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Ashley

Toronto, Canada
In August 2007, I made the decision to lose weight. I joined Weight Watchers and ended up losing 33 lbs on the program and have been keeping it off since then. I learned a lot about healthy living, cooking and getting active and feel so much better than I did back then. A few months after I... Full Bio
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Be Awesome in April by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi hi! I'm back!! I'll be posting later in the week about where I've been and what I've been up to this month (spoiler alert: it wasn't super fun and involved a godzilla fl ... Read on »
My Year with "Clinical" Depression, How I Fought Back and Still Fight Every Day by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Thank you to everyone who contributed, read, shared and discussed the Life is Sweet series this year. This isn't about a day or a month of posts though, we need to keep the ... Read on »
Yesterday was Fine, Wasn't It? by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I received this post this week and then received an almost identical message following my post on my mom's death anniversary on Tuesday. This is why the Life is Sweet serie ... Read on »
Fire Within by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I feel very lucky that in hosting the Life is Sweet series that people feel comfortable enough to share their stories with me, and anyone who reads this blog. The feedba ... Read on »
Why My Mum Would Rather Have Cancer Than Bipolar Disorder by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post was sent to me to be shared anonymously. As someone who has family members who deny the existence of mental illness in our family, I can sadly relate to this i ... Read on »
Suicide, God and Comments on the Internet by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few months ago, someone that I admire wrote a post about Brittany Maynard , the woman who had moved to a new state with her family so that she could die with compassion. ... Read on »
How to Lose Someone by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Teresa has contributed to the Life is Sweet series for the last 2 years (you can read her previous pieces here and here ), and sent me this post even before I had offici ... Read on »
Something Sweet From Nothing by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the reasons I initially started the Life is Sweet series in 2013, was to give me something to be excited for in February. It's such a bleak time of year, and the ... Read on »
March Challenge Group by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I finished Insanity Max:30 this week and will be posting my full thoughts and results on the blog next week. Corbin took some progress photos on Monday and it was awesome t ... Read on »
Awful Sweet, to be a Little Butterfly by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The statistics say that 1 in 5 Canadians will deal with a mental health concern in their lifetime. The other 4 out of 5 will know someone with mental illness. While it may ... Read on »
The Other Side of the Story by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Welcome to the third annual Life is Sweet month on Dancing Through Life. Over the month of February, I'll be sharing posts from a variety of guests who have offered to shar ... Read on »
#BellLetsTalk and Life is Sweet 2015 by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I tried to write this post last night and this morning, but it just wasn't coming out right. I felt like I was standing on a soap box, but not saying enough or making enoug ... Read on »
Why I Became a Beachbody Coach by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If I'm going to be completely honest, I never saw myself becoming a Beachbody Coach.   I became familiar with the Coaching opportunity when I first got my copy of Ins ... Read on »
Nutty Coconut Zucchini Noodles by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I learned to cook by following recipes and essentially teaching myself. I'm working on being more confident in my culinary abilities and feeling more freedom to adapt recip ... Read on »
Why Challenge Groups? by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you've been following my journey through Insanity , PiYo and now Insanity Max:30 , I can tell you that one thing has kept me motivated, engaged and determined to succeed ... Read on »
5 Things I Loved About my Trip to Florida by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I feel incredibly lucky to have spent 5 days in Florida last weekend with some truly wonderful friends. I've been talking about this trip to anyone who will listen for days ... Read on »
NYC 2014: The Food by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Seeing as I’m in Tampa this weekend, I thought it was a good time to detail all the amazing eats we had on our trip to NYC ! I may have mentioned this on ... Read on »
Resolution Revolution - January Photo-a-Day Challenge by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a super New Year's Eve and that you're excited for 2015!! I'm starting off the year with a fun photo-a-day challenge over on ... Read on »
December 30, 2014 by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's December 30th.  Now to you, that may just seem like another day. Or the day before New Year's Ever. Or one of the last days of your holidays. But to me, it's ... Read on »
Insanity Max:30 - Week One by Ashley Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I made it through week one of Insanity Max:30 !! It. Is. Amazing. In this week's vlog I talk about what attracted me to the program, my max out times for my f ... Read on »