Itâ€™s that time again (already?!). Here are the most helpful, most amusing, most controversial, and most delicious posts from Healthy Tipping Point in December 2011. As always, thanks for reading!
Best for the Gym Rats: 7 Ways to Make Gym Cardio More Bearableâ€¦ because they donâ€™t call it the dreadmill for nothing.
Best Race Recap: Speed for Children in Need 5K Race Recap. Do you know how excited I am to have not one but TWO race recaps to choose from (I didnâ€™t do any races in November)? The most memorable race was definitely the Speed for Children in Need 5K because 1) I felt really strong; and 2) the Husband puked in the middle of the race. Goooo, Husband! Runner-up: New Year New You 5K Race Recap.
Most Awesomely Immature: Lunette Cup Giveaway. After explaining what the heck a menstrual cup is (you REALLY need to try it!), I asked what you nicknamed your period, and 746 of you responded with absolutely hysterical answers. My favorite? Shark Week. Bawhaha.
Most Controversial: Will We or Wonâ€™t We? Raising Vegetarian Children. My (somewhat unexpected) take on raising vegetarian children.
Best Bump: I finally created a dedicated Pregnancy page so my weekly updates and other pregnancy-related posts are in one spot (kind of like the Race Recaps!). My favorite update from the month was definitely Week 16. I havenâ€™t had a chance to write about it (will do tomorrow for Week 17), but Week 16 was the week that I really started to feel the baby move. I feel him/her (herm?) every single night now. Such a blessing!
Most Charitable: Girls on the Run 5K Race Recap. This December, the Husband and I wrapped up our second season as coaches (my third). We cannot wait to coach our 15 elementary school girls again in the spring! The next season simply cannot come fast enough.
Timeliest Advice: Wait Until The 7th. I love resolutions, but I believe that you shouldnâ€™t start them on January 1.
Evidence I Can be Oddly Picky: My 5 (Slightly Crazy) Running With a Buddy Rules. Title says it all. Wait, you donâ€™t feel as strongly about cutting corners as I do? Hmmm.
Best Pup-Rearing Advice: The Cozy Cave â€“ AKA how we kicked James out of the bed without him hating us forever. Our first technique of forcing him into another room wasnâ€™t so smart (actually, it totally sucked), but readers showed me the light, and now weâ€™re all happy. I love to make him his â€˜tentâ€™ every single night, and he loves to sleep in it. Mission accomplished.
Best for the Boobies: Sports Bras for the B.T.C. If youâ€™re a card-carrying member of the Big Titty Committee, you need this post. HTP readers list and review their favorite supportive sports bras. Side note: I tried out the Enell bra and love it.
Safety First: Runner Safety Fail. I describe some of the basic doâ€™s and donâ€™tâ€™s for running outside in the dark. Thereâ€™s lots of great gear recommendations in the comments section, too!
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What was your best moment of December 2011?