Date your Spouse

This mama put on a dress, did her hair and makeup, and got out with her hubs tonight. I’m actually a human this evening. πŸ˜‚
It was our first date out since having baby girl and honestly in a long time aside from just getting dinner here and there in my last weeks of pregnancy. Man it was so fun!
I had gotten Spencer tickets to see a comedy dueling pianos show for his bday and we almost skipped tonight because Huddy’s been sick and I was nervous to leave Sky so soon.
My mama was so gracious to come over and assured us everything would be fine for a few hours so we could still go. And it was!
Sometimes it’s so easy to forget how FUN it is to date your spouse when life gets busy. So tonight, we got back to what we truly love doing. Listening to music and spending unplugged time together like when we were first love birds. πŸ’—
Date your spouse. Always. Never let anything get more important than that because your honey needs their love tank filled and you can’t do that when you fill your time only taking care of the kiddos and working.
We of course forgot to take a picture together, so here’s my bathroom selfie for proof that we got out for a fun couple of hours to jam to some music, have a drink, enjoy adult conversation, and just be love birds, just us, just for a few hours. 😍


Fresh New Week

Rise & SHINE & give God the glory!
A new week. A fresh start. A reset.
Things I’m looking forward to this week:
βž•Getting back into a routine with hubby back to work and my new #momboss hours
βž•Another check-up to see how Sky is growing
βž•Story time at the bookstore for Huddy
βž•Coach calls to help ladies grow their businesses and reach goals
βž•Planning a team dinner/cocktail hour for our Summit conference in less than 40 days!
βž•Starting to clean up my diet more and get into my new workout program with ease
βž•Prep week with my challengers and helping them get started right
βž•Meeting up with my sis and mom for park time with the kiddos
βž•Lots of sunshine and outdoor playtime with my boy
βž•Continuing to develop a mommy daughter bond with our sweet newest addition
βž•Getting closer to our newest Be. Brand launch of basic tees!
Lot’s going on this week and I won’t lie….I’ve got a little anxiety about having both kids on my own more consistently now, on top of TWO businesses to manage and be the CEO of, but I know I can do it. πŸ‘ŠπŸ½
Thank goodness for helpful hands and collaboration from others to help make #mompreneur life doable, fun, and so rewarding. πŸ’—
I so often get asked about #momguilt and how I struggle through that, and honestly—I think about it this way…..
I can be at work in two different places: outside of the house, or at home with my kids. I love working. I love contributing to my family. It gives me purpose and an outlet outside of just mommy and wifey. I never wanted to stop working, but I wanted to be home with my kids more.
So when I get asked how I make it work while being mom at home and not feeling guilty, I remind myself that I am working hard FROM HOME, with my kiddos running around me instead of being gone for 9+ hours a day. They see me. They watch me work hard. They see our family collaborating over empowering missions. They see the fruits of hard work, hustle, and passion. And they see how that in turn makes both my husband and I better for each other and for them.
I chose my life and lifestyle we have. It may be crazy. It’s not for everyone, and that’s okay! But we love it & that’s what matters. πŸ’—


She cares more about her own health than her kids

This was a comment, among many others, left by someone on a picture I shared yesterday on my fitness page. A piece of my life, a piece of my day, a vulnerable glimpse into my heart, and someone felt the need to go on and on, tearing me down and bashing my mothering skills.
You see, when I began this business, when I decided to share my story and open up about my life, I knew there would be haters. I knew there would be people who didn’t agree with me. And I’m okay with that.
I’m not here to impress, I’m here to share and just be real. I’m here to spread love and belief. To help other women find strength and empowerment. To be a light to others who just need a friend, because that’s what I needed when I began this journey.
Even though I went to bed with a little frustration over a comment like that on a picture of my baby and I, I am waking up with a renewed mind and spirit and focusing on what truly matters.
Embarking on this day with this quote in mind:
“Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them they’re worthy. Tell them they’re magical. Be light in a too often dim world.” 😘
Spread love, friends. Always. It’s so much sweeter than hate and feels so much better coming out of your mouth.


A year ago, at 8:56pm

5:17am. That’s when it was. One of the best things that’s ever happened in my life.

But let’s rewind a little first.

