen and then reheated any t . . . Continue Reading »