We’re Pregnant!


Neal and I are thrilled to be expecting our first child in early September!   I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and am absolutely overjoyed! How did I find out? When Neal and I returned from our cruise on December 21, I was really hoping we'd be pregnant.  I didn't want to overreact but I was eager to take a test.  On Christmas Eve I bought two boxes of pregnancy tests and proceeded to tak . . . Continue Reading »

New Beginnings

Coffee Cake and Cardio

Today is an incredibly exciting day as it marks the start of a new chapter and new beginnings here on Coffee Cake and Cardio!  These past few months I've been cooking up a few things and am thrilled to finally be able to share what's been going on in my life these past few months. The first thing you'll notice today is that Coffee Cake and Cardio looks incredibly different.  Last fall, I s . . . Continue Reading »

Taking Advantage of Our Pantry.


When Neal and I moved last weekend I was honestly shocked to see how much food we had in our pantry.  Neal and I usually run to the grocery store every weekend, picking up a few perishable items, but I have to admit, I don't do the best job of taking advantage of my pantry. Every time I go to Trader Joe's, Giant, or Whole Foods, I always pick up a few staples but seem to forget what I have in . . . Continue Reading »

Evening Snacking: How to Stop


Yesterday on the Coffee Cake and Cardio's Facebook Page, I asked... Rachel responded asking, "Do you find it hard to continue your healthy eating day into the evening? What helps you squash or at least control that late nite snacking?"  Well I wanted to take some time today to talk about snacking and how to control any excess evening snacking that may be going on. From my . . . Continue Reading »

Currently: February 2014


I try really hard not to wish away time, but I'm really ready for February to be over.  While I'm grateful for the experiences that February has brought, working long hours and moving to a new home has been really exhausting.  Regardless, it has been a really great month and I want to make the most of these last two weeks. Current Excitement: My best friend Stephanie, who has battled Cystic F . . . Continue Reading »

Best of the Weekend

Bayou Bakery

I'll be honest, I am emotionally and physically exhausted from our move this past weekend.  Though I loved having a super long weekend thanks to two snow days on Thursday and Friday, it was a little too long of a weekend due to the move. Friday morning Neal and I headed over to our new home and were welcomed by a 4 foot pile of snow... I had a feeling our neighbors would use our two . . . Continue Reading »

365 Days of Fit: Week 12


The beginning of last week was pretty routine! I started off the week with a 60 minute spin class and then got great workouts in both at work and at home.  By Friday, we had dove into moving, packing up boxes and moving things over to our new place! These next few weeks I hope to figure out my new routine and may even look at a few gyms in my new area.  I'm excited to get back to a regular r . . . Continue Reading »

Reebok ZQuick

ZQuick Reebok

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. The winter storm that plowed through the DC area this past week almost made me forget that spring is just around the corner. I love different things about each season, but I'm always eager for the spring to arrive after a long winter. After spending the winter indoors for the most part, I'm always so eager to get . . . Continue Reading »

Catching Up


Today's snow day is truly a blessing! There's just something magical about a snow day, mainly because it gives me an extra day to get things done around the house and to work on projects I've had to put off due to the craziness of February. While extremely busy, this week has been fairly good!  I've continued to get good workouts in and have tried to put more energy into my meals.  One of t . . . Continue Reading »

Is Blogging Good For Weight Loss?


A few weeks ago, a fellow blogger and I were talking about the effects of blogging about weight loss while trying to lose weight. From our eyes there are three types of weight loss bloggers. Bloggers who lose weight and then decide to blog about it. Bloggers who are in the middle of their quest to reach a healthy weight but haven't reached their goal yet (me and the other . . . Continue Reading »