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Whenever I have felt a bit blah this past week, I simply recall Saturday’s wonderful 5K and a big smile crosses my face.  As I’ve written about before, I’ll maintain a decent weekly workout schedule just because I like to sweat, but what keeps me on my toes is, without a doubt, RACING!


Obviously, I am not the fastest runner in the world.  I have zero delusions about my speed.  Racing isn’t to beat other people – it’s just about trying my hardest, given my current fitness level.  This time last year, my ‘current’ meant I could run 26.2 miles at a 10:00/average.  This year, it means striving to move my body three times a week, 30 minutes at a time.  This switch-up isn’t just because of the pregnancy; I’m busier at work and just don’t have the energy to dedicate hours to long workouts anymore.  It’s a big change, but I don’t feel like I’m ‘failing’ as a runner.


So often, I think runners/triathletes get trapped in this warped mindset of “If I’m not beating my personal records, I’m doing something wrong.” I really believe that it’s so important to remember that LIFE gets in the way of our fitness goals… and, in my book, that’s okay.  Don’t set yourself up to fail by demanding you maintain a busy workout schedule when you’re putting in overtime at work, your mom is sick, and your roof is leaking.  Pull back.  Relax.  Do what you can and be PROUD of it.

The feeling of striving towards a greater, bigger goal is awesome.  If you always wanted to run a marathon or do a triathlon, and everyone in your life laughs at your goal and thinks you can’t do it – well, DO IT and PROVE IT.  Just find a way – or a time – to make it fit into your life. 


So, I guess the point of this post is that I hope, in one way or another, you can make a healthy choice today – no matter how big or how small – and celebrate your success for what it is… right now.  All we’ve got is today.  If your healthy choice is running 10 miles, awesome.  If it’s journaling your feelings because you’re injured and pissed, that counts, too.  And if it’s doing a few push-ups during a commercial break, you rock.  Today, I hope we can all find a way to celebrate your ability to choose to be healthy. 


And, on that note, how about you run, run/walk, or a walk a 5K, too?

The winner of the Name Your 5K Giveaway will receive one free entry to ANY 5K race of their choice.  Fun, right?  All you have to do to enter is comment with your healthy choice of the day!  I’ll pick a winner on Monday.



  • Lauren December 16, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Healthy breakfast and lunch. And a yoga class tonight.

  • J December 16, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I will be getting my 3 mile recovery run in BEFORE I start the Christmas baking this afternoon… and I know the treats will be that much sweeter because of it! 🙂

  • Lee December 16, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I’m going to the gym before we leave for my inlaws house for the weekend.

  • Maura K December 16, 2011, 12:29 pm

    My healthy choice du jour is having a glass of wine after a long week with my girlfriends & celebrating that I just got an interview at my top grad school 🙂 Hooray for Fridays!

  • Elizabeth December 16, 2011, 12:29 pm

    Zippy in sf!

  • BCN December 16, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I’m having a healthy lunch of homemade fish chowder and grapes, with only water to drink.

  • Ashley December 16, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I am visiting family this week, so I woke up and got a 5k run in before lunch… if it doesn’t happen before noon, it won’t happen!

  • Army Amy* December 16, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Cool giveaway! My healthy choice: I eat an apple a day!*

  • Amanda December 16, 2011, 12:31 pm

    My healthy choice today was making time to run 5 miles this morning. 🙂

  • Hallie December 16, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I woke up early to go the gym this morning because I have a group meeting for school after work. Staying healthy while working and in grad school is tough but worth it!

  • melanie December 16, 2011, 12:32 pm

    practicing portion control in my two meals out today!

  • katy. December 16, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I actually ate breakfast today! So easy for me to get caught up in morning routines and coffee tricks my tummy into thinking it’s full. I had some whole grain toast with peanut butter and a little bit of honey!

  • cristina December 16, 2011, 12:33 pm

    My healthy goal for today is incorporating at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies into my meals. I’ve been lacking in that department lately.

  • Jen @ Tip Top Shape December 16, 2011, 12:33 pm

    My healthy choice is going on a walk with my boyfriend since the weather is actually nice for a change.

  • Shannon December 16, 2011, 12:34 pm

    My healthy choice is choosing fruits and vegetables for my snacks! Thanks!

  • Liz December 16, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Yoga everyday for the next two weeks while I’m on vacation from work.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb December 16, 2011, 12:35 pm

    a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class i am headed out to right now!! that and a wheatgrass shot with breakfast… health in a shot glass, does it get any better?!

  • Kate December 16, 2011, 12:36 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is skipping my workout because I’m sick- I need to rest if I’m going to get better!

  • Stephanie December 16, 2011, 12:36 pm

    My healthy choice was starting my day at the gym before work, for the third morning in a row! And I’m super proud of myself today, I finished my workout strong. =)

  • Lauren December 16, 2011, 12:36 pm

    My healthy choice for a day is getting a healthy sandwich instead of greasy pizza for lunch!

  • Jess December 16, 2011, 12:36 pm

    Getting a couple of miles in before we celebrate my hubby’s birthday tonight!

  • Jenny December 16, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Choosing salad for lunch over pizza!

  • Erin December 16, 2011, 12:38 pm

    My healthy choice is drinking water with my lunch, as opposed to a Diet Coke.

    And there’s a New Year’s Day 5k I’ve got my eye on, so winning this prize would be great. 🙂

  • C.J. December 16, 2011, 12:38 pm

    Walking to work – healthy AND environmentally friendly!

  • Dorre December 16, 2011, 12:38 pm

    ran 3 miles today and chose a pretty healthy breakfast and lunch…

  • Kelly December 16, 2011, 12:39 pm

    Today’s my Lions club’s holiday party. I don’t want to completely abstain, so I’m limiting myself to one dessert and savoring it for sure!

  • Heather December 16, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I bundled up and jogged to work this morning. It’s less than two miles, but I definitely could have [and almost did] taken the option to stay in bed and skip the morning cardio session. So glad I didn’t!

  • Michal December 16, 2011, 12:40 pm

    My healthy choice today is giving away all the leftover cookies and cupcakes from our party this week, and sticking to my normal veggie-full meals. 🙂

  • Shelley December 16, 2011, 12:40 pm

    I forced myself to get out of bed this morning to exercise before the kids woke up. It was a great decision. I had so much more energy than usual to start my day. I’m hoping to squeeze in a quick run too if it warms up enough to take my daughter in the jogging stroller.

  • jen December 16, 2011, 12:41 pm

    My healthy choice for today is trying to be nice to myself and especially my body.

  • Mags December 16, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Getting up the first day of holiday break and doing 40 minutes on the elliptical!

  • Cait December 16, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Whenever my friends and I talk about run/walking we say we’re ralking pronounced “rocking”. Like “Oh yeah, I rocked that race” 🙂

  • Rose December 16, 2011, 12:45 pm

    My healthy choice for the day is to substitute Green Tea for coffee, water for soda, and go on a nice 2 miler at lunch!

  • Christy December 16, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Just got over the stomach flu so I feel like I have a clean slate! Looking forward to taking my son for a walk in the sunshine today. 🙂

  • Shanna December 16, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I’m abstaining from drinking this weekend – maybe my biggest obstacle to healthy living.

  • Laura December 16, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I am going to pick up my last CSA share and renewing for the spring. Hooray for yummy local organic veggies!

  • Heather December 16, 2011, 12:46 pm

    WAH! I so want this! This morning, instead of sleeping in and sitting at home all day, I got up and ran my very own personal, unofficial 5K!

  • Chelsea December 16, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I’m planning on eating more produce today!

  • katie @ KatieDid December 16, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I started out my day with some sprints and squat jumps with my brothers and dad outside!

  • Sana December 16, 2011, 12:47 pm

    My healthy choice of the day? Enjoy the day!

  • alex m December 16, 2011, 12:47 pm

    I haven’t made many healthy choices lately but I guess having the baked chips was better than the regular kind!

  • Kelly December 16, 2011, 12:47 pm

    My healthy choice today is walking as much as possible today and not stressing myself out about my car situation.

  • Kati December 16, 2011, 12:47 pm

    I’m going to the gym over my lunch today instead of out to eat!

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu December 16, 2011, 12:47 pm

    My healthy choice is to let my body rest today and make food choices that make me feel good!

  • Cassidy December 16, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I finally got that post-semester finals week run in! It felt so nice and was much needed.

  • Melissa December 16, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Getting in some cardio and weights tonight after work. Just coming off of a marathon, I need to appreciate that not every workout needs to be a balls to the wall sweat session. Doing *something* is better than sitting on the couch eating Christmas cookies!

  • kristin s. December 16, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Woke up early before work to get some speed work in!

  • Lauren December 16, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I’m re-hydrating today after my company holiday party last night. Exercise will have to wait for the weekend. This ia a 5k in January my sister wants me to sign up for, so it would be great to win! Thanks for doing this!

  • Jamie December 16, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I had a delicious fruit cup for breakfast… YUM!

  • Ellie December 16, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Despite being in a hurry to get out the door, I packed my own lunch! Saves money and calories!

