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2012 In Blogging

by Courtney on January 1, 2013

Ohhh, 2012. It was such a year. A great year, a challenging year, and most importantly, a life changing year. I’m really looking forward to doing my 2012 review post in the next couple of days, because it gives me the opportunity to look back and reflect on everything that’s happened…and there’s definitely been a LOT that has happened!

2012 was also a pretty fun year for the blog, as it continued to grow (thanks to all of you) and went through some of its own changes here and there. One of the plugins that I use (jetpack, in case fellow bloggers are interested) always sends me a year-end summary, highlighting some key points throughout the year.

blog report

As it turns out…

So much fun to look over all of those stats! Smile


New Year’s Eve

Last night, Jay and I spent the evening ringing in the new year with the Mexico Crew. We ate, we drank (some of us drank sparkling red grape juice), we danced our faces off to our favorite Wii game, and I think the most surprising part was that I kept myself awake until almost 2am. Considering I can’t make it much past 9:30pm these days, that was quite a shock…then again, I guess it helps when you’re with good friends.

This morning, all three four of us spent a little bit of time lounging on the couch, enjoying a leisurely breakfast.

Once that is finished digesting, I’m heading down to the basement for a workout. Not quite sure what yet – maybe some walking, maybe a modified version of yesterday’s workout – but I’m ready to do something (even though I did get a pretty good workout between 10pm – 1am last night with our Wii game dancing). Winking smile

Plans for the rest of today include catching up on some blog stuff before it’s back to work tomorrow, finish putting away the Christmas decorations, a little cleaning, and perhaps a little online shopping.

I haven’t taken many pictures over the last 24 hours, so I don’t have all that much to share with you…but I wanted to pop in and wish you all a VERY Happy New Year. I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be an incredible year, and I cannot WAIT to see what else is in store!

Question for the Morning:

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

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1 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

It’s so fun to look over stats – I’ve only been blogging for about 6 months, but it was still cool to see!

Have a great New Years Day!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted..Rehashing December.


2 Renee January 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’m jealous your terms actually make sense, the #6 way people found my blog last year by searching for how to wear blue pants! LOL apparently one of my Terrific Tuesday posts really wowed with that one! Happy 2013 my friend.
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3 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes January 1, 2013 at 11:51 am

How cool to be able to look back and have all that to always remember! It will be especially awesome with a baby :-) Happy 2013!
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4 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Ha! Can you tell I love your blog?! :-) I loved looking through my annual report!

Happy New Year!
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted..2013 Fitness and Health Goals


5 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Hahaha, I wasn’t surprised at ALL to see you at #1! Thank you so much for being such a loyal follower, Erica! xoxo :)


6 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Hahaha I love that I was one of the top commenters … and that Ashley is, as well! Clearly you are one of my favorite blogs. :) I’ve actually cut way down on reading blogs recently, because life has just gotten busier. But yours is one I still always check! :)

I’m so excited to see what 2013 holds for both of us! Happy New Year, Courtney!
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7 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Hahaha, thanks Kristen!! I think it’s definitely going to be a great year ;)


8 Katie @ Skinny Minnie Moves January 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Congrats on all the great work you have done with your blog this past year! I hope mine grows like yours in 2013!
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9 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

It sounds like you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve! I have always said that you do not need to drink to have fun, and you clearly proved that! :)

Happy 2013!!
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10 kim@hungryhealthygirl January 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Very cool blog summary of the past year! I have jetpack, but they haven’t sent me anything. I’ll have to try looking it up. You definitely have a fabulous year ahead!! ;)
kim@hungryhealthygirl recently posted..Good luck for 2013 with Black-Eyed Pea Casserole


11 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections January 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Wow, that’s so many blog posts this year! That is really neat to look at your stats at the end of the year. Sounds like you had an awesome year, especially since you found out you’re going to be a mommy!

