Hodge Podge Weekend

Ashley DC Divas

This was a fast weekend and quite a hodge podge weekend. It was filled with lots of events and errands, but has definitely left me feeling more organized and refreshed. Though I wish I had one more day... don't we all... I'm grateful for these past two days. The weekend started bright and early Saturday morning with DC Divas football practice. Saturday was our first day wearing helmets and boy . . . Continue Reading »

Salad Bar of Emotions

Salad Bar

Yesterday for lunch I ran down to the salad bar at my work.  Some days my packed lunch just isn't appealing so it's nice that there are some healthy options nearby.  Subway is usually my go to when I forget my lunch but the Greens salad bar is a place I always forget about. I ordered the large salad, starting with musclun.  To the lettuce I added carrots, chickpeas, green onions, and gr . . . Continue Reading »

Over The Hump

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad

How is it Thursday already??  Where has this week gone? As I mentioned earlier this week, the month of February is looking to be a pretty crazy month for me.  I've got a lot of my plate and a few of those things are stress inducing.  Thankfully it's a short month and I'm already over the hump for this week. This week has gone very well, starting with a great day of eats and fitness on Mo . . . Continue Reading »

First Vlog and a Giveaway!

Blue Sweaty Bands

Today's an exciting day! For one, I'm posting my first vlog here on Coffee Cake and Cardio and secondly, one of you have a chance to win a Sweaty Band! I started wearing Sweaty Bands back in October and have since added two bands to my collection.  I'm a big fan of their patterns and look forward to getting some new ones, like this one, in the near future. I wear them to the . . . Continue Reading »

Ladder Cardio Workout

Women's Football Equipment

Some days I love playing football and other days, like yesterday, I just want to go home and relax after a long day of work. I'll be the first to admit that I was in quite the funk when I first arrived at practice yesterday but my amazing teammates quickly helped to boost my energy levels. After a warmup circuit and our stretching routine we headed into the weight room for a few sets . . . Continue Reading »

A Different Kind of Hydration


My skin is a hot mess in the winter!  As soon as the temperatures start to change in the fall my skin gets dry and itchy.  It stinks. Over the years though I've found some amazing products which keep my skin hydrated and healthy!  It's a different kind of hydration which is really important.  I wash my face every night before I go to bed and every morning when I wake up with Origins Checks a . . . Continue Reading »

I Want To Party


This morning I woke up at 6:30AM to beat the Super Bowl crowds at the grocery store.  I did feel a smidge weird shopping for the week's groceries at 7:30AM but hey, the only people I had to scoot around were the employees stocking the shelves. For the week ahead I purchased the following things: Butter lettuce Spinach Mushrooms Avocado Asparagus Broccoli Shaved brussels . . . Continue Reading »

Great Day Of Eats

Lean and Green Salad

Yesterday I had a really great day of eats.  I planned ahead, packed food to take to work, and had a really delicious meal with Neal at home for dinner. I started off my Friday with a cup of coffee.  Instead of my usual Coffee-Mate though I added 1/2 a packet of Truvia and 2 TBSP of fat free half and half. For eats I enjoyed 2 eggs, 1 egg white, and 1 orange. Mid-morning I opened u . . . Continue Reading »

February 2013 Goals

February 2013 Goals

Last night while on Facebook I came across a photo of a person I knew back in college.  I was rather taken aback when I first saw the photo because the person looked so different from when I last saw them. Back in college I idolized this person because they had lost 70+ pounds on Weight Watchers and maintained that weight loss for years.  The photo yesterday made me cry because they had gained b . . . Continue Reading »

Future Travels

Portland Oregan

I truly love to travel, always have. There's just something about taking time off, packing a bag, and living a different life for a couple of days. Over the past two years Neal and I have done our fair share of traveling.  Though a number of little trips, minus our European honeymoon, it's fun to look back on all of the places we have been. 2012 San Antonio, Texas December 2012: Christmas . . . Continue Reading »