I have been blogging for a while now, and in all the years of blogging I have seen so many different blog conventions/expos that other bloggers attend and I just never really saw a need to hit any of them up. I have no kids at home, I blog about healthy living, and I just didn’t feel as though any were a fit for me. Well, a couple months ago I got a notification on Facebook about ShiftCon Expo. It is an expo for the healthy minded bloggers and one that I knew about but just really wasn’t sure it was my cup of tea either, but really wanted to give it a try. I saw they were looking for volunteers so I applied, was accepted, booked my room and then asked in the FB group if anyone needed a room as I could share mine. A gal replied, we hooked up, and she is going to be my roomie. Yeah!! Well, her and I got talking and she told me she was going to Idea World Fitness Blogfest in July and said I should apply. So, I did just that. I applied with Sweat Pink who is the creator of Blogfest, and low and behold.. I was accepted! I was freaking out, first cuz I had only ever dreamed of being able to attend this event and because I would be going with someone I sorta knew. AND.. she (Smiley) was planning on staying a couple extra days because she has never been to VEGAS!! Well, I was just there in December so it worked out perfect! I got my flight booked thru Spirit Airlines, and have been ordering stuff on Amazon like crazy for my trip!
I just am not sure what to pack for a fitness expo. I asked others in the group on FB we all belong to, and most just wear.. fitness clothing… LOL! So, that makes the clothing part easy but yet, what else does one bring. I grabbed some goodies off Amazon. I got a this cute cross body backpack to have on me because I hear that we will need a way to carry everything like phone chargers, pens/paper, tablets or ipads, maybe a change of clothing (there are a few workout classes during Blogfest), snacks, etc.
Speaking of chargers, I didn’t have one of those awesome ones for on the go. So, I researched and grabbed this little gem of a portable charger that will be perfect to keep me on the top of my media sharing game for each day. I can even share it as I am sure I won’t use all the juice it has. And, it is very slim and will fit in my backpack perfectly!
I also read that packing snack/foods if one can is a must. So, I grabbed some Boulder Cookies (totally yummy), my Lenny and Larry Snickerdoodle cookies, my Isagenix Isalean shakes for my breakfast and lunch if need be, and snacks from my latest Nature Box so I think I am all set! I figured if I bring all my favorite things, I won’t be as tempted to spend to much money on crap food. And I also heard that lots of the vendors have goodies to give away as well.
Along with a change or clothing (leggings and tank top) I will throw in some body wipes because I know I will be sweaty after doing some of the workout, or the walking, or just sitting. It is VEGAS and it has been over 100 degrees there! I am a Minnesota girl and not used to much over 75 degrees! LOL! I got these YES to Coconut cleansing wipes and I am sure they will be great and refreshing.
I am sure there will be lots more in my bag but right now, this is my stash of goodies I got. I am so excited!! I can’t wait to meet my roomie Smiley, and to meet all the other BlogFest goers, and to just experience all BlogFest has to offer. Not to mention, all the networking with brands that is totally something I need. If you are in the Las Vegas area, maybe we can meet and say hi. Or, you can come to IdeaFit and check it out for yourself.