One day I woke up tired of being the girl who felt uncomfortable in her skin. Tired of hating my photo taken. Tired of how I felt in all clothes, feeling the need to change 3x before leaving the house. I was tired of fad diets, feeling so restricted. I was tired of giving up on myself time and time again. At the time I was 3 pant sizes bigger, 20lbs heavier, felt like shit all the time and I quit every time I started ANYTHING. And every time I just more defeated and went back to coping with binge eating.
It wasn't until I reached out to a total stranger on IG, who was running monthly groups like the ones I now run. She was willing to BELIEVE IN ME before I believed in myself. I got proper tools - at home workouts, a simple meal plan that didn't make me feel deprived, daily dense superfoods, ACCOUNTABILITY & coaching. I starting feeling SO GOOD, confident in myself, my body. I started seeing results and BELIEVING IN MYSELF 🔥🔥 I knew if I wanted to stick with it to create a LIFESTYLE I had to pay it forward as a coach (it will be 4 years next month 💕) And more than anything I didn't want to stop feeling this good 🙌🏻 I wanted to keep seeing results. I started enjoying the process 💪🏻I'm not perfect, I've had off days, missed workouts but through my monthly groups I've kept myself accountable. I ALWAYS get back up and keep going! Because now its my job to lead by example, show up for myself and be there to believe in others 💕 I will continue to pay it forward because this changed every area of my life 😭🙏🏻
❤️🙌🏻 If your ready to commit to yourself, you need someone to believe in you and support you along the way, with tools you know work (cause they worked for me the past 5 years + hundreds of other women I've mentored) Form is in my bio 📲💌 Reminder its never too late to be your own #WCW
Thinking I need to get my nails done again this weekend. I gotta say - as a lifelong nail biter, ever since I started getting the dip powder regularly I’ve been able to grow them out! 💅 -
Have you ever gotten your nails dipped? Or are you a gel mani kinda gal??
Oh, and these clementines are the perfect post-lunch sweet tooth kicker lately 🍊😊
This girl and I have had quite the day. She treated me to a blow out and I treated her to a photoshoot 👯♀️💕. We both received an email yesterday stating that Beachbody needed a new headshot because our teams pre-qualified for a big rank in 2019 called Elite 🙆🏻♀️. I believe this to be a sign and I felt like we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take advantage of this together. Last year we were dreaming of days like this where we would be together instead of her at work and me at school working on my thesis. Here we are, doing coaching full time, living our best life... together ☺️. Such an incredible feeling that hard work truly does pay off.
If you put the work in the results will come.
I used to eat like crap and eat like crap and finally when I hated my body enough, I would attempt to workout, which consisted of run/walks that would last about 2 weeks, then I would find excuses.. I don’t have time, I don’t have money, I don’t have the energy to go to the gym, I don’t know what I’m doing...
Finally, I stopped making excuses and just started because it’s hard to make excuses when my workout is only 30 minutes, can be done in my living room, and shows me exactly what to do! Not to mention costs me what I’d spend for a gym membership and I get more out of it than just workouts! .
When will you stop making excuses, so you can see the results you want?
So about this 6-Week pilot test group..... I think it’s working 😇. Can’t wait to share more with you in my Sneak Peek Group on November 1 (which conveniently is my birthday so it’ll be the best present of all). It’s going to change you in ways you cannot imagine. I know because.... well, let’s just say I’m feeling pretty damn great ☺️
Golly! My face was so much MORE round and chubby.
Strange that at the time I didn't think I was that out of shape or full faced. So happy I found this healthy, easy to live lifestyle!
You can too; we can TOGETHER!
DM me or comment 🍁 below. Never too late to join our "Fall into Fitness" tribe.
Who doesn't have 25 minutes a day to dedicate to themselves? How can you 100% show up for others if you cannot carve out a small portion of your day for yourself?
I know life can get crazy busy and we may be exhausted after a stressful day, but instead of doing nothing, why not do something your body will thank you for?
It's about making time. Save the excuses. If it matters you will make time. Instead of saying I don't have time, try saying it's not a priority. See how that feels.
Do something for you today. You won't regret it 💫
I used to be the queen of baggy clothes to cover up my unhealthy lifestyle and insecurities...
But I’ve learned to make better choices for my body and love the body I’ve been given! .
What’s stopping you from loving your body too? If it’s something in your control, make a change, but also learn to love what you feel are downfalls because God made you exactly how he envisioned for a reason!
Dinner doesn't have to be complicated and time consuming.
Grilled chicken salads and two handsome fellas make for a perfect dinner.
Every day feels like I’m just running around and around in circles. So I drink my cold coffee and laugh it off.
I rarely have my lessons planned in full ahead of time📝
The grading just keeps piling up 🗂
Practices almost never get planned 🏑 —
But I’m surviving, the kids are learning and my girls are playing SO well lately.
