Sunday, August 5, 2012


This will be my last post in this forum!

I have transferred all of my pages and the blog to my new site: One Day at a Time With Ashley!

Please visit me over there!!!

Hopefuly it will be just as user friendly for you all!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Face Lift

As you may have noticed, I gave the blog a bit of a face lift this morning! I just like the simpler, more user friendly layout. What do you all think?

I also updated the About Me section above and added a Daily Workout Log!

Something really cool that I recently discovered through some runner friends is a web site called Mile 22 that will take all your old race numbers and turn them into tote bags!!

I am going to have to get one of these as soon as I am not a broke student! Currently all my old race numbers are in a big binder in the back of my closet. This would be a really awesome functional thing to do with them... plus I love me some tote bags!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Quote of the Week!

Happy Sunday all! 

I hope that everyone has had a great summer weekend! Today's quote is one that I have found very helpful and motivational and that I think is so true!

I find that the harder I work, 
the more luck I seem to have.
-Thomas Jefferson

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fitness Plan #1 Revealed:

A few weeks ago I decided what to do for my (continuously evolving) fitness plan after a lot of thought and frustration and reading and searching and FINALLY getting some great ideas...

My main weakness in the past has been giving things up... 

Basically if you tell me I can no longer eat brownies it makes me WANT to eat brownies. All of them.

So I have decided that instead of taking things OUT of my diet, I will begin with ADDING things to my diet to fill me up with good things so I will just naturally want less of the bad stuff.

Every day I must eat all of the following items:
1 Apple (optional with a tbs of peanut butter)
1 Bowl Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oatmeal
2 Egg Whites (Hard Boiled)
1 Scoop Protein Powder (mixed with water)

As long as I eat those items I can eat whatever else I want.

So far on most of my days off school, I have had my protein 1st thing in the morning and gone to the gym. When I get back I usually have the oatmeal and eggs. I study most of the rest of the day so if some time before dinner if I get hungry I have my apple (with PB). Then I make whatever I feel like for dinner.

Honestly it hasn't been that difficult. The first week it took some getting used to and I didn't make it into the gym. Last week I was very on track with it and actually already lost 3 pounds. 

It's not much yet but I am sooooo excited to actually see progress! I may change the exact rules over time. I'm trying to make a gym schedule right now that I will stick to.

I am also currently logging all of my food and exercise on a FABULOUS app that I found for my phone called Lose It!
I like it because it has really accurate info for most foods, including ones from restaurants. 

This is what the app looks like

Here is a screen shot of shot
you select your food.

Have an awesome week everyone!! I will update again soon!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

HALF WAY DONE!!!!!!!!! yesssssss

So I am OFFICIALLY half way done with the nursing program.

Thank all that is holy and good!!!!!!

I have COMPLETELY neglected the blog for the past four months... along with the gym and my work... I am officially an out of shape, broke student! (and I haven't had a pedicure in 4 months. My FAVORITE indulgence!)


Now that I am in the second semester of the bridge program I have a LOT more time off to study!

Which means a LOT more time to focus on me, health, fitness and doing some of the things I enjoy! Like blogging!

This is me right before I started the program...
I look so happy!
This is what I do about 10-12 hours a day now...
7 days a week! YAY!

My writing may not be completely orderly and nice and consistent like it was before but I am hoping to actually be around a couple times a week!

Anyone out there who has completed nursing school successfully, send me some encouragement!! haha


I think I want to add some health and fitness stuff... I am going to do a daily workouts page. I think that that will help keep me more motivated. I have gained a few too many L-B's sonce school started and it's no bueno!!!

And here are some wonderful pics from Pinterest that remind me of my last four months in school!

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!