It’s time for the final recap of The Healthy Living Summit. Presenting you with day 3 (Sunday)…More photos, less talky.
(photo courtesy of Courtney)
Healthy Breakfast and Good-Bye’s
(photo courtesy of Jamie)
Both Shannon and I had later flights on Sunday, so we took advantage of our extra time by walking to Harvard and admiring their beautiful campus and the surrounding area.
It looks a little different from good old Minnesota State University, Mankato! It is a breathtaking campus.
We oogled the fresh goods at a local farmer’s market and bought flavored nuts from Q’s Nuts, a local company, and I bought a sweet apple for the airport.
A cupcake truck to tempt us on our walk home…we denied it after much contemplation.
Back at the hotel, we had 45 minutes to shower, pack, and be down in the lobby to catch a cab back to the airport. In case you’re wondering, yes I did have to sit on my suitcase in order to close it, thanks to all of the great swag! My bag weighed in at 48.5 lbs on the way home.
At the airport I polished off a small sample of Q’s nuts, my large farmer’s market apple, and then decided I needed some greenery, so wandered around until I found myself a nice little side salad. My first flight was from Boston to Chicago.
A layover in Chicago (for 3.5 hours) led me to buy more food. Another salad…
Hmm….what else do I want? So many temptations surrounding me.
After about 45 minutes I decided that a bowl of vanilla Fro Yo was just what I wanted. Those apples look pretty tasty though don’t they? I walk by them every time I am at the Chicago airport and drool by the window.
Fro Yo two days in a row. That needs to stop now. Have you noticed I am quite the indecisive person? It’s not something I’m proud of.
Next flight, Chicago to Minneapolis. I munched on a box of Wild Harvest Organic Raisins from the conference and then tried to sleep (with no such luck). I arrived in Minneapolis around 12:30, and crawled into bed around 1 am. It was a LOOONNGG day of traveling and I was so happy to be home.
The main message I took from the conference is, be true to you and remember why you started your blog. I started B.N. to share my love for food and fitness in hope to inspire others (and motivate myself) to live a healthy lifestyle. What you read on my blog is all me. I write how I talk, and am real with you every day. Not every day is a great day, but I do try and find the positives in every situation and keep my blog uplifting and light. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.
To the great friends I met over the weekend: you are all such incredible, inspirational people. I learned something from each and every one of you. I look forward to staying in touch over the years and hopefully meeting up with you all again!
I am so glad I made the decision to attend HLS12. I attained so much valuable information and am now finally starting to digest and process it all. I am in the process of putting some of what I learned to work! Expect great changes to Beautifully Nutty in the future.
I will be back to normal posts again. The recipes are piling up and I have some major catching up to do. I hope you’re excited!
Happy Hump Day!
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YAY! So glad you were able to take away some stuff to help you out! 🙂
Oh yes, a whole LOT of stuff! Hope you are well Courtney!
I had so much fun with you on Sunday! Its so great to meet someone that you feel like you really click with 🙂 I am excited to try some of our talked about recipes!
I had such a great time with you too! I feel like I could have talked and talked and talked to you because we have so much in common. I love that. I need to try the berry, nut, and almond milk breakfast as well as your eggplant pizza! Num.
You said no to the cupcakes? Please teach me how to have willpower like that!
I’m so glad I got to meet you this weekend, you’re such a sweetheart! Really looking forward to reading your blog. I love how many new blogs I’ve discovered because of HLS 🙂