Hereâ€™s the best of the best from Healthy Tipping Point in June 2012. Iâ€™m sure you can guess what my favorite moment of the entire month (err, year!) was â€“ Henryâ€™s birthday!
Follow-Up: Henryâ€™s Second Day of Life
Happiest Birthday, Runner-Up: Happy Birthday to Operation Beautiful! The site turned three years old this month â€“ click through to read how I started Operation Beautiful and how the blog has evolved.
Most Holistic: Mind and Body After Baby â€“ Week 1. An honest take on how I felt and looked one week after giving birth. I canâ€™t believe Henry is there weeks old now â€“ time needs to sloooow down.
Strong and Steady: Reader Q&A: Preventing Injuries. How a few simple changes to my workout routine stopped the cycle of never-ending injuries and allowed me to actually enjoy running again.
Chewiest: Coconut Raw Oats. A simple and tasty breakfast recipe with only a few ingredients and no baking. What more could one ask for?
Most Pulled Together: Reader Q&A: Staying Focused. How to get and stay motivated when you arenâ€™t following a training plan.
Tastiest Healthy Dessert: Raspberry Banana Soft Serve. Includes all of two ingredients!
The More, The Merrier: The Fitteratis (Plus, Plug Your Blog). I recently won Best Healthy Living Blog award from Fitness Magazine; the post includes links to the other winnersâ€™ blogs. I asked readers to comment with links to their own blogs for others to check out, too â€“ thereâ€™s over 230 blogs listed! Read on.
Simplest Dinner Recipe: Stuffed â€˜Shrooms. I was the queen of simple recipes this month, huh? Like Raspberry Banana Soft Serve, this gem only includes two ingredients. It appears that simple recipes are all I can handle with a newborn!
Best Comments, Ever: Ride It Out. I really wasnâ€™t expecting such a wonderful response to this post. I wrote about my mommy struggles, sleep deprivation, and general feelings of inadequacy post-birth, and the support and advice just poured in. All new mommas (and dads) should read the comments! I was so thankful for the response; it really helped me get through the initial newborn crush.
Smelliest (or Not): How Natural Deodorant Works. A post about how conventional and natural deodorant works at stopping sweat and stink.
Most Baggage: Traveling for Races. A look at the advantages and disadvantages to traveling for races. Fun fact: The furthest that Iâ€™ve traveled for an event is 2,444 miles. I flew from Orlando, Florida to Napa Valley, California for the Echelon Gran Fondo Century Bike Race (100 Miles).
Hereâ€™s to hoping July is filled with baby smiles, more sleep, and a return to fitness! For more Superlatives: