One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


A Sensational Sunday in Portland

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I can’t believe I’m blogging at 1 a.m. in Portland after wrapping up FitBloggin’13. My head is spinning right now. I’m filled with so much gratitude, I can’t even explain it. Everything needs to stew for a few days. The conference was more successful than I ever imagined.

That being said, I wanted to share my day. It is, or was, a Sensational Sunday after all!

I woke up bright and early, again, to make sure all was in place for the morning events.


Sunday is the last day of the conference. It’s our Fun Run and Goodbye breakfast. I don’t participate but I have fun seeing everyone embark and come back all smiley.


That was my mom’s group. They walked the 5k! Honestly, I’d love to list everyone and link to blogs but it’s too late. Please forgive me.

Here’s Jen, Carrie and Erin.


These three ladies were amazing all weekend and I worked them to the bone!

More people I want to introduce you to and link.


I call this group the hardcores. More on them later.

OK, last photo of our morning. I have to share this even though I’m falling asleep and need to get to the rest of the day. While we were cleaning up I made a reference to the Ship My Pants video and we realized Jen never saw it. This was her reaction watching it.



Once everything was done I decided to take the day off and disconnect for the most part. We piled in the back of a car and headed to Multnomah Falls.



More  later on

When we got back I relaxed with some chocolate,


Skyped with the boys,


and took a nap.

Then we met a group for dinner,


snuck in a run (well I did,)


and hit a movie.


I have SO many more photos I wanted to share, but I have to get to sleep. It’s 1:30! Thankfully I don’t have to set my alarm tomorrow for 5:30 a.m. like I had since I got here.

Good night. I hope you all had a great weekend and I’m sorry I went AWOL for awhile. :)

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    July 1, 2013

    Congratulations Roni! From all accounts it seems like Fitbloggin was a HUGE success (as it always is!) Looks like you had a great post conference Sunday! :)



    July 1, 2013

    Every blog I have read of bloggers who were there all wrote that it was fantastic! Seriously, not that it was good but that it was AMAZING! Congratulations!!!!!



    July 1, 2013

    I’m sure you are completely exhausted! I can’t imagine how much work you had to put into the weekend!!
    I’m hoping that next year I will get to attend!!!



    July 1, 2013

    thank you. this was one amazing weekend, and I am so happy to have been a part of it. next year for sure, I’ll be less shy :)


    Dana Glabeman

    July 1, 2013

    I’m just starting out in the fitness and weight loss blogging community and my goal is to be able to go next year! It sounds like you met terrific people and had an amazing time. So jealous (in a positive way lol!)


    Lisa Eirene

    July 1, 2013

    Glad you got to see some of Portland! Multnomah Falls is a great hike if you’re looking for a good work out in a short amount of time.


    Lauren Gilbert

    July 1, 2013

    I just shipped my pants!

    Thank you for linking to that video…I hadn’t seen it before, either. Looks like an awesome conference!!! Nice work, Roni!!! Hope you can have some downtime this week.



    July 1, 2013

    i read your blog and skinny emmie! when you both mentioned fit bloggin’ i started really hoping that you two were friends so i’m very happy to see her in your pictures! i so appreciate you both :)


    Alicia B.

    July 2, 2013

    Thanks for organizing an incredible event, Roni! It was my first time at Fitbloggin and I loved how welcoming, supportive and kind every person was. The opening night icebreaker was fantastic too. xo! – Alicia @leximaven



    July 5, 2013

    The hardcores – I love it! Haha!