    Also, I loved this post. I think it’s easy (for us as women especially) to beat ourselves up because we think we need to do everything and be everything to everyone. It’s a great reminder to not be so hard on ourselves and to live in the present. Healthy living is individual, what it looks like for one person is different than for another. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, so thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Michelle M December 16, 2011, 12:50 pm

    Going to a yoga class tonight while my husband works late!

  • Rebecca December 16, 2011, 12:52 pm

    Dragged myself out of bed this morning to hit the elliptical for a bit before work!

  • ErikaMC December 16, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I will lift weights today – even if it means waiting until my son goes to bed.

    I also made out my meal plan for next week and plan on making a lot of it this weekend so it’s ready to reheat throughout the week!

  • Hillary December 16, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I took a personal/mental health day. I’ve never done that before, and it’s quite possibly the healthiest thing I’ve done for myself in quite sometime!

    Oh, and I ran/walked three miles, too. So I guess that counts ; )

  • Nora December 16, 2011, 12:54 pm

    45 minute run + yoga planned for tonight – I can’t wait!

  • Jen December 16, 2011, 12:55 pm

    Taking stairs today instead of the elevator… thats a lot of stairs for me today!

  • Meg December 16, 2011, 12:55 pm

    I went to an early morning yoga class to start the workday relaxed and ease into the weekend!

  • Jenn's Adventures December 16, 2011, 12:56 pm

    My “healthy choice” for today is to prepare for my future decisions today. I’m traveling standby — with a dog! So, today could potentially be the longest day of my life filled with many challenges. I hope to overcome any temptations or weak moments by being creative and making the conscious effort to choose *healthy* — true healthy choices!

  • Mariza December 16, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Speed work tonight! As soon as I get home from work.

  • Laura December 16, 2011, 12:57 pm

    20 minute bootcamp workout I stole from the internet at home. Booyah!

  • Ginna December 16, 2011, 12:58 pm

    I appreciate your realistic goals! I am currently 22 weeks pregnant and have tried to set realistic goals for myself. While I would love to get back to the gym and spin class, my reality has been walking several times a week and prenatal yoga. Today I will be walking our pups with my husband (our standard 2 mile loop) to get my exercise in!

  • Alycia December 16, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Two years ago I trained and ran a 5k with my parents, sisters, aunts and cousins. We started at 30 seconds at a time and through the couch to 5k training plan. It was a wonderful experience, but after finishing last out of all of my running buds, I was discouraged and stopped running. I’m hoping having another race to train for will get rid of the discouragement and just make me happy and thankful for the ability to try again!

  • Bethany December 16, 2011, 12:59 pm

    I am using the kids’ nap time to get a workout in.

  • Nicole December 16, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Since I overslept my workout this morning I’ve been taking the stairs at work!

  • Nicole G December 16, 2011, 1:06 pm

    My healthy choice is to limit myself to one quarter of the ginormous cupcakes that just got delivered to my dept and to resist indulging for the rest of the night!

  • steph December 16, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I’m going for a long bike ride in a few moments!

  • Kristen @ The Concrete Runner December 16, 2011, 1:07 pm

    Went to the gym before the baby woke up this morning! Best way to start the day!

  • jennifer December 16, 2011, 1:08 pm

    My healthy choice today is not over indulging at my work’s holiday party. I already started the day with a workout so hopefully I can keep the momentum up!

  • Morgan @ Endorphaholic December 16, 2011, 1:09 pm

    Swimming and then doing alllll of my PT exercises!

  • Candice @ Sailing on Paper December 16, 2011, 1:10 pm

    What a fun giveaway! My healthy choice is eating four servings of fruit already today!

  • Jenn December 16, 2011, 1:10 pm

    My healthy choice is a nice walk with my pup after work and a good movie with some hot chocolate : )

  • Whitney December 16, 2011, 1:11 pm

    My healthy choice? To run 4 miles before work! And to forgive the old lady that slammed into my car in the Target parking lot 😛

  • Iris Lee December 16, 2011, 1:13 pm

    My healthy choice for the day was to hold off on the cookies at lunch! And I’m super excited for hot yoga tonight. 🙂 Thanks for putting on this giveaway!!

  • Julie December 16, 2011, 1:15 pm

    My healthy choice today is loading up on water to hydrate the mess out of the head cold that has haunted me for almost 2 weeks!

  • Annie December 16, 2011, 1:17 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was packing bottled water and vegetables for our road trip to minimize fast food purchases and gas station nutrition.

  • Cathy December 16, 2011, 1:17 pm

    Eating properly and resting well while going through an extremely stressful time due to family illness.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 16, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I just ate a yogurt with pineapple instead of reaching for the tin of cookies like I wanted to 😉

  • ali December 16, 2011, 1:19 pm

    Can my healthy choice be that I read this and it made me feel better? And more healthy? Haha. OK in all seriousness, my healthy choice is a half hour walk after work in the brisk cooold.

  • Jen December 16, 2011, 1:22 pm

    I flossed! I never floss (shameful, I know).

  • Carolyn @ AdMEYERing Life December 16, 2011, 1:23 pm

    I made the effort to bring my breakfast rather than pick something up.

  • Heather December 16, 2011, 1:23 pm

    My healthy choice today is to only drink water at the company holiday party tonight. I have my last long training run for my Jan 8 marathon tomorrow morning and want to make sure I have what I need to do well.

    Running and racing have really changed my life over the past few years. They help me to manage stress and feel better. It is amazing how one good choice often leads to others.

  • Melissa H December 16, 2011, 1:24 pm

    My healthy choice is to skip the fries at lunch, limit my coffee, and plan out next week’s workouts.

  • Stephanie December 16, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Only drinking 1 beer at my work party tonight, so I can rock my 15K race tomorrow morning!

  • Megan Infantino December 16, 2011, 1:26 pm

    My healthy choice of today is to RELAX and not push myself to the extreme with work today. Yes, I’ve worked out this morning already. Wonderful. But where I tend to do harm to myself is at work. I work well over 40 hours a week and don’t get the overtime for it. Today, I refuse to go over 40 hours. Once my 40 hours hits this afternoon, I’m off. I’m going home. I need to take care of myself.

  • Jill December 16, 2011, 1:28 pm

    My healthy choice for the day would have to be getting my rear end to the gym when all I want to do is curl up on the couch & take a nap!

  • julia December 16, 2011, 1:28 pm

    I’m going away for the weekend. My healthy choice was to take a half day from work so I can make sure the house is in order, I have everything I need for our trip and not stress myself while doing it. Allowing plenty of time means a smoother trip, less stress and more fun! For me, even “good stress” can be unpleasant, so I gotta keep that guy in check.

  • Alex December 16, 2011, 1:29 pm

    I woke up 20 minutes earlier this morning and did a home yoga practice before going for a run. Morning runs are pretty standard for me, but getting in a yoga practice before sunrise is so good for me mentally and physically. I should do it more often!

  • Lindsay @ Running the Windy City December 16, 2011, 1:29 pm

    I packed an apple in my lunch for something sweet so I wouldn’t dip into the office candy jar. So simple but really successful!

  • Ryane December 16, 2011, 1:29 pm

    I’m pounding green tea like it’s champagne… in anticipation of all the champagne I’ll be drinking tonight : )

  • Bobbi-Sue December 16, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I recently signed up to receive a weekly box of mostly local but all organic veggies and fruit from Boston Organics. I got it yesterday and it has some veggies I’ve never had before. So, my healthy choice today is to learn how to cook beets and turnips instead of less healthy food options.

  • Chelsey December 16, 2011, 1:31 pm

    20 minutes of a full body workout. Seems to be the only thing so far that I have stuck to for more than 2 days.

  • Valerie December 16, 2011, 1:32 pm

    My healthy choice is to go head straight from the office out for a group run after work. Cold weather and Christmas cookies have been hampering my motivation to run, so I’m excited to get re-energized by making it a social event!

  • Eleah December 16, 2011, 1:34 pm

    short run plus lots of stretching today.

  • Carin December 16, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Great post Caitlin! Love the phrase “Today, I hope we can all find a way to celebrate your ability to choose to be healthy”… it’s too easy to forget that we have that ability, we always have the choice and that life really should be a celebration!

    My healthy choice for today is attending a wellness session at the local college of chinese medicine and being acupunctured for the first time – any tips/pointers? (pun intended)

  • Hannah Hawley December 16, 2011, 1:36 pm

    My healthy choice for today was walking to work!

  • Kira December 16, 2011, 1:36 pm

    Healthy choices of the day. Lunch consisted of a veggie burger topped with homemade salsa (no bun), and a bowl of homemade tomato soup w/onions, garlic, and pepper. Also, due to a cold I have been drinking herbal tea all day and no coffee!

  • Sarah L December 16, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I’m going to run three miles.

  • Kaley December 16, 2011, 1:38 pm

    My healthy choice today is to drink more water. I am feeling under the weather, so this task will help my motivation and my body!

  • Ashley Y December 16, 2011, 1:38 pm

    My healthy choice today is to take my dogs on a long walk/run. They need the movement and so do I.

  • Katie December 16, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I walked by the candy dish at my office and for the first time all week said “no”! I’m saving my treats for a cookie or something a bit more special later 😉

  • Pam December 16, 2011, 1:39 pm

    What a brilliant idea (the 5K giveaway). Supporting healthy choices by making more!

