Highlights from 2013

by Kim on December 31, 2013

One of the coolest things about blogging (besides all these things) is that you can really easily go back and see what it was like inside your brain a year ago. Sometimes, it makes it really clear just how far you’ve come from that place.

I’m not going to lie and say it’s been a perfect, rose-colored year. Parenting has been challenging this year, especially while navigating the ups and downs of food allergies, speech delays, picky eating, sleepless travel habits, and toddler tantrums. But it’s also been rewarding, watching Mason learn to walk, eat real food, use sign language, and become much more mobile, social, and playful. Getting the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom all summer was awesome–it’s definitely a summer I’ll never forget.

There were also some big personal moments this year, like going back to work, having a miscarriage (actually two, to put it all out there), and studying to become a personal trainer.

I’ve also written a few blog posts over the past 12 months.

Here are a couple that stand out in my memory.


If you read healthy living blogs, remember this

remember this

Is it ok to make jokes about your body?

Fitness and mom guilt: it’s just not that simple

fitness and mom guilt

What does it mean to accept your body?

accept your body

On pressure to lose the baby weight: how much can we blame the media?

Why I’m retiring from stay-at-home-momhood


Commonly missed fitness opportunities

missed fitness opps

How well do you know your sweat?

What I learned in PT school

Yoga fit

yoga fit

Yoga fit arms

Run/walk treadmill workout

I tried hot yoga (my first—and LAST—Bikram experience)

hot yoga

Power week challenge

power week


Running on the cheap

running on the cheap

How I trick myself into running

People who run races are totally insane

crazy people


Healthy Living Summit


Family lake trip








Not a bad year at all, really. :)

What are some highlights from your year?


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Presley @ Run Pretty January 2, 2014 at 5:46 am

Here’s to 2014! Can’t wait to read all about it in a totally non-creepy way. ;) Praying that you have a GREAT year!

I think your first plan of action should be to plan a southern vacation. Just saying.
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Kim January 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Screw the vacation–how about a relocation? I have no idea why I live here!


Kim December 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I’ve really enjoyed following your journey for a chunk of this year. I love the mix between fitness tips, workouts and just fun family stuff!!!
Happy New Year!
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Kim January 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Thank you Kim! That means a lot.


Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. :( All in God’s timing… Hugs to you!
I’m thankful I found your blog this year! It’s become one of my faves!
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Kim January 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Thank you so much for saying that Ashley! Totally agree about God’s timing. I’m hopeful!


Katie @ running4cupcakes December 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

woo hoo – I made the recap!! ;) I love blogging for this reason too – I love to look back and see how much we accomplished in 2013. My recap post will be up tomorrow!


Kim December 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

Meeting you was definitely a highlight of my year, Katie!! :)


Katie @ running4cupcakes December 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

awwww – you are so sweet. Can’t wait to meet up again!! Maybe we can coordinate something next time you guys are in the cities. :)


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