Three Things I Learned at Fitbloggin 2011
Fitbloggin 11 – One Cool Weekend.
On their website, Fitbloggin is described as a conference for …
… anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle – regardless of where they are in their journey. The goal of FitBloggin’ is to bring together the community of health-conscious bloggers for education, networking and friendship.
It was all that and more! The founder and organizer Roni Noone pulled together an amazing conference, even though she has a two-month old baby. I met so many snazzy, cool, generous people concerned about health and wellness. Starting with Annelies from Attune Foods — love her! Also had a great chat with Attune’s CEO Rob. It’s thanks to Attune’s generosity that I was at Fitbloggin!
Popchips (love this healthy snack) was doing a photo shoot. I was thrilled about it … can’t you tell?
Rooming with strangers is an unknown, but I now have two great new friends … Rosie from Sleeping Naked After 40 who says, “my desire is to love myself, to eat, live and be as real and authentic (hence naked) as I can.” And Julie from the Chubby Mommy Running Club. She says, “My mantra is Try, not cry! … because Just Do It! seems so demanding.”
Top three things I learned from Fitbloggin
To never stop trying. My rough guesstimate is that about half of the people there have struggled with weight in their life. Some have lost 100 pounds or so over 10 years ago and kept it off. Others have lost large amounts of weight numerous times over and they are determined to keep trying until they succeed. Still others have just begun a journey towards a healthy life … and they have mega pounds to lose.
To work hard. Whether it’s changing from a non-healthy lifestyle to a healthy one … or taking a blog from ten readers to a thousand readers … hard work is required.
To trust myself. To be willing to share my story … in a way that is me. Not trying to copy this person or that person … but to be me. Authentic, true and real. (how’s that for redundant)
It was an excellent conference from start to finish … from the 5k on Friday to the 4-mile run on Sunday. From the absolutely delicious food (veges, veges and more veges) to the Starbucks coffee they served. From the speakers to the attendees to the conference workers and volunteers. I know I will be processing all I learned at Fitbloggin for some time into the future.
If you’ve gone to a conference that was about a subject matter that interests you … how do you retain the information and put it to use in your world?
UPDATE: Read recaps from other attendees at the Fibloggin site.