Founder of the Ripped Goddess Community
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!