    So, I thought I’d miss my workout today (*tear*) because of travel for work – but instead of calling a cab to go to the train station (at 6am. guh), I walked the mile and a half and worked in a nice city walk!

  • Taylor December 16, 2011, 1:40 pm

    My healthy choice was taking my puppy for a 2 mile walk before I left for work and I plan to do another one with her when I get home 🙂

  • Shrinking mommy of 2 December 16, 2011, 1:40 pm

    My healthy choice today was to do Zumba (and also have NOT endulged into the Christmas cookies which is a big step b/c I love the peanut clusters…drinking the water instead!)

  • Jacqueline December 16, 2011, 1:47 pm

    I’m doing the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak (though I started a bit late), and today my healthy choice was get out there at 6am and complete Day 11!

  • Amy Q December 16, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Woke up and did 40 on the stairclimber while trying to finish my book– and just sneaked out at lunch for a 3 mile run cause I needed that fresh air boost!

  • Christina December 16, 2011, 1:49 pm

    packing a salad for lunch instead of eating out

  • Erika December 16, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Taking my yorkie pup for a long walk on the bike path 🙂

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 1:51 pm

    Trying to eat healthy today since I don’t have time to exercise. Yogurt bowl for breakfast! Put Christmas cookies in the freezer so I wouldn’t eat anymore of them!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 16, 2011, 1:52 pm

    My healthy choice was having a good breakfast to fuel me through my last 4 hour final, and now relaxing my mind and going to the gym later!

  • Khushboo December 16, 2011, 1:52 pm

    I topped my fro yo with strawberries instead of brownie pieces!

  • Meshell December 16, 2011, 1:52 pm

    My healthy choice for the day started when I took my 1 mile jog despite my injured ankle, took a steamy shower afterwards doing ankle strengthening exercises, and finished it off with a slice of Ezekiel bread with fig/honey spread and an over easy egg. My Healthy Choice is sticking to Loving Myself, no matter what. The day is going well, and I am loving every moment of it.

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 1:53 pm

    My healthy choice was eating a healthy breakfast!

  • Cari December 16, 2011, 1:53 pm

    my healthy choice of the day was body pump class this morning!

  • Amanda December 16, 2011, 1:53 pm

    I let myself sleep in until noon (just got home from finals week at school), but I still made myself go on a three-mile run and eat an orange with breakfast!

  • Lissa December 16, 2011, 1:55 pm

    Today was the last day before winter break (no more students until next year!). I let some of my students bring in food…and I brought in an assortment of veggies since they all signed up lots of sugar!

  • Laura December 16, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I’m taking a rest day today because I’m feeling super run down (even took a sick day from work yesterday). My husband is returning from overseas on Sunday, and I don’t want to be a sick, unfun person for his visit home. Instead, I’ll rest and get extra sleep tonight before getting up and hitting the treadmill tomorrow morning!

  • R. Chandra December 16, 2011, 1:59 pm

    love this, caitlin! since i got injured the week before my first marathon (& thought i could run through it, resulting in a disaster 6 hour finish! ahh.. i had to get that medal for all my months of training) – i’ve been having to really take it easy with walks & hikes (after a few weeks of absolutely nothing) instead of getting right back into running. but i am sort of enjoying it. i have a hike planned for later today 🙂

  • Claire December 16, 2011, 1:59 pm

    My healthy choice of the day today was to SLEEP IN after a near all-nighter two nights ago (I’m a law student) so I could regroup before my next exam.

  • Rachel December 16, 2011, 2:02 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was waking up to do a run with my coworker before work this morning, even though it was freezing cold and I would rather have stayed in my warm bed!

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 16, 2011, 2:03 pm

    Just had a smoothie packed with fruit and veggies!! It was mighty tasty!

  • Lisa December 16, 2011, 2:03 pm

    I ran 3 miles even though it was cold out and even though I didn’t feel like it when I woke up!

  • Sam December 16, 2011, 2:04 pm

    I had only one piece of chocolate from my Christmas advent calendar. 🙂 🙂

  • Katie December 16, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I added fruit to my breakfast, and I’m having a salad with my lunch! I’m hoping to do a workout after work too, but we’ll see what my 15 week baby bump thinks about that!

  • Em December 16, 2011, 2:09 pm

    After taking a few months off of running (eek!), I ran the past 2 days and am slightly sore! I am treating myself to a day of stretching to recover.

  • Alyssa December 16, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Great post! So true! Do what you love and love what you do! My healthy choice of the day was picking up a salad from publix instead of eating the school cafeteria food! I’m a teacher and today was cheese pizza… or shall I say an inch of cheese on a plasticy piece of bread. ick!

  • Beth December 16, 2011, 2:10 pm

    I love these contests! My healthy choice of the day was a quick soup I just had for lunch… lentils, wild rice, and some steamed kale. Yummo!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 16, 2011, 2:11 pm

    My healthy choice today is going to be spending some quality me time relaxing tonight. I can totally feel that my body needs it, so lots of relaxation is on my agenda!

  • Natalie December 16, 2011, 2:12 pm

    I have been doing the plank challenge during my lunch breaks!

  • Jess December 16, 2011, 2:14 pm

    I’m going to go buy veggies and fruit after work, to stock back up my fridge after a week of travel! 🙂

  • Shelly @ December 16, 2011, 2:19 pm

    My healthy choice today is to eat clean all day – all whole foods, nada processed. I am sort of “detoxing” from a carb load last week leading into the half marathon I ran. It was tough because I’d been training through a cross-country move, new job, and related stress. I almost backed out of the race, but am glad I didn’t, because I beat my goal by 9 minutes and ran a really strong race. (I’m not fast, but I’ve got heart!) I’ve decided to cut back to 5K’s and 10K’s for a while and work on my next goal: running a 5K under 30 minutes. (Current fastest is 32:something). I’ve been running for a year and a half and lost over 100 pounds doing it, so here’s to good food and good runs! 🙂

  • Wendi @ A Southern Yogi December 16, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I’m real grateful you wrote this post because sometimes, when I read fitblogs, people get a little obsessed and I have to remind myself that although it’s important to exercise and be healthy, sometimes, being healthy means not exercising.

    My healthy choice has been to slow down and enjoy the time with my husband as we have moved into our new house. I have not been as active, only doing yoga, but am okay with that because I want to experience this time right now and not be in a hurry everywhere.

  • *Michelle December 16, 2011, 2:25 pm

    I went to swim/fit class last night, and that has carried over into my morning food choices, and I’ll be heading out for a run in a little bit!

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 2:25 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is to take care of my back, letting myself actually rest and NOT feel guilty about it.

    I’m in the recovery process of having a torn disc and just had an epidural yesterday. It’s painful and hard not to want to jump up and run or take a challenging yoga class, but I’m really working on/learning to take things one day at a time…if I treat myself right now, I know I’m be a healthier runner in the future! =)

  • *Michelle December 16, 2011, 2:26 pm

    hmm – getting a comment error – hopefully this isn’t posting a zillion time!! I went to swim/fit class last night, and that has carried over into my morning food choices, and I’ll be heading out for a run in a little bit!

  • Elaine December 16, 2011, 2:27 pm

    My healthy choice today was filling up on lots of fresh fruits and veg. Oh, and this afternoon I took a longer route home, adding about 20 min to my walk!

  • Alaina December 16, 2011, 2:31 pm

    I love this giveaway! I walked to the grocery store today and plan on walking some more to get some Christmas shopping done. 🙂

  • Daniela December 16, 2011, 2:32 pm

    It’s a Cookie Season in my household. Amidst all that baking and sampling of delicious cookies, I try not to forget to exercise. Right now, I am taking a break from baking in order to do some hill intervals on the treadmill. 🙂

  • Ashley @ Thefitacademic December 16, 2011, 2:32 pm

    Health can be mental, too, right? I recently saw Dr. Oz say to consciously think about 1 thing EACH WEEK that you are proud of in yourself. I did it this morning, and my thing to be proud of is that after the crazy past semester, this week I have recommitted to getting back into a fitness routine. This week I’ve ran outdoors twice, done 2 workout videos, and I’ve been doing the December plank challenge, too! That’s something to be proud of!

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 2:32 pm

    Made time to eat breakfast before work 🙂 I really want to do this 5k!!

  • Kathleen Ojo @ Onward; Inward December 16, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Your posts have really been helpful to me lately. I’m newly pregnant as well (8 weeks!) and have always struggled with my weight. I was in the middle of marathon training (12 mile long run) and working out 5+ times a week with Body Pump and yoga in addition to running… and suddenly, for the last few weeks, it’s been a monumental feat to unglue myself from the couch twice a week to do anything! I’ve been feeling like a failure for it, but I know I shouldn’t – my motivation is still there, but I have to back off right now to give my body what it needs. Thanks as always for the reminder that I’m not alone!

    My healthy choice of the weekend will be to get up at 5:30 on Sunday morning to meet with my running group. I may not be able to go very far with them, but I know their companionship will motivate me anyway 🙂

  • Tracy @ Commit to Fit December 16, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Great giveaway! I walked instead of taking the bus today 🙂

  • Emily December 16, 2011, 2:36 pm

    My healthy choice is to leave work a little early today so that I actually have time for a run.

