…. the letters H, L and S!
This weekend Mel and I visited Chicago for the Healthy Living Summit. The summit was organized by a few healthy living bloggers. While I did have a great time with Mel walking around the city, I don’t know if the summit was really organized for someone like me. Don’t get me wrong, the information about nutrition and fitness was spectacular and I plan on using it as a coach. However, I felt as if the conference was for those who had already mastered “healthy living”. I know I haven’t and I have a long way to go. I was hoping that this conference would help me to get there a little easier. How do I start running? How and where do I find good food – that not only tastes good, but is also affordable? How can I mix good, healthy food with a donut here and there? Can I eat a donut without feeling guilty?
I suppose I should have known that it wasn’t going to be like that, but I felt a little intimidated and, well – out of place.
I did learn a lot about myself, which is nothing to throw away. I had a great time with an old friend and put myself out there a little more than I expected. For me to go into an event only knowing one person was tough for me. It took a lot of courage for me to do it – and I am proud of myself. I do know that I want to keep blogging because I love it, but I shouldn’t feel obligated to fit into a certain mold.
Regardless, I had a good time and plan on using the information that I took away from it as much as possible.
And, on top of that, I can use the swag for a long time! 🙂
The last part of my day consisted of items from the HLS swag bag. For a snack, I had a Blackberry Solixir and some sour cream and onion Pop Chips.
The Solixir was yummy. Just sweet and bubbly enough to curb a soda craving. And, I love Pop Chips – but I already knew that. 🙂
For dinner, Dan and I used the Subway gift cards that HLS provided. I bought a foot long turkey and ham with cheese, spinach and cucumbers. (I saved half of it for another time) And, I shared some baked BBQ chips with Dan.
Wow – you can certainly tell that I used the iPhone 4 to take that picture. (I have the third generation phone, Dan has an iPhone 4) I had no idea that camera was *that* much better. I might need to get one… 🙂