Summit Success!!

by jenna on August 15, 2009

Well, the Summit was a HUGE success if I do say so myself!!

Honestly, it all went perfectly (knock on wood, its not over yet!) and I loved meeting so many amazing women. My nerves were definitely going this morning though, as I only got three hours of sleep last night (couldn’t fall asleep!) but I pulled myself together after some Amazing Grass, hot tea and, err, coffee.

I’m not going to do a whole recap of last night’s cocktail party, only because it was CRAZY and I was so busy talking to people I couldn’t even really take pictures for once. About 110 girls showed up and we just had a total and complete blast at Rustic Kitchen. Here are some pictures that highlighted the evening!

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I was SO excited to finally meet Gena after feeling like I’ve known her for months and months!! And hot dang! this girl is SASSY. I loved her :)

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The hot pink shoes totally made an appearance :)

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As did my dress on Anne P, which now is being held hostage in DC until I come visit her to claim it back ;)

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Unfortunately I was so busy chatting I didn’t really eat. Bad, I know. I didn’t have very much to drink though and gulped down water to keep hydrated! I did eat three fried risotto balls and a tiny slice of pizza but never really had “dinner”. It was like the wedding I’ve never had! Or a crazy foodie version of sorority rush. Insanity.

I actually was one of the first to leave because at the time I was exhausted and wanted to be well rested for the big event today. Well as soon as my head hit the pillow my mind started racing and I ended up laying in bed for almost four hours before falling asleep!!! Needless to say, I have been quite the zombie all day.

I got up at 6:15 this morning and hurried to get all ready before meeting the other girls in our conference room!

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I was in total and complete AWE of the awesomeness of the granola and yogurt bar!!!!!!

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a HUGE thank you to MixMyGranola and Stonyfield for this amazing spread!

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I got this muffin just because. I only ate half of it but it was yummy! My tummy had butterflies in it and I didn’t eat very much!!
And then the Summit officially began after breakfast! I hope you all got to tune in for a just a little bit on livestream earlier because it was just SO cool and Mr. Hangry Pants (aka Mark) did the most fantastic job ever dealing with the six of us girls and getting us all up and running all day long! He was also the “bouncer” at our party last night……I think he might need some major guy time when he gets back home! hahaha
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Our amazing attendees!!
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We had a great line up with some awesome speakers including the fab Zesty Cook!

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Since I didn’t eat much breakfast I was HANGRY when lunch time rolled around. Actually I ate one of Miss Hangry’s homemade TNT bake sale cookies beforehand because I couldn’t control myself! ;) At lunch, I filled up on a turkey and cheese sandwich, potato salad, caprese salad and watermelon!
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Twas delicious and I felt much better after I ate.
The afternoon rolled right along as well. I made a game time decision to go ahead with my yoga speech, which I had previously cut out of the agenda. Impromptu speeches are the best anyways and I think it went well! Around 3:00 we took a little POM juice break and I had an Amazing Grass crack-bar

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Whew! I can’t believe its all over (almost). I’m getting ready to meet everyone downstairs to walk to some “Fisherman’s Feast” festival so I can stuff myself silly with Boston seafood. Us Summit girls are bummin’ it in jeans, t-shirts and sneakers tonight and I’m going to be veeeery happy when sleepy-time comes.
Perhaps another mini vlog tomorrow??!
A HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors, without which this event could have never in a million gazillion years have taken place. Thank you Stonyfield Farms, Foodbuzz and Zesty!!!!!!!!
That’s a wrap!!!

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Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 15, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Glad you had a good time and that everything went well!

Have fun at the festival!

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Shannon The Healthy Beach Bum August 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm

I LOVED the Healthy Summit Video :) You girls all shared such wonderful information. Have lots of fun tonight and get some rest! You deserve it after such an amazing event! The mix my granola breakfast bar looks AMAZING. I need to try some of that asap!

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Angela (Run Study Eat) August 15, 2009 at 7:14 pm

MMM! What an exciting and tasty event! Please do it again next year, as I would love a chance to attend!

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Leianna August 15, 2009 at 7:14 pm

The breakfast and lunch spreads look amazing, as does your Amazing grass bar, which I can’t wait to try sometime! Can’t wait for another vlog:)

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Caitlin August 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Wow–the fisherman’s festival sounds amazing!! Enjoy, enjoy :)

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Maria August 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

The cocktail party looks like it was tons of fun and of course, can’t miss those lovely pink heels!

Wow, Stonyfield and Mix My Granola definitely had a gorgeous spread there. I would love to try those two items together! Yummy!

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Meghan@traveleatlove August 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I had a great time at the summit! I was bummed I didn’t get to talk to you, but thought your yoga presentation was really great and just what a lot of people wanted to hear!

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Justy2003 August 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Awesome job on the Summit! I watched the Livestream just wishing I was there! Congrats on a job well done! :D

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VeggieGirl August 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm

IT’S GENA AND JENNA!! Love you guys :-)

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katey August 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Wow! Looks amazing! Happy you are having a good time (:

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Maria August 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm

“It was like the wedding I’ve never had!” That made me laugh.

Loved watching the live feed today, and am excited to be there for next year’s summit with the Canadian gals. Promise you’ll chose a location as exciting as Boston? (Love that city…)

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Shannon August 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Your hair looks SO good pulled back like at the part. Not in your eyes and shows off your pretty face. :)

Looks like a blast!

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Sarah August 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I’m glad everything went well! All the food looks delish!