  • Valerie December 16, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I drank water during lunch instead of diet coke!

  • Faith @ For the Health of It December 16, 2011, 2:36 pm

    My healthy choices of the day will have to be tonight at my office holiday party. I’m going to eat very consciously so I can enjoy all of the special treats without going overboard and feeling guilty. Time to put into practice everything I preach about moderation!

  • Anna December 16, 2011, 2:38 pm

    Starting my day with a workout and eating fruit at breakfast and lunch.

  • Meghan December 16, 2011, 2:40 pm

    I didn’t let the INSANE winds foil my run plans for the day. I just took my run inside to the dreaded TM…at the end I was happy that I did 🙂

  • Jessica G December 16, 2011, 2:41 pm

    i’ve felt like i haven’t been consuming enough produce lately so today i made the healthy choice to eat soup that was nothing but veggies!

  • Julia December 16, 2011, 2:42 pm

    My healthy choice of today is planning time to run today! And I’ve had a pretty healthy smoothie for breakfast too:)

  • Annika December 16, 2011, 2:42 pm

    I am actually working on changing my running mechanics to take shorter strides and land on my mid-foot instead of my heel. Every day I try to do something (calf raises, toe crunches, etc.) to strengthen my feet. As someone who gets injured all the time while running, I am hoping that making changes that will allow me to run more efficiently with less stress on my joints will turn out to be a healthy choice!

  • Ailed December 16, 2011, 2:44 pm

    My healthy choice today is resting and eating healthy so I can run 8 miles tomorrow for my long run day this week.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In December 16, 2011, 2:47 pm

    my healthy choice was HIIT and Body Pump!

  • Meghan S December 16, 2011, 2:50 pm

    My healthy choice for the day is celebrating the end of my first semester of grad school with a long run with my dog instead of beer!

  • allie December 16, 2011, 2:51 pm

    my healthy choice today was actually a shorter run- my body needed it! i could not agree with your minsdset more. i took me many years to reach this place where i wasn’t always trying to compete with and outdo myself- it was exhausting!!

  • Alyssa @ Don't Look Down December 16, 2011, 2:52 pm

    I started my day out with some fresh juice made in my boyfriend’s brand new juicer.

  • Anna December 16, 2011, 2:52 pm

    “If I’m not beating my personal records, I’m doing something wrong.”

    This is true of not only runners, and triathletes, but college swimmers like myself! My healthy choice today was to go swimming with a friend, and not worry about yardage or speed. Instead, we just social kicked (kickboard and conversation for 1000. Twas worth it!)

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) December 16, 2011, 2:55 pm

    My healthy choice is aiming to do at least 50 minutes of running before the sun sets. I brought my running shoes to work so I could hit the road once I am done 🙂

  • Jamie @ StuckOutsideTheBox December 16, 2011, 2:55 pm

    My healthy choice for today is RESTING before my long run tomorrow. Sleeping in instead of going to the gym to work out for a couple hours. I think my body has been trying to fight off a virus all week, so it’s better to rest now than get sick later!

  • Glenneth December 16, 2011, 2:56 pm

    My healthy choice of today started yesterday in that I only ate half my lunch yesterday and saved the other half to today. That way I wasn’t too stuffed either day.

  • Nikki T December 16, 2011, 2:59 pm

    I don’t know if I’m allowed to win in Canada, but I thought I’d put in my healthy choice of the day anyway!
    Got up this morning for a 5am workout before work- kickboxing!!

  • Evyn December 16, 2011, 3:05 pm

    Healthy choice was eating a good breakfast at home instead of grabbing fast food before the start of a road trip!

  • Ashley December 16, 2011, 3:07 pm

    With the season of cookies upon us, I plan to get in extra green veggies today!

  • Aubrey S. December 16, 2011, 3:07 pm

    First of all, it’s been too long since I’ve thought about running, so this is a good motivator kind of giveaway.

    I’ll admit, I get a Starbucks just about every day. So my healthy choice is try to make it a good for me drink. When the holiday drinks roll around, I allow myself one pumpkin/peppermint/whatever holiday drink at the beginning of each season.

    Otherwise, I just get a latte. The milk gives me a little protein. I skip the flavored syrups and whipped cream that are just empty calories. And I still get my caffeine pick-me-up.

  • Sarah M December 16, 2011, 3:07 pm

    I’ve tried eating veggies at every meal today – breakfast, snacks, and lunch. I hope to keep it up for dinner, too!

  • Rebecca December 16, 2011, 3:08 pm

    My healthy choice was going to physical therapy this morning for my knees.

  • Amy S. December 16, 2011, 3:10 pm

    I haven’t been getting up for morning workouts this week, and when I get home I crash. I packed my gym bag and brought it with me to work today, so I won’t have an excuse to skip!

  • Chelsea December 16, 2011, 3:10 pm

    I did a Jillian michaels DVD before my last final 🙂

  • Sarah G December 16, 2011, 3:10 pm

    My healthy choice was forcing myself out of bed for my workout when my alarm went off!

  • Lucy W. December 16, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I went and played tennis!

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy December 16, 2011, 3:20 pm

    My healthy choices today: doing a fitnessista circuit workout this morning and then an easy run this afternoon, followed by cooking baking with a friend! Wahoo!

  • Katie B. December 16, 2011, 3:22 pm

    I have a hard time fitting in strength training…I’d much rather be running or spinning…but I made myself do 15 minutes today. Better then nothing right? Baby steps 🙂

  • nancy December 16, 2011, 3:24 pm

    My healthy choice today is to eat whole, nutritious foods despite having significant oral surgery yesterday. I chose not to do the pudding/ice cream thing but instead very carefully ate some scrambled eggs and banana for breakfast and just about froze to death with a greek yogurt, spinach, banana, blueberry smoothie for lunch. Homemade vegetable soup is on the menu for tonight. I fit in 2 good runs this week before the surgery since I need to take a few days off. I would rather do more but that was what fit into the schedule this week.

    I actually have a 5K on the calendar. I plan to do a Resolution Run on New Year’s Day. Last year I had my 15 year old son run it with me (he finished about 10 minutes ahead of me :). This year I’m bringing my almost 13 year old daughter. She got the racing bug doing a Jingle Bell run with me a couple weeks ago. Can’t think of a better way to start the year 🙂

    P.S. When you go to bed, try placing your hand over your baby bump. You might just feel BabyHTP running around a bit. That’s how I felt our oldest move for the first time. Nearly gave my husband a heart attack when I woke him up grabbing his hand so he could feel it too. 🙂

  • Mac December 16, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Working 5am-8pm today (with a 2 hour break), but still managed to have a healthy breakfast and lunch and I have a healthy dinner packed for this afternoon 🙂

  • alice December 16, 2011, 3:29 pm

    I’ve been working very hard in school, and today was my last day of finals, and I am so proud of myself for finishing what I started. This afternoon, I decided to give myself a well-deserved break and relax with my favorite TV show, which I don’t get to watch during the week. Sometimes the healthy choice is a mental break!

  • Heather December 16, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Started my day off right with some high fiber oatmeal – nothing like a good, nutritious breakfast to get you going 🙂

  • Taya December 16, 2011, 3:36 pm

    My healthy choice is to squeeze in a run between my two work shifts today, and to spread my smile to all of my customers! 🙂

    • alice December 16, 2011, 3:38 pm

      I like this idea!

  • Elizabeth December 16, 2011, 3:40 pm

    I would name a 5K after my father. And all the proceeds would go to gallbladdar cancer research. It would be named the “Dennis Shephard 5K Memorial Run.” he was a runner and would have just loved a race named after him.

    Or, for giggles we could have the “Working mom, under paid, under-appreciated, lucky to get a work-out in, but very LOVED 5K”
    Yes, that would be named after me,

  • Susan December 16, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Seven mile run this morning even though I really didn’t want to go. So many excuses – “It’s alright to miss a training run every once in a while (No – this is the first week of training, we are not setting an example.)” “But it’s cooold…(No – I will be running through winter in Boston, where it can be COLD. 45 degrees in California is not COLD)” “I think I’m getting sick (This one may be true, as I am scratchy throated right now. But I needed to be out and about at the office anyway, so no excuse there!)”

  • Crystal December 16, 2011, 3:45 pm

    My healthy choice is drinking a green smoothie for breakfast and remembering to take my vitamins!

  • jojo December 16, 2011, 3:47 pm

    This post was perfect for my mindset today! The sun was shining and despite temps in the lower 30’s, I decided I NEEDED to run today. I laced up my shoes and ran 6 miles in just under an hour!!

  • Sarah @ SarahvsCake December 16, 2011, 3:48 pm

    my healthy choice of the day was not eating the fried spring roll that came with my thai stir fry at lunch (talk about will power…)

  • Adrienne December 16, 2011, 3:55 pm

    Even though it’s raining, I’m going to head to the gym in a few minutes to get a good workout in! And tonight I get to enjoy my first family dinner together with my parents in 6 months and it’s my dad’s birthday. Spending time with family is about as healthy as it gets!

