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 […]

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 […]

fake it til you make it

I’m always humbled, and a little surprised, by the people who tell me that I’m inspiring. Because honestly, it’s not like I wake up every morning and say WOW.. I’m feeling so inspiring today! Most of the time, okay– 99.9% of the time– it’s a lot less glamorous than it looks. And it all started […]

healthy homemade granola cups

So granola is one of my go-to snacks when I’m on the run & need to stay full for a period of time. (Especially before teaching yoga). My mom passed me this recipe for overnight granola cups and they are DELISH– lots of good-for-you-ingredients, and you create it the night before so breakfast is as […]

ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph.. which one are you?

I think it’s so important if you’re on a fitness journey to learn about your natural body shape. I struggled for years (and, admittedly, still am not 100% confident) with being athletically curvy. I was never a super slim type girl; I was always running in soccer or in a permanent squat position in field hockey. […]

is yoga a religion?

I often wonder how to answer people who would ask me if yoga was affiliated with any type of religion. And awhile ago, my cousin told me that a friend of hers has always wanted to try yoga, but wouldn’t because it doesn’t align with her religion. Maybe I can’t help that woman, but if […]

3 healthy food substitutes you need to know about

I’m all about my meals being flavorful. You could say I’m the kind of fitness-minded person who cares about food as much as her mid-afternoon occasional nap. Which is, to say, a lot. And I’m all about not changing TOO many things in your nutrition at once, because I believe that’s a recipe for disaster. […]