Posted by terrepruitt on July 26, 2011
You might have read that I was asked to do a Nia demo at a somewhat local Fitbloggin‘ MeetUp on Fitbloggin’ World Meetup Day. I had stated that there was a lunch. The lunch was a wonderful potluck lunch. There was a lot of yummy food on the table. One thing that was on the table that Foodie was sharing was containers of Chobani Yogurt. I had never tried that, but I had wanted to because I remember seeing it on her blog. At the end of the meeting they were all still in the bowl she had them in. At first I grabbed one, one I knew I would like. Honey. But there was more left and she was generously pushing all the leftovers off on people, so I grabbed another one. One I probably wouldn’t buy because I wouldn’t think I would like it. I am not a fruity yogurt person. It was mango. Ok, guess what? I am now a fruity yogurt person.
When I first opened it I thought, “Yuck! Fruit on the bottom.” Not only do I not like the fruity yogurt flavors, I do not like the fruit on the bottom. But I wanted to try it. So I stirred. It was really good. Mango can be a mushy fruit when it is really ripe, or after I am done cutting it. But typically it is not a mushy fruit to begin with so it held up well in the yogurt. That is one reason I don’t like fruit in yogurt is gets mushy. I am not a fan of super mushy fruit. Another reason I am not a fruity yogurt person is that it is usually too sweet. This was not too sweet. It was really good. I had a little tartness to it, I think. The combination of the crunch of the fruit and the not-too-sweet made it really good.
After my first bite I thought, “This is why they give this stuff away.” Because once people try it they will more than likely buy it. I know that I have purchased a large variety of products that I normally would not have had I not been able to try them in the past few years. For some products a free sample is awesome.
This morning I tried the honey, which turned out not to be honey. It is vanilla. Honey or vanilla is usually the flavor I buy or lemon. But I have not seen a lemon flavor in the Greek yogurt. And the yogurt I used to buy has HFCS in it. Not something I want to eat. Besides I love the protein in Greek yogurt. There is such a great amount, it is awesome. In addition to be so much thicker and creamier. Yum.
Well my verdict on the vanilla is, no thanks. At least not to eat plain. Maybe if you at it as a dip or put honey in it, it would be ok. But I would not grab a container of that to eat just by itself. It tasted like the PLAIN non-fat yogurt of the brand I used to buy, except with a bitter kick to it. I only ate a portion of it. I will stick to the mango flavor.
Posted in Food | Tagged: Chobani Yogurt, Fitbloggin' World Meetup Day, Foodie McBody, free sample, Fruit on the bottom, HFCS, High Fructose Corn Syrup, local Fitbloggin‘ MeetUp, Nia, Nia class, Nia demo | 2 Comments »
Posted by terrepruitt on July 23, 2011
July 9, 2011 was Fitbloggin’ World Meetup Day. I had heard of Fitbloggin’ when I was asked if Nia could be there next year. I hadn’t heard of it before or that I could remember. When I was looking for Nia people online (a few years) I found Foodie McBody on Twitter, I think. She posted a blog post about Nia. I was so excited that she had posted about Nia that I commented on her post and we starting talking a bit. I hadn’t realized when I first read her post that she is not too far from me. I think that is how it happened. I am not sure anymore, all the social media sites get blurred as I connect with more people on more than one site. But I did actually meet her briefly at a Nia Jam. And now we keep in contact via Twitter, Blogs, and FaceBook. So she was the one who asked me if Nia would be represented at the next Fitbloggin’ Conference. I will have to look into that. In the meantime the Fitbloggin’ community decided to have a World Meetup Day where Fitbloggin’ bloggers would meet in different locations all over the world. I think that is cool. Foodie volunteered to do it at her residence and she asked if I would attend and do a Nia demo.
Of course I wanted to learn more about Fitbloggin’ and, of course I wanted to introduce Nia to a group of Fitness people. So I went. There was a walk, a lunch, a talk, and a Nia demo. When I got in my car to go there I was confident I could get there just fine. Well, I didn’t get there just fine. I was later than I wanted to be. I made it for the end of lunch and the talk. The talk was awesome. Danica of Danica’s Daily shared information about how to monetize your blog. She talked about some fabulous tricks and tips. It was awesome.
She talked about tags, SEO, advertisements that you place on your site to get paid on, placement of things, colors, text, hosting, non-hosting, names, logos, content, and a lot more. Believe it or not she covered all that in an hour. It was very interesting.
A handful of people actually stayed for the Nia demo. We were not planning on doing an entire Nia Routine, we did a few songs. As often is the case with Nia the participants were surprised they worked up — or almost worked up a sweat. When you do an entire routine there is definitely a chance to work up a sweat. It all depends on what you put into it. Just like your blog. There are so many things that you can do with a blog it really depends on what you put into it. We received a lot of great information that day so we can take it from there.
I am thankful to Foodie for inviting me and letting me share Nia with the Fitbloggers. Originally the group was going to be much bigger, but things came up. It still was a great turn out and I was happy to meet all that attending. Thank you, Foodie, I appreciate it! I was happy to have a glimpse into the Fitbloggin’ community.
Two more timely posts about the Nor Cal Fitbloggin’ MeetUp:
Fitbloggin’ Local Comes to NorCal!
The First Annual Nor-Cal Fit Bloggin’
Posted in Misc | Tagged: 2011 was Fitbloggin' World Meetup Day, Danica, Danica's Daily, Facebook, Fitbloggers, Fitbloggin, Fitbloggin' Conference, Fitbloggin' World Meetup Day, Foodie McBody, July 9, Nia, Nia demo, Nia Jam, Nia participants, Nia routine, Nor Cal Fitbloggin', Search engine optimization, SEO, Twitter | 9 Comments »