I just want to re-introduce myself to the world. I'm Ashley, also known as Aari and my hope for this blog is to gather all of my real life experiences with people, places and things along with keeping a visual track for my goals with my personal fitness and overall general health. It's been a long time coming but since I have officially made the decision to not have anymore children, I figured this is also the best time for me to keep in the best shape of my life physically, mentally and spiritually. 

There is a fire that is burning under me and it all revolves around food. Yup, you heard me right, food. I love to cook. It's something that I have always loved to do and it's always been something that has just been so soothing to me. When I cook, I feel at ease. I have music on, I'm dancing and enjoying a glass of whiskey, it's a good time in the kitchen and when you toss in my love for entertaining it just makes sense to start sharing more of that part of my life and less on something I don't have much time to indulge in anymore. 

In fact, I recently purchased one of Gordon Ramsay's cook books and I'm very excited about cooking a few of the recipes in it. He offers up tips on which essentials you need to be a good cook, tips on making cooking easier as well as amazingly delicious recipes that look phenomenal. The book is called Home Cooking and you can purchase it on Amazon. I can't wait to share my experience going through this book this year.