HLS 2012: Day Three/Sessions


Saturday morning I decided to “sleep in” till 6:00 since the planning team had to be down in the lobby at 7:00 to get ready for the day. A lot of people didn’t make it to registration the night before so we had the tables set up again, plus the sponsors set up and and of course breakfast to get everyone ready for the day.

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Mary and I ready for a long day

It was quite the interesting morning, because ransom hotel guests kept coming over and asking us questions. At one point, an older couple came over to me and asked if we were giving away “free sneakers” I told them no, and went on to explain why we were there, and that attendees had paid for a ticket and that nothing was free. The old man then goes “oooh, free pens!” and took one of our pens and put it in his pocket. Then he did the same with a bottle of water. I really, really, didn’t know what to say. It was so random. So, we ended up having random people we had to keep shoo-ing out of the area where our sponsors were, because they were going in and taking all the free samples! I had to laugh when I saw this sweet old lady in a wheelchair trying to take things from sponsors.

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We got everyone registered and into breakfast, and the day got started. It flew by as I was running around moving items, introduced a speaker, had to get ready for my session, etc. I barely ate lunch, and didn’t have time to talk to all the sponsors (who were amazing by the way!)

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(speaking of sponsors, how cute are these Five Bamboo pants?)

Lunch was served where we had the cocktail party the night before. It was delicious. The Hyatt in Cambridge did a fantastic job with all the food.



After lunch I ran back to my room to go over my speech one last time before my session on Social Media trends. Before I knew it, it was finally time for my presentation! If you would like to check out some things tweeted during my session be sure to check out #HLSmedia. I am still trying to decide if I am going to share my presentation on my blog and what that would entail. Stay tuned! I did however want to post the Google Plus links I promised some of you on Twitter:

—Cheat sheet: http://allgoogleplus.co.uk/2011/07/05/google-plus-cheat-sheet/#.UDo14dZlTYg

—Adding Facebook to your Google+ account: http://crossrider.com/install/519-google+facebook

—Shortening name: http://gplus.to/



I was excited/nervous before the presentation started but as predicted, as soon as I started talking I was fine. If you attended my presentation I hope you enjoyed it and learned something! Like I said please don’t hesitate to ever e mail me with any questions!


(from Meghann)

My session was also live blogged by Kelly and you can check it out on her blog!

After my session, we all headed back into the main room for final thoughts/wrap up. The day was such a whirlwind, I cannot believe it was over so quickly! I enjoyed it so much though. Meghann, Heather and Julie did an awesome job putting the conference on!


It was time to get cleaned up for a special dinner with Chobani, but I will save that for another post on Friday!


check this out:

I am the Next DOer contest, now in its second year, is launching this week on Promax Nutrition’s Facebook page.  They would like to invite you to submit a picture and why he or she should be the next DOer.  I Am the Next DOer contest will be a nationwide search for the next DOer whom embodies everything Promax stands for, and embraces the Life is Go mentality.

In order to enter, one must like the Promax Nutrition Facebook page, submit a picture and explain why he or she should be the next Doer.  Upon liking the Promax Facebook page, one has the ability to vote for whom he or she believes is a true DOer. Promax encourages finalists to “campaign” to win by posting videos/links and share why he or she should be the next DOer.


Winners will receive a once in a lifetime vacation to either Costa Rica, Kona, or Galapagos which includes a 5 day, 4 night stay, one year supply of Promax bars, and will be featured in the 2013 DOer campaign (which includes one professional photo and video shoot in Los Angeles, CA).  Two weekly finalists will be selected throughout entry period and will win a $50 GNC gift card, Promax tee-shirt, and 3 boxes of bars.  Entry begins August 1st and lasts until September 4th, 2012.  Voting period begins September 10th and lasts until September 21th, 2012.

QOTD: So who wants to attend HLS13 after reading these recaps?!?

HLS 2012: Sunday Run and Boston Fun


Good morning! I am back home and oh it feels so good. Unfortunately, I seem to have taken home a little souvenir, a cold and runny nose. Boo! Either way, still good to be home and sleep in my own bed.

In case you have missed my other HLS posts so far, you can check them out here:

HLS Cocktail party

HLS 2012 Day one

I Made It!

I am going to be skipping around a bit because well, I can, and because I want to go more in depth with the post for the Saturday sessions and with my cold I am not thinking straight and the post will be poorly written. So, I am going to jump to something a lot less thought provoking, all the fun we had on Sunday!

I was up at 7:00 for the 5k fun run. We all met in the lobby at 8:00, and most people seemed very sleepy from all the fun from the day before.


Me and Heather


me and Ashley in our matching headbands


Theodora photo bombing this group shot


The whole group ready to go (oh my the poor man who took the picture….took him five minutes!

We headed out onto the street and to the river where some ran, some walked.


We crossed over the bridge into Boston. (By the way, the weather was so awesome and cool!)




Sweat Pink!


After our run, we had a farewell brunch which was absolutely delicious, and then I headed out to meet my boss at the travel agency I work for. She came in on the train and met me at Harvard square and we took the train to downtown Boston.


I found it so fascinating since I grew up in below-sea-level New Orleans where we have no underground anything.



We wandered around ate lunch, and did a lot of chatting.



We had a good time catching up, but before I knew it it was getting late and we took the train back so I could catch the hotel shuttle back to the Hyatt. It was so great to see her but I felt like a bump on a log because I was so tired from the summit!

I did some relaxing and hanging at the hotel before bedtime and heading home Monday morning! My next update will backtrack to Saturday!

HLS 2012: Cocktail Party


Friday night was the annual healthy living summit Cocktail party. I had a blast hanging out with old and new friends and of course taking pictures in the photo booth.


me and Kelly before the party.

People arriving at the party

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The party was held in a tent connected to the hotel. It was a great space and we also had great snacks!




Epic Whoopie pies were consumed.


Mary, me and Amanda


Me and Courtney


me and Chandra from the awesome Drink Chia Team

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Oh yes we did

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Meghann, Mary, and me

Good times were definitely had by all and I was sad to see when 10:00 rolled around. I think it was a great way to let the bloggers mingle before the sessions on Saturday and get to know each other!

QOTD: Do you LOVE photo booth pics? why or why not.

Healthy Living Summit 2012: Day 1


Hi friends! Yesterday was a whirlwind of a day! I am so tired but having a blast! Ok, so let’s backtrack. My morning started off with a solo run along the river. I decided I probably wasn’t going to get up for the Saturday run, so I decided to take on a few miles on my own. Let me tell you, it was BLISS! Not only was it scenic, but oh my gosh low humidity and temps. I was in HEAVEN!

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There was a nice path that went along the water with the road on the other side. There were plenty of other bikers and runners out and about.

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There were some nice shady areas as well.

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I would love to have a great place like this to run all the time. Love.

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After my run I took a quick shower and then it was time for the whole foods mini mingle!

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Me and Lynda

Our group walked about 20 minutes to Whole Foods and we grabbed lunch at the salad bar.

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Well, I got a turkey sandwich.


Then, we had to walk back because it was registration time! Team healthy Living Blogs, GO!

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Bathroom photo fun.

We got everything ready for registration with only a few minor glitches. I was in the swag bag room with Mary and we were in charge of punching holes in people’s name badges and giving them their bags.

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That’s not even all the bags. Smile

We had a great time, and I am wiped. I will save the cocktail party for the next post.

Don’t forget, my session on social media trends is at 3:30 EST and people will be live tweeting, using the hashtag #HLSmedia so be sure to join in the fun!

QOTD: What item would you love to see in a swag bag?