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 3:56 pm

    I added extra veggies to my bowl from Noodles and Co today, and passed on a rice krispie treat 🙂

  • Kristie December 16, 2011, 3:56 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was going on a run during my lunch break. Things have been really stresful at work and the run really helped me work things out and clear my head a bit.

    Thanks for the great post – keeping life in mind is so important when analyzing where you are at!

  • Margaret December 16, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    I’m a HUGE fan of your blog and have been reading it for a little over a year. Thanks for being so fun and inspirational! I am a medical student in Philadelphia, getting ready to graduate in the spring (gasp!) and am currently in the midst of residency interview season!! As far as a healthy choice goes, this one’s simple: I got home from an interview today, and despite my exhaustion and the blustery December weather, I thought about how much BETTER I’d feel after some sort of movement…so I dragged myself off the couch and went for a run! Thanks again for all of your healthy encouragement 🙂

  • beth December 16, 2011, 3:58 pm

    I REALLY needed this today. My career has become so hectic that my once 6x a week awesome exercise sessions have become 3 at best. My dog doesn’t get walked as much, my mother is ill and I need to move her into a home and I am WAY to young to be doing this. Some days I feel like it is ALL I have left to just take out the trash. Or pour myself a glass of wine. But ya know?!…life is life. Life is not the number of workouts you put in. On my father’s death bed he sais “you will never regret having that second cinnamon bun once you’re here”. Damn straight!

  • Ashley @ This Is The Place December 16, 2011, 3:58 pm

    Oh sweet! I’m in need of a new 5k PR and I think I’m ready for it. Today’s healthy choice was actually to take a rest day. I ran 10mi and lifted yesterday and I have a long run tomorrow. So taking today off was my good decision!

  • Mel @ Post Grad Mel December 16, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Great timing…I’ve been needing more motivation lately to get out the door! My healthy choice for the day is the vegetarian chili that is currently cooking on my stove right now! It’s packed with veggies and protein (and I also feel good about making sure I’m getting good use of my veggies before they go to waste)!

  • lynne @lgsmash December 16, 2011, 4:01 pm

    my healthy choices today are to drink 4 cups of water (always have a hard time remembering to drink water!) and to hit the gym after work. i’m just coming off 1 knee surgery (with another in 2 weeks!) and this post resonates with me – i ran for the first time in 8 months this week! it was only 2 minutes and it was VEry very slow, but I ran. getting back to my pre-surgery fitness will take a while and i need to remember not to compare last year to next year. like you said, life gets in the way!

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 4:02 pm

    A healthy lunch and 3 mile run after work!

  • Carrie December 16, 2011, 4:02 pm

    My healthy choice today was mixing some broccoli in with my scrambled eggs 🙂

  • Meg December 16, 2011, 4:03 pm

    My healthy choice is to take a nap and NOT feel bad about it. I’ve been running on empty the past few weeks. I have a half day of work today and it is time to take advantage!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 16, 2011, 4:06 pm

    I love this! My healthy choice today was to cry about something bothering me, pick myself up, and give it all I had to my Zumba class so they could have a fun, sweaty, workout experience!

  • sara December 16, 2011, 4:06 pm

    thank you SOOOO much for this post…8 months ago i was running 11 miles at 8 min pace and now im barely finishing 6 miles (groin pull set me back) but stressing so much because im training for a half in January..and this post just chilled me out big time…thank youuu!!!!!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope December 16, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Healthy choice of the day: Cleaning an de-cluttering the entire apartment!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) December 16, 2011, 4:08 pm

    Let’s see… today’s healthy choice was to bring lunch from home (now if only I could stay away from the office treats too, I’d be set).

    I just heard about The Color Run in April (for So Cal) and would love to run it!

  • Mari December 16, 2011, 4:10 pm

    I ran 4 consecutive miles today! A pr!

  • valuliana @ Ramblings of a BabyMama December 16, 2011, 4:15 pm

    I’m going to stick to my vegan lifestyle and work really hard to find some time to workout. It’s been hard with returning to work after my maternity leave, but I’m dedicated to finding some “me” time so I can be at my best for my family! 🙂

  • Amisha December 16, 2011, 4:18 pm

    I walked two miles today in lieu or a run. 🙂

  • Tiffany December 16, 2011, 4:20 pm

    Today’s healthy choice is to drink lots of water … to combat all of the sugar from today’s company Christmas party.

  • Lindsay December 16, 2011, 4:20 pm

    I ate an apple for a snack today!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets December 16, 2011, 4:21 pm

    My healthy thing today was switching out all my regular drinks for water with lemon. I don’t feel tired and bloated from all the caffeine I usually have. Now I’m off to my 3 mile run!

  • Emily December 16, 2011, 4:22 pm

    Today was my work Christmas party, so I stuck with fruit and veggies in the morning, because I knew the afternoon would be filled with lots of cheesy foods. Also, the dogs are getting a nice long walk, even though it’s cold out! Brrr!

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith December 16, 2011, 4:23 pm

    This post is very inspirational. I don’t want to enter the giveaway…I’m currently on a running hiatus and sometimes it just sucks. I miss running. I miss sweating and at the moment I can’t do any cardio and that hurts! So my healthy choice today is going to choose that it is okay to eat a few extra cookies at the party today and not feel guilty about it because I can’t work out. Life is short and yet their is plenty of time to catch up later! Merry Christmas to you, missed you last night at the cookie swap!

  • Lisa December 16, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I took an unplanned rest day from marathon training. I was starting to get sick, so I feel really great about my choice!

  • megmarie December 16, 2011, 4:29 pm

    My healthy choice today was to wake up early and head to the gym so I can attend a fun holiday activity at the National Zoo with my girlfriends tonight!

  • kwithme December 16, 2011, 4:30 pm

    My healthy choices today:
    1. ran but chose the level shorter route because of a partially recovered strain in my right quad abductor.

    2. Green tea instead of decaf coffee in the afternoon (December personal healthy habit goal)

    3. Finished my Xmas shopping.

  • Jeanna December 16, 2011, 4:32 pm

    I choose to enjoy having my husband at home before deployment instead of stressing over not fitting in my workout. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! You always inspire me.

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life December 16, 2011, 4:36 pm

    My healthy choice today is to spend some quality time with friends that are feeling a bit blue. Margarita time!

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 4:40 pm

    I had a wrap for lunch with turkey, and plenty of veggies! On whole wheat, at the mall food court i would call that a success!

  • JenT December 16, 2011, 4:41 pm

    My healthy choice was passing up donuts at work this morning! A hard choice, but a good one! 🙂 Now I’m getting ready to leave work for a quick workout at the gym before going home to my husband and kids (my husband may or may not have a glass of wine waiting for me!).

  • Anna December 16, 2011, 4:43 pm

    Awesome! Today I drank at least 5 cups of tea so far..naturally trying to fight a cold…winning!..or trying!

  • Meredith December 16, 2011, 4:52 pm

    My green smoothie for breakfast and running 4.5 miles at the gym. Yay!

  • Kara December 16, 2011, 4:52 pm

    I’d love a free 5K! Uh, my healthy choice today was to run? It sure as hell wasn’t anything I ate. 🙂

  • Raya December 16, 2011, 4:53 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is I’m heading out of town for a one-night getaway for me myself and I! I totally believe that mental health (aka down time/relaxation) is equally as important to maintaining a balanced life 🙂

  • Justine December 16, 2011, 4:53 pm

    I am at the end of week 4 on my couch-to-5k and my healthy choice is to not skip my run today despite having a looooong day at work 🙂

  • Courtney December 16, 2011, 5:01 pm

    My healthy choice of today is to make a healthy dinner for several people. I’d love to win this!!

  • Tully December 16, 2011, 5:05 pm

    I have been dragging all day at my desk, day started with a epic issue at the MA inspection station and I have had a hard time motivating since. I wrote off the gym at noon and barely pushed through my assignments. Now at 5:00 after reading your post I decided the only way to start an great weekend is a good sweat and couldnt be more excited to hit the gym. Thanks for the great post, you’re always so motivating.

  • Jillian December 16, 2011, 5:07 pm

    Can I submit my healthy choice of yesterday?

    My fiance wasn’t home when I got home last night, so instead of flipping on the tv or picking up take out, I threw on my workout clothes before I could even think about it and went off the gym! For the first time ever, I tried some speedwork – 400s at a fast (for me) pace with 200s slog jog / quick walk in between. It was actually kind of fun! As I was watching the track on the treadmill screen, I kept picturing myself on my high school’s track when we had to run the mile for the President’s Physical Fitness test. At 17, I couldn’t make it one lap around without a walk break. I’m doing a heck of a lot better at 33!

  • Christie December 16, 2011, 5:15 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was to do 10 more minutes of cardio than I had planned, if only so that I could watch the Ellen show!

  • Alex @ Working Housewife December 16, 2011, 5:23 pm

    Today hasn’t been too full of healthy choices…shame on me! I skipped the gym today and had a sugary bowl of cereal for breakfast. But on my skinny chia latte, I asked for no whip cream…and I plan to take the dogs on an extra long walk when I get home.

