NOTICE: Changes Ahead

Hi Friends,

Yesterday morning, before coffee, I bought a new domain ( that I will be using as my website going forward. At this point, the template I am using on that site doesn’t have a blog section, so I will likely maintain Simply. Life. Food. Fitness. as my blog, at least for now.

This blog started as a place where I could house recipes I was using as I got back into baking after becoming gluten-free. And has since transformed into a way to express myself through words in my “musings” posts.

Now, using this site to also connect with students, and with plans of adding coaching and holistic nutrition services in the future, it felt time to start the migration to a full site with growth potential.

The day started by purchasing the domain, because, well, I liked it! All of a sudden it was 8pm and I had a new site on my hands! There are still many tweaks and changes to make to it – it’s a work in progress, as all of life is – but I’m excited for it! I’m excited for the freedom of a flexible website that can grow as my business grows. (Apparently, I am now calling this a “business”.)

My hope is that you will grow with me; and that The Simply will give you the tools and knowledge to help you build a happier, healthier, more balanced life.

In love,

PS. social media has also been opened and you can find The Simply on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @thesimplyca and hashtag #thesimply and #thesimplyca.

Welcome to SimplyLifeFoodFitness!

Thank you for stopping by! I intend for this to be a blog about simply living life; enjoying good, healthy food; and achieving fitness goals 🙂

Life: I work a full-time office job and am a group fitness instructor before and after work. I’ll share my goals as we go along 😉 I am an aunt to four amazing kidlets and am extremely close with my family!

Food: Diet matters (not to be confused with “diets”); I believe in a life of balance and that includes allowing yourself to have “off” days without punishment! Each morning is a new opportunity. I have been (mostly) gluten/wheat-free for over three years, but am just starting to learn how to bake again 🙂 I try to stick to organic, whole foods, but we all have our moments of desperation… The food/recipes I post on here will showcase the 90% good, but I’m not a superhuman and know there is 10% not so good that happens too!

Fitness: Oh fitness…I actually got my only D, ever, in PE in Junior High! Now, I couldn’t imagine a life without daily activity; this has taught me not to judge myself, and what I can achieve, by looking at who I was. I am a BCRPA certified group fitness instructor with 100 hours of Maya Yoga teacher training; and will be completing an additional 200 hours of vinyasa yoga teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank in January 2013. Currently I teach at least three spin classes per week, attend a minimum of six yoga classes, and try to go for a run/hike at least once or twice a week. I recently completed my first 10k race (the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run); am part of a team to complete the Meet Your Maker relay race in Whistler in September; and plan to complete my first triathlon in 2013.

I look forward to sharing my adventures with you and learning about your adventures through Life Food Fitness!

~A 🙂

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