A look into the past…

Well, I can’t believe it! 2013 is just about over.

Since Brittany did a 2013 recap of positive events in her life, I thought I would do the same!

Here we go:


Took this photo as soon as I thought of my blog name and purchased my domain. The beginnings of In Shape Cupcake!


I trained my butt off for this half marathon and went under my goal time. I was shooting for 1:55 but ran it in 1:51. I was so happy!


I started lifting weights in 2013. It was the best decision ever.


I learned the importance of drinking green smoothies for breakfast.


Got to review some cool products: Cocozia, Quest Nutrition, Crunch Master, Sweaty bands, and Swanson…


Went on awesome hikes!

Cardio Functional Workout

Made some awesome workout printables.

Photo: 3 mile run. The @purelytwins new 24 min workout. A little core work. Lower body toning and a little bicep/shoulder action. Haven't been able to do anything since I got back from Texas on Monday so a full body workout this Christmas AM was just perfect. Have a Merry Christmas!

I also burned some major calories this year. Kicked butt, baby!


Turned 18 in April!

me and lance graduation

Graduated high school in May…

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Got to go on a really fun beach trip!

Photo: Yesterday, my mom and I went to help package food! Word Alive Church is just so awesome! #project58 #shine #pray #fast #give #Isaiah58

Helped with Project 58 and we packed 100,400 meals! It was so awesome!

texas 2013

Headed to Texas the weekend before Christmas to see my sister and brother in law!




Met some really awesome and powerful bloggers!

There was a lot more I got to do, obviously, but these were just a few of the things that stood out to me!

Have a great Friday, y’all!


  • What were some things you did in 2013?


$100 #Swanson30DayGiveaway!


Hey guys! I’ve been anticipating this post for a while now!

Swanson is the best! My dad introduced me to the site when I was about 16 and he would order vitamins and protein powder from them all the time (still does by the way). About a year ago, I started buying all my favorite health products from them.

Swanson has such a good variety of products and I usually find new things to try (which is really fun…for me). Here’s what I ordered on my last purchase.Products together


My new favorite cereal, Spoonfuls. I found this cereal at Earthfare a while ago and saw that Swanson had it, so I bought it. It tastes so good with almond milk!

active dry yeast

I plan on making homemade bread soon and I haven’t found any yeast packets at my local grocery, so Swanson came to the rescue. If you have any homemade bread recipes, let me know!

arrowroot starch

So…the original bag that the Arrowroot Starch came in, got a hole poked in it so I had to put them in these containers (which I would have done anyway because arrowroot is quite the mess). But, the Purely Twins have great recipes that call for arrowroot so I usually stock up on it!

Beef Jerkycoconut flour

I never had beef jerky until I opened this bag of jerky. Let me just say, it’s absolutely delicious! I looked for the healthiest one out there too. It has no preservatives or added MSG and low on sugar too.

And I’m obsessed with Coconut Flour. I use it at least once a day. I either make coconut flour waffles/pancakes or mix it with my Greek yogurt to make it thicker. Anyway, I got the biggest bag I saw! Never running out!

gum wheat grassKodiak Cakeslcarnitine

Some new things I got:

  • Wheat Grass Juice Powder—> Going to be putting these in my green smoothies
  • Peelu Xylitol Gum—> Actually tastes pretty good!
  • Kodiak Cakes—>I’ve heard these taste REALLY good so I’m saving them for Christmas morning!
  • L-Carnitine Liquid—> I’ve only used this a couple of times. It’s a tropical punch flavor so its alright! But I’m hoping it helps me out on my morning workouts.
  • Stevia—> Okay, NOT new but I loveeeeee my stevia. This is the best stevia out there to me. It’s my favorite and I hate to be without!
  • Sunbutter—> Oh my goodness, I’m in love with this seed butter. It is so creamy but very rich, so watch out!
  • Justin’s Almond Butter—> No wonder why everyone loves it, it tastes like Heaven!
  • Mega Green Barley Juice Powder—> A new product I can’t wait to put in my green smoothies!

Nutbutter and Mega Green

And now, for the best part…one of my readers will be able to win a $100 shopping spree to Swanson! What a great Christmas present!

To enter this giveaway…follow the instructions on the LINK below:

LINK TO ENTER!!! #Swansons30DayGiveaway

Good luck and have a wonderful Christmas!

Be blessed, y’all Smile