RG Connie

Founder of the Ripped Goddess Community

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My name is Connie. I’m called mommy, wife, sister, friend, confidant and lately… a motivator. Its funny how things happen – I’ve worked in human resources for over twenty years in a training and development capacity and my skills were always best used when helping and coaching others. I was good at it because its what I love to do – inspiring others to see the best in themselves. Fast forward to today and I’m still trying to inspire folks!

Throughout my life, I’ve been blessed with a healthy body and a competitive spirit. I’ve always been involved in sports or dance and kept myself active, but as life took a turn for the serious, I found myself ungrounded and turned to a less healthy lifestyle to cope with the passing of my parents.

One day I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw – not just physically, but the light was out. I didn’t see a woman who was passionate about anything nor doing anything other than existing. We’re not put on this Earth to “just exist” we’re here to LIVE.

That hard look in the mirror resulted in registering for races in which, at first, I SUCKED! Boy did I run-stop, run-stop… but I finished. And then I ran another race and another and another until I could run the entire race without stopping and felt great crossing the finish line. Next came my introduction to weight training. I happened into a strength training class and again – I SUCKED! So I kept going until I not only sucked, but I became a beast. I haven’t looked back since.

I started this page because I KNOW that there are others out there who are just as passionate about living a positive, strong healthy lifestyle. We all start for different reasons, but our ultimate goals are pretty much the same… to not just exist, but to LIVE. Let’s live this life together.

Much love RGs!

Comments

  1. Connie your awesome!!!!! Ripped Goddess has done so much for me. I love all the RGs and Warriors

  2. Connie,
    I loved reading your bio, inspiring. I lost my Mother two years ago and that’s when my “beast mode” went out. It’s taken me 2 years to get it back, but it feels great. I’m learning to love myself and find the strength I need to get back into “beast mode”. I realize the only thing i have control over in my life is myself…I need to strive for my personal best. In a way I’m glad I fell off-track, because now I know how important it is for the mind/body. thanks for sharing your ‘strength’, it’s inspiring to all of us!

  3. Great site connive & very inspirational, it’s funny your comment about entering races, I’m doing my first 10 k tomorrow & I well remember your advice even if I suck I will try again :0) x

  4. Hi Connie,

    I too am a Mommy, Wife, Friend and Sister. I rarely if EVER post anything on websites but after coming across Ripped Goddess and reading a little about you I had to leave a comment. I lost my Mom19 years ago and my light began to dim. Over the last two plus decades I have birthed 5 children, gotten divorced and had the person I was meant to be happy with come into my life a few years ago. I used food as a way to ‘cope’ not realizing there was no hope in that route. My Earth Angel as I call him got me back living again and working out and wanting to be in the moment. I have recently gotten down to smallest I have been in over a decade and I dont plan on stopping. Sometimes I feel a little lost because I havent a clue as to what I should be doing but I get moving and feel better. I plan on scouring the website to learn as much and incorporate new things into my life. This journey feels good and I plan on making it a Lifetime enhancement. Thanks for sharing with us about you and this awesome website!

  5. You have inspired me tremendously. I don’t like what i see and I did this to myself. Now is the time to un-do the damage and take the journey back to me. Time to start LIVING!