  • Angela December 16, 2011, 5:31 pm

    visiting the doctor to see if this sore throat is strep :/

  • Tanya December 16, 2011, 5:32 pm

    I am on a post-surgery no exercise except walking restriction until mid-January. I love running. I do not love walking. But I don’t want to start my running again completely out of shape, so I have committed to walking for at least an hour every day. Just got back from what was actually a pretty nice walk through my neighborhood in the sunshine.

  • Tricia December 16, 2011, 5:32 pm

    I walked my puppy for 45 minutes… Even though we were cold!

  • Maija December 16, 2011, 5:32 pm

    holler for the name your 5k giveaway! best one ever! My healthy choice today was a quick run while on vacay! It’s not the easiest for me to stay motivated while traveling but the weather down South (I’m in NOLA) gives me no choice 🙂

  • Katie December 16, 2011, 5:33 pm

    The healthy choice today was avoiding licking up the rest of the extra cupcake batter!

  • Jordan December 16, 2011, 5:33 pm

    I’m about to do some yoga! :]

  • Chelsea December 16, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I did a skype workout with a blogger best-friend this morning =D Woke up bright and early and got it done together.

  • Jess @ JessCantCook December 16, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I did NOT want to get out of bed this morning, but I told myself all I had to do was go take a little walk. Once I got out in the sunshine I felt so much better!

  • Amanda December 16, 2011, 5:46 pm

    I love this idea! My healthy choice today was salad only for lunch, which is always hard for me to do on Friday!

  • Kristen S. December 16, 2011, 5:59 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was walking around Savannah on my vacation, instead of renting a car.

  • Leanne December 16, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Healthy choice of the day: tour nyc via walking instead of taxi or subway!!

  • Allison December 16, 2011, 6:00 pm

    My healthy choice today was to have veggie juice along with my bagel and coffee this morning!

  • Kate December 16, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Running before my Christmas party tonight. No excuses that there isn’t enough time after work. There’s plenty!

  • Allie December 16, 2011, 6:03 pm

    Love this post!

    My healthy choices for the day: A veggie-filled omelet for breakfast and two hours spent boogie boarding in the ocean this afternoon 🙂

  • Rae December 16, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Awesome! I did an hour on the treadmill today and had chicken and veggies for dinner 🙂

  • dana December 16, 2011, 6:14 pm

    I have 2…my 6am Bikram Yoga class and also the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake that kept me sane while xmas shopping 🙂 I deserved it after a wonderful yet rigorous practice this morning 🙂

  • Jaimie December 16, 2011, 6:15 pm

    My healthy choice for today was waking up early before my finals to run!

  • Kim December 16, 2011, 6:17 pm

    I ran 4 miles despite wanting to skip it today and then I skipped a second glass of wine to have tea instead.

  • Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! December 16, 2011, 6:20 pm

    My healhy choice today was to do 30 minutes of cardio instead of an hour and be ok with it!

  • Danielle December 16, 2011, 6:22 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was waking up early to run!

  • Ashley December 16, 2011, 6:22 pm

    I actually made it to the gym today! It’s finals time for me, which meant two yesterday, two today, and two Monday. I felt like tearnig myself away from studying would be impossible but it made me feel so much better!

  • Tashia December 16, 2011, 6:24 pm

    My Healthy Choice is to not have seconds at our holiday dinner tonight : )

  • Hillary December 16, 2011, 6:31 pm

    Walked instead of driving to campus and am leaving for a run now.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 16, 2011, 6:38 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was to walk to my exam instead of taking the bus!

  • Aimee December 16, 2011, 6:41 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is stay clear of the brownies my son brought to school for his birthday. Unfortunately there were leftovers!

  • Leslie M. December 16, 2011, 6:54 pm

    orzo salad instead of fries.

  • Jenn December 16, 2011, 6:58 pm

    My healthy choice was not so healthy but it was to have popcorn without butter when I took my kiddos to see Alvin and the Chipmunks at the movie theater.

  • Jamie @ CollegeGirlCooking December 16, 2011, 7:00 pm

    I ran 2.5 miles as a stress reliever for my upcoming finals. I was BEAT after that run too which put me in the perfect mood for hunkering down and studying.

  • tracey December 16, 2011, 7:04 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is to eat a nice bowl of pasta before my long run tomorrow. I totally crapped out on my last long run (which was the RnR Half in Vegas) because I didn’t fuel properly pre-race. After consultation on my race performance with my trainer, we decided it was my fuel choices. So I am committed to having a bowl of pasta to fuel me for tomorrow’s run. Don’t worry about the calories. Take my time and enjoy it. Tomorrow’s run will burn those calories off – and MORE!

  • Emily December 16, 2011, 7:05 pm

    My healthy choice of the day – choosing NOT to run be cause I don’t feel well. Normally I would just push through it, but today I decided to rest so I can get better quickly.

  • Danielle December 16, 2011, 7:14 pm

    We had a holiday soiree today at work, and I didn’t eat ALL of the desserts on the table… only two of six. 🙂 That’s big to me!

  • Christie M. December 16, 2011, 7:15 pm

    Caitlin – you are such an inspiring and positive role model! You made me smile with this post. Today I rocked 10 minutes of hardcore bodyrock! I love these workouts because they are short but they kick my butt! I often use the site for inspiration and modify the workouts however I need to. I can always motivate myself to workout for such a short time and then I stretch, listen to music, and feel proud.

    Rock on!

  • mego @watchmegorun December 16, 2011, 7:23 pm

    I ran four miles in the chilly Michigan weather. It was wonderful 🙂

  • Joey December 16, 2011, 7:25 pm

    My healthy choice today was to take the time to break for & eat lunch instead of chowing down on whatever is in front of me at my desk. 🙂

  • Kerry December 16, 2011, 7:36 pm

    My healthy choice was to squeeze in a quick TurboFire HIIT 25 workout

  • Joslyn @ Complimentary Breakfast December 16, 2011, 7:41 pm

    I made cookies for a holiday party…and ate a salad while decorating them. will power, baby!

  • Audrey December 16, 2011, 7:42 pm

    My healthy choice of today was to NOT go get in the pool. It’s my first week back in ‘training mode’ after a while for a half-iron in May and between that and probably the busiest week of work all year, I decided to sleep in instead. Having two off days this week isn’t the end of the world.

    And thanks for your perspective! I wish everyone in the tri community thought like that!

  • Angie December 16, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I love race giveaways! My friend won last time 🙂
    My healthy choices today were running three miles this morning and drinking a kombucha instead of wine when I got home from work. I am still going to drink wine…just a little later 🙂

  • Socal Rachel December 16, 2011, 7:57 pm

    Healthy choice of the day was biking 30 hilly miles before work. thank you for reminding us to be healthy & pointing out the little things count too.

  • Lisa Fine December 16, 2011, 8:11 pm

    I went for a run before it got too dark outside. I’ve been keeping up with my running this season to feel healthy while still eating some holiday junk food. The run felt great!

  • Marissa December 16, 2011, 8:14 pm

    My healthy choice today was choosing to rest instead of doing too much! I’m 31 weeks pregnant with twin boys, and I have been instructed to take it easy until they’re here. Counting the days until we get to meet them! 🙂

  • Sarah December 16, 2011, 8:30 pm

    I didn’t pig out before my last final today!

  • Katie B December 16, 2011, 8:32 pm

    My healthy choice was a 3.5 mile run! Felt so good!

  • Jenny December 16, 2011, 8:35 pm

    My healthy choice was a 5 mi jog and a 2 mi walk! Plus just a little bit of dark chocolate when I got back home. 😉

  • Katie December 16, 2011, 8:45 pm

    My healthy choice for the day was a HIIT workout this morning and a healthy dinner full of greens tonight!

  • Vanessa December 16, 2011, 8:47 pm

    My healthy choice today was to” beef” up my servings of veggies at lunch. I had a huge salad with a side of garlicky spinach!

  • Jane December 16, 2011, 8:52 pm

    My healthy choice was walking 2 miles home instead of taking the bus!

  • Melissa December 16, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Today was my rest day but I chose to stop at a grocery store for lunch and not a fast food restaurant. Got some Kashi crackers, two slices of cheese (yes, I ask the deli person for two slices), and a banana. Also got a Cliff Bar for a late afternoon snack.

  • Jaclyn December 16, 2011, 8:57 pm

    My healthy choice today was to eat mandarins, instead of cookies, at my company Holiday luncheon.

  • Kelly December 16, 2011, 8:57 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was a 3 mile run (at my fastest pace yet!) and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated. Will keep my healthy choices going tomorrow with a 4 mile race on the beach!

  • Amy December 16, 2011, 9:04 pm

    My healthy choice was to take a moment for myself and sleep in, relax, and take a rest day (after 6 days in a row of running i needed it!). Rest days are healthy choices

  • Adrienne December 16, 2011, 9:06 pm

    I chose to skip the alcoholic drink even though the sister and the husband didn’t!

  • Katie December 16, 2011, 9:06 pm

    My healthy choice was having a glass of water post work and workout, before having a glass of wine 🙂 (sorry if you’re missing alcohol at all)

  • Rebecca December 16, 2011, 9:27 pm

    My healthy choice was a vegetarian brown rice bowl from Chipotle for lunch. With lots of extra hot salsa, trying to clear out the old sinuses!

  • ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska December 16, 2011, 9:46 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was a 5 mile run when I really just wanted to take a nap and watch the snowstorm come in. I feel MUCH better now. 🙂

  • Jen December 16, 2011, 9:51 pm

    I went hiking with my newly-reunited, long-lost best friend! It was AWESOME!

  • Jenny December 16, 2011, 9:53 pm

    I am currently loving my bootcp classes but would love to do another 5k!

  • Tracy December 16, 2011, 10:01 pm

    I woke up at 4:15am to make it to 5:15 spin class!!!! It is an awesome class and always fills up, so you have to be there early to get a bike!!! RPM is the best! 🙂

  • Shelly December 16, 2011, 10:05 pm

    My healthy choice today was to eat a big cookie. Actually the healthy part of it was to fit it into my daily calorie limit. It was also healthy for my sanity!

  • Alyssa December 16, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Got a free bib for a race in the morning so I drank Powerade at Happy Hour instead of wine. But, then my husband went out for frozen yogurt and is bringing me some, so, not sure if I still ended up in the healthy eating red zone.

  • Joy December 16, 2011, 10:21 pm

    My healthy choice today was staying in and crafting gifts for people rather than going out and worrying when I’d have the time! I conpletely finished 5 added finishing touches to 2 and started 2 more but need a few supplies to fully finish them

  • Brittney Speyrer December 16, 2011, 10:26 pm

    My healthy choice was taking a shot of apple cider vinegar to try and keep myself healthy in this snowy season.

  • Isabella December 16, 2011, 10:35 pm

    This is awesomesauce! I am choosing to go to bed right now!! Yippee. I love reasonable amounts of sleep!

  • Ashlee December 16, 2011, 10:50 pm

    Ok…so I had 5 double chocolate chip cookies today at my Nana’s. However, I made a great recipe from Whole Living for the Garlic Potato soup so I don’t get sick over the holidays! It is delicious and only like 200 or so calories per serving! Win-win! (That balances out the 5 cookies right!? lol) Oh! The 5k I’m really gunning to do is the Irish Rover 5k the weekend before patty’s day in the Old Port of Portland Maine. They give you free beer after! And I just turned 21 last month…so hell yeah that’s a great first ever 5k right?!

  • mi-an d. December 16, 2011, 11:05 pm

    i always make sure i drink at least 2 L of h2o daily!! and sleep for 8 hrs!

  • Gillian December 16, 2011, 11:16 pm

    I am recovering from a knee injury (running induced) but I walked to physical therapy today instead of driving 🙂

  • Elise December 16, 2011, 11:19 pm

    Ran 7 miles today, even though I really just wanted to curl up in a blanket and read!

  • Tricia December 16, 2011, 11:27 pm

    My healthy choice for the day… to workout when I didn’t feel like it and drink 2 cups of water! Been neglecting the H20 and the body could tell.

  • Libby December 16, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Today I took an extra hour to lay in bed with my toddler for snuggles and a nap… it was big on the mental health scale!

  • Mari December 16, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Eating healthy and exercising!

  • Queenie December 16, 2011, 11:59 pm

    My healthy choice for the day is getting 8 hours of sleep tonight so I can be well rested for tomorrow.

  • Jennifer Pearson December 17, 2011, 12:07 am

    Today I ran using the couch to 5k program. I am training for my first 5k in March.

  • Laura December 17, 2011, 1:32 am

    I walked a ton today and I remembered to take my vitamins–I’ve been forgetting to work in exercise and take my daily multi- and I’ve really been feeling blah lately. Here’s to hoping getting back on track pulls me back up again 🙂

  • Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection December 17, 2011, 1:46 am

    I knew I’d be traveling most of the day so I made a point of doing a 30 minute strength training workout in the middle of my busy morning. I took a break from packing to do something healthy for myself, and I’m so glad I did.

  • Becky December 17, 2011, 1:47 am

    Today I did my 40 minute run as part of my half marathon training followed by a yogurt and berry smoothie!

  • jennifer December 17, 2011, 2:05 am

    Getting to bed before midnight and getting a full 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep!

  • Suzanne C. December 17, 2011, 2:06 am

    I had a huge amoutn of veggies and was able to resist eating junk this evening! 🙂

  • Katie December 17, 2011, 2:25 am

    My healthy choice today was to avoid mindless munching. I’m a chef, so it’s really really difficult!

  • Shauna December 17, 2011, 2:27 am

    My healthy choice of the day: taking the time to have breakfast at home instead of wasting my money (and calories) on something at the airport.

  • Kim M. December 17, 2011, 3:11 am

    My healthy choice today was that at a lunch spot where I normally order a huge slice of pizza, I ordered brown rice, tofu, and veggies. Yay!

  • Keri December 17, 2011, 4:40 am

    My healthy choice of the day was to do a walk outside with a friend! It was actually a nice day today and it felt so great to enjoy the good weather!

  • Lindsey December 17, 2011, 6:37 am

    Today will be running, and then black light yoga/dance tonight.

  • Deborah December 17, 2011, 6:42 am

    My healthy choice is doing 50 squats each time I brush my teeth, and as many push-ups as I can while my shower water heats up each morning. I fit exercise in where I can…especially during this busy Christmas season!

  • Robin December 17, 2011, 6:47 am

    My healthy choice was an easy 8 mile run while listening to The Hunger Games on my iPod.

  • Jacalyn December 17, 2011, 7:26 am

    You have got such good advice. I have been so bummed out lately that I am not fast anymore. After every race I am disappointed by my times. I have to remember: I have a 2 year old (which means my body doesn’t run the same as before AND i am not training as much b/c I have the joy of playing with him instead) and I am working 10-12 hour days at work. This post reminds me that time not spent training isn’t time lost, but valuable time to spend with my family. Thanks, Caitlin!

  • Lauren December 17, 2011, 8:55 am

    Hmmm my healthy choice yesterday was to do a Jillian video before making cookies. What happened after that, not as healthy. Hahaha, but it’s balance, right? 🙂

  • claire December 17, 2011, 8:57 am

    My healthy choice is continually choosing water to drink instead of the empty calories of soda!

  • Sarah December 17, 2011, 9:24 am

    I walked to starbucks this morning instead of driving! I also ordered their oatmeal with mixed nuts instead of their pound cake for breakfast 🙂

  • Karla December 17, 2011, 9:30 am

    I made sure to get a workout in during a study break from finals.

  • megan December 17, 2011, 9:33 am

    I made a running date with a friend, but she has a cold, so we are going to go on a walk with my pup instead!

  • Rebecca December 17, 2011, 9:36 am

    Thank you for your encouragement and enthusiasm 🙂 I love your attitude towards fitness and health and find it contagious!

    The boy & I just started the day with a comfortable 2 and a half mile jog! We have a busy day of holiday shopping ahead and I’m glad we could step outside and sweat a little before we get started!

  • Stephanie December 17, 2011, 9:46 am

    my healthy choice is roller blading off my hangover from last night…holiday parties make things rough!

  • Becky Clark December 17, 2011, 9:47 am

    My healthy choice for the day is to go to the gym, instead of letting my to-do list get in the way.

  • Rebecca December 17, 2011, 9:56 am

    Making banana pumpkin oatmeal instead of sharing my sister’s cinnabun 😉

  • Maria December 17, 2011, 10:34 am

    Staying in for dinner tonight instead of going on the usual Saturday evening dine out 🙂

  • Alexandra December 17, 2011, 10:38 am

    Eating some greens with lunch and dinner

  • Jessica Lawlor December 17, 2011, 10:51 am

    My healthy choice of the day was going to bed super early and getting a full 12 hours night sleep after a crazy week, but still waking up at 8 a.m. to go to Zumba class!

  • hippierunner December 17, 2011, 11:31 am

    Healthy choice of the day- get enough sleep so I’m well rested for a long day of caring for 3 kids (which is a workout in of itself).

  • Ashleigh - December 17, 2011, 11:44 am

    My healthy choice today: RELAX! I am so busy with work, workouts, family, etc. that sometimes I forget just how important it is to just rest. Giving myself a little mental break for the day 🙂

  • Brittney December 17, 2011, 11:54 am

    I’m headed out to walk the dog and hope to follow that with a run!

  • SarahNW December 17, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Hey! I have been away for a while and I didn’t know that a baby HTP was on the way! Congratulations!! I’m going on a 4 mi hike with my pup and then going to a gift exchange tonight where I won’t OVER indulge (no one said anything about a tiny bit of indulgence :))

  • kylee December 17, 2011, 12:21 pm

    My healthy choice of the day is to just take a day to relax! My finals last week wiped me out!

  • Kris @ tryingtotri December 17, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I actually just wanted to comment on you thoughts on fitness levels at different points in your life – I completely agree. It takes huge amounts of time and dedication to training for long distance races, and to improve at them, and sometimes this is time you just don’t have!

    I found I was getting so stressed about improving my marathon time, and I wasn’t able to train the way I needed to – it wasn’t fun any more!

    So my goals for 2012 are all about the half marathon distance (which I enjoy more anyway!) – shorter distances, a little less training time required, and I feel so much less pressure!

