Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference Day 1

June 25, 2011

Yesterday was the first day of the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference and it was incredible. If you remember a while ago I won a free entry into the conference via Alisa’s blog, Alisa Cooks. I’m rooming with her at the conference and she’s honestly become the most influential person in my life right now… not to mention, she’s a kick ass person.

About the trip so far: First off, Boulder, Colorado is amazing. It’s the most active and healthiest state in the US. Second, it’s a beautiful area filled with friendly, wonderful people.

The conference started off with an early morning, optional hike. Of course I had to take advantage of this. I mean, they offered breakfast, my own water bottle, and a pedometer. And can I just say, I walked over 19,000 steps yesterday. Awesome.

Then we ate. And ate. And ate.

After a full day of talks put on by different companies and bloggers, including Alisa,we all headed to Whole Foods for a sponsored dinner.


Not only did Whole Foods cater the entire menu/meal/dining experience, but they provided us with a Whole Foods made meal that was from their Healthy Eating recipes. All of the food was made without dairy, without oil, without meat, and low sodium.

Strawberry Gazpacho. DELICIOUS.

Tempeh and Thai Spring Rolls

Cucumber Veggie Rolls


Sweet Potatoes with Lemon + Herbs

Curried Tempeh on Polenta

My plate

Raw Lemon Tarts. OOOOH MY.

After a wonderful dinner, Thank you Whole Foods!, we attended an after-party sponsored by Degree for Women. Fortunately, this is the only deodorant I use, so naturally, I took 3 sticks for free. I’m happy.

Alisa and I repping Degree

I didn’t actually take too many pictures for the first day, but I can just let you know that I’ve had a great time so far. I’ve loved meeting new people and everyone has been SO nice. It’s a smaller conference, which is great, very intimate. I’m learning so much about blogging and even learned how to Tweet. Yes, I’m still learning.

Are you Tweeting?

Have you been to a blogger conference?



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Lily September 2, 2011 at 4:48 AM

Oh my.. I missed this conference! It looks like you had so much fun.. I love the view of the mountain.. Hope to join the next conference..


Michelle {the lively kitchen} June 27, 2011 at 2:39 AM

I love the picture of the sweet potatoes with the mountains in the background. So. Jealous!


Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee June 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Whoa how do you sign up for these things??? It’s like, my DREAM!!! 🙂


Maggie @livingfoodjunkie June 26, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Oh you are such a lucky lady! This looks like such an amazing event. I hope to one day be able to attend something so wonderful as this 🙂 The hike, the food and the atmosphere just seem amazing! Enjoy yourself for all of us 😀 xoxo


tea-bag June 26, 2011 at 7:45 AM

i’ve never been to a blogger conference but it’s great to live vicariously through you! it looks like you’re having an amazing time!


Kelly June 26, 2011 at 5:29 AM

Love that dress you have on! Yes…I tweet and I love it. My twitter name is KellyBruneman if you start doing it! 🙂


kalli June 26, 2011 at 5:17 AM

oh yes Boulder is amazing!!!!! what a great experience 🙂


Chuck June 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Looks like a lot of fun! And what a beautiful place


sapir June 25, 2011 at 6:24 PM

mm.. those “Strawberry Gazpacho” looks so tasty!


Anne June 25, 2011 at 1:54 PM

hooray! So much fun… take lots of Boulder pics!


Pure2raw Twins June 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

we sure wish we could have gone…next time

glad you are having fun!


Katie June 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

I haven’t been to a conference ever, and I don’t tweet. It scares me.

I would have LOVED that hike. I’ve been to Boulder a few times and it is one of my favorite cities ever. Go to the Celestial Seasonings factory if you have time!!


Sable@SquatLikeALady June 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Looks like SUCH a great event!

I am a broke college student and live in Montana (airfare from here to pretty much anywhere is over $600 one way) so no I haven’t been to a conference =( I AM on twitter though!


Daniella @ Runner at Heart June 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I just started blogging the past few months so I haven’t attended one yet.


Danielle June 25, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Tweet tweet!

Looks like a blast, Lori!!


Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing June 25, 2011 at 5:01 AM




Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 25, 2011 at 4:06 AM

omg the food! I wouldn’t have left, ever! The strawberry gazpacho has me dreaming of cold soups. I need to make this!


lindsay June 25, 2011 at 1:29 AM

what an amazing view!! enjoy it all lori!


Anna June 25, 2011 at 1:16 AM

WOW, it looks like you had so much fun!!! the pictures are absolutely amaizing- you girls look so perfect on this mountain 🙂 and the food… ahhhh! thank you for sharing!


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