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Halloween Make-Up Tips for Ghouly Girls

By Ashley SpencerOctober 18, 2011
The most awesome scary holiday is almost upon us. If you are truly a girly-ghoul, you probably like to celebrate Halloween on multiple days, and not just on the 31st. You like to sport costumes at the mall and dress up for Haunted House crawls ... More  →
Halloween Make-Up Tips for Ghouly Girls

Real Life Shiz with Ash

By Ashley SpencerSeptember 19, 2011
Good morning, Sparklers, and thank you for attending my class on REAL LIFE SHIZ. I wish there had been a class like this when I was in high school. All I learned was that we need to know enough math, science, and English to ... More  →
Real Life Shiz with Ash

No More Whining: Ashley's Workout Advice

By Ashley SpencerSeptember 13, 2011
Dear Ashley: I'm 5'7'' and 160 lbs. I'm not horribly overweight, but I've been 160 lbs since I was 13 (I'm almost 17 ) and I'm tired of weighing more than the rest of my friends. I know if I just lose 15 lbs and tone ... More  →
No More Whining: Ashley's Workout Advice

Hate Your Roommate? Try This.

By Ashley SpencerSeptember 1, 2011
Sharing a room is hard, especially if you were one of those lucky kids who was never forced to co-habitate with a sibling. If you get to college and discover that your roomie is the exact opposite of the cool, welcoming, friendly human you were ... More  →
Hate Your Roommate? Try This.

10 Best Things about Feeling Healthy

By Ashley SpencerAugust 30, 2011
I want to thank all you Sparklers who read about my personal experience losing weight. It’s kind of funny that you found my blogging about squats entertaining. It’s even weird to think I have anything helpful to say about healthy eating and exercise. The person ... More  →
10 Best Things about Feeling Healthy

Ashley's Fitness Exam Results

By Ashley SpencerAugust 17, 2011
Last year, I had a Polar Body Age assessment (that picture to the right was taken around the same time). This is a test that that measures your fitness levels, like your body’s age, weight, composition, blood pressure and Cardiovascular Max VO2 (this is really ... More  →
Ashley's Fitness Exam Results

Ashley's Advice for an Overweight Sparkler

By Ashley SpencerAugust 10, 2011
I am a teenage girl whose weight is in the upper end of the overweight category. (I'm 5 foot 4 and 170lbs). And I really really really REALLY want to lose weight. And not just for the normal reasons, but because I know I'm unhealthy ... More  →
Ashley's Advice for an Overweight Sparkler

Ask Ashley's Trainer

By Ashley SpencerAugust 1, 2011
I wanted to get FIT-NASTY (my made-up word for "in shape"), but I felt nervous about showing up in a gym and having no clue what to do. I decided to enlist the help of a personal trainer to show me the ropes. That's not ... More  →
Ask Ashley's Trainer

What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

By Ashley SpencerJuly 25, 2011
I love food more than most things. What’s better than sinking your teeth into a hot slice of pizza? Biting into a well-condimented burger? Or making out with a piece of chocolate cake? Few things make people happier than FOOD. But if you want to ... More  →
What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

How I Learned to Work Out Effectively

By Ashley SpencerJuly 18, 2011
I knew that in order to get healthy, I was going to have to get moving. At first, I tried doing some elliptical before my internship in the wee hours of the morning, but I didn't see any results, and it was disheartening. I knew ... More  →
How I Learned to Work Out Effectively