By year 4 I’ve learned not to stress about the little things - and quite honestly I attribute that to the 90 minutes I have each morning for ME. To connect with our fit fam and build MY business.
It is so refreshing ✨
HEALTHY REESES 😍 •
1 Scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology or protein powder (or vanilla- swipe right)
1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
1. Melt Coconut Oil in microwave
2. Mix in protein powder
3. Pour in cupcake tin and freeze for 10 min.
4. Smooth out layer of pb and pour more powder/oil mixture on top
5. Freeze for another 10 min
Viola! HEALTHY Reeses without all the junk! <3
Pushing play on my workout was hard today
Girl, I get it. It’s hard to fit everything in—work, family, kids, doggies, social life, working out, hobbies, tv shows. I’m busy like you girlfriend, but I MAKE the time for ME and MY HEALTH. And so should you!! You wanna know why? Because YOU are worth it!
Wanna learn how to become a part of this amazing fitness community that in a few shorts months has CHANGED MY LIFE and can change YOURS too!? Follow the link in my bio and fill out the application for a bootcamp or DM me for more details!!! 📫
Slowly carving it back out 🔥🔥 I was telling some of my up incoming leaders on my team yesterday this is my FAVORITE time of year for leveling up my fitness + dialing in my nutrition. Truthfully a good part of the population starts to write everything off from here till the New Year. Because "yolo" and its the Holidays 🎃🦃🎅🏻 And my rebellious soul likes to do the OPPOSITE of what everyone else is doing 😉 But real talk the Holidays are only a day not a excuse to "treat yoself" the next 2.5 months 😜 Anddd I use to be that person who literally gained 10lbs between October -Jan because I LOVE the Holidays and sweets. Plus when I started my fitness journey I actually worked in a bakery 🍪🥧🍰🍩 😂 But I realized yo-yo-ing constantly wasn't conducive for achieving my goals. Plus honestly just trigged a bigger binge and make me feel like shit.
Someone told me the other day "it must be great to be naturally thin/fit" INSERT WORLDS BIGGEST EYE ROLL 🙄 You guys I have put in WORK for these results and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I spent YEARS struggling with my weight/my relationship with food and making excuses before I got to this place. But thats why I am SO PASSIONATE about helping other women with groups I run 👯♀️ Plugging you into the same simple tools that I use day in and out.
No hours in the gym, counting calories or over complicating it. 30 minute at home workouts + my PCS meal plan + nutrient dense superfoods + accountability + support & coaching. My Holiday Survival Test Group kicks off next week 🎉 If you want to beat the statistic of gaining Holiday weight + yo-yo-ing, instead getting shredded WITH ME this winter the form is in my bio 💌 #selfloveandhighstandards
Seana A. Connolly, i’d like to wish your ravishing soul the happiest day of birth. You will forever be the luckiest human being to have such an amazingly beautiful, funny and outstanding sister as me. That is a birthday life gift alone. Preach it, love it, live it. Cheers bitchhhhhh🥂🍻 #happybirthday #26yearsyoung #sisters #birthdaylove
Tonight was senior night for our field hockey girls and they completely surprised ME with this beautiful bouquet of flowers 💐 🌺 it’s basically half my size 😂 It was the absolute sweetest, and now I’m going to PTFO xcause it’s after 10 and I’m pooped 💪🏼 see ya tomorrow, fam 😘
My favorite notebook.
Its sups cute and to the point.
Make. It. Happen.
Goals Ain't gonna accomplish themselves!
House smells like fall and these pumpkin fig newton bars are the best fall time treat. I’ve already eaten four.
Best part is they’re dairy, gluten, & guilt free (without tasting like it). ⏩swipe right for the recipe (recipe props to:@cleaneatsbytay
- go show her some love). Also how cute are these little scavengers in the background? Forever waiting for crumbs 🐶
Happy Birthday to this bombshell<3
Thanks for picking me on the playground and being my best friend. From the matching tall socks. To beating the boys at football together and that one time we shared a boyfriend for 5 minutes in 4th grade. We took Recess by storm and now San Diego is our town. We may go a long time without seeing eachother but you will always be my OG babe.
Cheers to you Blondie! You are a beautiful force of nature a feirce and loyal friend and the life of the party. We will be the old ladies embarrassing our kids on every dance floor.
#26yearsyoung #foreveryoung #blondehurricane #BFF
When your Sunday Scaries turn into Monday’s reality.. you pick yourself up and know that tomorrow is a new day!
Teaching is such a hard profession! Today was my worst day so far this year and all I can do is be happy it’s over, clear my head with a workout, and be hopeful for a better day tomorrow!
Life will always throw you difficult times and situations, but it’s how you manage to get through those times that builds character and strength! .
A little yoga never hurt either!
Two of the questions I get asked the MOST are: 1. Where are your headbands from? And 2. What preworkout do you use? SO because of that... @maventhread
and I decided to team up for a giveaway. The winner will get TWO headbands and a 10-pack of my all-natural preworkout. Rules to enter:
1. Must be following @shortgirlfitness
2. Must LIKE this photo.
3. Must tag a friend and say why you follow me! 1 name per comment.
You can enter as many times as you’d like! Giveaway ends Thursday at 10 pm PST and will be announced Friday in my stories! Go go go!
Happy Birthday Babe!!! 10 years of friendship with you and im still not sick of your shit. You are one of the best people in my life, you mean the worls to me and i am so thankful to have a friend like you. Im so glad i have you in my life Nik. I hope you have an amazing birthday you sexy beast!! @nb_1015 #tapout #happybirthday #26yearsyoung #next10years #10years
One of my favorite tanks.
Comfy. Cute. Cause worthy.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Brest cancer runs on my mommas side. My grandmother lost her battle in early 40s, and my mother; she was diagnosed by ACCIDENT at age 35. Had they not found it when they did and had she not said that a spot still hurt from a car wreck, my momma wouldn't be here today.
Even if we argue, and don't have a superb relationship, a girl still needs her momma!
So, I had my first mammogram just the other day. A baseline to serve as a reference each year I have a mammogram. Be cautious, ask questions, support the cause, and yes, SAVE 2ND BASE! 💃
Woman said "oh my gosh! He is SO cute! You made an adorable baby. Good job!" Like yep; hard work pays off 😂
Insert "cutest pumpkin in the patch" phrase.
✨LAST CALL to join my Holiday Survival Test Group✨
I am looking for 15 women who want to lose 10-15lbs this Holiday Season instead of putting on the average 10-15lbs most people do during the last few months of the year! Or just focus on getting in the best shape of their lives with me so you don't have to set the same new years resolutions in 2019! All while still HAVING FUN and not turning down all the Holiday treats!
I am only accepting women who are willing to to do the following:
✨commit to 5-6 days a week of 25-45 minute workouts ✨follow a clean eating meal plan.
✨want to learn how to get fit, and stay fit without having your life revolve around fitness + food but your fitness + food revolve around YOUR LIFE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We kick off Oct 22nd but start prep week tomorrow 🤸🏻♀️ If you want to CREATE YOUR OWN TRANSFORMATION and be my next success story drop a 🙋🏻♀️ below or shoot me a DM & I'll send you a invite + deets for the Test Group 👇🏻💌😘
Fortune 🔮 today:
The most beautiful thing we could experience is the MYSTERIOUS 🌟💫
Due to popular vote last week, I’m going to start doing, “Week At A Glance” Videos in hopes that this may help you get some ideas for meals + want to know what’s coming to my page. Any feedback is lovely. It helps hold me accountable to know I’m going to be showing you my meals. 60 seconds is hard to trim to but I’d love to do more if you like things like this! I’m interested to see how these may help or excite you! 💕 p.s. noodles are cooked later to be added right before serving tonight.
Feeling overwhelmingly accomplished and proud this birthday. Just 2 short years ago I was in the middle of healing from tragedy trying to cope with PTSD, at an all time low with my chronic illness and wondering how I would survive. I remember crying as I put my makeup on getting ready for friends to come over and drag me out of the house to do fun stuff. Last year, I was quitting my job to stay home and focus on healing.
Welp, now I'm thriving, working full time and proud. I conquered my fears today and it feels so good. I still have such a long road in this journey, but I finally feel like I made it through hell and my oasis is beginning to lighten.
I am forever grateful for my tribe supporting me and keeping me focused on what's important in life and how abundant it truly is. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. 💜
#happybirthdaytome #26yearsyoung #librababy #halloweenbaby #iloveoctober #myhealingjourney #thriving #trapezearts #mindovermatter #progressoverperfection #medicalmedium
“When you find someone who’s weirdness compliments your weirdness you fall into mutual weirdness and call it LOVE” 💕
Happy ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to these two clowns!! Love ya both🥂🎉
Happy birthday to my fat fat! Hope you have fun and enjoy your birthday. No long paragraph needed cuz I done said it all already. I love you Chubs. #26yearsyoung
#1992 #LibraWarrior #26YearsYoung
! I’m so blessed to be here another year. This past year has definitely helped me grow in so many ways. I learned how to put my self first instead of others. I learned how to control my emotions a little better around people. I’m finally back in school, again. I learned how to accept what i cannot control. I learned how to finally stop asking why to people who never had answers. Now im stronger. And i dont put up with the BS anymore. If youre in my life than be it all the way. And if not, then trust me, i wont be missing you. Ive learned what is important to survive and what is irrelevant. A different mind set and different priorities ❤️ #LoveYourself