What is Fitcation? It’s a healthy fitness retreat for active community members of Mamavation.com. An online community that provides support for those trying to not only lose weight but lead healthier lives through better eating habits and regular fitness routines.
Day 1 of Fitcation – First thing is first, get there! This is me on my very first plane ride all by myself. It was a little nerve racking but exciting at the same time. I was treated to rows of fluffy clouds, Lucky One for my in flight movie and my neighbor enjoying their Subway sandwich. It smelled so good. I wanted some Subway too but that yummy goodness would come later.
Then I had to met up with my passengers Krista Swan — @kristalswan and April Ockerman — @Insightsbyapril and drive to our final destination the Four Seasons Hotel in West Lake Village California. On the way in we we met up with Meagan Carter — @NcCarterFamily and Resa Barillas — @resamichelle. It was so awesome exchanging hugs and smiles with them. That’s one of the cool parts about this trip is that you can go for an entire year talking online and supporting each other and finally you get to put the real person with the online persona!
It was a luxurious hotel and the rooms were fit for a queen! A BIG thank you to Dole for providing us with the rooms. These photos do not do them justice but I certainly did give it a try. Last year I roomed with Lena Burkut— @elenka29 and Angela Bishop — @ninemoremonths which was really cool! And this year I got to room with our Yogi leader Kia Ruiz— @bodhi_bear. She’s the pretty lady above armed with her camera. After we got settled in, the California Health and Longevity Institute brought healthy goodies pictured above to each of our rooms. We felt so pampered, it was truly fantastic! We were told to bring an extra bag because of all the gifts from our sponsors but I don’t think any of us were ready for what was to come.
We headed to our fearless leaders room Leah Sedgie — @Bookieboo & Mark Sedgie — @MrBookieboo to check in! My photos do not do the SWAG bags justice at all. There were so many goodies that it took three Dole bags to carry it all out! Shelley Oswald — @Momma_Oz, Alysa — @inspiredrd, and Wendy Del Monte — @weightsover were all helping to get the registration and refreshments set up. We had tons of Dole fruit cups and bananas and some Sip The Good Life samples chilling for our dinner party. When I got my bags back to my room I laid it all out on my bed. I broke into the Get UNREAL candy and it was amazing! You know I had to check out those New Balance shoes, purple never looked so good on me. I thought the do yourself garden provided by Dole would be a fun project to do with my little people. Later on we met up for dinner and had a Google hang out with our Mamavation sistas at home. Shannon Sander — @ShannonMSander brought her TRX to us her sweet moves! Kia and I turned in early first because we knew what was ahead in the morning! Fitcation was sponsored by Dole, Four Seasons Westlake Village, the California Health and Longevity Institute, Sip the Good Life, New Balance, Subway and Leading Lady Bras. These sponsors provided the attendees with lodging, meals, activities and product during the event. As an attendee, I was asked to give my honest opinion and all opinions are 100% my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of these organizations. Continue to Fitcation Day 2…