A College Girl's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle!

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Little Ol' Me <3
Little Ol’ Me <3

Hi! My name’s Annie. I’m a 20 year old girl living in a small town in Connecticut. I’m a hard core food enthusiast. Seriously. Food is always on my mind, whether it be “what am I going to cook tonight?” or “Okay, we can go there, but when will we be eating?” Food has always been a part of me.

For real. It’s always been a part of me. Literally. When I was in high school, I felt I weighed way too much. I know now that it wasn’t that bad, but my eagerness to be healthy and lose weight sparked my love for cooking! I created an independent study where I created my own healthy cook book. In doing so? I lost 25 lbs, give or take.

But a few years back, college got the best of me. Working in a bakery and surviving off of Fat Wedge (the greatest joint for a young adult, may it rest in peace) made me gain all that weight back, and even more. I’ve been struggling ever since to really lost it all again, and it just hasn’t worked.

I then started a “fitblr” (fitness blog on tumblr). And then I made another, and another, and another, none of which worked out. I finally got to a good point a couple years back when I started ahealthywonderland.tumblr.com. The followers were motivational, my posts were great, but it still wasn’t enough.

Then, just a few days ago, I went to a cheese making demo with my mom. Louella Hill rekindled my love for food with these words: “Food isn’t something that comes in a plastic wrap. Food is literature. It tells a story.” That’s when I realized something: I can get fit by telling my story about getting fit, and staying fit.

That’s where you guys come in. That’s right, you. You lovely readers. I’m going to share all of my experiences in the kitchen, and anywhere along the way that makes me feel happy or healthy. I want to share it with you because I know I’m not alone. I’m not the only one struggling to be radiantly happy and magnificently fit. With the help and motivation from you readers as well, we can all get fit together. Read (and maybe even do?) my recipes. Listen to my stories of my failures. Cheer at the stories of overcoming obstacles. Just know that we’re all in this together!

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