Time for the annual round up of the year’s most popular posts! It’s always fun to run a report in Google Analytics for the entire year to see what posts made the list. It’s typically pretty heavy on recipes and workouts since those types of posts tend to stand the test of time. I was actually surprised to discover that 8 of the 10 top posts of the year were actually written in years past but have remained popular thanks to Pinterest and organic search. Because of this, I decided to share two top 10s with you…one for this year’s posts and one for all-time. Today I’m posting “written in 2015” and tomorrow I will post “all-time.”
Top 10 Popular Posts of 2015 (Written in 2015)
I was excited to see this recipe at the top of the list this year because it’s AMAZING! If you haven’t tried it yet, add it to the menu in the new year. I promise it’s super simple even if you’ve never ventured into homemade Thai food.
I was not surprised to see my engagement announcement coming in at number two this year. Thank you so much for sharing in my joy and for all of your love and support! I’ve received some questions about wedding plans so I’ll give you a quick update. There are none right now but the plan is to elope.
I shared this recipe with a warning that I had made it four times in eight days. It’s so good and highly addictive! I was happy to receive Instagrams, Tweets and comments that you were as hooked on it as I was!
I kicked off 2015 with a girl’s trip to Punta Cana where we stayed at an affordable all-inclusive, The Majestic Colonial Resort. I shared a full review of the resort including grounds, rooms, beach, food and more!
I hosted a 30 day plank challenge in May to celebrate the release of my book, Ultimate Plank Fitness. It was a fun month of Facebook and Instagram posts and I was super pumped to have tons of friends, family and readers participating in the challenge!
6) 6 Drawbacks to Working in the Fitness, Freelance and Blogging Industries
I was happy to see this post get good traction because while this career is AMAZING and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it’s also hard and demanding.
7) The At Home Tabata Workout That Rocked My World
If you are looking for a quick and effective at-home workout, this is the ticket. I have done it a few times now and it kicks my butt every time, leaving me drenched in sweat and feeling like jello all over. I actually think I may do this one again today (and my glutes will sing me songs about it tomorrow!). If you need more info on Tabata workouts, check out this post.
This is my favorite oatmeal recipe of all-time and a staple in our house.
9) An Ending
Again, thank you for your love and support. I can’t thank you enough for the kind comments and messages on this post. Can’t wait to see my grandmother in a few weeks!
10) Best Week of Workouts: Boot Camp, Circuit Training and a 5K
This was one of my best weeks of workouts all year! The post included this great circuit workout.
What were your favorite posts of 2015? What are your favorite types of posts?
In the next month or so I will be posting a formal survey to get your thoughts on many things but please feel free to chime in today if there’s anything you want to see more of in 2016! I’m doing lots of planning right now.