August 15, 2012
New Trimdown Vid + London Recap
First of all, new video! It’s a cross between a POP Cardio and a POP HIIT! Give it a shot – very quick – I think you’ll like it very much. It was filmed at Trafalgar Square and wish I had my friend pan the cam around so you could see the mini crowd that formed! Hahaha.
OK now…backtrack with me several hours when I was still on the plane…
I’m sitting on the plane right now on the way back to San Francisco and just finished editing some videos. I really wish that they had pluggers (oops, sorry, I mean outlets, but just FYI if you ever meet me I call them pluggers) on here so my battery would last longer! Which also makes me contemplate whether or not I should get an iPad. Although…I feel like it’s just a big iPhone. Do I really need another Apple product? Seems like all the YouTubers I hung out with these past 3 weeks had iPads and it made me want one! The thing is, I asked each one of them if I actually needed one and they were like well, it’s a good in-between but no it’s not necessary. Hmm, any of you have an iPad? What do you think?
One of your fellow POPsters Daniella from Finland just spotted me on the plane and came by to say hey. She’s so nice and we had a good chat about plane food and Glee. I love running into you guys!
Anyway, wanted to take this time to blog about my London experience since I can’t fall asleep. But oh! You’ll be happy to know that on this flight there are NO crying babies OR overtalkative people!!! I feel blessed! Haha – maybe it was meant to be that I missed my flight yesterday?? ☺
So 3 weeks. 3 weeks basically living in the dorms, making new friends, filming, editing, frolicking around London with YouTubers, and TRYING to workout. I am very sad to be leaving but I must say that it was time to get back. Like I said before, my diet and workout routine were totally thrown off and I am eager to hit it hard today. I think I arrive around 2:20pm so there will be plenty of time to freshen up, get myself together, and head out for a run or a gym sesh.
I never really felt like a “real YouTuber” until I came here for the Creators Invade London program that YouTube put on. I mean, where else can you find like over a dozen other people with their Macbook Pros out, headphones in, and just happily editing or vlogging along at 3 in the morning every night. It’s the YouTube culture. I thought I was the only one who felt most at peace at these hours. Apparently not! There are other creatures out there just like me! ☺
YouTube brought together about 30 or so channels and just gave us the opportunity to be creative in a new place with a cool event going on – the Olympics! It was my first time not just in London, but in Europe! So it was special. It was also special that we got to see some of the Games. I thoroughly enjoyed Beach Volleyball (so fast-paced) and it was awesome to be in the gymnastics arena! What those men and women can do with their bodies is beyond me!
The highlight of the trip though was definitely the POP Pilates meetup!
You guys were soooooo enthusiastic, so vocal, and so so nice!! (Thanks for laughing at my jokes.) I mean seriously, I think POPsters are the most well-behaved, happy, and life-lovin’ fans there are out there. When I meet you guys, it’s like meeting friends I haven’t seen in a while. I don’t know where I will be next, but I can’t wait to teach more and more of you in person. It’s the best ever!! Any thoughts on the next destination?
I’m grateful for the people I’ve met on this trip and the friendships that have formed from it. Seriously.
Having lunch with POPsters after our meetup! Food was so good!
At the new YouTube Creator Labs Launch Party in London with my new friends! From L to R, that’s Derek of Veritasium, Tony of Bleacher Report, Steve of STRskillschool, me, and then our program coordinators Rebecca, Austin, and omg I have no idea who the guy on the end is. I’m sorry!!!
Hanging (literally) with Coby and Cory from Dudeperfect after teaching a Pilates class at the Google Gym.
A funnily addressed gift I got from my friend Ify.
I hope you take every opportunity in your life to just enjoy and engage with people who make you happy. Life is about people and the relationships you form and the joy that comes out of it.
So what’s next? Gotta get the POP Pilates DVD edited and gotta get the Blogilates Community started up! Anything else you want me to work on while we’re at it? ☺
K love you. Muy tired. Time to sleep and be on a normal sched.