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Fitbloggin’ Day 2: Friends & Fun

by Courtney on May 21, 2011

I’d love to tell you that I started off Day 2 of Fitbloggin’ with a nice long, sweaty run, or a kick-butt Pilates session…but alas, I did not.

Instead, I “slept in” until about 6:30 so I could be up and ready for this morning’s breakfast. I’m honestly still feeling a little pooped, so I wanted to try to catch up on the sleep as much as possible. Priorities, my friends!

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This morning’s breakfast, which was sponsored by Eggland’s Best, was filled with eggs, cereals, fresh fruits, aaaaaaand oatmeal.

I dug right in to a warm, hearty bowl of oats, topping it off with some fresh berries, dried cranberries, granola, and a drizzle of honey. This stuff was good. I seriously can’t even remember when the last time was that I had a warm bowl of oats…?

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Breakfast also included a delicious smoothie sample from Powered by Red Cherries. Powered by Red has a booth here this weekend, and I’ve actually learned some pretty great info about the health benefits of cherries.

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After breakfast, I attended one of the sessions on how to change your blog from a hobby into a career. There were some really good points that were made, and some interesting things mentioned that I had never really thought about.

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Julie and I were working hard on our note-taking. Winking smile

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After the session, I spent a little more time exploring the expo, where I happened to manage looking like a super-tool while posing for a picture with the one and only Holly Perkins. She was SO super sweet in person…Holly, will you come and be my personal trainer, please?? I promise, I’ll make you cupcakes in return… Winking smile

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In lieu of attending the next scheduled session, a group of us decided to head outside for a walk around town.

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It is absolutely beautiful here in Baltimore today, so we really couldn’t let the sunshine go to waste.

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Me, Gracie, & Gabriela

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Cynthia & Me…my airport pickup pal!

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“Everyone wave and do something cheesy!”

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Once we got back from our walk, it was lunchtime baby, so we all made a beeline right for the food.

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Today’s lunch was full of delicious goodies, including three-bean quinoa, roasted mixed veggies, roasted potato salad, and this amazing apple and green salad provided by Tasteful Selections. Luckily, I have the recipe for this baby in my possession, so I’m thinking a recreation at home is definitely necessary.

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I also ended up trying a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger, which were being cooked up nearby. I chose the California Burger, and this thing was seriously awesome. I’ve got my coupons, and I WILL be looking for these next time I’m out grocery shopping.

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Today’s dessert was more fruit, plus trail mix from Powered by Red.

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The trail mix included dried cherries, dark chocolate, and walnuts, which I gave to Gabriela. Sorry, I still have yet to jump on the walnut bandwagon…

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I feel like there’s already been so much going on today, and there’s still a ton more to come. Time to tune in a little more on this SEO presentation…so much fun!

Question for the Day:

What food bandwagon do you have yet to jump on?

Besides walnuts, I’m also not a fan of the olives…blech!

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1 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) May 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

ahahah i just read gabrielas post about ur guys’ walk and lunch! love it!! wish i cud be there! looks like a blast!

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2 Kelly May 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I like black olives but not green olives…blech!

I never got on the maca powder bandwagon. That stuff is just nasty to me!
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3 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Looks like an incredible day! You seem to really be enjoying yourself!
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4 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The whole peanut flour bandwagon is a mystery to me. I’d rather have real pb!
I did win some flour in a giveaway recently – but I haven’t tried it yet!
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5 Joanna May 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I can’t jump on the pickle bandwagon .. I don’t like them on their own, so I definitely won’t be adding them to any of my sandwiches or salads anytime soon.

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6 Bethany May 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

avocados, yucky.
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7 Emily May 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

it looks like there is so much amazing food at the conference, I’m so jealous :)

I can’t get into hummus. I try so hard to eat it, but I just don’t like it! I also haven’t jumped on the green monster smoothie band wagon either.
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8 Jen May 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I won’t eat walnuts either, and I despise mushrooms, and I’m still trying to grow up and like fish, but so far, I’ll only consume it and enjoy it if it’s fresh, beer battered, and deep fried. *sigh* Which means, I’m still not eating fish…

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9 Lauren May 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I just cannot get into Fish. I really want to like it, I just don’t…
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10 Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm

What a wonderful recap, it looks like you and everyone is having so much fun!
I cannot get into Vanilla Almond milk, ick!
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11 Jordan May 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

looks like you’re having lots of fun with awesome girls and good food! glad it’s been a good experience so far!!
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12 pat May 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I’ve tried forever to like carrots………….just can’t do it

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13 Khushboo May 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

Whaaaaat!
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14 Courtney May 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

Hahahaha…I can attest to this. It IS the truth!

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15 qq:) May 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

wow super nice
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16 Laura@mypurposefullife May 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Looks like such a fun day! I have never been to Baltimore, but it definitely looks gorgeous right on the water. I have yet to try overnight oats-although I think they sound delicious!
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17 Julia May 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

I HATE olives. I’ve been scarred ever since I was little and ate one thinking it was a grape.
I’m also not a huge fan of almond butter. I mean at times it’s good and is great in recipes, but if given a choice I will always be loyal to plain old peanut butter.
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18 Khushboo May 22, 2011 at 12:17 am

Sprinkles! Everyone seems to love ‘em…not for me!
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19 Katy (The Singing Runner) May 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

Beautiful weather you were having there! Uber jealous! ;)
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20 Greta May 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

Thanks for all of the great food photos!! YUM!
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21 Sam May 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I’m not a fan of olives either! There’s not much I won’t eat, but olives tops the list. Blue cheese is pretty high up there as well. I do love walnuts though!

Fit Bloggin’ looks like such a blast!
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22 kerry May 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

aww this looks so fun! That talk about turning your blog into a career seems really good! :) I bet you got some good tips! x
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