FitBloggin!!

Hey everyone! I am back in New York after a great weekend in Maryland. I was at FitBloggin for 2 days and at my friend’s house on Sunday. For those of you who don’t know, FitBloggin’ is a conference for anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food, and a healthy lifestyle. It was a great place to connect with other bloggers and learn more about social media and other health and wellness topics. I will start with a recap of Friday!

I had off from work so I went into the city nice and early to get my nails and hair done. I stopped at Pax Foods for some breakfast.

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I got an egg white, mushroom, and cheese omelet on a whole wheat wrap. It was delicious!

After my nails, I took the train to my house in Philly to get my car. I picked up another wrap from Penn Station for the train ride.

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I got a California wrap. It had lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, and roasted red pepper. I got to Philly, picked up my car, and drove the rest of the way to Baltimore. I made it there by 5:30, just in time for the POMtini cocktail party!

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We were served complimentary POMtinis. I had about 3 because I didn’t taste much alcohol in them!

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It was great meeting so many bloggers!

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After an hour at the party, a bunch of us decided to head to dinner because we were all starving. About 20 or 30 of us found a nearby restaurant. My hotel roommate, Jen from PriorFatGirl and I immediately got drinks at the bar while waiting for a table. We could not wait! 🙂

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I got a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry.

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We all sat outside and got very loud! It was nice to see that I am not the only health blogger who drinks a lot!

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I got a house salad to start.

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I got the vegetarian sandwich with avocado, fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes. I asked for a whole wheat wrap instead of the white bread. It was delicious! I loved the huge chunks of avocado!

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After dinner, Jen and I decided to call it an early night and head back to the room. We had a really pretty view!!

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We ended up bonding and chatting for an hour before bed. It was great to finally meet her since I’ve been stalking her blog for a year now!

On Saturday there was a 5K walk/run but Jen and I decided to go to the hotel gym instead. I did about 25 minutes on this crazy elliptical machine and also did a few weight machines. I love working out in hotel gyms for some reason. It felt like a real vacation!

The event was sponsored by Quaker so of course we were served oatmeal for breakfast!

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I made a bowl with cinnamon, dried cranberries, pecans, and banana.

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I had some Starbucks and skim milk to drink! Perfect breakfast!

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After breakfast I wandered around to meet people and get free stuff from all of the booths!

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New Balance gave everyone really cute running shorts!

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The conference had 2 talks at once so I chose the ones I thought would be most helpful to me. I started with a Search Engine Optimization session.

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This was a bit technical and confusing for me but I learned a few helpful tips about WordPress.

Next I went to Get Noticed: How to Pitch to Traditional Media.

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This one was not too helpful because they talked about how to pitch your stories to local TV. I thought it would be more about getting into magazines and freelance writing.  They did tell some funny stories about people trying to get on TV and in the paper.

Eventually it was lunch time and I was starving!! I started with delicious mushroom soup.

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I also got a grilled veggie sandwich and filled the rest of my plate with salad, asparagus, eggplant, squash, and mushrooms. It was all very good!

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Dessert was fruit and Jell-O since Jell-O was another sponsor.

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I met Melissa from Crunches for Cupcakes! She was really nice and we ended up spending the whole day together!

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I was also excited to spend the day with Julie from Cheese and Cookies! It was great meeting her since I read her blog every day!

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The next breakout session was Beyond the Blog: Getting Published. It was nice to hear Caitlin speak about how she got her Operation Beautiful book deal. All of the panelists gave great tips on how to write a proposal and shop around for an agent.

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We snacked on some delicious raw snacks from the Pure2Raw twins. I had another cup of coffee since it was a long day!

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The final breakout session was about how to earn money through blogging.

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The day ended with a Jell-O reception. We got to try their new Mousse Temptations.

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I tried the Dark Chocolate Mousse. It was very good!

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I also had some sushi rolls for dinner.

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I did not stay in the hotel that night because my best friend from college lives in Maryland so I spent the rest of the weekend with her! We went to a bar in Federal Hill Saturday night. There was Bubblegum vodka involved so I don’t have too many memories from the night!

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The weekend was so much fun! It was great to meet everyone. I have about 20 new blogs I need to check out now!! We left with some awesome goodie bags.

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Thank you to Roni for planning such a wonderful event! I’m really excited to try all of my new goodies! Stay tuned for some giveaways as well!

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40 Responses to FitBloggin!!

  1. Jenny says:

    So much, food, fun and amazing pics! I need to go next year;)

  2. katie says:

    aww girl this looks SOO FUN!! i am soo jelous! and GREAT food too! love all the good wraps 🙂

  3. So much fun!! I am really jealous of everyone who went – it sounds like FitBloggin was fun, informative and who doesn’t love free stuff?! All the food looks great too. Thanks for sharing Missy!!

  4. I missed out on that Jello reception at the end. The pics look so good I wish I would have went!

  5. Sara says:

    It looks like you had an AMAZING TIME!!!!!!! Good for you, Missy 🙂

    xoxoxoxo

    http://eatmanhattan.wordpress.com/

    Sara

  6. Tracey says:

    Looks like such a great time. Wish I could have gone but wasn’t able to make it. I’m totally going to go to any of the conferences that will be held in Chicago!

    I love reading your blog because it makes me feel comforted in seeing another girl who likes to drink like I do:)

  7. This looks like so much fun! I really wish I could have attended FitBloggin!!

  8. Michelle says:

    What a fabulous recap!! THere are so many cute comments here and there…like the fact that you were glad to meet other health bloggers who also drink! It IS refreshing to see sometimes because there are so many habits that are so taboo in the health-world. 😛 I would have totally done what you did and gone to the gym instead! hahaha What a rebel! It looks like you and jenn really enjoyed yourself, and WOW look at all that swag you got!! DANG, how awesome!!

  9. Sounds like fun, Missy! Glad you got to go and hank you for the pics!

    Ali 🙂

  10. I mean thank you. I don’t know what hank you means. 🙂

  11. Looks like such a blast, I wish I went!!

  12. Lee says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend. I wish I could have gone!

  13. Sarah says:

    I really wish I went to that conference because it looks like so much fun. I am glad you had a great time.

    I missed you while I was in the city. A little too much Sangria for me though 🙂

  14. Mari says:

    WOW Fitbloggin looked like an amazing event! I am so jealous of all your goodies! =)

  15. Looks like a fun weekend! I can’t believe you got free sneakers!!

  16. caronae says:

    Sounds like a spectacularly fun weekend! Love all the loot!

  17. Missy says:

    I didn’t get free sneakers since I just got my ticket a week ago 🙁

  18. I didn’t realize you were going…tears up…bohoo I could have met you!! Darn my work travel schedule

  19. Bubblegum vodka!? Yum 🙂

    It was so great to meet you at lunch on Saturday! I am starting to wish I had hung around for the Jell-O reception to get some of those delicious mousse things!

  20. Monique says:

    Niiiice swag bag!

  21. Monique says:

    btw
    totally jealous!
    look slike you had a blast though!

  22. Holly says:

    I SO wish I could have gone – it sounds like so much fun!

    omg Bubblegum Vodka is like water to me. Really.

  23. Missy says:

    Yes..this was my first time trying it. Shot for shot…I found out the next morning that I puked at the bar! That hasn’t happened since college!

  24. Julie says:

    I agree! The pomtini’s were a bit on the weak side. I felt more buzzed from my beer I had with dinner.
    yay! it was so fun meeting you! we need a margarita meet up or something….”something” being a bubble gum vodka meet-up. I’m not a big vodka person (anymore) but that sound good!!

  25. amazing time and amazing swag! I am SUPER jealous of it!!! you must be in full recovery from the weekend right now 🙂

    so fun that you got to meet some amazing bloggers, i wish I was there!! bubblegum vodka?!?! that sounds dangerously good…

  26. Shelley says:

    that seems like an awesome weekend!! all the food looks great too 🙂 love the wraps in this post haha. deliciousss & they def hooked u up!
    xoxo

  27. Gabriela says:

    Wow – amazing recap, Missy!
    Looks like you´ve had tons of fun 🙂
    And I went to Pax Foods a few times while in NY – they´re food is amazing! I loved their latte 😀
    Have a terrific week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    Gabriela

  28. Crystal says:

    Wow, you sure got a lot of stuff! Looks like you had a fun time, too! It must be nice being able to connect will fellow bloggers. 🙂
    Sushi & Jello sound like a great combo to me!

  29. julie says:

    ahhhh i’m SO jealous! i’m coming next year for sure. roomies? haha 😉

  30. Melissa says:

    Great hanging out with you too! I hope we can hang out again sometime soon so we can take a better picture…I look so bad, haha!

  31. Marina says:

    Looks like a fun event! I’ve GOT to get that wrap at Pax one of these days– it looks like something I’d really like!

  32. i am so bummed i missed this amazing event! what a great sway bag! the food looks delish! welcome back to nyc

  33. I’m glad you had a nice weekend Missy!! Wow, this sounds like a fantastic event. And I’m not in the least bit surprised that you are not the only “Fit Blogger” who likes to drink 🙂 I do I do! Of course I really can’t drink that much anymore, I get so hungover even from more than 2! Yikes. I’m getting old.

    Bubblegum vodka sounds so good, but so gross at the same time. That’s the flavor of flouride treatments I used to get at my dentist! Ewwww.

  34. Yum Yucky says:

    Ya now, I had all my swag sprawled out like that, but it’s because my kid raided my suitcase looking for the present he assumed I bought him. But I didn’t. LOL!

  35. It was really great to meet you!! 🙂

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  37. juliejulie says:

    Hi Missy, I enjoyed meeting you, we shared a table at lunch on Saturday. Great post, amazing pictures of all the food! See you at FitBloggin11?

  38. Matt says:

    Hey, I notice you visited the hotel gym. Would you mind writing a review at http://www.HotelGymReview.com?

    Thanks!

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