Hey gang! I’m back from a weekend in Chicago for the Healthy Living Summit! The event surpassed my expectations. I will pass on the balanced lifestyle learnings throughout the week. Our agenda at the HLS was filled with bloggers and experts sharing their viewpoints on all things healthy living.
Nuggets from the Summit:
– Respect your body: I preach ad nauseam listen to YOUR body. Different discussions at the summit reaffirmed that we all should be damn proud of our bodies. I’m out doing crazy stuff from running to taking specialty classes but this doesn’t make me any better than someone that finds enjoyment from just walking their dog. To each their own. Be satisfied with you.
– I’m no pro: It’s important to acknowledge the professionals and field experts that inspire us to learn more, do new things and try harder. Even my fellow bloggy friends have opened my eyes to a world of unlimited training tips and have even expanded my palette with delish recipes. I brought my Garmin because I had seen how killer that piece of gear was from reading about it from my pals. I’ve also confirmed that I am obsessed with dietitians.
– Time After Time: I was not expecting to walk away from HLS with the motivation to get organized, but that’s exactly what happened after taking a time management session. Your priorities are a large part of how you maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’ve started a to-do list and am ready to check those boxes. (Psst, check out TeuxDeux.)
Most importantly, I got to FINALLY meet the fantastic women I’ve been dying to meet. I also made friends with even more. Special shout-outs to Dorry, Beck, Heather, Alycia, Gracie and Katy. Luhhve them!
Only bummer, I lost my voice. Literally, no words to express my frustration. I can’t tell you the last time in my life I lost my voice. Apologies to all that had to endure Darth SheVader.
There’s my Healthy Living Summit lovefest. Puts you in a solid mindframe to better your body. Two weeks to my first triathlon. One month to my 3rd half marathon. It’s go time.
How was your weekend? What’s motivating you this Monday?