Hey lettuce heads!
This past month has been interesting for me. I have been desiring to reach certain specific physical goals, but as I moved toward these accomplishments I equally am finding resistance when it came to said specific goals. When in goal setting mode, I like to assess my why and keep coming back to that, especially when finding resistance. My why this time…. was a professional, walk my own walk, be my best, practice what I preach and working on the absolute most sincere version of myself. Sometimes we think that comes in a sort of physical package. Maybe a few less lbs, eating more clean, having less dependencies, being an absolute model for those around me. But after visiting my own coach in the nutritional field, I realized I was being awfully hard on myself. I also realized I needed to really find a different motivation, because part of being “my best” is being kind to myself, treating myself properly, being human, living life, and sharing my happiness with those around me. I too can get in tunnel vision status and forget what its all about, life and love and the pursuit of happiness.
With that said, I treated myself to some cupcakes this weekend, a nice dinner out at a Vegan restaurant, and a sun shining bike ride. I focused less on calorie counting and went over in my head just what it is that Im after when it comes to accomplishing my health goals, my business goals, my personal happiness goals. Ive realized I want to feel empowered and loved. The ability to say no to the easy thing and instead run towards what I know is right and is what I truly want and to know that Im worth it underneath it all, is the driving force behind my actions going forward. Whether thats treating myself on a Friday night, or proving to myself that I dont need anything but some quiet time, or a day off, or a new pair of jeans, or a hug, or permission on being confused or unsure or just plain figuring it out- thats one of the most empowering things a person can do, is to ask for help, support, a partner in crime and as a result, Ill feel the feeling of love Ive been after all this time. A love for myself, appreciating every part of me.
Whens the last time you did some reflecting? If youre finding resistance to accomplishing specific goals, I ask you to step back and ask yourself why? Why did you start this goal? If you still feel its truly something you want, and often times the things we want the most we have the most resistance to, so we need a stronger force to get us there….ask yourself what is the feeling youre absolutely going for every day that equals happiness to you? If you can try approaching your goals with the feeling and intention behind it, you may just find more success, or atleast a bit more happiness amidst that pursuit.
Hope this helped and heres my photo reel of the weekend 🙂
Maria “Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxo
My Superwoman Green Juice
Awesome, awesome place- So Bro Cafe (Vegan, gluten free, amazingness)
My yummy tea
One of the best meals Ive had in awhile, Buffalo Tempeh with quinoa and spinach
Kale on the side with orange juice- WOW
Speaking of empowerment- thanks Hulk!
Our YMCA Cyclathon- 3 one hour sessions raising money for those who cant afford their own memberships or programs- I have the greatest coworkers/staff/fellow instructors. The YMCA is an incredible place to be.