It’s 11:00AM and it’s already the most amazing day of my life!
I was on The Today Show this morning promoting my book, which is now in stores! It was truly an incredible, crazy, awesome experience. And I wasn’t even that nervous!
It’s time we STOP focusing on the scale, and STOP obsessing over the mirror. Beauty is balance, beauty is health, beauty is kindness. The healthy living blog community really helped me understand the greatness inside each of us – we have such a capacity for love and kindness. You are beautiful!
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My morning started off really early! BFF Lauren stayed in my hotel last night, and we both woke up around 5:20 AM. I had ordered room service so I had something healthy to munch on. The portions were huge – I had eggs, toast, and fruit, but split the entire thing with Lauren without a problem. My breakfast:
I was so happy that Lauren was there this morning! She is very calm and rational, and it rubbed off on me!
At 7 AM, Lauren and I said goodbye, and I walked downstairs to meet Publicist Lindsay in the lobby. She whisked me in a car, and we drove over to Rockefeller Center.
It was a mad house!
And guess who else was there? Several other healthy living bloggers came to support me with the cutest signs! They were on TV, too! You girls RULE.
Once I arrived in the Green Room, I talked to Publicist Lindsay and Publicist Adenike a little bit, went over the interview with a producer, and then I was taken to hair and makeup.
Fun fact: the man who did my hair once did Jennifer Aniston’s hair for a movie!
Ran into some mommy bloggers who were visiting the Today Show for the BlogHer conference!
Upon re-entering the Green Room, I saw Victoria Stillwell in the corner (she has a reality show called “It’s Me or the Dog” about dog training). I resisted every urge to scream and jump up and down! I was more excited to meet her than anyone else – I LOVE HER SHOW. I also resisted the urge to tell her how crazy my dogs are and ask her to come to my house.
I also spotted the Pioneer Woman and said hi!
And then… it was time to go!
Honestly, I wish I could say I fully lived in the moment, but the minute those cameras turned to me and I heard, “We’re here with Caitlin Boyle…” everything went kind of black. I did the total interview on autopilot. It was a BLUR and over SO FAST even though it was nearly 5 minutes long! I tried to emphasize all my points, resist the strong desire to play with my hair, and SMILE! I thought about all my friends and family supporting me and definitely felt all the positive vibes from the blog world!
I felt so relieved when it was done! My publicists were happy, and I felt like doing major fist pumps in the middle of the studio.
Came home and excitingly checked the blogs and Twitter. The outpouring of support has been unreal, and I am SO thankful. I TOTALLY realize none of this would be possible without our awesome blogger + reader community and am eternally grateful.
Munched on some leftover fruit, made some calls, and now I’m trying to recompose myself for more press.
In case you’re interested:
- I’ll be on the Sirius Radio show “Broadminded” from 3 to 3:30.
- I’m also on the Sirius show “Cocktails with Patrick” from 3:30 to 4.
- And last, but not least, I’m going to be on “Good Day Philadelphia” at 10:45 PM <— gonna be a long day!
Gotta go too lunch. 🙂 Thanks again for everything! I’m glad I can share this wild ride with you!
First! Saw your feature on the Today website (I’m a def fan on that show). It was awesome to see you on there. Congratulations, and funny that the Husband made his TV debut, too!