Hey, hey. Itâ€™s June 1. Itâ€™s my babyâ€™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 Iâ€™ve received about the HTP book is a reader e-mailed me to say that itâ€™s much, much more than she expected it to be, tackling all aspects of healthy living. Itâ€™s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, or iTunes.
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 â€˜worth itâ€™ and what percentage of donations actually go to the cause â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ cough, coughâ€¦ ME! â€“ 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 BabyHTPâ€™s nursery! Iâ€™m so excited with how it turned out. My mother-in-law is still finishing up the mural â€“ sheâ€™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 â€“ including one that involves eating a dozen donuts, another that takes place underground, and one that involvesâ€¦ 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 havenâ€™t really returned to my old habits since the projectâ€™s conclusion. Sometimes, taking a cold turkey break is quite transformative, I guess!
Best Race: Well, technically, I didnâ€™t do any running this month, but the best race that I attended was â€“ without a doubt â€“ 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 ClichÃ©d: Do Not Buy Your Spouse a Bike. A tongue in cheek post about how I shouldâ€™ve never, ever bought my Husband a fancy road bike. I shouldâ€™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 havenâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€“ the Bradley Method.
What a month!
I have a feeling that very big things are just around the corner in June! For more Superlatives: