Reader Meet-Up

February 27, 2010

The lovely Jen of Prior Fat Girl hosted a Prior Fat Girl Get Together this morning at The Beat coffee house in Minneapolis. There were 40 amazing Minneapolis area bloggers and readers. It was so much fun getting to know all of these women!

 

We mingled and got to know each other while enjoying Coffee and Tea. I had a Hawaiian loose leaf tea with THE coolest tea press I had ever seen. You let the tea steep for a few minutes and set on top of the glass and it pours out the bottom. So cool!

 

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The event kicked off with Jen talking about her journey with similar stories given by others.

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Each table mingled and we were tasked with writing a fear on a note card and dropping it into the pile. One by one the tables came up, we introduced ourselves and gave our blog name. We then talked about the healthy recipe we brought and grabbed anonymous note card and read the fear. What really struck me was how similar the fears were. A few of the common themes were:

  • Fear of failure
  • Loss of motivation
  • The inability to loose the last five, ten, etc.
  • Not being healthy enough

 

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I felt very emotional during the reading of all these fears, most women are so much strong than they think they are. It makes me so sad that so many people doubt themselves and their determination. To every person (especially women) on their health and fitness journey: YOU CAN DO IT! We ended with writing a letter to ourselves that Jen will be mailing in 6 months, it was meant to a reminder of our motivation and that we are strong!

 

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I felt very emotional during the reading of all these fears, most women are so much strong than they think they are. It makes me so sad that so many people doubt themselves and their determination. To every person (especially women) on their health and fitness journey: YOU CAN DO IT! A nice perk of the event was all the swag, thank you to all the sponsors (Smartfood, Barney Butter, Funky Monkey, Mom’s Best Naturals, Protein Cereal, Lightlife, FiberOne, Popsicle, Salba and Orgain). I dug through the bag when I got home and even Clifford wanted to see what  I got!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexa February 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Great to meet yesterday! Love the picture of your dog too. =) You’ll have to let me know if you get a loose leaf tea press like they had at The Beat and how it works at home

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Alexa February 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Great to meet yesterday! Love the picture of your dog too. =) You’ll have to let me know if you get a loose leaf tea press like they had at The Beat and how it works at home

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Holly March 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hi Mellissa! What a fun blog you have here! I didn’t get the chance to officially meet you, but you got a couple pictures of me here on your site! I felt such a sense of camaraderie with all the women at the event! I’ll definitely be coming back here…looking forward to trying some of your recipes! Would love to have you check out my blog too!

Holly @ Making Over Me
http://makingoverme.blogspot.com
.-= Holly´s last blog ..Complacency… =-.

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Holly March 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hi Mellissa! What a fun blog you have here! I didn’t get the chance to officially meet you, but you got a couple pictures of me here on your site! I felt such a sense of camaraderie with all the women at the event! I’ll definitely be coming back here…looking forward to trying some of your recipes! Would love to have you check out my blog too!

Holly @ Making Over Me
http://makingoverme.blogspot.com
.-= Holly´s last blog ..Complacency… =-.

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