Hey y’all! My name is Ashley and I am the blogger behind Balancing Today (formally Coffee Cake and Cardio). I’m originally from San Antonio, Texas and now live in the Washington, DC area.
In 2011 I started Coffee Cake and Cardio as I wanted to share my life, my journey, and my thoughts with the world around me. Here you’ll find everything from my weight loss journey to my favorite workouts and recipes to stories about my daily life.
As a former powerlifter and discus and hammer thrower, sports have always been a passion of mine, but I didn’t always take care of myself. In 2006 I decided to change my lifestyle, making my health and fitness a priority! Since then I’ve run many races, I’ve played full contact football, and I’ve discovered my passion for spin.
In 2012, I married my amazing husband Neal! He’s my best friend, my opposite, and my stability. We’re huge Iowa Hawkeye and Washington Nationals fans, and though Neal may not agree, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Redskins fans.
In 2017 I launched Balancing Today, a place to share the realities of balancing this crazy, beautiful life as a working mom. Life is truly a journey and I welcome you to follow my quest to live a happier and healthier life each day! Welcome to Balancing Today!