This post was inspired by my friend and fellow Sweat Pink ‘er, Melissa Burton who put together a list of the women worth meeting at BlogFest 2014 as a special edition of her Friday’s Featured Female series.
As I count down the weeks until BlogFest, I decided to start putting together a list of everyone that I am just so excited to meet – of course, in no particular order.
Annmarie (The Fit Foodie Mama): I feel like I already know Annmarie so well from all of our social media interactions. She’s an awesome Sweat Pink sister who has a knack for creating beautiful recipes for people with any dietary requirements. I often find myself perusing her blog for dinner inspiration! I also love that she’s into running and wine, a girl after my own heart. Follow her on Twitter @FitFoodieMama.
Jamaica, Rarax3: Ok, I’m not gonna lie but from when I first met Jamaica online, I instantly had a girl crush. First of all, we share a pretty badass last name 😉 and second, I swear this woman was born to rock print pants. She has the BEST workout pants. EVER. I am obsessed. Aside from last name sharing and her amazing print pants collection, she also loves to run, travel and workout (so we have that in common too!). And most importantly, a smile that radiates positive vibes so I know we’re gonna get along. Follow her on Twitter @itsrarax3.
Deanna, Live Fit Girls: Deanna has been living and breathing fitness since before she could crawl! She started teaching group fitness at the tender age of 16 and saw how it changed people’s lives and inspired them to live more fully. She turned her passion for fitness into a blog and her efforts into becoming a fitness expert so she could inspire more people. I can’t wait to meet the woman behind all of the amazing workouts and recipes that I love to follow on Twitter and Instagram @LiveFitGirl.
Carleeh, Mamarazza: I love talking to Carleeh on Twitter so could not be more excited to finally have the chance to meet this bubbly, inspiring woman! Ever since we became Twitter and Insta friends, I feel like talking to her online or even just browsing her Insta pics brightens my days. She’s always positive, supportive, full of energy and a total kick ass #sweatpink sister! Follow her on Twitter @mamarazza21
Jenn, Pretty Little Grub: I’ve always been a fan of Pretty Little Grub – from her recipes to race recaps to her beauty and makeup tips (lord knows I need all the help I can get with that!). From stalking her blog and catching up with her on social media, I have a feeling we’re going to get along famously and cannot wait to have a chance to hang with her this summer. Follow her on Twitter: @prettylilgrub.
Megan, SkinnyFitALicious: Megan never ceases to inspire and amaze me – she is a fighter who has bounced back from multiple injuries and weight gain – to become the incredible athlete she is today. She lost over 80 pounds in 5 years through fitness and healthy eating and loves to share her journey with others. I am constantly in awe and inspired by this woman and cannot wait to meet her in July! Follow her on Twitter @skinnyfitlicious.
Julie, Julie Goes Healthy: Julie’s story is one that so many can relate to – a struggle with her weight that led to unhealthy habits (like working out 6 hours or more a day!) to finding balance and love for herself and her body. I love Julie’s brutal honesty, her sense of humor and can’t wait to meet this incredible woman in person. Follow her on Twitter: @JulieGoHealthy
Erin, Erin’s Inside Job: Erin is a recovering addict, fitness instructor, and blogger for the Huffington Post. This lady has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life and writes about everything with such brutal honesty that you can’t help but feel like you already know her. I love her post about her decision to not be gluten-free because I can so relate (I made a decision to stop being vegan some time ago). I am so thrilled to meet this woman – Erin, I’ll see you in July! Follow her on Twitter @ErinsInsideJob
Natalie Jill: Natalie is a total fitness and social media rockstar! She transformed herself from an over-stressed, overweight and depressed woman into an inspiring fitness model. She also knows a thing or two about building a brand using social media – and is an expert on all things Pinterest. Really looking forward to seeing her speak and meeting this fabulous lady! Follow her on Twitter @NatalieJillFit.
Jessica Matthews, Fit Expert Jess: You could say that Jessica and I have already met; in fact, we’ve seen each other’s faces and heard each other’s voices over our computer screens. A few years ago, we were both guests on a running and fitness related Google Hangout series and I could tell right away that we would get along famously. Jessica is an ACE certified personal trainer and writer on all things fitness – you can check out her articles on Huffington Post, Shape.com, and various other outlets. Follow her on Twitter @FitExpertJess.
Who are you most looking forward to meeting at BlogFest with #SweatPink 2015?
Stay sweaty friends!