Hey, hey.  It’s June 1.  It’s my baby’s birth month!  Pretty exciting stuff.  Anyway, here are the best posts from Healthy Tipping Point for the month of May. 


Biggest Moment:  Not a post per say, but an ENTIRE BOOK!  The Healthy Tipping Point book was released this month.  You can read a summary of the book here. One of the nicest compliments that I’ve received about the HTP book is a reader e-mailed me to say that it’s much, much more than she expected it to be, tackling all aspects of healthy living.  It’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, or iTunes.

NEW! Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, Happier You

Most Charitable: Race for a Cause.  Did you know that charity runners raised about $1 billion for various organizations in 2009?  This post discusses a few popular charity organizations to race for.  The comments discussion includes a really interesting discussion on whether all these organizations are really ‘worth it’ and what percentage of donations actually go to the cause – definitely something to consider!


Best Recipe:  Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.  Healthy cookies?  Um. No.  But delicious cookies?  Um.  Hell yes.  I need to make another batch.


Getting Along Swimmingly:  Not one, not two, but THREE notable swim posts this month – Reader Q&A: Getting Started with Swimming, How to Take Care of Your Swim Gear, and So You Wanna Do a Triathlon:  Pool or Lake Swim?  Can you tell that someone – cough, cough… ME! – has been really into swimming lately?


Most Likely to Succeed:  Best Fitness Apps.  A list of ten great fitness and food apps for your iPhone or Android, including reviews and recommendations from HTP readers.


Best Dressed:  Our Nursery.  Come tour little BabyHTP’s nursery!  I’m so excited with how it turned out.  My mother-in-law is still finishing up the mural – she’s added yellow leaves to the trees.


Class Clown:  10 Wacky, Tacky, and Insane Races.  A fun list of some absolutely nutty and unique races – including one that involves eating a dozen donuts, another that takes place underground, and one that involves… running nekkid.  Which, ironically, fellow blogger Meals and Miles just did.



Miss Congeniality:  Gossip Girl Challenge Conclusions.  My final thoughts on my month-long hiatus from celebrity gossip.  Much like The Naked Face Project (in which I gave up makeup and primping), I haven’t really returned to my old habits since the project’s conclusion.  Sometimes, taking a cold turkey break is quite transformative, I guess!



Best Race:  Well, technically, I didn’t do any running this month, but the best race that I attended was – without a doubt – the Girls on the Run 5K.  I miss my team so much.  The post includes a fun list of things that I learned over four seasons as a coach.


Most Clichéd:  Do Not Buy Your Spouse a Bike.  A tongue in cheek post about how I should’ve never, ever bought my Husband a fancy road bike.  I should’ve spend that money on MY bike, dammit!


Instant Accountability:  Reader Q&A: Creating Accountability Without Spending Dough and Your Follow-Up Tips.  How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you haven’t got any money at stake, like when you belong to a gym?  This post explores some easy (and free) solutions.


Best Baby Post:  Pre-Birth Review of Bradley Method Classes.  Most of the review of the various types of birth classes are written post-birth, which makes perfect sense.  But I thought it would be kind of fun to split up my review of our classes into two posts – one before birth and one after birth.  This post answers all the FAQ on the 12-week class that the Husband and I took during the second and third trimesters – the Bradley Method.


What a month!


I have a feeling that very big things are just around the corner in June! Smile  For more Superlatives:




  • Sana June 1, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Humm I wonder what BIG things will be happening in June???? 😉

  • Elle June 1, 2012, 4:27 pm

    YAY to BabyHTP!! We’re going to meet you soon! (well, your mummy and daddy first, obviously) 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks June 1, 2012, 4:45 pm

    YAY!! June is going to BE a good month!

    Love the nursery!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 1, 2012, 4:54 pm

    I loved your gossip girl challenge!

  • Johanna B June 1, 2012, 5:16 pm

    Looking forward to your June round-up with best post going to the birth story of Baby HTP.

  • Army Amy* June 1, 2012, 5:24 pm

    I didn’t realize that there was some intense discussion on the Race for a Cause post. It was interesting to read through the differing opinions.*

  • L June 1, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Happy baby month! Yay. So I’m just sitting in Panera doing some homework and something happened that made me think of you and the work you’ve done to remind young girls that they are beautiful.
    I just watched and listened to a mom with her young daughter (probably 7 or 8) as they added up all of the calories in both of their meals. The mom said whoa you ate over 1,000 calories tonight! That mac and cheese has 400 calories! The little girl said, oh no am I going to get fat? My first though was a sarcastic “Hooray! Let’s start those body image issues early.” Then I began to feel so angry. Angry at this mom for even uttering the word “calories” to her little girl. I immediately emailed my mom and thanked her for never bringing this up. At which point she reminded me that growing up we were “too poor for calories” as she says it. We just ate what we ate and we were happy. I wish I’d had my copy of your book with me so I could have thrown it at the mom’s head.

    • Caitlin June 1, 2012, 7:38 pm

      UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DOESN’T stuff like that positively FRY YOU? It makes me so so so mad.

  • nadine June 1, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Ate you in labor now???? Your Tweet and post have me wondering!

    • Caitlin June 1, 2012, 7:38 pm

      Nope. But I really really really wish that I was. LOL!!!!

  • Kailey June 1, 2012, 8:19 pm

    congrats on the book 🙂
    You have made this blog into one successful encouragement business!

  • Amber K June 2, 2012, 3:07 pm

    Happy baby birth month! So exciting 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 2, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Love this wrap up! I’m not sure I missed it, but I didn’t realize your work was released this last may!

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