Good Morning Lettuce Heads and Happy Friday!
After a wonderful 6am Spin class, I am ready to have a jam packed, action filled, fantastic weekend. The reason I have such fun adventures planned, is due to the fact that I have nothing but the best of influence around me these days. Im definitely proud of the people I surround myself with here in Indy and Im just as proud of the new friends Im always developing elsewhere who have the similar passions and common interests that I do. I cant get enough of them, and fortunately for me, these super star people seem to like me too.
This can apply to any interest in your life. Whether your motive is to meet good friends, a mate, spice up your relationship, network for a career, or just plain enhance the quality of your life- it’s absolutely worth it. What Ive done successfully is put myself in positions to be around people who like what I like- a fun, awesome, workout. I teach what I deem to be fun, awesome workouts, and I attract fun, awesome people. They easily become good friends. I go to classes, events, sign up for races, etc where there will be people Im bound to get a long with, bonding initially with our passions for health, fitness, competition, but often it leads to so much more. We talk about relationships, faith, friends, dreams, our family. Social networking makes this very accessible. Follow any and every person/company/site/place that has the types of things you like- you are bound to find a million things to do and people to do it with. Last but not least, stay true to yourself- being someone you’re not, or trying to be someone you think others would like is only going to attract people you may not really understand/get a long with, and people can smell insincerity a mile away.
Its truly been a work in progress, but I have person after person I would love to spend my time with, and can think of atleast 10 people who would LOVE to do this or that on the top of my head. A quick way to find out who would join you? Talk about something cool you did at work, on facebook, whatever- people will speak up and want to join you next time. I am so stoked to continue to grow my network of inspiring individuals. Im fortunate to have incredible family and friends, and a man who is as energetic as it gets, but I cant tell you how good it feels to continue to develop relationships where Im inspired every day, will find people to join me no matter what I decide to organize, and am continuously introduced and invited to cooler and cooler things.
Theres no reason you can’t do it either- so get out there, and absorb how other people make happen what you sit and salivate over- be a sponge and it will surely rock your world. Life’s too short to be a square pants.
(I’ll post my fun things I did this weekend next week so stay tuned, below is just a taste of the incredible people I love to spend time with- check em out).
My sister- shes definitely the cool one
Karena and Katrina were perfect examples of how to have fun in a fitness world
A college friend who has been game to try just about anything I talk about
SUPing with my warrior-nina posse. They rock!
I literally have to keep up with him sometimes- a true ball of fun
More Oakley Sisters! Page is training for 70.3 and Christine sings her heart out, skis and gets adventurous any chance she can
A true inspiration- Julie Voris never stops- and I heart her
This is truly just a snapshot of the awesome people I have in my life. I realized how many more pics I need to be taking when Im around these women to prove it. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for listening.
Maria “Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxo