Fit Tip Friday: The “What the Hell” Effect

Hello everybody and Happy Friday! I’m going to be upfront with you. I didn’t write this post today. I actually didn’t even write it this week. I knew this week was going to be a crazy one. I needed to get as many things done ahead of time as possible so I would have time […]

Fall Off the Wagon? Five Tips for Getting Back on Track

Hello friends! It’s a beautiful, sunny, chilly morning here in Vancouver. I’m feeling good because for the first time in about two weeks I slept in past 7! I had my alarm set for 6:20 so I could make it to a 7:00 spin class but today my body just said NO so I decided […]

100 Blog Posts – Things I’ve Learned + a Roundup of Some of My Favourite Posts

100 blog posts! That’s a lot of words. A lot of photos. A lot of time spent staring blankly at the computer screen not knowing what to write. It’s a lot of time initially spent hiding my writing. A lot of time wondering what people I knew would think when I made my first post […]

Go-Getter, Goal-Setter: Time to Totally Own September

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all feeling rested and energized after the long weekend. No extra time off for me, but I’m not complaining afterย my awesome five day weekend last weekend. Jordan and I kept it pretty low key this weekend. We started our Sunday off with a good workout before taking a drive down […]

30 Days of Food Combining, Less Instagram, & More Zen

I met with a holistic nutritionist yesterday. “But Ariana, aren’t you a Personal Trainer?” Why yes, yes I am. “And didn’t you just take a course to be certified as a Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist?” I sure did. But every now and then you need to ask for help, even when you’re fairly knowledgeable […]

Is Fear Holding You Back?

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Podcasts about productivity and entrepreneurship. While I have a goal of being fully self-employed in hopefully the not-too-distant future, fact of the matter is that I don’t know a whole lot about running a business. My family owned a restaurant until I was 19, but I was […]

I’m A #SweatPink Ambassador!

I’m sure you’re wondering what the heck that means, so let me explain ๐Ÿ™‚ #SweatPink is a movement started by cousins Jamie Walker and Alyse Mason Brill, founders of the online fitness community Fit Approach. On Fit Approach you’ll find inspiring articles written by others as they tackle their fitness journeys, healthy recipes, and a […]

How to Avoid Completely Falling Off the Wagon

Friday again!! I feel like I just finished writing last week’s post! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it never ceases to amaze me how fast time flies. Needless to say I failed at giving you all the fascinating details of my training and nutrition this week ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since I have important […]

End the Fat Talk

Are you aware that last week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week across Canada? Here in Vancouver BC Place was lit up light purple to bring awareness to eating disorders (which I was totally unaware of!) and there were multiple ways to spread the message across social media. Even still though, it’s not something I heard […]