Exactly one year ago today, at 8:56pm, we called our parents, and I began to walk the halls of the hospital hoping to induce stronger contractions to bring our baby boy into this world. 

Less than 8 hours from when we arrived, our little man greeted us in the early hours of the morning. Perfect as can be. Ten perfect toes. Ten perfect fingers. And the sweetest face I’d ever seen.

I’ve never know a moment more filled with love and so much emotion.

Motherhood is such an incredible process. You carry a little human in your belly for 9 months, pray that everything goes smoothly through delivery, and then in an instant it’s all over. But really…’s just the beginning of so much greatness.☺️

Being a mama is BY FAR the most joyous thing I’ve ever done in my life. Just knowing that I was able to bring life to something so tiny and perfect is amazing and overwhelming all at the same time.

β€’ One year ago… 8:56 pm, I had no idea the amount of love I was about to have for a single tiny human. I had no idea the amount of love that was about to grow between my husband and I.

β€’ One year ago… 8:56 pm I was about to endure the most exhausting experience of my life, all to meet our precious boy.

β€’ One year ago… 8:56 pm, I was about to become a mom.

β€’ And now…..a year later… 8:56 pm, I never knew how emotional I’d be to think back on that night and on this last year of Huddy’s sweet life. So much joy, learning, and love.

My sweet Hudson, mommy loves you more than you know, and I’m so glad you came into this world exactly like you did. Unique and perfect, just like you.πŸ’™

Life is a journey. It’s full of surprises, roadblocks, and amazing moments, am I right?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since really working on myself, it’s to focus on the things that are important.

For me….that means being WELL. FIT. and INSPIRED.

Be WELL. Β To take care of your body and soul so that you are energized and healthy for you and those around you.

Be FIT. Β Not only is it important to take care of your body, but to condition your mind and heart with uplifting people and things.

Be INSPIRED. Β I know what it’s like to walk through life without an inspiration. Without something that drives me to keep doing what I love every day. But once you find that person, that job, those people, that mission….it inspires your life and takes you to places you never knew you could go.

Above all else, JUST BE YOU.✌🏽️

There is no body greater than YOU and the story you have the ability to write for your life.

So, just be YOU. Unapologetically! And know that YOU have the power to be great and inspire others with your attitude about life.

Happy Friday!

Today’s YOUR day, so let’s make it a great one!

XOXO, Ashley

It’s Been A Year?!

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Exactly one year ago today, I said “YES”!! No, not to get married — that was in September 2013. πŸ™‚ I said YES….to coaching.

Let’s rewind real fast….I went to college to become a teacher, always thought I would be a teacher, and then I became a teacher…I taught MS and HS Spanish. I got married. Then, somewhere along the way, my husband and I decided we wanted to start a family. The stress of my job was beginning to override my passion for teaching. The countless hours of work, the commute, and the long days were doing a number on me.

I KNEW something was going to have to change before we started a family.

So……I said YES. The coaching opportunity fell into my lap once again after being approached probably 5 times before I actually took the offer once and for all. I worked for 8 months on top of my full-time job as a teacher and it was worth every minute to be where I am now!

What did I do? I worked out, ate right, invested my time in helping people find a healthy lifestyle, and simply shared MY story and MY journey. If you have been following along all these months….thank you. I am truly blessed by all your love and support!

So, today I celebrate my first year of coaching! I celebrate the job that brought my family financial freedom. The job that allowed me to leave my teaching job and make a career from home so I can be with my newborn son. The job has facilitated lifelong friendships with incredible women. The job that has ignited my passion for health and fitness into a way for me to help provide for my family.

God has provided immensely over this last year and I could not be more grateful for every person he has brought into my life since beginning my coaching journey.

As I share this in celebration tonight, I also share as an invitation for YOU! If you were in a spot like I was a year ago, you love fitness, or love building relationships, I would love to share more about my experience with you! There is so much freedom in taking a deep breath, trusting your passion, and saying YES! So many people stay in careers they hate for years because they don’t believe they can do anything else — That was me! But believe me, YOU CAN!!

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me get to this year point — my husband, Spencer Smith​: for always supporting my dreams, and my amazing team: without your amazing support and dedication to helping others, we would not be who we are as a team!

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, send me a message or fill out this quick form for me to get to know a little more about you — I can’t wait to share with you!