#HLS12 Begins!

I’m here! Healthy Living Summit 2012 has officially begun!


After a very easy, relaxing car ride over, I arrived into Cambridge at around 1:30 this afternoon, just in time to quickly throw my stuff up in the hotel room and jet back downstairs to get ready for registration at 2. Our team was definitely on top of the game and we were more than ready to go.


I didn’t plan very well when it came to eating today, so I was absolutely famished by the time I finally sat down at registration. Thankfully, Heather had some grape tomatoes, cherries, and cat cookies(!) so I snacked on some of those.


I also ended up digging in to a bit of my swag bag for some munchies.


Umm, yeah. Those fruit and nut squares you see there. SO, so good.

Along with the rest of our awesome loot. Winking smile


I was also psyched to see that I had another fun bag waiting for me up in the room, filled with a few thank you items for being on the planning team. In there was this awesome top and workout capris from Five Bamboo.


Their clothing is seriously amazing. So comfortable!

Also in our room? Some awesome goodies that came straight from Wisconsin…courtesy of my awesome roomie, Kelly.


We actually haven’t broken into them yet, but I’m guaranteeing that that dark chocolate PB will be opened by tomorrow morning. Guarantee.

I debated on snacking a bit on some PB&J, but all of us were pretty hungry so we ended up ordering some take-out.


This sub that I got totally rocked…turkey, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, 1000 Island dressing…oh man. After a long day with basically just snacking, this thing totally hit the spot.


Shortly after eating, me and the roomies freshened up, changed, and headed on down to get things ready for the cocktail party.


I’m rooming with both Kelly (right) and Alicia (center) this weekend, and they rock. I love them lots.

I also love these girls lots.


Julie, Heather, and Meghann have been working so hard at making this year’s HLS a success. So far things are already off to a fantastic start and it’s obvious that they’ve been putting their heart and soul into it. Thanks, ladies!

Oh, how I’ve missed my Heather. Smile


Before we knew it, the guests were going to be arriving so we finished up what had to be done and waited for the festivities to get started.


The spread of food we had was pretty awesome…cheese, crackers, baguettes, veggies, and lots of toppings.



Whoopie Pies…


Three kinds, to be exact. And don’t worry…I tried all three just to be fair.


The lemon poppy were killerrrr.

My favorite station for the night, however, would probably have to be this one.




And popcorn.


Can you really go wrong? Winking smile

The rest of the evening was spent mingling and hanging out with a bunch of super awesome girls.


I had an especially great time hanging out with both Min and Stellina.


Both of these girls were just so sweet and totally fun to talk with…gosh, I just love blogger meet ups!


Oh…I also really love having fun in photo booths.


Yeah, that photo booth was lots of fun!

I’ve got a busy day ahead of me today…aaaaand I still have a panel discussion that I need to prepare for. Yikes!

So excited for HLS 2012!!


  1. says

    How exciting, Courtney!!! I would LOVE to go to a blogger meetup and healthy living conference like this. Look at all of the swag you have! I have already written it in my planner that next year…I MUST attend! Your cream dress looks great :) Have a good rest of the weekend!
    Tara Deal recently posted..My New Favorite: Frozen Cherries!

  2. Daybelis says

    Ive been following your blog for quite a while how and I think you are beautiful Courtney:) I love your decision to cut back on intense exercise because I’m doing the same and seeing others join me helps me feel more alleviated. As a recovered anorexic blogs like your help me see what balance in life really is about. Thank you so much. Also I’m loving your dress, suits you very well;)

  3. says

    Courtney! I can’t tell you how much I loved meeting you in person (omgosh she’s real!! I thought) and getting to talk to you one on one! How I managed that, I don’t know! Everybody wanted to talk to you! 😉 You’re truly gorgeous..inside and out! Hope you got home safely!
    Min recently posted..HLS ’12! Day 1 Recap

    • Courtney says

      Min!! You were SO FUN to talk to! I only wish we had more time…and that it was a bit quieter, haha. Definitely had a blast meeting you and catching up – hopefully another time soon! :)

  4. says

    Hi Courtney! I really enojoyed your session on Saturday and found it super helpful and inspiring! Thanks for chatting with us newbies :) Looking forward to seeing you again at another conference!


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