Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary & I Enrolled in Nutrition School!

Good morning all!

Today, January 7th, is my 1st anniversary for my blog. Last year at this time, it dawned on me what I should call my blog. I was looking at two different words:

“in shape” and “cupcake”

And all of a sudden, I looked at my mom and I said “I finally know what I’ll call my blog! In Shape Cupcake!”

You don’t understand, it took me like a month to figure out what to call my blog. It was taking all my brain energy just trying to put something together.

My very first blog post –> Drinking Green Smoothies


Some of my favorite blog posts:

PicMonkey Collage


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…”I haven’t touched pop tarts since I was 10.”


I have been through a lot since last year. A ton of changes have occurred and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • I’ve grown in my spiritual faith. God is always #1 in this world. He is the CENTER of it all. It’s not about me…it is about HIM!
  • My grandmother passed away, but she’s in Heaven, praising the Lord.
  • I was offered an amazing job this Fall.
  • I experienced how it feels when your car almost breaks down in the middle of the night on a highway. Freaky.
  • I started going to WORD ALIVE International Outreach Church in August and I hope I don’t have to go to another church forever!
  • I graduated high school and I’m so GLAD!
  • I discovered cappuccinos and they are so foamy!
  • I’ve been able to give and let my light shine

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

I also have a big announcement!

For the past 2 years, I’ve been wanting to enroll in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. That is what I chose instead of college. I wanted some that fit me. A place that had Audrey written all over it. And IIN was the school!

I finally enrolled yesterday and I’m so darn happy about it!

IIN is…”The Health Coach Training Program is a year-long online course specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness. Whether you’re interested in learning about nutrition, launching a meaningful new career, or even changing the world, Integrative Nutrition will empower you to transform your life and achieve your personal and professional goals.”  Source

I know a few other bloggers who have graduated and they absolutely loved it. But I just know this is what I need to do and I’m more than excited.

I start in February and I can NOT wait! Eek!

1 year from now, I’ll be graduated and a certified health coach. Then it will be time to start my personal training certification with NASM. So I’m buckling down and I’m ready!

My dream is to have my own health and fitness studio that focuses on personal one on one training and coaching that empowers women. It’s all about health and love. Not about just how great you look. That is only a perk. I also hope to do a lot more because I’ve got some crazy good ideas.

If you want to know more about the program, just ask this crazy runner.

I also hope to do some recaps on how much I like the program (every once in a while) and will do a full recap when I’m graduated. Stay tuned!


GOALS 2014: Running, Reading, Loving, Painting…


I love making goals, but I hate it when I start making way too many. I need to narrow it down to just a few. So here they are!

1. Finish reading these two books


2. Love more. Judge Less.

Simple written, but hard to do. It can be done though! God said we could!

Luke 6:35

King James Version (KJV)

35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

3. Blog at least 3 times a week.

I think blogging 5 times a week just messes me up. I start to lose motivation to write because I have nothing to write about. I get bored too fast. So maybe 3 times a week will be better!

4. Run at least 4-6 days a week.

When July came, I got frustrated with the heat and there was a death in the family so instead of being tough, I skipped out and stopped running like I was. Dumb move, dumb move. Thankfully, I pushed myself to pick it back up and I’m in love with running once again! Never fails.

The Last Long Run #runner #running #motivation #inspiration #runwithyourheart

5. Run trails

I love trails! I love pounding on the dirt, running through the woods, jumping over trees, skipping over rocks, and hopping streams. I love it! And I just need to do it!

6. Always choose clean food over junk food.

7. Read the Bible every day!

There’s those days I just forget and I really wish I didn’t. I need His Word to feed my Spirit!

Cool building, huh?

8. Paint

I love painting on canvas! Anyone else? It’s such a good stress relief hobby that doesn’t require mileage. Haha

DIY canvas painting.

That’s about it!

I hope all who read this, have the happiest New Years and the best year yet!


  • What are some of your goals?
  • If you wrote a post about goals/resolutions, link it in the comments.