Archives for May 2013

Lululemon Ambassador Summit Day 1

I have SO many photos to go through from the Lululemon Ambassador Summit I attended two weeks ago… so I’ve decided to break it down into parts. There were 110 of us from all over North America and the UK coming to the event. We were all traveling on the same day and trying to use the Facebook group page to see where everybody was coming from. The day of, we found out that about 20 of us were all connecting in Chicago to Vancouver.

Sweet gathering of Lulu peeps in the terminal! 
(Some peeps were off grabbing food before our 4 hour flight)

Once we got to Vancouver and through customs, off we went for a quick visit to Lulu headquarters and then onto the two huge tour buses that were taking us up to Whistler for the weekend. You should have seen the taxi line taking us all over to headquarters!

Bus time! 
 Now I know (or at least I’d heard) Vancouver has the same weather as Seattle and it rains a WHOLE lot, but the weather gods were definitely hookin’ us up with some sweet sunshine that week! Hello, scenery! There wasn’t a person on the bus who wasn’t crawling to the windows trying to catch the views on their iphone cameras. 
I was a little jealous of the climbers as we drove through Squamish…
We had to just enough time on the bus to try to locate our roomies (via our matching keychains and quotes) and get to know the fellow ambassadors. My girl, Aleah and I were practically caught up on each other’s life stories by the time the two-hour drive to Whistler was complete.
My roomie, Lara! 
 It was an awesome scene as we pulled up at the Four Seasons! An entire crew of Lulu staff was there dressed in sombreros and welcoming us with a cheering party. We were ecstatic to come into our rooms to find bottles of wine, fresh produce, and Lulu gear! 
Lululemon had rented out the ENTIRE Four Seasons hotel for our event that weekend and had basically taken over the place.  There were bits of Lulu everywhere you looked. I have no idea how long it took them to set up, but you could tell they put so much thought and effort into it. This was kind of setting the scene for how the week was going to go. 
A stool and hammock made from recycled yoga mats and straps! 

All the main rooms were transformed to make it feel like home
Reading area was the Library. Restaurant was the Kitchen
Meeting room was the Family Room, etc. 
Loved it! 

We had about an hour to get ready and head down to the “Kitchen” to have our Get To Know You Dinner and settle into the week. There were awesome introductions from the staff that had put everything together, as well as from the Lululemon CEO, Christine Day. It was great to hear some inspiring stories as well as hear about the now infamous “see-through” pants dilemma they had a couple months ago. It’s great to see though how they handle the rigors of a growing company while still trying to stick to the mission statement that they had from the very beginning. Inspiring to say the least…

We knew we were in for a pretty kickass couple of days! 

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Bedroom Decor (and trying to act all Martha Stewart and ish…)

So I don’t think I ever got that “girl gene” that makes me decorate. I’m not crafty either. I completely appreciate house decor, but never think about my own. I’m not somebody who can look at a room and envision it a different way. I don’t look at burlap and scissors and think, “I can make a wreath out of that.” But then I look at my friends’ homes and blogger buds’ photos and think, “Shit, I can do that… I just need to do it.” Enter Ikea, Target, and Pinterest… actually Pinterest was absolutely wonderful, but after about 5 minutes I was getting completely overwhelmed. We’ll save that for the next level of decorating.  I knew I’d have to start small, just like I tell all my personal training clients when we begin, so I just picked some colors I’d wanted to work with and went from there. I think we all know how much I love charcoal gray and yellow, so I went with that. And talked my BFF into going with me to Ikea…

 I found this charcoal gray duvet cover and the two square white (with black) pillows. 
I also scored a yellow candle for my bedside table 
(the metal bird I found at a festival a year ago 
and the table itself is actually a trunk that has shelves inside, found at a local antique store)

These mini vases were $2, 
and the yellow rocks to throw inside them were $1.50. 
Up top, fellow bargain shoppers! 

I already has these wooden ball things as vase filler 
so I chucked those inside the larger newly-filled-with-yellow-rocks vase and BOOM: 
sweet ish for the top of my dresser… along with my cutie nephew, Jaxson’s photo. 
Tango’s kennel has never been particularly stylish 
so I covered it with a yellow throw blanket from Target 
and topped that with this fake plant (that I can’t forget to water) and these pretty candles. 
he wasn’t super excited about me waking him up for the photo shoot…

I tossed one more pillow onto the bed just to secure my newly earned Chick Card:
 1 bed + 87 pillows = girl’s bed
Not a total Bette, but a vast improvement.

After thoughts of this post: 

*Doing a bedroom post requires thorough cleaning of the bedroom… a plus. 
*I had no idea it’d be so frustrating trying to get a decent photo of my bed. F’ing pillows…
*At least this was a good excuse to vacuum and dust. 
*This ish took far too long. 
*This is why I’m in the fitness industry and not in the interior decorating industry.
*How does Emily do this ish every week?!
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VLOG: Q&A Part I

if this were a Friends episode, it would be called
“the one where Ami says “um” a thousand times.”
And I’m supposed to be a public speaker. Sheesh! 
moving on: 
I got a bunch of questions so I’m breaking this up into a couple parts. 
Here are the first 3 questions: 
and if you’re thinking “7.5 minutes?! A’int nobody got time fo that!”
Question #1 is at the beginning (duh)
#2 is at the 2:17 mark
#3 is at the 6:00 mark
Thanks for all the questions. Part II is in the works! 
If you’ve got a question you’d like to add, leave it in the comment field! 
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VLOG: Q&A Part I

if this were a Friends episode, it would be called
“the one where Ami says “um” a thousand times.”
And I’m supposed to be a public speaker. Sheesh! 
moving on: 
I got a bunch of questions so I’m breaking this up into a couple parts. 
Here are the first 3 questions: 
and if you’re thinking “7.5 minutes?! A’int nobody got time fo that!”
Question #1 is at the beginning (duh)
#2 is at the 2:17 mark
#3 is at the 6:00 mark
Thanks for all the questions. Part II is in the works! 
If you’ve got a question you’d like to add, leave it in the comment field! 
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