Screw FOMO (fear of missing out); I have LOPMIAAMO (lack of planning means I am already missing out).
In the first few Fitbloggins, I think we were all still getting to know each other and we really saw the hotel as our space to connect. In more recent times, I feel like the hotel is the cruise ship and everyone is going on shore excursions (tea, Rockies baseball game, Red Rocks, etc.).
My LOPMIAAMO usually stems from the pre-Fitbloggin dread of not feeling like I have done enough to earn my spot here cause I haven't exercised enough or lost enough weight. Or hell, I haven't even blogged a lot/at all lately. I know it still shocks you all to find out that I am an introvert. (No lies, I really am.)
Then there is the always-present nagging voice in the back of my head that no one wants to play with me. Last-picked for kickball kind of stuff. When that LOPMIAAMO sets in, I usually just wander off by myself. I have done a lot of walking in Denver cause of that.
This year my LOPMIAAMO is a bit of the above with also having had a busy month leading up to Fitbloggin15. I just didnt read any of the "ZOMG LET'S DO THIS!" posts. I signed up for Fitbloggin and the hotel months ago and then tucked that away in my brain only to unwrap it to book my flight and get packed.
Last year the LOPMIAAMO really got me down. And this year, I didnt plan any better. LOPMIAAMO is worse than FOMO because it means i could have done something about it and just didn't for whatever reason.
The solution is finding a way to reengage. I will get there.
[Edit: I realize now that had I planned better, I would have taken a day trip to the Anschutz Wellness Center....]