Happy Wednesday the 8th of February. What, already!? Where the heck did the beginning of the month go? I think we all know that the Super Bowl madness was insane and so fun. Big props to naptown! I was out nearly every night just walking around, went to an exclusive Play Boy Party, made eye contact with Adam Levine as he was transcending the escalator with his entourage, not yet noticed by anyone other than my boyfriend and I, and spent quality time with friends and family- all sharing in an incredible environment… leading up to a quality football match…that I could barely keep my eyes open during.
I’ll mention and you might figure that I was quite spent, doing 2 hour Spin classes, regular workouts, walking around on my legs all day and still working my 40 hour job. So many people were making sacrifices as well, but it didnt feel all that difficult when there was so much to do. Then all of a sudden it hits you, and youre falling asleep during the coolest commercials that occur all year. Thank goodness for Madonnas fun halftime show which woke me up a bit!
Staying on the fitness wagon wasnt tough for me, but considering that a majority of your weight loss/management is in the kitchen, I felt the need to cleanse out the nasty residue consumed over the weekend- much like I deep rinsed my dish washer. The cool thing on both accounts, is that it worked! Yay to no residue on my dishes and yay to me being proactive and eliminating some of the toxins that I dabbled in over the weekend. Upon talking to another Y member after a Spin Class, we shared with eachother the reflections of fueling poorly and how it affects your mood, bodily response, and psyche. After feeling a little sorry for ourselves, we both agreed we can be our own worst critics and patted ourselves on the back for doing a 2 hour spin class!!! Upon coming back to reality, I did a revised shakeology cleanse to initiate my regular routine of clean eating.My revised cleanse had me drink shakeology 3x a day plus some other fuel to make sure I was eating enough for the day considering my activity (some fruit, oatmeal, peanutbutter to help fuel the 1000 calorie workout from Monday night).
It worked crazily in getting it all out which I love, while not starving myself and feeling very energized. I would highly recommend this to anyone so long as theyre following a fair plan. If you want the directions to the cleanse, facebook message me and Id love to share with you the 3 day cleanse instructions. There are some whacky ones out there, in fact most are, which I do NOT recommend. Now Im back to drinking it once a day and eating properly, while maintaining my exercise schedule. Im so happy to get back on routine, but would have truly regretted not living it up during the Super Bowl. The bobs and weaves of proper nutrition will always be there, its just a matter of how to stick to plan and not beat yourself up in the process.
Some fun pics throughout the long fun weekend:
Before our exclusive party- with my dear friends from College
With our friends visiting, in from Michigan- @ Burlesque Bingo in Fountain Square
Waiting in line for the Barenaked Ladies concert downtown before the game!
Some announcements, Tropical Strawberry Shakeology is open to being ordered on Valentines Day, February 14! So excited.
The E&E formula is an all natural pre workout blend that helped me big time during my 2 hour sessions. It took a moment to adjust, but I love it now to help with my workout’s efficiency and recovery.
You can find both at: www.beachbodycoach.com/Mialettuce. If you saw the invite on Facebook, Im doing a new challenge where everyone buys shakeology and drinks it once a day for 30 days, sharing results, effects, recipes, and holding eachother accountable. Im so happy to be able to help people from the convenience of facebook exclusive groups. Please let me know if you want in on this, this deadline is February 14th and you can buy everything at: www.shakeology.com/Mialettuce.
This pretty much sums up the fact that it was a whirlwhind of a week, completely worth it, and now its back to normalcy. I’ll leave you with my addiction for egg white and oatmeal pancakes (1/4 cup each, add baking powder, cinammon, vanilla extract and cook stove top like a pancake) with Better N Peanutbutter. SO amazingly good.
Also I add chobani yogurt to my shakeology– another amazing and fun add.
This concludes my thoughts and reflections for the week and I cant wait to see you in class or hear from you virtually. Never hesitate to reach out and lets rock it out together 🙂
Maria “Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxoxo