• My Favorite Self Care Practices

    March 5, 2019

    My stress levels have been super high lately. I just have so much going on and I’m preparing for some big changes coming my way. I’m also working a ton and there’s constant drama at work dealing with staffing and training issues. Compounded by all the negativity we have floating around in the news and…

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  • My Keto Journey: 6 Months In

    January 23, 2019

    Today marks 6 months since I started the keto diet! It has done wonders for me both on an off the scale. In honor of making the six month mark, I’m going to take you back and show you how far I’ve come. I packed on the pounds for the first half of 2018 and…

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  • Bullet Journal Spreads to Manage Anxiety

    November 9, 2018

    Can you believe we’re already in the thick of the Holiday season?! Some people are already in full blown Christmas mode while the hold outs like me are waiting to celebrate Thanksgiving before it’s officially Christmas time. Either way, this can be a very stressful time of year. Stress for me triggers anxiety because I’m…

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  • Keto Diet Basics

    October 12, 2018

    The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet has been gaining popularity over the past year or so. It was all I ever heard about from the people at work for awhile and everyone was losing a lot of weight and talking about how great they felt. This year I gained A LOT of weight and had been really…

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  • October 21 Day Fix

    November 8, 2017

    Hey y’all! It has been a struggle to stay healthy being so busy, mostly because I have issues staying active when I’m so drained for work. For the month of October I decided to get serious and do something to jumpstart a more consciously healthy lifestyle. I did my first 21 Day Fix over the…

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  • 30 Day Self Care Challenge

    January 19, 2017

    Hey there Cocktail Lovers! I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their 2017. Mine has been going pretty well (😍😁) and I’m actually really happy with the current direction of my life. I’m so grateful for growth and change in the new year! In the past week though, things have been starting to…

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  • Meal Planning on a Budget

    October 20, 2016

    Meal planning is a huge part of staying on track when it comes to eating healthy. Hop on Instagram on Sunday evenings and it seems everyone is showing off their meal planning skills. A photo posted by Anne (Annie) (@achen_fitness) on Sep 25, 2016 at 3:41pm PDT I got into meal planning to help me…

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  • Oodles of Zoodles

    September 13, 2016

    Have you guys hopped on the zoodle (zucchini noodle) train yet?! I have been kind of obsessed with zoodles for quite awhile now. They’re really simple to make with a spiralizer and they have about ⅛ of the carbs and calories of regular white pasta. If you’re like me and refuse to sacrifice you favorite…

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  • Baked Potato Skins

    June 8, 2016

    I would not have survived college if not for fried mozzarella sticks and loaded potato skins from TGI Friday’s. Friday’s was my late night eatery of choice and probably about 20% of the reason for my many fluctuations in waist size. Lately I’ve been craving some Friday’s fare but when I took the not-so-short drive…

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  • Putting Yourself First

    May 19, 2016

    Today marks one year since my blog went live! I can’t believe so much time has passed. A year ago, blogging was just something I might want to try but didn’t think I had anything super interesting to talk about. Then I went through a horrible break up and needed something positive to throw all…

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