Wednesday

FitBloggin Fun and my Ignite!

How to be a Fit Twit in 6 months...
I was fortunate enough to be chosen to give one of the Keynote Ignite talk at FitBloggin this year. I really wanted to go to FitBloggin, but I really had no idea how to financially make this happen. My friend Caroline from My Fascinating Life told me about this opportunity to speak at FitBloggin and get a free registration. At first I thought I would tell my story...then I realized that I don't really like talking about how I got here. I am not a victim anymore and I don't want to continue to rehash something that happened almost 8 years ago. I am also not at my "after" so I didn't want to do that. I figured that since I found success on twitter, I could talk about that.

To be honest, I was hoping to be more "Fit" than "Twit" (my speech is How to be a Fit Twit) but that's okay. I will say that after seeing the video, I know that it is time to spend more time on the Fit than the Twit though. I still have to work on the eating part. I also need to work on putting myself up rather than down. I am surprised I only said one negative thing about myself, but I need to stop saying anything! GRRR!!!

Here's my speech!

All day long, before this speech, I was nervous. Worried... What if I mess up?? But then I realized that everyone in that room was rooting for me! Everyone there wanted me to be the best me I could be! I got some of the sweetest tweets that day! I was told I have a cheering section table by Badass Fitness, the Fit Approach Sweat Pink girls told me that they knew I would be awesome, and I felt so loved from all of my buddies... Peace, Love, Low Carb, Gingermantra, Restoring Rachel, Melissa is Running It, My Fascinating Life, It's all about the journey, Sneakers and Fingerpaints, Family Fitness Food, Call Me Trouble and many others.
There are many other awesome things that happened at FitBloggin, but I am only going to share a little at a time. It may be because I want to stretch out the wonderful memories for as long as possible.

Have you ever given a speech and been so nervous that the time flew by? That is what happened to me!

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    1. Loved having you there!!! Can't get enough of Kat bouncing up and down :)

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  2. WooHoo!! so glad that it was taped! Great job, I wish I had been there to see it live!!

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    1. I was glad to see it. I skipped some things and I said things I didn't plan, but it went well. Glad it's over ;)

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  3. You were fabulous!!! What a great weekend.

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    1. so sad it's over! Thanks for the push to get there! I am so glad I went!

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  4. This is so great! I'm sorry I didn't get there in time to see this live but thank you for sharing. I used to hate public speaking but now I've almost gotten used to it. You are so right that everyone at fitbloggin was cheering you on -- even those who hadn't made it there yet! ;-)

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    1. Sorry that you were in a traveling nightmare! I hope you had as much fun as I did at the conference. so great meeting you!

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  5. You were so great!! I totally took all of your steps, and I am hoping to be a fit twit in 6 months too! :)

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    1. haha! yay! So glad to know you girl! What fun! Can't wait to shake it with you again!!! :) xxoo Let me know how the twitter stuff goes! Good luck!

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  6. You were even more adorable in person than you seem online.

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    1. xxoo right back at you!! Loved meeting you! One of the highlights for me! :)

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  7. I love your speech and I'm following your advice! :))

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  8. Totally had to watch the whole thing just because I wanted to feel like I was there hearing you talk. Love the awesome upbeat personality, you can so tell we are teachers and used to keeping small kids entertained all day. And oh my gosh, your hair... AMAZING!
    I really wanted to go to FitBloggin this year, but work wouldn't let me off, and I am visiting my nephew during Blogher time so I am missing both big conferences. So sad. By next year I will have been at this over 2 years and must go!

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    1. You have to go! It was the most fun!!! Honestly! I won't ever miss it!!! It's one of the best times in my life!

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  9. Your Ignite talk was incredible! I so loved meeting you in Portland Mindy. Looking forward to next year already!

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  10. I'm sure you were awesome! Wish I could have been there :)

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  11. Nice speech Mindy! Congrats on all your twitter success. It's very exciting!

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  12. So many great tips! Thank you for posting your talk. My twitter and IG feed was blowing up that weekend. It sounded like so much fun!

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  13. Mindy, you are beautiful! Keep pushing and keep achieving your goals!

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much! I am working on it!

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  14. Well done! Its strange but when I give an aerobics class I am quite comfortable speaking, but when I find myself having to give a speech I completely clam up. You are an inspiration.

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    1. aww... thank you! I appreciate it!!! You made my day!

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