Happy Wednesday Lettuce-heads!
Today marks a momentous occasion for myself and mariaromaine.com. Its this very site’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I still remember the conversations that led to me exploring my own very blog/site. After throwing around the idea with those close to me, following some favorite blogs online, and daydreaming in my head on how fun it would be, a great friend and coworker proposed that I create one and that he’d help me out (Plutone Web Solutions). As Im never for a lack of words and enjoyed writing very much my whole life, I knew this would be a fun fit. Its been an incredible journey so far, but the biggest treasure its provided me is an actual place to be intimate, open, honest, vulnerable, talkative, passionate, scared, empowered, and myself.
I had a bit of writers block earlier this week and Im glad that I did. I normally wait to write my blog when I have something big to say, and upon realizing it was my one year anniversary (thanks John) now I do. Similar to the way I lead my classes, I want what I do to be touchable, knock your socks off, through the roof energy, and pumped with passion. If I taught 5x a day, it’d be hard to do this. If I wrote every day, it’d probably be hard to do this. So thank you for coming to my classes 4-6x a week, and thank you for reading my site 1-2x a week with its updates (or catching up with it once a month). Whatever it may be, the comments, the high fives, the kudos, the questions, have all inspired me to continue to be here, to post, to ask, to film myself, and to just plain do more.
A lot has happened over a year, I’ve helped handfuls of woman and men achieve health and fitness goals, Ive stretched my opportunities with proposals to mentors and leaders I never thought Id muster up the courage to talk to, Ive fluctuated with strength and fear, Ive become an uber fan of self development, Ive become an ambassador for Oakley as a beautiful performer, Ive listened to my body’s aches and pains despite frustration, Ive fallen in love, Ive admitted to everyone around me that I want to make a difference in the health and fitness community, Ive committed to myself that Im not going anywhere.
I have no shame in being proud of this day, this year, and all Ive accomplished. Im shutting up the negative, blase, nonchalant voice and Im resounding, forwarding, and echoing the voice that gives a big fat damn.
Thank you for letting me celebrate with you all. With each person that reads this time and time again, I know Im spreading my lettuce-head leaves and if its anything like this year, its only going to get better!
Heres my reel of pictures this week as Ive been all jazzed about eating clean, going green, and beginning to ditch cheese, eggs, and animal produce- stay tuned, wont ya?
Green Machine from Natural Born Juicers
Challengers (Fall for yourself 90 day) came to class! Michele was the winner of month 1 (pictured left)
Hiking it up at Eagle Creek!
Oakley Event! Email me to reserve spot! 🙂
Flowers from my sexy man. Flowers= especially sexy.
Out and about
Exploring more expensive holistic flare
Making like Bob Markey- no lies- I want YOU to want this stuff 🙂
Comment below , like the lettuce , high five me on the monon, forward this site, love yourself ,
Maria “Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxoxo