Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event Day 2 – Quick Recap of Activities
Posted Nov 14 2009 10:00pm
Today was day 2 of my time here in California for the Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event . I’m going to keep this update brief, since it’s just too much info to post, plus I have to be downstairs in less than an hour for dinner (dont’ want to hold anyone up). It started with us meeting in the lobby at 7 AM. I met the other bloggers plus some of the Nutrilite Staff. We were driven to the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health for our health assessments. I am looking forward to those results, which will be mailed to us.
After the health assessments we ate breakfast, which was delicious. We were then given a tour of the center by Bob Tully (I have pics and video of that too). After the tour we were shown a video that explained what Nutrilite is all about. I must say, it was impressive. They then brought in Bob Tully to talk about perfect balance, Dr. Duke Johnson, M.D. to speak about optimal health, Diane Paetz to speak about fitness, Micheline Vargas to speak about Nutrilite Sports Nutrition, Jenn Stuczynski (Olympic Silver Meal winning pole vaulter) and Tom O’Rourke (masters track cyclist and world-record holder) to discuss sports.
While the above few hours may seem overwhelming, they weren’t. Everything was done smoothly and the time just flew by. We even managed to get in a quick 10 minute workout! I broke a little sweat and so did a lot of the others.
After that we had lunch and some time to talk with Dr. Duke, Jenn Stuczynski, and Tom O’Rourke. Each shared some insight. Jenn and Tom had some great stories and Dr. Duke was very open about sharing his knowledge. We then departed for the Avia Hotel and set out for a group run/jog/walk. John and I decided to jog, while some of the more “in-shape” folks ran. Some people decided to just take a stroll around the area since it was a very beautiful day out.
So that brings me back to now… I am finishing up this post so that I can hop in the shower and meet everyone for dinner. The entire trip to this point has been amazingly eye opening and well worth it. I’ll leave you with a quote (albeit an extremely paraphrased quote) from Tom O’Rourke with regards to weight-loss.
If you want to lose weight, don’t set a goal of weight loss. Set a goal that you can achieve and the weight loss will come.
That really resonated with me because I’ve been there. When I set a goal of being able to do a pull up or being able to do 15 burpees, I have success on the scale and in the mirror. But when I only set weight related goals I tend to get absorbed in that and it really throws my off mentally.
With that said, I’m outty 5000!
Here is a list of the other attending bloggers, in no particular order. Be sure to check them out as they share their life experiences.