Happy Fat Tuesday Everyone! Many of you will embark on 40 days of abstaining from bad habits or behavior you deem less than appropriate, or you will implement something very positive into your life. Many people even go the health route, which I applaud and support. Any motivation you may need to put your health and happiness into the forefront, power on! What Im not going to support is a day/night of binging and unapologetic behavior on this very celebrated Fat Tuesday. I just cant sit here and let everyone go around thinking its okay to behave like a cookie monster, drinking and eating everything in their sight. Im all for having a great time and enjoying great food, but definitely in moderation. Hopefully nothing that can come back to haunt you, set all your progress youve been working on back to square one, or confirm behavior that people choose to ignore when they indeed have drinking or health problems.
Regardless, Im definitely not here to judge, condemn or lecture, but Im a firm believer in implementing positive things in our life and the bad will filter out naturally. I wanted to share with you a week full of love and inspiration that I was fortunate to have. Sharing it with you all helps me remember just how blessed I am and why its worth breathing every breath with purpose and living the life I choose to celebrate.
On Valentines Day my man came with a beautiful set of flowers, surprising me at work!
I then cooked a pretty scrumptious dinner if I dont say so myself, sushi appetizer, garlic tilapia, rice, spinach, and crepes for dessert (not pictured because we gobbled them up too fast).
With some wonderful women passionate about health and fitness, attending a Beach Body event where we met with leaders and inspirations. Great energy and so glad I went.
At Usual Suspects having a scrumptious dinner with friends, heres their awesome fresh salad with crab meat and sea food gumbo!
Listened to my friends band at Monkey’s Tail in Broad Ripple with great company!
Did some variety in my workout program by implementing Insanity…LOVE IT. Definitely got my heart rate up and Im so game for more to come with this program.
Tried out the Tropical Shakeology! While Chocolate is still my fav, I know its just a matter of time before Im in love with tropical- I just have to find the way I like it, experimenting until I get there. Its Vegan and Gluten Free and jam packed with nutrients. So glad theres such variety in the healthiest shake around.
Again my life is filled with wonderful things and Im very fortunate. I dont know if Ive looked at everything as such a blessing as the way I do now, but it surely helps to continue to put my health and happiness first- knowing that this is not only the best version of Maria for me, but for everyone else too.
Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday, a wonderful start to your 40 days, or just a wonderful week being a rock star, as per usual.
Maria ”Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxoxo