We Like To Have Fun

Good Morning! Welcome back to the reality that is Monday morning. I hope everyone’s weekend was just as stellar as mine was. As always, just in case you’re playing a little catch up, here’s what you may have missed from my Healthy Living Summit adventures:

A Pod Like No Other

Catching Up On HLS

Cocktails at Reading Terminal Market

Bloggers Go To Market

And just in case you happen to be stopping by for the first time…welcome to STSL!


We like to have a lot of fun around here…you know, sharing recipes, killer workout ideas, and even some fashion chat. So hopefully you’ll stick around, say hi, and weigh in on our fun adventures!


The Healthy Living Summit Farewell

On Sunday morning, a large crowd of HLS attendees gathered in the lobby of the hotel to participate in the planned 5K Fun Run/Walk.


As usual, I had some beautiful buddies to keep me company: Tina, Tanya, Julie, and Paige.


I, along with quite a few others, enjoyed the 5K walking style, taking in a bunch of the local scenery along the way.


I never realized that Philly had such beautiful architecture.



I also never realized that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is where Rocky Balboa famously ran up the steps.


There was quite a view from up top.


Brittany, Gabriella, Julie, & Me


So I have to quickly tell you guys about my workout outfit here…

Champion Shape Line

About a month ago, I was approached by Champion USA to be a part of their ‘Shape Your Life’ Blogger Ambassador Program, where I would be able to test out some of the latest products from their line.


Obviously I was psyched about this opportunity because not only do I enjoy wearing Champion products, but I am in dire need of some new workout clothes. Like, you have no idea.


So while packing up my suitcase for HLS this weekend, I made sure to bring along two of the pieces that I’ve been dying to try out: the Shape Smoothing Long Top and Shape Fitted Smoothing Knee Pants.


As I hope you guys already know, anytime I’m asked to review a product, all of the opinions I give you all are 100% honest. I would never want to steer you guys in the wrong direction, and at the same time, want to make sure that you all get a chance to check out the things I’m loving. Well…I am really loving these things.


Especially the knee pants…and here’s why:

  • They are made with inner power-mesh panels that help streamline the hips, thighs, and tummy. You know that little lower belly “pooch” thang that some of us know and hate love? Yep…it’s hidden.
  • The pants are also made with a Silky Double Dry™ fabric which did a great job of wicking sweat and keeping me cool.
  • There are no annoying tags inside, keeping things nice and comfy (and there’s even a hidden inner pocket for keys and coins).


So now that you, once again, have gotten to see me acting like a fool, how about we just go ahead and take a peek at the breakfast I made for myself once we returned from our fun run walk.


Thanks to Quaker, we were provided with a spread of mixed fruit, cereals, yogurt, and an oatmeal bar. I made a beeline for the oatmeal, topping it off with some cinnamon, chocolate chips, dried fruit, cinnamon, almond butter, and some Quaker Oatmeal Squares. YUM!


But as good as that bowl was, it just didn’t compare to my favorite buckwheat bowls. I think it’s about time to go make one of those right NOW!

I’ll catch ya’ll later with some Would You Rather’s. Winking smile


  1. says

    It looks like you had a blast at the HLS! I bet that was so fun to go exploring with tons of other like-minded bloggers!

    I love that workout outfit! So cute! And Champion is probably my favorite exercise clothing company out there! Pretty much all my workout clothes are Champion! I’m definitely going to have to look for that top!
    Sarah @ Simply Dove recently posted..Scenes from the Weekend

  2. says

    I love Champion clothing, and it’s always fun to hear your recommendations and what you think about something! Love that about blogging…sharing of thoughts and experiences! :-) Mmm…amazing breakfast…and what a wonderful way to see Philly, in such great company too! <3 xyx
    Yolie @ Practising Wellness recently posted..weekend meals and moves

  3. says

    you seriously look so cute in all your workout gear…must get some! And I was gone all weekend but loved keeping up with my favorite bloggers at HLS on my phone! Looks like a blast and can’t wait to hear more about the panel!
    Ruthie Hart recently posted..Livin’ Life LA

  4. Andrea says

    I love Champion, you can buy their clothes at Target too, which is a huge plus. I always feel bad spending money on workout clothes, enough though I wear them more frequently than all the party attire I can’t get enough of :) I just started reading your blogg and love it! I’m from upstate NY also, and sadly just realized today that my outdoor runs will probably come to an end sooner than I would like to believe :(

  5. says

    it’s all your fault. you are TOTALLY to blame. my life will never be the same again. i hope you’re happy…

    i am officially addicted to cereal combo bowls! yep, it’s true. as of last week, i have NO desire to eat just one kind of cereal at a time. it has to be three…at least.

    and i think about them ALOT. at breakfast. at lunchtime. at snacktime. at dinnertime. AND YOU ALONE ARE TO BLAME!!! (ok, maybe i have a little to do with it, but pretty much i’m pushing this over on you!)

    i. LOVE. them.

    and. i. LOVE. you!!!

    happy monday!!!

    p.s. i will definitely be getting those pants! anything slimming, count me in!
    colleen @ thegiftofmondays recently posted..it doesn’t matter what the world says about you

  6. says

    What a fun run! I never realized too until seeing all yours and other bloggers pictures that Philly has such beautiful architecture! Love your workout outfit too…nothing better than fitted clothes to suck in our girly parts 😉
    Shayla @ The Good Life recently posted..Sunday Traditions

  7. says

    it was so nice to meet you and get to chat at the HLS during the fun run! good luck this year in whatever new endeavors you find! Good things will happen for you, I know it!


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