Most Popular Posts of 2014

I am in absolute awe of the support and encouragement from each and every one of you.  I love to write, I love learning & sharing all things health & fitness related, and I love marrying those two passions through this little blog of mine.  For so many years, everyday I would I read blog and would say to myself, “I just want to have a blog people actually read some day.”  Having a blog was a dream of mine and because you read my blog, you have made my dream a reality- thank you.

Since my very first post in August, this blog has grown and I love sharing and inspiring healthy living for myself and my family through my posts and my Facebook page.  Thank you for being a part of my beginning and I look forward to what 2015 has to bring for Muscles & Munchkins.

Here are my 10 most popular posts of 2014:

1. Body After Baby- This series on Max’s growth & development, losing my baby weight, returning to my fitness routine and how I am eating tops the charts each month.  I really enjoy sharing this journey with my readers.  It is important for me to share what is realistic after having a baby: I am not a celebrity, I am not a figure pro, and I understand it can and will take several months.  You can read my various posts here: Body After Baby {1 month}, Body After Baby {2 Months}, Body After Baby {3 Months}

2. Stop the Debate: Stay At Home Mom vs. Working Mom- This was my first BIG post.  I was amazed by the number of likes and shares I received from this post.  It seems that this topic really hit home with many women.  If you haven’t read it, head on over and take a look.

3.  Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitmom- I loved putting this post of fitness related items for the women in your life.  Although the holidays are over, Pin this post for future reference.  These gifts would be good for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays or next year’s Christmas.

4.  Thanksgiving Weekend Recap- Nothing fancy with my weekend recaps, just sharing fun times with my sweet family and usually mixing in a little bit of fitness.

5.  “Better For You” Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies- This post had the most pins on Pinterest and was very popular not just in my kitchen, but also amongst search engines.  Take a look and pin it for next Fall.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Graphic

6.  Fall Fun With Family {Weekend Recap}-  Another popular weekend recap, but this one includes a good stroller workout for you to try.

7.  Friday’s Favorites VIII- I am never sure why some Friday’s Favorites get more views than others, but I am not complaining.  This was my most popular post of my Friday’s Favorites series and it features my favorite winter sweatshirt that has been pinned several times.

Old Navy Sweatshirt

8.  Staying Fit While Pregnant- I remember when this post went live I kept checking the stats and they just kept rising.  This is a great post for pregnant moms who want take the “FitPregnancy” approach.

9.  Alternative Options for Halloween Treats- This may not be the most popular set of ideas amongst kids, but the parents sure did like my suggestions for healthier options for Halloween.  Pin It, save it, and share it so you have it come next October.

10.  A Birthday Tribute to My Better Half- What I have learned about blogging is that readers like it when you sprinkle in parts of your personal life and this post solidified that theory.  I love being able to share and write not just about health & fitness, but also about the people I love most.

There you have it, the most most popular posts of 2014- I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.

Your turn- tell me!
Which post from 2014 did you enjoy reading the most?
What do you want to see more of in 2015?




  1. Sarah @ The Blogging Bunch says

    I love your site and it looks like you’ve got some great posts! I gotta admit…I love that sweatshirt too! Thanks for joining our thread in The Blogging Bunch!


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