Blogfest Day 1 Information  and Fun!

Blogfest Day 1 Information  and Fun!

Before I get into how the event is going, I thought it would be good to explain what exactly Blogfest is for those of you that have no idea. Blogfest was started by my fit Approach/Sweatpink friends Jamie and Alyse. 

I remember back in 2013 when I had the pleasure of road tripping to Portland with these lovely ladies discussing the works of Blogfest and the wonderful ideas they were brainstorming. So to see their ideas come to life last year for the first Blogfest was pretty cool!  So what is it?

Blogfest is a two day conference where bloggers can come to learn about blogging while enjoying some fitness as well. The extra perk is that it’s in conjunction with the biggest fitness expo in the world, Idea World Fitness Convention. As a Blogfest attendee you are able to explore and shop the expo as well as attend any of the awesome fitness courses offered.

I’m lucky again to attend this year with two awesome sponsors, About Time and Crystal deodorant. Even without sponsors I would have attended for the plethora of information, workouts and fun that I’ll be experiencing over the next few days. Speaking of that, let’s talk about how the event is going so far.

The conference began bright and early Tursday morning at the Los Angeles convention center.  I grabbed some fruit to from the hotel breakfast buffet then caught an uber with Gina and Jessica to the event.

 We arrived just in time to hear the always wonderful, Katy Widrick share all about Increasing readership and marketing a message to the masses   She’s an amazing public speaker and always leads a very informative presentation

A few few big takeaways from her talk were;

  • Do more of what you enjoy
  • Embrace technology trends
  • Keep design simple
  • Target and engage

Following Katie were Jamie and Alyse with Mind Blowing blogging tips. They gave us an abundance of information such as tips to making more powerful content, blog tools, and awesome apps.

After a tweet break we headed to the Opening Ceremonies to hear some awesome motivational speakers.

An NCAA wrestling champion who overcame numerous struggles being born with one leg. Then the keynote speaker, Brendon Buchard, who’s life and death moment has led him to alter the way he lead his life and become a New York Times Best selling author. Inspiring, motivational and moving to say the least!


After that we were fed lunch by Nestle which I have to admit was surprising in multiple ways. I honestly didn’t know what to expect and have to admit I was surprised to see them place several fresh plates at our table family style that were pretty good.

I was also surprised to see them bringing out plated lunches with microwav, Lean Cuisine on them. Not really my thing so I skipped and had some of the freshly made salads 😊

They also brought out a fresh fruit salad and gluten-free dark chocolate cookie. Pretty good!

After lunch my lovely friend Bobbi and I popped into an Idea session on Circuit training. It was so much fun!


We skipped out a little early to make it to Kasey Arena’s talk on Instagram. Another very informative talk with tips on how to reach brands and engage more followers.

A tweet break with Merrithew fitness followed where we were given fun hand weights and got to try them out in a mini workout.

Bobbi and I popped into the expo to chat with some vendors,


Then I walked back to the hotel to get ready for the party!

We stayed and mingled for a bit then headed to Katsuya around the corner for sushi.

Yum! We shared a few small plates then I had avocado and fresh crab wrapped inside sashimi halibut.


So good!  I didn’t get back to the hotel until 11:00 then it was lights out! Exhausted but such a fun day!

MIMM – Wine, Two workouts and Hair Questions…

MIMM – Wine, Two workouts and Hair Questions…

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a Marvelous weekend!  I mentioned Friday that I was feeling a bit under the weather but luckily kicked my cold to the curb in just a few days by drinking tons of bone broth and taking some natural immune supplements.  By Saturday morning I was feeling just about back to normal!

Which was perfect because we had a fun day planned and I did not want to miss it!

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MIMM – Blogfest Idea World Day One

MIMM – Blogfest Idea World Day One

Good morning!

In case you missed it, I just got home from Blogfest/Ideaworld and had an absolute blast! I posted yesterday about some of the awesome people I got to hang out with there but didn’t have time to share more about the conference itself.

So today for Marvelous in My Monday I’m going to tell you all about the sessions and workouts.

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It’s already starting to get hot around here.  Like sweat dripping off your legs as you walk down the street hot.  We’ve seriously already seen temps near 100 degrees and it’s not even June!

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Do you ever have those days where you just feel brain dead?  You know where you put the milk in the cupboard or forget why you walked into a room…  Yeah, I’ve been having that type of week and it’s only Tuesday!  At least when it comes to blogging.  Every time I sit down to write a post nothing happens.  It’s not that I don’t have ideas on what to write about.  I actually think about lots of great topics all the time but when I finally have the time to sit and blog those ideas are lost…  I could attribute it to mommy brain, lack of sleep (been up since 3:30 since someone thought they needed to get up and play) or that we’re busy working on the house but I think the main culprit is that all I want to do is plan our trip to… Disneyland!

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Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge!

Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge!

Who likes a good challenge!?!  Me!!!!  I think it’s my competitive nature that’s always looking for a good one.  Whether it be individual (beating my last PR at the gym) or competitive (beating The Hubby at cards, which I always do:-).  Either way, I’m always down for a little excitement through a challenge.  So when the opportunity arose for me to be a part of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge I leaped on board!

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Marvelous weekend through my iPhone

Marvelous weekend through my iPhone

Sometimes I just don’t feel like busting out my big ol’ DSLR camera.  I love it and all but it’s not the easiest thing to tote around or pull out in the spur of the moment.  So this weekend I took a break from snapping pictures with my Nikon and used my trusty iPhone.  Here’s a look at our marvelous weekend through my phone!

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A Marvelous weekend at Fitbloggin!

A Marvelous weekend at Fitbloggin!

Happy Monday!

HUGE congratulations to the beautiful Katie at Healthy Diva Life for the arrival of her little bundle of joy!  He is absolutely precious!  Make sure to head over and check out his cuteness as well as all lots of other marvelous links!

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Fitness Friday – What drives your fitness?

Fitness Friday – What drives your fitness?

Happy Fitness Friday all!

Let’s get right into it shall we?

Saturday – Boot Camp Class

Sunday – Rest

Monday – Spin Class in Fort Bragg

Tuesday – Rest

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Fitness Friday – Theme Races

Fitness Friday – Theme Races

Happy Friday!

Ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  Luckily I woke up feeling 100% normal again!  Woo hoo!  Started my day with an awesome early morning gym workout.  There’s something about getting to go to the gym by myself, early when it’s fairly empty that excites me.  Most mornings The Hubby leaves early for Crossfit so I only get one day to go solo.  Which is fine but I look forward to my early Friday workouts 🙂 Speaking of the hubby and Crossfit… He took a nice little fall off the box yesterday and ended up at the ER getting stitches in his shin.   I swear I have the most accident prone husband who also enjoys pushing himself to the max so we have had our fair share of trips to the ER in the 9 years we’ve been together!  Luckily, he’s one tough cookie 🙂

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