IDEA World Blogfest was what I needed


It was just over a week ago that I was learning and surrounded by positive people and motivation. I miss it.

As I said in my previous post, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to go for financial  reasons but I set aside my worries and went! As a mom, we tend to put everyone before us which is great but sometimes we forget about ourselves. I don’t know how many times I wanted something but put it on the back burner because financial or family obligations didn’t allow it. Even when it’s something I know would benefit my business.  I realized that even if the timing isn’t right, investing in yourself can be one of the best things you can do for you and your family.

As a personal trainer, I work with moms who are in the same boat. Putting their fitness goals on the back burner. I do admire those moms who work full-time and take of their families but sometimes I see them burnt out and unhappy with their fitness results. Why? Because it’s not made a priority. When I see them putting their fitness first, they are much happier. When they are happy with themselves, they are able to be better wives, moms, friends, employees, etc.

Long story short, I am so happy with the decision I made to attend IDEA world blogfest. It was exactly what I needed. Just at the right time.  I felt like we were given the special treatment. From awesome classes like yoga and piyo to inspirational speakers to all the freebies we received. Let me show you what I got.


Special thanks to Lorna Jane for these cute gifts. As soon as I arrived, this lovely pink tank top was sitting on the table for the attendees.  They came in different colors. Since I like to wear pink I made sure to sit at a table with this one 🙂 I look forward to wearing the cute black visor and headband. Continue reading

IDEA World 2014

Hi There!

I’m excited to share my IDEA world fitness convention experience with you today. This was my first year attending. I have been wanting to go for years but I have not been able to afford it. It is always around the time my kids go back to school and need school clothes so its hard to come up with the extra money. This year, I was determined to make it no matter what. Money was still tight and I was afraid of leaving my kids all day but I went through with it and I’m so glad I did.


IDEA world is the fitness convention of all fitness conventions. It is for personal trainers, group instructors and anyone passionate about fitness. This year they added something new called Blogfest. It was two days of everything you need to know about blogging. Since I just started my blog, I figured it was perfect. And it was!

So here I am arriving bright and early Thursday morning.

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Brown Rice Wrap


I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was eventful. On Saturday, my dog Rusty got out of our yard to chase the mail carrier. This is the second time he’s done this. But this time, he wasn’t so lucky. The mail lady pepper sprayed him! My poor little dog. We immediately got him in the tub and flushed his eyes with water.He could barely open them. 😦 My husband and I gave him a good bath while we were at it. He needed one anyway. 🙂



He survived! Thankfully. All clean. Continue reading