If you missed my recap from day one that was all about our behind the scenes tour of the Wild Harvest test kitchens, check it out here.
Highlights of day two:
- From Blog to Job panel with Lauren, Gretchen and Cassie — their panel was SO interesting and got me thinking about all sorts of things from writing a book someday (OK I admit, I’ve thought about that for many years!) to filing my business as an LLC.
- The Organized Blogger with superstars Heather and Julie — I knew some of the tips that they shared but I loved how the presentation was….organized (ha!). I also have since added Boomerang to my Gmail and have scheduled time to build out my editorial calendar this weekend.
- Lunch — I loved the fajita bar and the yummy churros. Oh, and the fact that they went to the trouble of labeling things really well so we knew what was gluten-free, etc. But maybe they got a little carried away:
After lunch I really enjoyed the Using your Platform for a Cause: Philanthropy & Blogging planel (with Mary from Girls on the Run Twin Cities (!!!) and Katie formerly from Sweet Tater Blog and now Honeystuck). Of course, I loved hearing all about GOTR but was also super inspired by the concept of PlateShare and really want to take the 30-day challenge! (Oh and I got a pretty sweet shout out during the presentation because of my guest post on Healthy Tipping Point!)
The rest of the day was spent wrapping up and checking out vendor’s booths where I purchased my first Bama + Ry necklace!
Oh, and check out this deluxe swag bag — fave things so far have been the Kona Kase and the Wild Harvest goodies!
Although there was a lot of anxiety around this weekend, it ended up being a lot of fun and I got to see lots of fabulous ladies who I don’t get to see very often. It also made me really appreciate what blogging has done for my life.
It was fun catching up with Kammie who I had originally met in Chicago when I was there for the big Verizon Voices weekend! I had lunch with one of my local faves, Lee and I met new blends — the lovely Casey, Elizabeth, Gretchen and Cassie. It was also fun to get to know Amanda who recently moved the Twin Cities and is also running as a Girls on the Run SoleMate!
Thanks so, so, so much to GymPact who sponsored me to attend Healthy Living Summit. I loved attending on your behalf and spreading the GymPact love!
Also, try GymPact risk-free with my code “FindingaBalance.” It allows you to try it out without having to enter in any payment information AND you will earn $5 right off the bat after completing your first pact! Use the code “FindingaBalance” (case sensitive without the quotes) when you sign up.
If you didn’t get a chance to get a GymPact shirt from me before they were all gone, GymPact is giving one away to one lucky person! Oh, and they’re throwing in a water bottle, too! (I love mine and bring it everywhere! Even to my trip this past winter to Grand Cayman and Cancun)
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me what a typical week of workouts looks like for you! If you tweet about the giveaway (include a link to this post and tag @Gympact) you earn an extra entry! Giveaway closes this Friday at 4 p.m. CST. Good luck!