HLS Part 2: Crossfit + Sessions!Posted: August 19, 2012
so let’s see where we left off
if you missed part 1 here it is!
Saturday morning I woke up around 7am (SO early for me I’m such a baby with sleep lol) and drove over to the hotel for breakfast!
the breakfast was sponsored by Wild Harvest and everything was delicious..they had banana nut muffins and fresh fruit
mini yogurt parfaits with pomegrante granola..so good!
COFFEE i loved how the milk and sugar station was set up! they also had stevia as a sweetner option which was pretty exciting!
i had some potato pepper hash, a maple turkey sausage, and a greek inspired egg bake..everything was delicious!
the crossfit trainers were very attractive which is always a plus 🙂 ..I tried taking a picture without being too sketchy so that’s why the picture is so blurry
the trainers taught us the proper way to do a squat and then we did a mini 5 minute AMRAP work out of 7 squats and 15 jumps (AMRAP just means as many reps as possible) ..it was only 5 minutes but it definitely got my heart rate up! and my quads are sore today from all those squats!
Brittany and I after the Crossfit work out!
after the work out we got a mini break and then began sessions!
the first session I went to was hosted by Gretchen
I learned a lot from this session on how to improve my photos! it was such a helpful session for me
I went to 3 other sessions throughout the day that were all really helpful and taught me a lot about blogging!
we broke for lunch around 12 which was a delicious buffet spread!
I loaded up my plate!
a delicious salad with goat cheese!! (they must of known I was coming..:) ), a tomato and avocado salad which was SO good, chicken, and a lentil chili which reminded me of an indian dish I’ve had that was so delicious!
i went back for some more lentils
with a piece of pita bread for dipping
Kelly also gave me a fitfluential tank top which I was SO excited about since I’m a fitfluential ambassador!
i want to wear it every single day
in the afternoon there was a keynote speaker from Wild Harvest who gave us great tips on improving recipes to make them more reader friendly and accessible
overall I took so much more from HLS than I ever could of imagined. I really hope I get to go next year as well because its such an amazing group of women and I left feeling so inspired and motivated to keep blogging
One important thing I took away from all the sessions I attended was to embrace the blogging community and to reach out to other bloggers as much as possible..it is such a supportive community and it is not about competition between blogs its about supporting everyone and meeting great friends along the way..or as they call them “blends” aka blogger friends 🙂
I don’t think blogging will be my life long passion although I admire those bloggers who are so passionate about it..but its something that I love to do and has really become a hobby for me
I’m such a people person and i loved finally being able to meet all the bloggers in real life who I felt like I already knew so much about from reading their blogs (sounds really creepy I know, but its so true!)
alright I wanted to take a break from packing to do the last part of my recap but I better get back to it
I still can’t believe i go back to school tomorrow..crazy how fast time goes by
I’ll report back when I’m in Delaware…eeek!