Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event Day 2 – Quick Recap of Activities

Today was day 2 of my time here in California for the Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event. I’m going to keep this update brief, since it’s just too much info to post, plus I have to be downstairs in less than an hour for dinner (dont’ want to hold anyone up). It started with us meeting in the lobby at 7 AM. I met the other bloggers plus some of the Nutrilite Staff. We were driven to the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health for our health assessments. I am looking forward to those results, which will be mailed to us.

Here is a group photo of us in front of the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health:

Nutrilite Group Photo

After the health assessments we ate breakfast, which was delicious. We were then given a tour of the center by Bob Tully (I have pics and video of that too). After the tour we were shown a video that explained what Nutrilite is all about. I must say, it was impressive. They then brought in Bob Tully to talk about perfect balance, Dr. Duke Johnson, M.D. to speak about optimal health, Diane Paetz to speak about fitness, Micheline Vargas to speak about Nutrilite Sports Nutrition, Jenn Stuczynski (Olympic Silver Meal winning pole vaulter) and Tom O’Rourke (masters track cyclist and world-record holder) to discuss sports.

While the above few hours may seem overwhelming, they weren’t. Everything was done smoothly and the time just flew by. We even managed to get in a quick 10 minute workout! I broke a little sweat and so did a lot of the others.


After that we had lunch and some time to talk with Dr. Duke, Jenn Stuczynski, and Tom O’Rourke. Each shared some insight. Jenn and Tom had some great stories and Dr. Duke was very open about sharing his knowledge. We then departed for the Avia Hotel and set out for a group run/jog/walk. John and I decided to jog, while some of the more “in-shape” folks ran. Some people decided to just take a stroll around the area since it was a very beautiful day out.

So that brings me back to now… I am finishing up this post so that I can hop in the shower and meet everyone for dinner. The entire trip to this point has been amazingly eye opening and well worth it. I’ll leave you with a quote (albeit an extremely paraphrased quote) from Tom O’Rourke with regards to weight-loss.

If you want to lose weight, don’t set a goal of weight loss. Set a goal that you can achieve and the weight loss will come.

That really resonated with me because I’ve been there. When I set a goal of being able to do a pull up or being able to do 15 burpees, I have success on the scale and in the mirror. But when I only set weight related goals I tend to get absorbed in that and it really throws my off mentally.

With that said, I’m outty 5000!

Here is a list of the other attending bloggers, in no particular order. Be sure to check them out as they share their life experiences.

Jennette –

Mark –

Veronica –

Evita –

John –

Steve –

Sarah –

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. GeeNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like a good time was had by all. Are you affiliated with Amway?

  2. It was great to meet you Israel, really glad you could make it! Good luck taking this motivation forward.

  3. EvitaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Israel!

    So good to check out your blog and share in your journey a bit.

    Thanks for the recap – always neat to see the same event from another person’s view point.

    It was also so great to meet you – best of success on your continued health and wellness journey!

  4. virginiaNo Gravatar says:

    you looking very nice
    l say thank to God for you share your goal
    with other keep going you gone get your
    own star love you..

  5. FreebiesNo Gravatar says:

    I enjoyed reading this thanks for sharing. Good Luck

  6. JohnkNo Gravatar says:

    Good luck with your weight loss program. Must admit…I admire your tenacity and optimism. I wish I had the same committment. Maybe I would then lose my excess fat..LOL

  7. byebyebigguyNo Gravatar says:

    One word……….. Nice!

  8. heemo11No Gravatar says:

    I enjoyed reading this thanks for sharing. Good Luck

  9. Hey Israel,

    Sounds like it was a good time. It got you out of the cold anyway? 🙂

  10. thanks for the great diet tips! i know they will help me lose weight!

  11. Hi

    Nice diet tip, please tell me some other beneficial diet tip for my friend, his weight is very greater than a normal person should have.thanks

  12. JasonNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Israel- First of all, love the title of your blog :o) I appreciate you putting your journey out there on the web, so others can benefit from watching your transformation. I am a product rep for Nutrilite, and I have a growing interest in optimal health, so thanks for your feedback. It was great to hear a little bit about your Nutrilite experience.

    Keep on keeping on!


  13. Nice to know that i’m not alone!

  14. Its a nice post Israel, I like the way you compiled the activities, I wish to be a part of the event. I think I too need to look for some event like this.

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