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 »

Snowquester Workout

Snowmageden 2010

I am BEYOND excited about the snow storm, Saturn Snowquester, scheduled to hit the DC area tonight! DC gets a good storm here and there, but we haven't had a BIG storm is over 2 years. Although I was starting to get excited for the start of spring and the time changing, I'm pretty pumped for this storm. In honor of the storm, here's a little Snowquester workout to get you through the next 24 . . . Continue Reading »

Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Smoothie

Ocean Spray Smoothie

Late Saturday night I had the urge to go for a run in the morning.  Running has always been a challenge for me and not something I usually find enjoyable, so when I get the urge I have to go with it! I woke up early Sunday morning, took Theodore out for a walk, and got right into my workout gear.  As it was pretty chilly out, I decided to go for a run on the treadmill.  I laced up my running sh . . . Continue Reading »

Run for the Dream Race Giveaway

run for the dream

One thing I love about Washington, DC are all of the opportunities that exist not only in DC but in the surrounding area.  Whether it's festivals, concerts, sporting events, or races, there is so much to see and do here. As the warmer months approach, race season begins to bloom! I've been fortunate enough to run a number of races in the DC area but am always itching for more!  This year . . . Continue Reading »

Revolve Cycle Studio

Revolve Arlington

This past Thursday night I was invited to Revolve Cycle Studio to take a spin class with a group of Washington, DC bloggers.  I am a sucker for spin classes, so I was really excited to take a class at this new-to-me studio. Revolve is located in Arlington, VA, down the street from the Clarendon metro.  Sadly it's not close to my work or home, but I could totally picture myself coming to the . . . Continue Reading »

Bodymedia CORE

Bodymedia Progress Chart

Getting myself into a weight loss midset was difficult after the holidays, but the steps I have taken since then have really gotten me into the zone! Step 1 - Be real with where I'm at Step 2 - Find my motivation Step 3 - Establish weight loss goals Step 4 - Acknowledge what has stopped me from losing weight My final step was to create a realistic plan! Metabolic testing gave me a . . . Continue Reading »

March 2013 Goals

March 2013 Goals

I'm really excited to be starting a new month and to be moving into March. Spring is right around the corner and for the first time in a long time I'm feeling in control of my diet and exercise. It's hard to believe that my first football game with the DC Divas is a little more than a month away, so I know I have a lot to grow in and work on this month. It has been a great year so far and . . . Continue Reading »

What Has Stopped Me From Losing Weight

Ashley

The 4th step in reaching a place where I could lose weight was to determine what has stopped me in the past from losing weight. At my highest weight, I was honestly in denial of how miserable I was inside my own body. I had an amazing support system, a great group of friends, and was a college athlete... but I weighed 261lbs and wore a size 20. I overate all the time, I had no . . . Continue Reading »

Weight Loss Goal Setting

SMART Goal Setting

I love goal setting... not going to lie!  I am very futuristic, so it's easy for me to daydream, to set goals for the future, and to create a plan to reach those goals. I've always enjoyed sharing my monthly goals and yearly life goals with y'all, but putting my weight loss goals out there is SCARY!  Putting my weight loss goals on paper for y'all to see brings a pressure that's hard to e . . . Continue Reading »

Where Does Your Motivation Come From?

Ashley

You can have all the tools in the world, but if you don't have motivation then you won't have the drive to reach your goals. Before you can establish goals, you must first reach a place where you are motivated to accomplish those goals.  I think often people establish their goals first and then try to find the motivation to reach them.  But what happens if you're just not motivated to do the w . . . Continue Reading »