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 »

Get Well Challenge Kickoff

Get Well Challenge

Last night I attended the kickoff event for the Get Well Challenge at Dawson's Market in Rockville, MD!  I've been looking forward to meeting the 39 other challengers and was overjoyed to see how diverse the group was.  I sat there, just thinking how different we all were and yet how common our goals must be. After mingling a bit, we filled out a few forms and then were introduced to the s . . . Continue Reading »

Amazing AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results

Last month Neal and I completed AdvoCare's 24 Day Challenge and we had amazing 24 Day Challenge results! After years of using AdvoCare's Spark and Catalyst I was really excited to take on the 24 Day Challenge (and Neal was too). The challenge is broken down into 2 parts- the cleanse phase and the max phase. The cleanse phase, which is 10 days long, helps your body reach a place . . . Continue Reading »

So How’s This Whole Non-Dieting Thing Actually Going?


Learning how to let go of dieting, while focusing on my health, nutrition, and well-being, has been one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding, things I've ever done. Making the decision to stop dieting for me has meant: no longer restricting my calorie intake moving away from taking whole food groups out of my diet dealing with my disordered eating habits (binge eating, . . . Continue Reading »

Dear Happier and Healthier Ashley

A letter to myself

Last week when I met with Rebecca she challenged me to write a letter to my happier and healthier self.  When I sat down to write this letter I had no idea what would end up on paper.  Being able to write freely and to think about where I've been and how I would feel after reaching my goals was an emotional and eye opening experience... Dear Ashley, You've done it! You've reached a place . . . Continue Reading »

Take Your Vitamins

VitaFusion MultiVites Gummy Vitamins

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of VitaFusion. I have a confession... I'm really bad about taking a multivitamin every day.  I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've gone on a vitamin kick only to fall off the wagon.  I'll do my research, buy a number of vitamins, divide them by day, and then forget to taken them a few days later.  I've . . . Continue Reading »

7 Week Challenge: Week 3 Weigh In


Yesterday morning I attended my employer's annual health screening.  It a wonderful benefit, and although I do it almost every year, I always dread it!  I dread it because I know that most of my numbers are considered unhealthy and it's always hard having someone who doesn't know you tell you that you're obese and need to make changes to your lifestyle. The last time I did the screening was in O . . . Continue Reading »

Transitioning To Spring


I think it's safe to say that it's officially spring!! Although I don't mind the winter, after 3-4 months of it, I'm ready for the warmer weather. I think the transition into the spring is a really important one, both for your body and for your mind.  I've seen myself react two ways to the arrival of spring... I either get really bummed that I didn't do more over the winter or I get . . . Continue Reading »

Scaleless Summer 2012

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The summer is officially here and boy did she bring some heat with her!  Today is suppose to be a scoreture but I am really excited that it is now officially summer. Growing up I hated the summer.  The summer meant hot weather, sweating profusely, and wearing less clothes, aka revealing more of my body to the public.  I loved the colder months because I could hide behind my jeans and a ho . . . Continue Reading »

The Balance Between Pain and Pleasure

The ARThletic Girl

A few weeks ago while at the doctor's office, I had a wonderful conversation with my doctor about the balance between pain and pleasure. (source) In everything we do, my doctor shared, we are in a constant battle to find the balance between pain and pleasure.  The balance is different for every person, which is why each of us face an inward battle with each decision we make.  My doctor went . . . Continue Reading »