A Simple Fit Life

Hey all this website is under construction. If you haven’t noticed my URL has changed to www.asimplefitlife.com and so have all of my social media accounts, next up? A blog makeover! Please excuse the incongruence during this change.

Thoughts on Surgery {Thoughts on Thursday}

Tomorrow I have my first ever ‘real’ surgery (don’t worry its minor but personal.) I made it to 31 so that’s not bad, I had my wisdom teeth out previously but in my opinion that didn’t count (I mean I only had 3 lol.)


Anyway I’m anxious, honestly we have a lot going on right now and its not the best time for this to be happening physically. Financially however it is the BEST time (I’ve maxxed out my insurance and it will be ‘free.’) This year saving money trumps the other things.

All of that being said, I’m really overwhelmed right now. I know this is the best decision, but it is really bad timing. My brain is spinning of memories of Mark fighting cancer, and all of the surgeries, appointments, scans and treatments he went through. I’m also dealing with a little girl with a cold, a hubby who needs to work the day after, holiday plans, a unforeseen financial hit and my own work….yeah.

But through it all I keep having the same thought:

“I have a BIG God”

That is it, super short and oh so true, I’m going to try and focus on that over the next few weeks as we work through all of this….without exercise. (Stupid surgery restrictions)

We didn’t decorate for Christmas this year, and that is ok.

This year we didn’t decorate for Christmas, at first when I realized it wasn’t going to happen I was bummed but as time went on and life didn’t slow down I realized it was ok.

No Tree

No Lights

No Stockings (although that might change)

No snowmen decorations

Not even our Christmas card display

It was honestly just too much work this year, so we didn’t do it.

Health is soo much more than physical, its mental and emotional too. If decorating is just another stressor then don’t do it…or at least do less. This is one of the biggest and hardest lessons I’ve been (and still am) learning.

What Christmas traditions are you letting slide for the sake of sanity this year?



January 2015 21 Day Fix

Ok guys I promise this blog is NOT going to become one big infomercial for Beachbody, but since I just became a Coach I do have some information I need to get out there.

Personally I don’t believe in ‘diet and exercise’ I believe in a lifestyle of clean eating (with splurges here and there) and staying active. I also believe that these days we aren’t eating enough real food, and certainly not enough veggies. This is exactly why I’m so excited for 21 Day Fix

21 Day Fix is a combination of fitness AND nutrition, and in my personal opinion its the perfect start for anyone wanting to make a lifestyle change.

What is 21 Day Fix®?

21 Day Fix is a nutrition and fitness program that makes losing weight so simple, anyone can do it. Easy-to-follow portion control and 30-minute workouts take the guesswork out of losing weight to help you see results fast—up to 15 pounds in just 21 days! Whether you want to lose a few pounds before your next vacation or jump-start a bigger weight-loss goal, 21 Day Fix is a great program. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it works. If you’re ready to get serious, 21 Day Fix can help you lose the weight.

Why is 21 Day Fix effective?

Because it’s so simple! You don’t have to count calories, points, or log your food into diet software. With 21 Day Fix, everything is laid out for you. All you have to do is use the specially designed portion-control containers and do one 30-minute workout per day. Commit to it for 21 days, and you’re going to love your results.

Sound interesting?

I have a 4 week 21 Day fix group starting on Facebook Monday Jan 5th, and I would love for you to join in. It will be 21 days of going through the program with like minded people and 1 week of help figuring out ‘what’s next.’

  • 4 weeks (Jan 5th-Feb 1st)
  • Investment required
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Support from me as your coach
  • For anyone that doesn’t already have a Beachbody coach

Interested? E-mail me at asimplefitlife@gmail.com or comment below.

Thoughts on Thursday {Everything I need}

Every year my parents request a wish list from us for Christmas, they want everything on it from 1 penny to 1 million dollars. Every year this list gets harder to write, for the last 2 years its been mostly running gear or race entries.

I’ve come to a point that I realize I truly have everything I NEED, I’m not saying their aren’t things I want, I am saying that their are things that trump those items I want.

I think I’ve truly come to a point of my life where I’m content, I know I have everything I need and those things I want can wait. In this respect I’m at peace, and loving it.




Simplicity in Action {No more TV}


Well Friends we did it, Mac and I have literally been talking about this for months…Monday night I did it I called DirecTV and stopped our service!

I know for many this might not seem like a simplicity move but honestly it is. Its one less distraction in our life, one less bill to pay, less paper to push and less stress paying for something we RARELY used. Honestly we only watched hockey on TV and with our work schedules even that hasn’t happened for a while. We have been paying $75.00 a month to watch maybe 2 hockey games!!!!

Are we going to miss hockey ummm yes in fact we are looking into other avenues of watching it. However we are not going to miss it enough to pay the bill. I will mention we do watch some TV just on our computers not on TV.

What I found really interesting about this is at the same time we canceled I had to fill out some financial paper work and there on the expenses list was TV….umm is it really such a requirement that its a financial exemption? Yikes!

Have you eliminated anything from your life that the rest of your friends think is Necessary?

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