Yoga, Mountains, Food, & Deodorant

Yup. Most random blog post title ever. But believe me — all of these things are absolutely relevant, and it’s been less than 24-hours into the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference! Things have already been a whirlwind of education, activity, and excitement! I’ll try to keep this succinct, but be forewarned that Colorado is kind of beautiful. So, you know. I’ve been taking a lot of pictures.

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You probably understand why. 🙂

So after yesterday’s opening keynote speech, the sessions included talks on working with companies & PR firms as a blogger, as well as hearing from two bloggers that have successfully parlayed their blogs into books! Both very interesting, and very educational. In the true spirit of this being a fitness & health bloggers’ conference though, things were broken up with a sweet little fitness break:

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And after the sessions the whole group walked over to Whole Foods Boulder for a special dinner they prepared just for us!

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Heather, Anne, and Theodora were more than happy to pose for pics on the way. 🙂

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And they served up quite the feast! Since so many of the conference attendees have special dietary needs and preferences, the meal was completely vegan — and totally delicious!

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Strawberry Gazpacho Shooters

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Tofu Spring Rolls wrapped in Bok Choi

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Cucumber-wrapped Salads

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Roasted sweet potatoes and cheese-less grilled pizzas

And for dessert…

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Some kind of cashew cream-lemon-mousse-something-DELICIOUSNESS.

After our meal we popped inside the Whole Foods building to pick up some libations…

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And showcase Theodora’s inappropriate love for kombucha.

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Don’t worry folks. Most of the time she looks much more like this:

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BAHAHAHA.

Then it was back to the hotel for the opening night cocktail party! I’ll give you one guess who the sponsor was.

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Yup! Degree Women deodorant — see? It all comes full-circle, hahaha. Don’t worry, I didn’t walk out of there with those deodorants. Not all of them anyway… kekeke.

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Guess they didn’t get the memo about what kind of conference this is, hahaha! Don’t worry, I stuck to the fruit plate:

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And about a quarter of this local beer (too hoppy for me!)

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Before I totally passed out at around 10 PM. In my defense, I’d been up since 6:30, and it was midnight on the east coast! Besides, my alarm was set super early for…

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7 AM yoga taught by Kia,

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Concierge lounge breakfast (thanks again, Papa!) with LOX! Mmmm.

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And an early morning photoshoot… I can’t help it! It’s just so beautiful here!

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I hope everyone else’s weekend is going as well! Now it’s time for me to sign off so I can actually pay attention to this next session on social media, which we already know is something I am super interested in!

13 Comments

  1. Ahhh! You look soo cute 🙂

  2. They shut down whole foods for you? That is amazinggg. Glad you’re having a great time!

    • Hahaha, well, it wasn’t the entire store shut down! But they did block off the awesome patio just for li’l ol’ us, which was awesome. I can’t wait until they start renovating the WF near me — I’m getting so jealous of these AWESOME new stores. This one had a GELLATO BAR!

  3. Omigosh! It is SO stunning there. I am totally jealous.

    The vegan meal looks so good – the shooters look delicious. I need to get myself hooked up for one of these conferences!

  4. That’ picture with you and the mountains is fantastic! I love Colorado!

  5. Jen Robinsonsays:

    Mmmm SO wish I could have partaken in that dinner!! YUM!

    • I kept thinking of you as we were chowing down. It was really very impressive, and it was one of those things where I had snarfed down all the food before I even stopped to realize that it was all vegan!

  6. It was great meeting you this weekend. Love the pictures!

  7. Presh 🙂 That’s one of my favorite deodorants!

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