When I last left you, I was on my way back to Boston via Bolt Bus. Theodora, Ashley, and I arrived at South Station just before 3:00 PM and then hopped in a cab to the Hyatt Regency Cambridge for the 2012 Healthy Living Summit. Lunch After an extra long bus ride (we spent 40 minutes at an Arby’s waiting for people to use the bathroom and buy food), we were all starving, so our…

Happy hour started early at HLS yesterday! One of Kath‘s readers gave her a 4-pack of microbrews, so she kindly offered to share them with the people sitting at our table. Obviously, beer is part of healthy living. Maybe we can get a beer tasting on next year’s HLS agenda? We should work on that. Once HLS ended for the day, a bunch of us headed out into Philly for happy hour. Our first stop:…

Yay! I love running at 5 o’clock in the morning! Umm, not. But, I LOVE how I feel once I’m done! You never regret a workout! This morning, I woke up bright and early to run with my blog buddies before a full day of HLS sessions. Before I left my hotel room, I snacked on a Clif bar. I always need to have a little something in my stomach before exercising. Otherwise, I feel…

Ahhh! HLS is here””and I can’t believe it’s already half over! (I’m a tad behind on blogging. Sorry about that!) Last night’s festivities started with a blogger pow wow of sorts with the founders of the Health Living Summit. The five of us talk all of the time through email and on Gchat, but it was nice to catch up in person. These ladies are the BEST! After our little session, I went out with…

I can’t believe the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Summit is here! Never in a million years did I think an email chain between six blog buddies would turn into a yearly conference. We just wanted to meet each other in real life! This year’s HLS could not have happened without Meghann‘s hard work. She planned the entire conference by herself”” from sponsorships and hotel logistics to swag bags and t-shirts and everything else in between. Amazing,…

Just like that, the 2010 Healthy Living Summit comes to an end. I’m a bit sad, but meeting so many bloggers and readers in person was absolutely amazing– I still can’t get over how many wonderful people I met this weekend. I definitely have a lot more blogs to add to my Google Reader!! Workout The final day of HLS started with an 8 AM run on the waterfront. We all met in the hotel…

Well, there’s no shortage of delicious food in Chicago! I am stuffed!! Once the Healthy Living Summit ended for the day, I attended the Tastebud Food Tour, hosted by Arnold and Oroweat, with a group of about 15 other bloggers. On the tour, we walked through the heart of Chicago and stopped at six different restaurants and food specialty shops where we tasted lots of goodies. Along the way, we listen to entertaining historical stories and fun facts…

Oh my goodness, I’ve eaten so much delicious food today!! Basically, I ate allllll day long. I’m not complaining, but holy moly! The good eats just don’t stop coming! But, doesn’t healthy living = good eating!? 😉 Lunch Kath did a great job planning the menu for the HLS lunch. It was healthy, delicious, and fun! Watching other bloggers take photos of their food never gets old. I feel right at home with these folks!…

The 2010 Healthy Living Summit is off to a great start! The HLS committee woke up bright and early to coordinate the last-minute details for the day. At 8:00 AM on the dot, HLS registration started. Once attendees checked-in, they enjoyed a healthy breakfast sponsored by Quaker, Stonyfield, and Thomas. Quaker offered a wonderful oatmeal bar that everyone really seemed to enjoy. I filled my bowl with oats and added fresh berries, granola, and almond…

OpenSky threw a rockin’ party tonight! The HLS cocktail party was held at the Lasalle Power Company, a funky tri-level venue in the River North area of Chicago. It was a really cool space! 😀 While Kath and I welcomed HLS-ers at the front table, we shared a dirty vodka martini. We got the night started off right! 😉 I had a blast meeting other bloggers, Twitter friends, and Carrots ‘N’ Cake readers in person tonight. The…

I’m on the go, so just a quickie recap of lunch! After yoga, I quickly showered and met up with a group of blog friends for lunch in the city. We wandered around the streets of Chicago for quite awhile before deciding on The Berghoff Restaurant. I was star-ving, so, as soon as we sat down at the table, I dug into the bread basket. For my entree, I ordered the Roasted Sweet Potato Panini, which…

I took my first ever hot yoga class this morning and I loved it!! This morning, Meghann, Kath, Emily, and I took a Hot Power Fusion class a CorePower Yoga. The class was taught in a room heated to 98-100 degrees and featured a combination of holds and flows with hip opening, upper body, and core strengthening moves. The poses weren’t super hard, but the heat definitely made it a challenge. I sweat my ass off!! Holy cow!…

It’s my first night in Chicago and I’m wearing my granny panties. I had a great time meeting and hanging out with blog friends, but this old lady definitely needs her sleep. The Healthy Living Summit starts tomorrow, so I want to be well-rested and energized. For dinner this evening, I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago RAW Food. R.A.W. stands for Raising Awareness Worldwide and the mission is to make a change to the way…

Greetings from Chicago!!! As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I was put to work stuffing swag bags. We have 225 attendees and a TON of swag, which means lots to do before early registration tomorrow afternoon. Surprisingly, stuffing swag bags is a lot of work. Luckily, we had some help from other bloggers who arrived early in Chicago. Thank you, Sabrina, Julie, and Diana!!  😀 After swag bagging for nearly two hours, I…

I have an early morning flight to Chicago for the 2010 Healthy Living Summit, so I thought it would be fun to share some photos and recaps from last year’s event. Pre-HLS Adventures Committee Dinner Exercising and Eating Filling Swag Bags Cocktail Party HLS: Morning Session HLS: Afternoon Session Adventures in the North End The Final Hurrah I cannot wait for the fun to begin! See ya in Chicago! 😎

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