Good morning! :) My house is almost cleared of visitors â€“ only my sister-in-law is left â€“ which makes me sad. I loved having everyone here!
A bowl of oatmeal cheered me up:
Eaten with a tiny spoon, of course! These $1 spoons are from Crate and Barrel!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: brown sugar, flax, and blackberries
Stay tuned for my lunch post, where Iâ€™ll be discussing how marathon training impacted my body, weight, and life in general. Iâ€™ll be including before-and-after pictures as well to see how running 26.2 changed my body (if at all!). And Iâ€™ll be discussing how my knees fared, as well as other injuries I may (or may not) have sustained.
The Spark Giveaway
Have you ever been to SparkPeople.com? Itâ€™s the largest online health community, and it offers tons of tips and tools for losing weight or getting into shape in a healthy, sustainable manner. I especially love the Spark blog! And now thereâ€™s a SparkPeople.com BOOK!
From the experts who created SparkPeople.com comes The Spark, a ground-breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you canâ€™t do. The Spark is about transforming your life and your idea of what dieting means. With dozens of photosâ€”including before-and-after shots and easy-to-follow exercise imagesâ€”this book distills the best of SparkPeopleâ€™s medically accepted nutrition and fitness plan and infuses it with a program of personal empowerment. In this book, youâ€™ll discover:
- Secrets of Successâ€”the best habits of SparkPeopleâ€™s most successful members
- A 28-day program that brings together the most effective practices from SparkPeople into an innovative 4-stage plan, available only in this book
- Dozens of success stories that show the power of this transformational program
Interested in winning a copy of The Spark? Simply leave a comment below stating your #1 healthy living tip, and Iâ€™ll pick a winner Thursday morning.
My #1 tip is to be your very best right now. Donâ€™t focus on how fit or dedicated you once were, but take into account things like your current lifestyle, work schedule, fitness level, and goals when deciding whether or not you are doing â€œyour best.â€ Remembering your best is relative is uplifting and keeps you feeling motivated when youâ€™re swamped with work or suffering from an injury, for example.
Whatâ€™s your tip?