Who in the heck is this crazy teacher? . . . My kids think I'm a total spaz, but it's mostly because I love them so much, it's hard to be calm. That, and I might LOVE coffee☕ This is year 5 of teaching! . I run marathons(8 to be exact) and am passionate about running. Why? Because it kicks my own butt! 👣 Snowboarding, water skiing, camping, sky diving, hiking...give me ALL the shredder sports! 🏂 I have a baby niece named Paisley who will rule the world one day🌼 I'm a Grad student earning my Admin Credential...I'll be a Principal someday! ✏ I travel the world with my best friend when I'm not teaching(Costa Rica is our favorite so far), and our furry pup Parker(who is a Golden Retriever with Dwarfism) is our only child and knows it🐶 I'm passionate about serving kids because it's how I see time well invested. I'm ridiculously optimistic but a realist because truth matters. May this Instagram be a way of sharing resources and telling real stories. #teacherlife #iteachtoo #englishteacher #class #9thgrade #ninthgrade #highschool #highschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #whenimnotteaching #shred #teacherlife🍎
She’s almost done!! It’s no secret that summer is my JAM! But Back-to-School time is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!! 🤗🤗🤗 I have been working on and off in my classroom since the beginning of August and it’s FINALLY starting to feel like home! I can’t wait to start another year with a classroom full of love and energy and happiness!! T minus 3 days until there are kiddos in here!!! Catch a tour of my classroom in my “Teacher Life” highlights on my profile! 😍😍
Girls: “I don’t lift weights because it’ll make me bulky” Well ... no 😂 I can stand here and flex like @claymatthews52 and look jacked AF (which I’m MEGA proud of, by the way) ... but I don’t walk around looking like this 😂😂 I don’t need to walk sideways through door frames. I don’t look like I’m constantly holding really heavy packages at my sides 😂😂 ➡️ swipe to see a normal selfie I took seconds after this one. Does THAT girl look “bulky”?? No. Lifting weights makes girls STRONG and LEAN. Lifting weights builds muscle (duh 💁🏼♀️) which burns MORE calories, and weight training continues to burn calories, even after your workout is over. I challenge you to add weight training to your health and fitness routine. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #girlswholift
When I’m not in the classroom you’ll find me painting peoples faces for all their special occasions in life 😍 . . . . . . #teaching #teach #iteachtoo #teacherfriends #teacherbloggers #educator #education #alwaysateacher #alwaysastudent #schoolteacher #teacherchat #pracstudent #lovetoteach #primaryteacher #teachstarter #teachersofthegram #classroomdisplays #classroominspiration #pinterestinspired #cricut #teachersthatmakeup #year4 #yearfour #smartgoals #goalsetting #term3 #makeup #whenimnotteaching
You. Guys. This is BIG. My team has NEVER done this before, but we kinda figured WHY NOT??! 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ . Tomorrow my team and I will be hosting a one day FRIDAY FLASH SALE (limited quantities!!!)💰 I'm talking AMAZING deals on some MIND BLOWING fitness programs, nutrition plans, supplements and TONS more! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 You guys know I'm a BUSY TEACHER and scoring GOOD DEALS is my jam... so I decided why NOT help you all say YES to yourself during this crazy back to school time!?! . If you’ve been on the fence you’re going to want to hop off it 😉😉😉 . As we were putting together the deals last night I was getting SO EXCITED!!!! Whoever joins in will be entered to win the MEGA 🎉😘 raffle (dare I say Kate Spade is involved)?? . DROP A 👍🏼 in the comments (tag a friend or two if you'd like) and I'll add you to the FLASH SALE group so you can COME and CHECK things out! 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻
“How are you so happy all the fricken time?!?!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Short answer. I’m not.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Long answer: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m 100% human and have days where I am not my bubbly, happy self. When I’m “in a mood” it would be easy to be short tempered and grouchy and overall unpleasant to be around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HOWEVER. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (This is my secret people. So listen up.