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Marisa August 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

The event was wonderful! You all did an amazing job organizing it. The whole thing was seamless and informative. Here’s to many more successful Healthy Living Summit events!

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Nekeisha August 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I was super excited too and I was only going to be watching on Live Stream. I got up super early so I could get my workout in before it started because I knew I had errands to run today but I got to watch Janel’s presentation (which came in really handy in the supermarket today), and when I got back after lunch I was able to watch all missed clips this evening after everything was over, like immediately after which was really great. You all did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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KatieMoo August 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for all of your hard work, Jenna! I loved watching the summit online. P.S. LOVE the pink heels!

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Suzanne de Cornelia August 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Really looked fun. Great job!! Took my 2-hr marathon walk and was going to ditch the weight workout but am now inspired to do it. Can’t wait to try some of the products that haven’t before. Thanks!!

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Cait (Cait's Plate) August 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm

You guys did an absolutely amazing job! I watched the whole thing live from my kitchen :)

CONGRATS!

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Andee (Runtolive) August 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm

The Summit looks so much fun and informative! Glad you guys are having a great time

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Michelle August 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm

You did such an amazing job. I stayed up until 12:30am Australian time so I could get as much out of it as possible. There were honestly such great information from Zesty..I felt blog stupid..but I was listening as much as I could. You have done so much these past threeish months. I hope that you’re enjoying the ride. May life continue to bless you. ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ — a little MizFit fo ya! Live.Life.Fully ~M

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Rebekah August 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Sounds like such a fun time! The Northeast does have the BEST seafood! Hope you get some well deserved shut eye tonight!

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Deva@Vorilee August 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I loved watching the live feed- I’ve learned SO MUCH and I think I’m going to put a lot of what I learned from what I was able to catch to work on my blog :-)

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Madelin @ What is for breakfast? August 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

From what I managed to have time to listen to on the live stream you girls did a fantastic job! It was very informative and professional – Well done!

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Jessica August 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm

DANG that IS an amazing granola and yogurt bar. And that fruit looks TDF!!!!
Pom juice is my fave.
Looks amazing girl, glad you had something that was fun! You deserve it!
-muffy

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Gena (Choosing Raw) August 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Loved meeting you too, dear! Till soon…xo

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Meg C. August 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm

it felt like sorority rush to me, too! i definitely didn’t eat because i was busy talking and at the end of the night my face hurt from laughing and smiling so much. just like rush used to be…

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Angelea August 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm

The whole day was fantastic and so was your speech! It was honest and appreciated!!

I told Billy tonight that we are for sure going to the next one. The live stream was wonderful, but I want to be there for real next time!!

Wonderful job…safe travels back home tomorrow.

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Jil August 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm

This looks amazing! I wish I could have discovered your blog in time to go to this!! – Next year? I think so! haha

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rene August 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Just forget about it!

Enjoy your time in Boston. It’s a friendly city – take a look around.

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Sarah August 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Glad you decided to go ahead with the yoga speech. I got a lot out of it and am totally pumped to try yoga myself! Thanks for such a wonderful time!

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Emily Eats August 16, 2009 at 3:06 am

Hi Jenna,
It looked like it all went so well! I tuned in throughout the day to catch parts when I could, and was happy you chose to talk a little about your yoga practice!
Great shoes btw :)
~ Emily.

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Brittany August 16, 2009 at 8:45 am

The summit looks amazing. I so sad that I couldn’t be there, but I was able to watch from home due to the live and recorded sessions. I have to say, that feature was amazing…. It seems as though everything went so smoothly due to the great organization team. :)

I am hopeful that there will be another healthy living summit next year and that I can attend or even help organize. :)

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Lizzy August 16, 2009 at 8:49 am

Jenna,
everything looked amazing. you girls did a fantastic job! :) yay

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nicole r. August 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

if possible, you guys should go to wheeler’s. it’s a vegan ice cream shop on the corner of mass ave and huntington. their ice cream is DELICIOUS. i think they only use non-soy milks, but don’t quote me…

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Matt August 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

Awesome, I’m so glad it went well for you all! It’s really funny to see all these bloggers that I recognize, together in the same pictures!

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Krissy - Single Serving August 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Everything looks so amazing – and I love your pink shoes!
I hope based on the success that there’s a 2nd Annual Summit. I’d love to be able to attend.

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kristi (sweet cheeks) August 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Looks like so much fun!!! I love all the granola and greek yogurt that they had out for breakfast! I would be in Heaven!

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Michelle T August 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Fabulous job on the summit Jenna!! You looked fantastic in ALL your pictures and outfits and everything looks like so much fun. I’m sure you did an awesome job presenting (sorry it gave you all these butterflies, but I read that short-term stress is great for long-term health in Women’s Health earlier today)!! You’re personality shines through so well through your writing, it’s always such a joy to read your blog. :) Have a fantastic day Jenna!

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Erica August 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Way to go, sweetie!! You girls have worked so hard and it must have been so wonderful to see all your hard work and ideas come to fruition. VERY proud of you!!!

Did you have any t-shirts left?? I would LOVE one if you are selling any leftovers. Maybe for your TNT fund?? Let me know, love. Now GO REST! ((hugs))

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jenna August 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Erica,

THanks!!!! Unfortunately we are all out of t-shirts!!! sad! :(

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StonyfieldSarah August 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

It was great to finally meet you, Jenna! Great job with the summit, and I’m so happy I could be a part of it.

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Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) August 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Oooh man, sorority rush is definitely like that :) always tons of great food, but never any time to eat it!

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