This past Tuesday (October 22) I took the 3 hour (with traffic) drive up to Santa Monica from SD. The day started out cloudy, but the sun eventually broke through beautifully.
FitBlog LA was the biggest celebrity shock I’ve received; from Tony Horton, Alyse Levine, Harley Pasternak, to some of my favorite blogger idols.
Previous celebrity excitements have included witnessing the top of Kim Kardashian’s sock bun at the SD Zoo, yelling at Michael Cera through a tent at ComiCon and kissing the cheek of who would years later become “VH1’s America’s Most Smartest Model” at a Maroon 5 concert when I was 15. What can I say? I try hard.
All of these celebrity sightings/experiences added together do not even come close to the excitement of sitting in the same room as Skinny Runner, Run Eat Repeat, Blogilates and Eco Vegan Gal (I still need to check her out!). I feel like these bloggers are “tangible celebrities,” because you feel like you know them, and you know you could run into one someday.
Other amazing and informational speakers included:
Tony Horton – The New Way to Workout
Tony Horton was ridiculously vascular. And 55. He talked about the HIT trend (working multiple body parts at once).
He believes in the combination of intensity (6-8 on a scale of 1-10), variety (working outside your comfort zone) and consistency (schedule 7 a week with room to miss, but get at least 22 workouts a month)…basically P90X.
If you focus on skill (such as exercises with a bosu ball, stability ball, and/or medicine ball) your functional fitness will increase, and before you know it, you will have reached your fitness goals.
Some other interesting points:
- Don’t stick to food philosophy like religion.
- Eat healthy 80-90% of the time,