Happy Monday Morning Lettuce Heads!
You may be completely aware of what gives you the biggest high you’ve ever experienced, and continually want more thereafter experiencing it. Adrenaline junkies are an incredible example. Trekkies, maybe another? Clearly people enjoy varying substances and hobbies, but I will tell you that my high is 100% fitness. Any chance I can get to compete in a way, push my body, or just get an overall wonderful workout- I love. I do have certain restrictions Ive put on myself- due to having knee surgeries AND wanting to live a long, healthy, enriched life. I cant beat my body to a pulp- unfortunately that wont get me anywhere. And I cant be overtraining my body so that its in a state of stress, defeating the wonderful properties of exercise. So I do my best to keep that balance. I will admit getting swept up from time to time!
For that reason, this weekend was an ideal weekend for me- as it had quality time with loved ones, inspiration from the health and fitness community around me, and some kick tail competition. On Saturday I joined Julie Voris and my fellow coaches (others who help people with their health and fitness goals) for a Super Saturday event. We had an amazing Turbo Fire meets P90x meets RevAbs workout. We also went over some big topics including a new cleanse the company we work for is offering, helping others get rid of sugar and caffeine addictions, just an over all reset. And we also got to see all the people who have lost anywhere from 5-100′s of lbs from the products and tools we help people with. Shakeology, etc. Talk about motivation.
Heres THE Julie Voris alongside Tony Horton, they’re BFF, and shes one of my fitness inspirations. You know when youre practically a kid and you say to yourself, “I want to be like her one day…”? This is who SHE is to me, and many others- a woman passionate about ending the trend of obesity
Here we are getting our workout on- can you spot me (hint Pink tank top and wicked hook)!
On Sunday I participated in the Carmel Sprint Triathlon. I broke my 2012 Triathlon seal and it was a success. Did it with my wonderful friend Katelyn- future Y Spin instructor! I finished 2nd in my cat and 132/537 all in all. The swim was harder than I remembered, the wind was wicked on the bike, and my run was surprisingly super fast. I had no idea I could run a 7:16 min mile! My favorite part is not only getting out there and feeling alive, but the competition and comradery that goes along with this. Everyone cheering everyone on- it truly brings me to tears every time I experience it. If you want to see the good in people- go to an athletic event (marathon or triathlon). People are not only impressive physical specimens, but theyre kindness and energy are equally matched.
Dont be intimidated by our model-esque hair and psycho guns.
I then watched my sister kick some soccer booty. Im the oldest of 6, and Bella is the baby. Shes one fierce competitor and it was so fun watching her play. I used to have such a hard time watching soccer since I stopped playing due to my dislocating knee caps. Now, as I grow up and realize my gifts in life, I realize that soccer was so much a part of who I was and developed who I am today. Im watching more and more of it and am so happy for those that I love continuing to kick tail in it. This includes just about everyone in my family and even my boyfriend now. Its my turn to continue to be their biggest fan and Im surely proud to do it.
Here we are at the soccer fields. She’s a rock star!
After, grabbing a bite to eat on a beautiful day!
Teaching Spin tonight,but after that I’m signing off for a week as I’ll be out of the country. This is my first trip away in years and I may just have to disconnect all electronic devices as a promise to myself to put Maria first, get a little one on one with nature, and just relax. I’m going to take tons of pictures and I’ll most definitely fill you in on how I made the most of my time abroad once I return.
Maria “Like the Lettuce Romaine” xoxoxo
Here is my group ex class schedule for when I return!:
Monday: Group Cycle @ 6:30-7:30 pm. Downtown Y.
Tuesday: Turbo Kick @ 6:00-7:00 am- Yoga Monkey + Fitness in Broad Ripple
Turbo Kick@ 6:35- 7:35 pm. Downtown Y.
Wednesday: Turbo Kick @ 6:30-7:30pm. So.Be. Fit Studio in Broad ripple.
Thursday: Turbo Kick @ 7:00-8:00pm. Yoga Monkey + Fitness in Broad Ripple.
Friday: Group Cycle @ 6:00am-6:55am. Indy Bike Hub YMCA