IDEA World Fitness Convention Recap {Days 1 & 2}

Hopefully you saw my post on Day 3 of the IDEA World Fitness Convention (I went backwards)…but this is Day 1 & 2 so I guess you could go ahead and read this one first. :-)

Get ready for picture overload! Day 1 & 2 of the convention was BlogFest. This means that there were a lot of health and fitness bloggers in one room together listening to speakers on different topics that impact us: photography, legal, blog design, etc. We also had a few AMAZING workout sessions (one with Chalene Johnson) and EVEN MORE AMAZING guests (like Jillian Michaels). Anyway, I will just let the pictures tell the stories! Yes, Tiffany and I had matching shirts and yoga bags (that she made) – it was so cute. :-)

Day 1 started off with yoga at 7:15 that morning and then the kick-off event with Lorna Jane! After a few classes we had an amazing workout with Chalene Johnson and then some networking time!

Day 1 of BlogFest - We were pretty tired!

Day 1 of BlogFest – We were pretty tired!

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A Few Funny {Or Not So Funny} Running Stories!

Before my awful funny stories – did you catch the sample leg day we posted on A lot of people had been asking for a sample workout so we released one! It’s one of our most popular (and one of my favorites) leg day routines! Try it out and let us know what you think! Have I mentioned before that I love leg day? ;-)


Also, don’t miss out on the Transformation Tuesday picture we posted on He and She’s Instagram (@heandsheeatclean). It was from someone doing the She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder…you just have to see it for yourself and she has already decreased her mile time from 9:14 to 8:28!

Now onto the “I’m not a runner” stories…

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IDEA World Fitness Convention {Travel – Food – Day 3}

As you may already know, I booked a trip with Tiffany to the IDEA World Fitness Convention pretty last minute about a month ago. Tiffany had her trip planned for months but I held out because I wasn’t sure if I could go or not. Once I confirmed that this convention would count towards my CECs for my PT certification I pulled the trigger and said – let’s do it! So off to California we went! We attended the BlogFest for the first 2 days and then on Saturday we had the normal convention classes and events.

I have a lot of pictures to share so I’m going to break this into 2 posts but kind of go backwards and do the very beginning of our trip with the 3rd day of the convention first!

I’ll start off with the day we flew out – Wednesday (08/13). We flew into LAX and didn’t get to our hotel in Anaheim until about 10 PM. We quickly got situated and then went to bed since we had a yoga class starting at 7:15 AM the next morning (each day was basically from 7 AM – 7 PM). Our hotel was a little over a mile (each way) from the convention center so we had to account for that walk each day. It was actually kind of nice though because it allowed us to get some fresh air, stretch our legs, and talk to each other before the day officially started. Scott and I almost always book hotels about a mile away from the places we want to be so it forces us to walk. In Boone we are about 3 miles from the downtown area and we do walk there!

I’m going to basically tell our trip in pictures! I posted some of these on my Instagram (@carlsonwhitney) but wanted to document them here too!

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Training Update – One Week Away


I’m going to try and start updating my blog more often because I do have a lot to share! :-) Funny I say this right before I’m about to leave for 2 weeks! We will see how much internet access I have – or how much I actually want to use it!

First, my training for our trip is going great! I had to take a few days off of my normal training while I was in California at the IDEA convention (more on that this week) but still had workouts while I was there. They were great but just not what my normal routine is – plus we had a mile plus walk each way to the convention center from our hotel each day! When I got back I was itching to get back into the swing of the She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder. I’ve only been running a few times a week and doing incline sprints or cardio for the other cardio sessions (even if it says run – I do what I want) :-). I posted this on Instagram (@carlsonwhitney) but wanted to share it here as well because I’m proud of myself! On Tuesday our water bill was due and I usually run it to the City Hall but I wasn’t feeling it that morning…Scott (who usually never wakes up early for anything – especially cardio) talked me into running it there while he biked and I’m glad I did. My times have improved so much just in a few short weeks! I’ll admit though, I don’t really try hard enough when running – I usually just go with the flow – so next week when I run I am going to push myself and see what I can do! My one mile run went from 9:38 to 9:20 without even really trying (well I guess I did try by completing the workout plan)! I’ll take it! :-) I’m really excited to see what I can do when I do really push myself! I love feeling strong (hello bicep) and being able to do the things that I love to do (hike, bike, lift weights)!



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