What a weekend!!!!! I’m still on such a high and I don’t want to come down. Where to start……
First, let me thank Core Hydration, because if it wasn’t for them this experience would have been through others Instagram stories. Core reached out to me and asked if I wanted to do an Instagram giveaway for a VIP Ticket to the SF Tour. I of course said yes, but didn’t realize the Winner AND I were getting a ticket!
Once I found this out I was over the moon excited. I was finally going to meet the two women that have influenced my life in so many positive ways and are responsible for getting me to where I am with my career.
I promptly posted my giveaway and was excited to see who I would be going with.
So many incredible women entered and had such inspiring stories. Some of the ladies I had met and some I had only connected with on Instagram. When the day came for the winner to be picked, I was so excited to see who I would be sharing this experience with.
And the winner is………..
I had connected with Kanani a few years ago on Instagram. My husband and I took a trip to Pismo Beach last year and I knew there were several TIU Girls in that area. I wanted to organize a TIU Meet-Up, but Kanani was the only one able to make it that weekend. We ended up hiking Avala Ridge with our husbands, her two children and our two dogs. It was quit an adventure and one we would not soon forget.
I wanted this to be a memorable experience for the both of us, so offered to have her stay with us so we could get to know each other more and bond over Rosé and Face mask 🙂
Kanani arrived Friday and my dogs immediately remembered her and were literally obsessed with her the whole weekend. Tongue baths, puppy cuddles, no privacy in the bathroom and barging into her room to give her good morning licks. (thinking about it now, she may never come back haha)
I had planed for us to do a Pilates workout, so invited two other girlfriends and we (I) may have overdid it and made us a little sore the next day.
I even had the opportunity to meet a local TIU girl Erica the week before as I found out I was teaching her and her Co-worker a Pilates Intro class.
We ended the night with Chicken Tikka Masala and wine, then off to bed to get our beauty sleep.
It was a beautiful day in the city and so many beautiful new friends were made and old ones strengthened.
Lets talk about the SWAG.
The bag, AWESOME, the hat, ADORABLE (fits beautifully), the Coola and perfume, MMMMM DELICIOUS. So so so happy with the Swag bag. I ended up using the Coola to “freshen up” for K&K as it smelt so good. (much better then I did)
Just so you know, the Avocado tights are to DIE for. After talking to other girls wearing them and getting their feedback I had to purchase a pair. I felt lucky enough to find my size as they were going FAST. They are SUPER soft, thick, fit beautifully and don’t show the undies!
The first workout was Core Power Yoga, we unfortunately missed that one as we were shopping, sharing inspirational messages and making bracelets.
The second workout was with Jillian Michaels and as expected, kicked our BUTTS. I can’t post many videos of the workout as the language…….haha
After a much needed water break and towling off, Katrina and Karena were up next. Dance Party!
Before we started the workout, Katrina shared the story of how her parents met in San Francisco.
During the workout K&K would come out into the crowd and do a few moves with girls. Katrina ended up in front of me and here I am getting caught video taping her booty.
As she got up I was still video taping. I said “Hi Kat”, she grabbed my hand, gave a girl a hug and slid right in between Kanani and I and side planked it out with us. (she smelt sooooo good) I quickly dropped my phone on my mat haha
We ended the workout with a beautiful Yoga flow and affirmations read by K&K
Hot messes, but our lipstick is still in point (LipSense).
On to the Rosé Garden. Super cute and cozy.
Had the opportunity to talk to Keeks for a bit. Totally sweet and down to earth as well.
AND NOW, the moment I had been waiting all day for. Our group “Sunkissed Cuties” got called to line up to meet K&K. It went by so fast, but I remember what I said and balling, but I don’t remember what they said haha
I do however remember their kind eyes and Karena almost getting emotional as I thanked them and told them how much they had impacted my life. I totally ugly cried 🙁
It was one of the most beautiful days. There are very few places you can get 100’s of women together and not have any cattiness, rudeness, ugly stares/glances or eye rolling. Everyone was kind, polite, patient and just happy to be part of something so magical and this is a direct reflection of the two women that created it.
I don’t know Katrina and Karena personally, but I do know you can’t created something beautiful if beauty is not creating it and that’s what these two women are, Beautiful inside and out and I feel so honored to be part of it.
Thank you Karena and Katrina!