The best of 2012

Happy old year! Hope you’re spending the last of 2012 with those you love and have something fun planned tonight :)

I’ll meet you back here next year with an inspiration board challenge, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my favorite posts and moments from 2012!

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Top posts according to traffic:

1 month of baby food, 1 hour, $20 (my most-visited and pinned post of all time! Thank you so much to those of you who have helped spread the word)

The perfect protein pancake

Original breakfast cookie (went in and changed the pics a few months ago, since the old grainy ones were horrendous)

1 month of baby food, 1 hour, $20- round 2


Summer Shape Up 2012

B-fast cookie cereal

Focus On: Tracy Anderson

Focus On: The Tone It Up plan


Pumpkin Amazeballs

Livi is here!

The birth story part 1 and 2

My post-delivery body

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Some of my favorite posts/recipes from 2012:

Livi’s birth, birth story (parts 1 and 2), coming home from the hospital

Liv playing peekaboo

All of her monthly updates

Adopting Caroline

Dogs  1 of 1 3

What I’ve Learned in 4 Years

Pilot becomes Dad (I always love when the Pilot guest posts)

With dad  1 of 1

Confessions of a personal trainer

9 months on, 9 months off

Best research-based HIIT methods


Turkey lentil loaf (this is a staple now)

Cranberry avocado salad (another new staple)

Quinoa trail mix muffins

Muffins 2

Jump rope HIIT workout

Tucson Half Marathon Re-cap


I have so many fun things planned and in store for 2013- including Winter Shape Up! Hope you’re as excited as I am.


What’s one of your favorite posts from 2012 (it can be from any blog, including your own)? Anything you’d like to see here in 2013? As always, I love to hear and appreciate your feedback.

See ya in the new year!



If you’re out partying tonight, here’s my mama hen advice to please be safe <3 Make a plan to get home safely before you go out and know what options are available for you if you find yourself without a ride. Don’t forget to stash a few coconut waters for tomorrow, too ;)


It’s Day 6 of 12 days of Fitness! 

6 pullups (at home? Do 6 deadlifts or resistance band rows instead)

frog crunches

toe touches (each side)

3 mountain climbers (each side)

2 pushups

1-minute plank (can be 6 rounds of 10 seconds up, rest for 3 seconds)

Leave a comment here when you’ve finished! :) 

12/30: Some pics from the day


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Dinner and a movie


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