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[21 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Coach Ashley: from a BMI of 19 to 26 & Back Again

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you find my website full of encouragement, support and motivation  to guide you on your own journey!
My name is Ashley. I am a doctor in training and trying to live a healthier lifestyle! There was a time when I was sick nearly every week, persistently unhappy with my body, and rarely had any energy. Today I am healthier, toner, and more fit than ever before. Let me help you!

Get Fit with TurboFire & Ashley!

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Polar Loop 1 week review

I got a polar loop for my birthday! Yay! And I finally put it on last Saturday and have been wearing it everyday!

For those of you that don’t know, the polar loop is a device that tracks fitness, and steps, and sleep. Similar to the fitbit that everyone seems to be talking about. My mother actually bought us one of each: the fitbit and the polar loop. My husband and I have birthdays only 1 week apart, so she bought us one of each – figuring I could use one, …

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
My New Current Living Space

My New Current Living Space
I’m doing my surgery rotation at a place kind of in the middle of nowhere, and they provide housing for us students. It’s a three bed two bath with two single beds in each room, I was expecting it to be tiny. But this place is HUGE! We even have a dishwasher, couch, TV, and just lots of space. I’m impressed!

It’s the kind of place my husband and I could totally have someday. I like it I’m totally gonna miss my husband during the …

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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
A Knit Headband Project and Pattern

A Knit Headband Project (and Pattern)
I love to knit! And I can knit while studying! So last week while preparing for my exam on Friday, I whipped up a headband for myself! I really liked the way it turned out! And I loaded the pattern for free download on Ravelry.

It’s an easy knit, with basic cable technique. I used red heart super saver worsted weight yarn because I had some of it lying around. It’s extra thick, which is perfect for us cold weather folks! I tend to always wear …

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[17 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Recipe for Garlic Cheesy Herb Pull Apart Bread

I love baking bread. I consider myself a master of challah and I make a pretty mean cheese bread too. But for a dinner party I wanted to find a new bread recipe. So off to Pinterest I went. Searching for the perfect bread to go with dinner. And I am so glad I selected this one! The recipe was easy to follow and turned out so well!

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
5 Non-Romantic Things to do on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers!
I have pretty mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, because it tends to make those who are not in love rather lonely. And that’s sad. Look around you — there are so many wonderful people in your life!
Make everyone around you feel loved today. Your friends, coworkers, family. Make them smile, make them laugh. Let them know you care! Here are 5 things you may not have thought of.
1. Make A Family Valentine’s Day Book:
Make a book with a picture of each member of your …

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[20 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
6 Highlights of My Weekend

What a great weekend we had in Colorado! From family to friends to tasty foods, my husband and I had a lovely time together!  Here are my five highlights!

#1 Spending Time With the Hubs
With Aaron both pursuing a PhD AND working at a church, and me training to be a physician — we are both very busy. The best part about getting away for a weekend is all the time we get to spend together! We had long car rides and dancing and snuggling. It was great to have some …

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[7 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Running in Cold Weather – Cold Weather Running Gear

I love to run. But, for the past 5.5 years, I have lived in places that get ludicrously cold in the winter time. From summer 2008-summer 2010, I lived in Rhode Island. And then from summer 2010 to the present, I have lived in Chicago. Of the two, I think Chicago is the coldest. And although I started running in Rhode Island, I usually have a run in the summer, not the winter, mentality. Thus every March/April I start running, I build my endurance up to 3-4 miles. And then completely QUIT running around October.