What does my grandma's pumpkin pie have to do with Instagram fitness?

Here's a familiar little head game... 

"That's IT. I've had it. I workout 5 days a week and I still haven't been able to lean out the way I want to. Ugh. What could be holding me back?" 

"Maybe I just need a new diet. This clearly isn't working." 
~ Googles "best diet" and comes back with 1,347 options, all with completely conflicting information ~ 

"Ok, that's overwhelming... what else could be the problem? Maybe I'm not doing the right exercises! I need new ones!" 

~ Spends 45 minutes searching Instagram for fitness tips. Wraps up with 50 new exercises saved to "favorites" ~ 

Access to fitness and nutrition information is at an ALL TIME HIGH. 

And yet, we continue to see therise of metabolic disease and health care costs year after year. 

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Ashley Brown
Is your fitness plan to just "wing it"?

Do you show up to a random hodgepodge of workouts every week? They gym, peloton, hot yoga, HIIT...  whatever meshes with your schedule.

Are you finding yourself running that exact same 3 miles every Tuesday and Thursday? 

Getting tired of the same worn out exercises... and wondering why they don't seem to be doing anything for you?

Keep reading.. there's a $$$$ tip waiting for you in this email.

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Ashley Brown
Very Veggie Salad

I posted this salad on my Insta stories the other day and had a TON of requests for the recipe - so here it is! Every Sunday my husband and I make 8 of these salads to have for our lunches Monday thru Thursday. This frees up my days to focus on more important things than “what’s for lunch?” and allows me to fuel and nourish my body consistently with minimal effort. Prepping meals really can be a game changer. Jocko Willink says “Discipline equals freedom.” and I 100% agree.

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Ashley Brown
Fitness Buzzwords: Why I REFUSE to Dumb It Down

I got an email yesterday from My Fitness Pal that reminded me what I’m up against in my quest to cut through the #fitnessfakenews and get the good stuff out to you all.

The article was about incorporating HIIT training into a workout plan, and, credit where credit is due, it was a nice intro program for someone who might otherwise be intimidated by the idea. On that front, well done MFP. But why do you also feel it necessary to “sex it up”?

Unfortunately, it was also chock full of fitness buzzwords.

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Ashley Brown
Cranberry Protein Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies have smart carbs, healthy fats, and some protein - what’s not to love? They take about 10 minutes to whip up and have just 7 ingredients! I’ll be enjoying these post workout for the next few days for sure. Enjoy!

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Ashley Brown