Best of 2012

Itz been one year since I’ve started this blog.  And I’ve loved every single minute of it.  I love sharing my passion for fitness, nutrition, and healthy living.  I love creating new workouts and hearing stories of how you all tried them.  I love finding new blogs to read, making new “blends” (blog friends), and actually getting to meet them at various events.  I love finding, trying, and creating new recipes that taste good and are good for the body.  I love working with brands, learning about new products, and sharing them with you (like the giveaway I have going on now).  I love being a FitFluential Ambassador and everything about our FitFluential family.  I love my husband, family, and friends.  I love my life.

I figured I’d do the “best of the best” (since itz all good – ha!) from the blog in itz first year in the making.  All my opinions, of course; you’re more than welcome to weigh in with your own. 🙂

The beginning of Itz LinzMy very first post.


Visiting my little brother in San Diego

Visiting Jonny’s brother in Arizona

Becoming a FitFluential Ambassador

Running a 5K… Then finding out it wasn’t really a 5K. LAME!

The Benefits of Joining a Gym

Need to provide breakfast for a group? (Kids or adults) Try a Banana Bar!

Blueberry Egg Sandwich – don’t knock it til ya try it!

egg sammie bite

A long list of healthy snacks for kids and adults, alike.

Eat a Rainbow Salad (with homemade dressing!)

eat a rainbow salad

Testing out the Monkey Mat in Mexico

monkey mat handstand

Amazing family vacation to Cancun where my family wore matching shirts and took awesome jumping pictures (yes, we were that family!).

family picture jump

Holding planks while watching tv

Blog Photog Basics

Attending the Healthy Living Summit in Boston

Chocolate Covered Kale Protein Smoothie

I placed 23rd in the Warrior Dash!

warrior dash

Going to San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, having dinner with other FitFluential Ambassadors, and PR-ing on the hilly course. (And then being given a Tiffany’s necklace by a SF fire fighter – hehe.)

Nike SF Half Marathon

Going to Pennsylvania for the Runner’s World Half Marathon with FitFluential.  Running with Bart Yasso and Shalane Flanagan, meeting Matt Long, and running the hat trick of a 5K, 10K, and half marathon within two days. (Oh, and PR-ing again!) EPIC WEEKEND!

Runner's World Cover Itz Linz

After 157 days of running, my Run Streak came to an end.  Still sad about that one.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

hummus itzlinz

40/20 Full Body Workout

Whew!  What a year!  Definitely an amazing one.  Here’s to 2013…


Best part of 2012?


37 thoughts on “Best of 2012

  1. Wow! What a great year for you! I hope to read through most of your wonderful blog posts but it will take a while, even though I’ve read some when they were posted. 🙂 Love the family jump shot. Mine not only couldn’t get to any destination due to cost , wouldn’t be able or want to jump, anyway! Hope you continue to have fun & learn with your blog and have a Great New Year! 🙂

    • Haha thanks, Jeff!! 🙂 🙂 I’m always trying to get my family to do jump shots or handstand shots no matter where we are (Mexico, restaurants, outside… uhhh) and luckily they usually oblige! 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  2. What a crazy awesome year for you. Cheers to 2013 being just as amazing, if not better for you!

    I hope for big things in 2013 and improved life, health and happiness. I feel big things coming and I’m sure 2013 will make up for all the struggles I faced during 2012.

  3. Wow, that’s some year! Congrats on the blogiversary!! Best/most exciting part of my year was starting my blog & then my move across the country from FL back to WI… although right about now I’m freezing & would love to turn around & do the opposite. 😉

  4. I may have to go so far as to say the RW Weekend was the best of 2012 for me as far as a memorable way. SUCH an epic weekend. Otherwise just blessed to have my family and watch the two kiddos grow. PS – LOVE that jumping pic of you.

  5. Sounds to me like 2012 served you well ;)! I’m so glad that I met you! Are we blends? Love that cute!
    You are such a beautiful person inside and out! Keep on inspiring and loving on others! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2013!

  6. Congrats on your bloggiversary!! Mine is this week too, so we’re blog twins! 🙂 It looks like you had a Wonderful year, and I’m sure 2013 will be just as great, or even better!! Keep jumping, keep smiling, and keep on blogging girl. Happy New Year and Happy Blog Birthday!

  7. What a great recap for a great year. Congrats on all the success, quite amazing in such a short time. Well deserved though- it is a terrific blog. Also, in answer to the first question of someone from your hometown, I believe the wifey and you would have the same answer. What a small world. Best of luck in 2013!

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