Favorite Memories of 2013

Happy last day of 2013! I just ate my last breakfast of 2013, a delicious fruit and kale smoothie. This is going to be a fabulous day to end out the year. I have plans to relax today, paint my nails, workout, and be with friends tonight to ring in the new year.

Like all of us, this year had many ups and downs for me. I am looking forward to starting fresh in the new year and looking forward rather than dwelling on things I can no longer change in the past.

I will continue to take care of my body: fueling it with the healthy nutrients it needs, being proactive about my healthcare, staying active, having fun with exercise, laughing, loving, having fun, and staying positive.

I took a few minutes to glance back at my year of blog posts and I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorites from the year. This list doesn’t include ALL of my favorite moments, but a lot of them!

We took SO many great vacations and mini-vacations, and although I won’t be listing them all below, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy each and every one. They were all a blast! You can see my travels on my travel page if you’re interested!

Here are some highlight posts of this past year:

A healthy start to 2013: Polar Dash 10k! A cold but very fun run! polar dash 2013 Vacation to the Turks and Caicos! We stayed in a gorgeous villa in North Caicos and fell absolutely in love with TC islands. Turks and Caicos Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 232323232fp53862>nu=3-54>63;>287>2;4563;378237ot1lsi DSCN6631 Clean Eating Camping Menu: I did a whole lot of meal and snack prep and executed an entire camping trip with only clean foods. This was part of my clean eating program I was following. Chances are this won’t ever happen again but I guess you never know! The food WAS delicious although I did miss s’mores a whole lot! 😉 camping food camping Surprises from Bethenny Frankel. It started with one thrilling cocktail party in Minneapolis and before I knew it I was celebrating with Bethenny Frankel in New York! Cocktail Party with Bethenny in Minneapolis Bethenny in New York Part 1 Bethenny in New York Part 2 bethenny melanie and liz Thai Chicken Salad with AMAZING Peanut Sauce. My lovely friend Kalley was over for dinner and we seriously killed this salad. It was to die for! Kal–can we do this again please? thai chicken salad Vacation to Vancouver Island! We celebrated our two-year anniversary with a trip to Seattle, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and then flew down to California to catch a cruise to Ensenada, Mexico! Vancouver Island Seattle California—Ensenada  vancouver island vancouver island   Healthy Living Summit 2013. A weekend with some of my favorite girls. Need I say more? hls roomies by the cherry   Spin Class with Olympian Dara Torres. Thanks to Dara Torres and Koss Corporation, Katie and I were able to attend a spin class led by Dara Torres! I had so much fun! spin class with dara katie and melanie spin class with dara spin class with dara katie and melanie

My first on air experience with Fox 9 for National Oatmeal Day! To watch the video, you can click here: National Oatmeal Day Fox 9 fox 9 outfit melanie fox 9 set setup Here’s to a healthy and fresh start in 2014. Continue to live in the present and look forward to the future instead of dwelling in the past. The past is the past and there is nothing we can do to change it. We can however control how we handle changes. Think positively and surround yourself with people who lift you up. life changes

Happy New Year’s Eve and Happy New Year in case I don’t get to you tomorrow! xoxo

What were some of your favorite moments from 2013?

Any fun plans tonight to ring in the New Year?

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  1. Kalley

    Heck yes we can! Man, I need to make that again ASAP. Delicious. Miss your lovely face my dear. Let’s fix this soon!

  2. I LOVE that I was a part of some of your favorite memories – ditto to you too!! 🙂 XOXO
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    1. Melanie

      I can’t believe it was only this year that we met!

  3. Caroline

    Love this recap 🙂 xoxo Some amazing trips and memorable moments! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!
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    1. Melanie

      2014 needs to be a good year. 🙂 xoxo

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