  • DD December 17, 2011, 1:47 pm

    yoga! makes me feel amazing.

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted December 17, 2011, 2:04 pm

    I got up and moving today! Hey I call that a healthy decision for a Saturday morning even though I didn’t exactly work out!

  • Katharine December 17, 2011, 2:05 pm

    Early morning yoga to get the weekend started off right.

  • Brittany M. December 17, 2011, 2:08 pm

    6 mile run this morning followed up with Greek yogurt for breakfast. 🙂

  • Sara December 17, 2011, 2:42 pm

    Sit ups in between making Christmas gifts and running errands!

  • christine December 17, 2011, 3:28 pm

    Sleeping in this morning! I usually wake up early on Saturdays to run, but it’s been an insane workweek for my husband, and we’ve both been in major sleep deficit. It seems counterintuitive to say that skipping a workout is a healthy choice, but sometimes you just have to listen to your body!

  • Katie December 17, 2011, 3:44 pm

    drinking lots of water!

  • Rachel December 17, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Ran 5 miles

  • Crystal December 17, 2011, 4:33 pm

    My healthy choices for the day were a big bowl of fruit for breakfast followed by a 10k run.

  • Brenda December 17, 2011, 5:58 pm

    My healthy choice today was to eat steamed chard along side my pizza for lunch!

  • Aleksa Block December 17, 2011, 6:08 pm

    I went for a run!

  • Kristin December 17, 2011, 6:15 pm

    my healthy choice today was making Happy Healthy Mama’s “Skinny Buckeyes” instead of puppy chow 🙂 who knew chickpeas, peanut butter and chocolate could be such an amazing combo!

  • Jessica December 17, 2011, 6:29 pm

    Today I decided to treat myself to an hour massage. I have been feeling so sore from a crazy running season and Crossfit, as well as some personal issues, and decided instead of feeling terrible and stiff, I was going to enjoy a healthy stretch and relish in the hard work that I did all year. It was perfect!

  • Dari Marie December 17, 2011, 6:34 pm

    My healthy choice for today was a bit more of a mental health choice. Had to face a decision between staying in my college town with all of my wonderful friends, places and people I love, or moving to a new city to start a new life to accomplish my goals. I ended up picking the latter – a more difficult, but ultimately better decision.

    It’s hard, but I know I’m better off in the long run.

  • Alli @ alli learns life December 17, 2011, 6:37 pm

    I caught up on my sleep! it was glorious.

  • caitlin December 17, 2011, 8:47 pm


  • Jessica December 17, 2011, 8:47 pm

    I stuck to my half marathon training schedule and opted for an apple and sunbutter snack…now hopefully we can keep the good choices flowing through dinner..

  • Lesley December 17, 2011, 8:51 pm

    My healthy choice today is to simply celebrate my successes and not be so hard on myself. I’m preparing for pregnancy by loosing a lot of extra weight by running. I have only 15 more pounds left to loose! It’s easy to overlook the success of loosing 40 pounds so far by focusing on the stubborn 15 that I have left.

  • Sara December 17, 2011, 9:02 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was to run the 5k race I was signed up for this morning even though I really wanted to lay in bed. I have been sad and overwhelmed this week due to my father being back in the hospital, and up to the point of parking at the race I was still trying to talk myself out of it… I am so glad I stayed. It wasn’t my best time, but it was honest time.

  • Carrie December 17, 2011, 9:03 pm

    My healthy choice today was to have a positive attitude at work and to smile 🙂 It has been difficult lately, but I am determined to “come what may and love it!”

  • Harley G. December 17, 2011, 9:09 pm

    My healthy choice for today was two-fold: a training workout to get me closer to my goal of doing my first tri this spring (love racing!) followed by a healthy, balanced brunch with friends to celebrate the holidays 🙂

  • Ashleigh Ball December 17, 2011, 9:17 pm

    Make sure to get in at least 6 glasses of water and 2 servings extra of veg!

  • Kiki December 17, 2011, 9:37 pm

    My healthy choice for today is to catch up on some much needed sleep after turning in my grades for the semester!

  • Sierra Schauer December 17, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Mine is packing grapes, carrots, and other healthy items for my roadtrip from VA to OK. It helped stay away from fast food on the road and it help make me feel good about the foods I was eating on a long trip.

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 18, 2011, 3:19 am

    My healthy choices of the day were sleeping in and going on a run!

  • Charlie (Therunnerbeans) December 18, 2011, 6:03 am

    Ok so my healthy choice was not all that healthy but I went to a big ball on friday night and I had gin and slimline tonic, plus I altered every other drink with water. Not only a cheaper evening, but I felt fine yesterday! talk about smug!

  • jane December 18, 2011, 8:34 am

    im heading to the gym. on a sunday morning. enough said 😉

  • Allison December 18, 2011, 8:41 am

    Healthy choice of the day: taking a day to rest and relax after a week filled of work and illness… Crossing my fingers my docs will figure it all out soon!

  • anne December 18, 2011, 8:53 am

    My healthy choice of the day: BodyPump and getting in a 5K on the treadmill.

  • Holly December 18, 2011, 8:59 am

    I ran my first 20 miler yesterday in training for my first marathon (Houston marathon January 15, 2012! 4 weeks!). My healthy choice for today is healthy eating choices and a slow 3 mile shake out run.

  • Carolyn December 18, 2011, 12:04 pm

    consistent yoga is my healthy choice at least twice a week! always makes me feel so much better EVERY time 🙂

  • Jenn Russell December 18, 2011, 1:15 pm

    The Kerryhead/Ballyheigue FRC 5k Fun Run/Walk. I’ve never done any sort of race and think it would be something great to get into. I started the couch to 5k but stopped after week 3 as I got lazy when it didn’t stop raining pretty much since the end of october. Gotta get back into it. Heck I think I will register for it anyway! Thanks for encouraging yet again Catilin!!

  • LizP December 18, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Sleeping in late and allowing my body to recover- either from a hard workout, hard day at work, or partying too hard is always a healthy choice for me!

  • Lindsay December 18, 2011, 6:38 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was to rest the little pull I gave my hamstring, even though I wanted to get back to my 10k training!

  • Anna Crouch December 18, 2011, 7:06 pm

    YES!!!!!! I absolutely love this post Caitlin!!! This truth takes away the guilt that so many have. Some people think they have to meet some outrageous lifestyle, with crazy standards, to be healthy. When in reality, most of the time it’s just the little healthy habits that add up to make a huge accomplishment! In seasons when we can’t focus so much on the bigger health goals, requiring more effort and commitment, it’s important to focus on the “little” accomplishments and be proud of them. If we don’t, we will get sucked into the warp of negativity, and all healthy habits will fall to the wayside. But if we work toward those smaller goals, we will feel encouraged, proud of ourselves, and continue on with those healthy habits. That’s a great reminder. Thanks!!

  • Christina December 18, 2011, 7:23 pm

    Good message. We often feel we have to do everything at a high level, but that’s not always how life works out. I’ve cut back on training and races if I have other stuff going on that zaps energy. The good part about doing that is you keep from burning out.

    I didn’t do it this year, but I try and make it to the Traffic Jam 5k in Chicago. I always have a fun time and it’s the second race I did with my brother when he started running.

    • Christina December 18, 2011, 7:25 pm

      Oops, I misread.

      My healthy choice of the day was a grapefruit for breakfast. Citrus fruit first thing in the morning helps set my palate up for good eating and makes me more awake than coffee.

  • Jen @ Jen is Green December 18, 2011, 8:56 pm

    my healthy choice of the day was heading to the gym to run my 9 mile long run!! woohoo! it was too cold out in my opinion to run outside (18 degrees)…so i did it on the treadmill.

  • Tasha @Tashasdish December 18, 2011, 9:09 pm

    My healthy choice of the day was to forgo my long run this week (when it was rainy and cold outside) for a 50 minute elliptical work out and strength exercises in the warm gym with the reality television blaring!

  • Amy December 18, 2011, 9:37 pm

    my healthy choice was to go to the gym and run 5miles-instead of sitting on the couch! and getting into bed at 9pm-woohoo!

  • Melissa December 18, 2011, 9:55 pm

    I just completed day 22 of the 30 Day Shred!

  • MaryBeth December 18, 2011, 10:33 pm

    My healthy choice was walking. I had surgery a week ago so I cant go ‘full force’ right now, but getting out and moving feels so good!

  • Jo Anna Leuck December 18, 2011, 10:48 pm

    I ran 6 miles even though I am on a vacation!

  • Carolyn C. December 18, 2011, 10:55 pm

    Healthy choice of the day — making it to week 5 of the push up challenge and pushing through — even though my arms are killing me!

  • Nicole December 18, 2011, 11:50 pm

    Before flying I went to my favorite sandwich shop and got a turkey sandwich so that I would avoid buying something unhealthy at the airport.

  • Emily December 19, 2011, 1:20 am

    I’m probably too late, but my healthy choice of the day was probably just not eating as many Christmas goodies as I wanted 😀

  • Stephanie December 19, 2011, 8:57 am

    My healthy item of the day was saying no to that cupcake (!!!) and jogging the 3 miles!

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