Life changing 2012.

December 31, 2012 -
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I am saying goodbye to 2012 & thriving forward into 2013!
But, before I do this, I wanted to recap on how 2012 truly changed my life.

I could probably insert every single picture I’ve taken over the last year into this post;
but I wouldn’t want to take up too much of your time Winking smile

So, I’ll stick with some high lights!


I had an amazing student teaching experience.

I was very lucky to have awesome co-op teachers as well as students that I will never forget.
I believe that I truly made an impact on them in a positive way.

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Saying “see you later” to our students! – not goodbye.

I was even featured on the local news!

last day of student teaching
I then proceeded to Graduate with honors with a
Bachelor’s in Health & Physical Education



I am so thankful for my family & friends that were always so supportive of me.


I met my amazing boyfriend, Corey, who treats me like a princess.

He is the most caring, compassionate, genuine, & level headed guy I’ve ever met.

I am one lucky girl Red heart

We share a passion for health & fitness


but we are also opposite where if I need calmed down, he is the first person I go to.


It’s so nice to be in a relationship where I can be my 100% powercake self & he accepts it all.


In 2012, I also got to go to the Arnold Classic where I met so many amazing people.


Dana Linn – people judge her a lot but she is so down to earth and sweet!


Jamie Eason – She was my first inspiration ever in the fitness world.


Tosca Reno – she is so inspirational & such a huge supporter of what I do!
I was so blessed to meet her & develop and awesome relationship where I am now an Eat Clean Ambassador!

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I also met the amazing Electra & the owner of FitFluential, Kelly Olexa! – what an amazing day!


Not only did I meet new people, but I got to experience it with 2 of my best friends Sarah & Courtney.


After graduating, my initial goal was to go to school for Health Coaching.
Right before I was about to register for the program, I got asked to speak at the
Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference in Colorado via FitFluential.


This experience truly changed my life.

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It was in Colorado where I decided to 100% go for my business idea that I always wanted to achieve.

With the inspiration from my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors & the other’s I met there,

I came home & am now almost to the point of launching my business 6 months later.

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I’ve also been able to raise money for some amazing causes.

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I also competed in my 5th show – THE HEALTHY WAY.


You can see my Pro’s & Con’s of competing here.

Personal Competing Stories via powercakes

I got to spend part of the summer at one of my favorite places; the beach.


With my bittie.


I also decided to take control of my health & figure out the route problem of my digestive issues.

I eat about 95% plant based now & have never felt better.


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Thanks to the amazing Heather – she has truly helped me from the inside out.
I accomplished one of my goals by becoming a
Certified Personal Trainer!
With this certificate, I am able to help others which is my main goal.
At the end of 2012, Some pretty big things happened.
I got a big girl car!
& my brother got MARRIED!!
There are SO many other things that I didn’t post but am so BLESSED to have happen in my life.
Throughout this year, I’ve learned so much about myself & others.
I’ve learned to believe in FAITH & if your heart is in something for the right reason; it will eventually lead you to where you are meant to be.
I am confidnet in my abilites to start my business and be successful at what I can do.
I want to help other’s & continue to share my story.
With this all being said, I am so blessed to have my family & friends all healthy and a huge part of my life.
I am also blessed to have readers like YOU that support me in what I’m doing & continue to follow my story.
I thank YOU from the bottom of my heart!
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I’ll leave you with some quotes that I love!
Cheers to 2013 & I can’t wait to see what this year brings all of us!
What was your favorite moment of 2012?

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