For today's Marvelous Monday, I would like to take a break from formal recaps of my time at the Healthy Living Summit and give you more of a "behind the scenes" glimpse as to what made my time at HLS absolutely marvelous and one of a kind!
Travelling with my best friend, Chelsea, for the first time!
It was so much fun flying from Toronto to Boston with my girl. It was hard to say goodbye and go our seperate ways yesterday at the Toronto airport. She went home once we landed in Toronto, but I had another three hour flight ahead of me back to Saskatchewan!
Enjoying fro yo twice!
I tried out two new-to-me fro yo locations while in Boston and loved them both, but I think Berry Line was my overall favourite! Each night I stuck with my favourite fro yo combo, original topped with toasted almond slices! I found Pinkberry's original fro yo slightly more sweet than Berry Line which is why I probably preferred Berry Line. Berry Line's fro yo also seemed to be thicker and creamier.
I guess I'm not the only one who thinks Berry Line is the best
Lunch at Whole Foods x 2
I was lucky enough to have a couple lunch dates at my new favourite place in the world, Whole Foods, throughout my time in Boston. Each salad I made was unique and tasted phenomenal. I wish I could be eating lunch there today…
My overall favourite salad add-in from Whole Foods was their roasted curried caulifower!
Rooming with Linz
I have been waiting forever to meet this girl. Linz arrived late Thursday night and I wouldn't let myself fall asleep until she came! It was so surreal opening the door and seeing her beautiful face! I attacked her with a huge hug and then her, Chelsea, and I stayed up and chatted until the wee hours of the morning!
Since leaving Boston, I can't stop thinking of Linz. She truly is one of my best friends <3
Being attacked by Heather and Cait
When I heard that Heather and Cait had arrived at the hotel, I immediately made my way to their room without them knowing
The two girls literally attacked me when they saw me standing there and Cait hugged me so hard that I fell back into the wall. Best hugs ever. These girls are like my sisters. They are everything I thought they would be and more <3
Finally meeting my sister
Sara and I have been referring to each other as sisters for as long as I can remember and when I saw her for the first time on Friday my eyes teared up and we hugged for several minutes. She truly is my long lost sister. We spent a lot of time together this weekend and had so many heart to hearts, but, as always, it never feels like enough time was spent with each other, so we will be Skyping later on this week <3
Trying crossfit for the first time
A team of crossfit trainers took us through a 5 minute crossfit WOD on Saturday morning. It was my first crossfit WOD and, although it wasn't as intense as crossfit WOD's usually are, I still really enjoyed it. I love trying new things and am so thankful that Reebok was one of the sponsors for HLS this year!
Our WOD was:
7 air squats
Feeling star struck
I felt star struck throughout the week a few times…
When I met Katie
She's even sweeter than I thought she would be! I love her so much!
When I met Courtney
As you can see, Courtney is stunning and her personality is just as admirable! She is such a kind person and I am so blessed to have met her!
When I met Heather
I was actually in a cab when I saw Heather for the first time and my exact words were "Omg! I just saw Heather! Omg!"
I had been tweeting Heather back and forth prior to coming to HLS, so we already made a connection with one another, but when I met her in person I was totally star struck. I love her. I love everything about her. She's so much fun!
When I met Amanda
I had also made a connection with Amanda over Twitter prior to HLS.
I look up to Amanda for inspiration and admire her very much, so when I was able to talk to her in person I felt like the luckiest girl on Earth! She also gives awesome hugs
When I met Teri
Teri's blog, A Foodie Stays Fit, was one of the first blogs I ever read, so when I found out she was going to be at HLS I was freaking out! I am so blessed that I got to meet her and get a picture with her! This girl is seriously the sweetest ever!
When I met Kelly
Yes, you read that right. I met thee Kelly Olexa! I couldn't believe it. I almost didn't even approach her, but I did and am so proud of myself for doing so! She's so much fun and incredibly sweet! When she saw me for the first time, she squeezed me and told me that I was gorgeous. It felt on top of the world to hear those words come out of Kelly Olexa's mouth!
Working out with Stephanie!
A dream of mine came true yesterday morning. I got to workout with Stephanie! Her and I have been throwing the idea about working out together around for quite some time now, but I never thought it would actually happen, but it did! It was so empowering and motivating to be around Stephanie and work out with her! I truly look up to this girl. She's real and definitely an idol of mine.
Having the best sushi of my life
A full recap and review of the best sushi dinner I've ever had will be coming in the near future, but I just needed to tease you with this picture of a piece of scallop sashimi. Seriously, best sushi I've ever had.
I realize this post is incredibly long, but that just goes to show you how marvelous the Healthy Living Summit was!
I will be back later on today with a Meatless Monday recipe for Heather's #MMAZ Challenge!
Have you travelled with friends before?
Which blogger do you think would make you feel star struck?
If you've tried crossfit before, what's your favourite WOD?
See ya'll later