For me, in 2013 I am most looking forward to my fitness goals. 2012 was the first year I really really fell in love with fitness. Ran my first half-marathon, etc. So I can’t wait to amp it up even more in the new year. Happy New Year!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted..Happy New Year: Reflecting on 2012


12 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Obviously I love you. ;) 2012 was a big year and 2013 will be an even bigger year for both of us! How exciting! Happy New Year Court!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..2013: A Year of New Beginnings


13 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Awwww, I love you right back! I just need to get better about my commenting and stop just silently stalking you. Bahaha ;)


14 Kristen@Change of Pace January 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Stats are so much fun. Especially the search terms. Some of the things searched crack me up! My number one right now is “breakfast fail”. Nice huh ;)
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15 Shari January 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

What a beautiful year you have coming up! May every moment be filled with joy! :)
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16 Khushboo January 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Bahahahha what can I say- I guess I kinda like your blog ;)? Happy new year, Courtney…hope 2013 is your best one yet!
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17 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hahaha, thanks Khushboo, you too!!!
And I definitely was NOT surprised to see you in the top five. ;)


18 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Happy New Year, Courtney :) I’ve only been back to blogging for about 4 months, but I love your blog and I’m looking forward to reading in 2013. Hope the upcoming year is a fantastic one for you.
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19 Linz @ Itz Linz January 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I’m hoping 2013 will bring great things for my family.. :) :)
Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Best of 2012


20 Elaine January 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Happy new years! And congrats on all of those stats! What an accomplishment. I’m sure 2013 will be just as memorable and amazing for you…cant wait to check back and see how all of the new things in your life are going :)
Elaine recently posted..Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip


21 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

In July, my husband and I are going to hike part of the Colorado Trail. I can’t wait!


22 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Okay, here’s to me commenting on EVERY post. I want to be a top commenter!!!
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23 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Loving the determination, Chels. Loving it. ;)


24 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I’m looking foward to all the fresh changes. I’m one of your “Still in High School” readers (I love your blog, by the way) and can’t wait to see all the exciting things that will happen!
Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well recently posted..A Nod to the 2012, and a Glance to the 2013


25 Brittany @ DulceVie January 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Same here!
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26 Brittany @ DulceVie January 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I am looking forward to college and blogging! btw your cat is adorable :)

Happy New Year!
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27 Melanie January 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Happy New Year Courtney!! This is going to be a fantastic year for you and your family! xoxo
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28 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit January 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Happy New Year, Courtney! I can’t wait to scope out the top posts. Congrats on all your blogging success and I wish you continued success in the new year. With a little one on the way, I’m certain that 2013 is going to be a very special year for you and your husband! :D
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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Happy New Year! (And maybe blushing slightly for making top 5 commenters…I hope that’s a good thing). ;)

I’m looking forward to spending 2013 focusing on ME to create my healthiest and happiest year yet!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..A New Year – My Commitment


30 Courtney January 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Absolutely!! Thank you SO MUCH for reading! :) xoxo


31 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and FAbulous January 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm

2012 was definitely a jam packed year. I started a new job and moved across the country which cut into my blogging time. I really missed the healthy living blog community and look forward to getting back into it in 2013! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Lauren @ Fun, Fit and FAbulous recently posted..Friends, Fun, and Adventures in 2012


32 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

It’s always so funny to see some of the search terms that take people to your blog! I have had some interesting ones myself
Danielle @ Truffles n’ Treadmills recently posted..2012 Recap


33 Angela January 2, 2013 at 3:07 am

Those stats are so much fun! I’m nerdy like that though. :) I am looking forward to getting settled in 2013.
Angela recently posted..2012-The Year of Changes


34 Beth January 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

Hi Courtney! Just wanted to tell you happy new year and congratulations on such a big year for you! I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and it has become part of my morning routine! Thanks for sharing your health tips and reminding readers that living life to the fullest is truly a blessing :))


35 Bek @ Crave January 3, 2013 at 5:29 am

I enjoy reading the stats for the year- it’s eye opening :) Thanks for a great year and another great one to come!
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