When Is Bacteria a Good Thing?

Bacteria…when I hear that word, I automatically think germs, sickness, and gross things. Sometimes I forget that bacteria can actually be a good thing! It’s cold and flu season, and many of you have probably taken antibiotics already. (Just make sure you finish the course – don’t create super-bugs!) The times that I’ve taken those medications, […]

How I Became My Own Boss

Woohoo, this is my 50th blog post! I feel so accomplished guys. Posting every week has definitely been a challenge sometimes, but I’m glad that I’ve stuck with it. I hope you all find some value in my ramblings 😀 Since I have a bunch of new readers, I thought it’d be good to take […]

How Do You Know When You’re Done?

Hi friends! Part of what I do as a coach is lead online fitness accountability groups. Some people choose to do one group for about a month and then stop. Others continue to join challenge groups to stay on track with their goals. One of my friends who has done a few groups recently asked […]

How to Eat Out WITHOUT Overindulging!

I talk a lot about good nutrition, clean eating, and healthy recipes, but let’s be real… I also drink beer, eat pizza, and go out to restaurants where I almost NEVER order a salad! Someone once gave me this piece of advice: What you do 80% of the time matters much more than what you […]

The Daily Choices We Make

Life is too short. I’ve been painfully reminded of that this year. I’ve struggled with how much to share publicly about what’s been going on in my life, but it feels like this is important. So, *deep breath* I lost both my brother and my father within 8 months of each other. It’s weird, my […]

Eating healthy but still not losing weight?

Quick…if you had to pick which was MORE important, would you say exercise or nutrition? Obviously exercise has amazing health benefits…but I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: You can’t out train a bad diet. It is so true! So, I wanted to talk a little bit more about a particular piece of nutrition that many […]

New hair, new blog!

Hey there! Like my new style? I felt like it was time for a fun change! Maybe it’s my new hair, but I’ve been feeling inspired lately. And when I feel inspired, I just have to share it. I haven’t been keeping up with this blog like I should – I was shocked to see […]

my life as a coach and fitness instructor

The other day I was fortunate enough to be featured on a friends’ site (http://fitgal.squarespace.com) & interviewed about my life as a Beachbody Coach and Group Fitness Instructor. I have permission to re-blog, so here is more about my life: Awesome Interview With Fitness Instructor and Beachbody Coach Ashley!!! October 18, 2014 Ashley Howard is […]

30 Day Accelerated Beachbody Coach Training

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I want to throw back to 2012, when I was working at a desk job and at 24 years old, was stressed out because I didn’t feel fulfilled in my line of work. My life then took me to the coast of Alabama, where I left that desk job and […]

my daily meal plan

Hi team! I get a lot of questions on what to eat & when.. and while I’m NOT a nutritionist, I have changed my eating for the better these last 2 years and have learned some tips. I’m also a serial-eater — when I find meal options that work for me, I tend to stick […]