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I try my absolute hardest to sing and smile, and spread positivity anyway. The people in my life, deserve to be around the best version of me and putting someone else in a bad mood because I’m in a bad mood doesn’t help anyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You might not always feel “in charge” of your mood... but you are 100% in charge of how to react to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spread positivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #teachersinsummer #20somethings #fitnessmotivation #preschoolteacher #preschoolteachersofinstagram #summergoals #girlswholift #teachersonbreak #whenimnotteaching #weightlossmotivation #healthandfitness #harrypotterfan #huffletuff #hufflepuffandproud #vxs #puravida #autismawareness #mentalhealthawareness #positivity #happinessproject #behappybehealthy #allisonkayfitness #bealighthouse
Does anybody else like a specific bike or certain spot to stand in your group fitness class(es)? .................. This is “my” bike. I show up 15-20 minutes early to set-up #27. If I’m late and don’t get it, I am thrown off the rest of my day. ................... Please tell me I’m not crazy... .................... #groupfitnessgroupie #whenimnotteaching
This girl. She’s been my mini-me since day one. We have THE MOST things in common and she thinks (for now anyway) that I’m the coolest. 💗 I am determined to prove her right. I am determined to be someone worth looking up to. I will be kind. I will be happy. I will be healthy. I will be strong. I will be unapologetically weird. Because she deserves to know that she can be too. 💗 #auntlife #auntlifeisthebestlife #rolemodel #theyarealwayswatching #maryliz
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing Anyway. ☀️🎵☀️🎵 I am a positive, happy, bubbly person naturally. I smile. I look for the good. I sing and dance and laugh. . But there are days (like today) where I am just in a funk. I don’t feel like myself. . But I KNOW this isn’t ME. I didn’t become a grumpy negative soul over night, and this feeling WILL NOT last. So, I go about my day as normal. Do things that I KNOW make me feel good. I work out, I eat tacos, I listen to 90s girl power music... I sing anyway. . Tomorrow will be better. . #tomorrowisanewday #positivevibesonly #happygirl #sunshinesoul #singanyway
Since the DAY I started my health and fitness journey... my goal was to have legs like Carrie Underwood. . But as I stood in this tiny hotel gym this morning... I thought... “Damn my legs look GOOD 😏” And no offense to Carrie, but they look like MINE. . I’ve recently been VERY intentional at trying to stop this comparison game. I was constantly looking left and right, comparing myself to every damn person I came across. Even Carrie. . Life started getting easier when I just started started looking ahead, trying to be ME, instead of trying to be 1,000 different people. . #carrieunderwoodslegs #bodypositive #stopthecomparisongame #bodygoals #selflove
Busy life this summer? Too busy to workout? Wanna bet? 😏 I am one week into this new program and I am SO DAMN IMPRESSED with it that I am opening up a 2nd group, for people who missed the boat and are ready to jump on board! 4 workouts a week (yeah, that’s it) 30ish minutes at a time 3 rest days Flexible nutrition plan (with a built in cheat day 💁🏼♀️) Accountability and motivation included 50% weights 50% cardio 100% possible in your actual life I NEED you to give this a shot! YOU NEED YOU to give this a shot! We start July 30th. What do you have to lose? Message me already!!!
Dancing ... singing ... who says workouts have to be dreadful!? Did today’s workout challenge me? Yup! Did it make me tired? Yup! Am I sore? Yup! Did I let it get me down and kill my vibe!? NEVER!
Tomorrow is the big day!!! My new bootcamp FINALLY kicks off!! 8 weeks. 4 workouts a week. 30 minutes a day. SERIOUS muscle gains anticipated 🤗 I have a team of go-getters ready to do this with me and I can’t see where they take their journey in these next 8 weeks. Curious about what we’re up to?? Message me or drop a 💪🏼💪🏼 below!
If you’ve been waiting for a sign, that now is the time to start... HERE IS YOUR NEON FLASHING ARROW! Last call to join my July bootcamp. If you have excuses this program SMASHES them. Seriously. 💁🏼♀️Busy Day? ➡️ 30 minute workouts 💁🏼♀️Vacations planned? ➡️ 3 built in rest days 💁🏼♀️Like Burgers and Beer? ➡️ Built in cheat day 💁🏼♀️Like Cardio? ➡️ We’ve got that 💁🏼♀️How bout weights? ➡️ Got those too! 💁🏼♀️Just starting? ➡️ Modifications for EVERY MOVE (Check out my stories for those 😉) Sound too good to be true?? 100s of people have already seen AMAZING results! Check out the progress pics ➡️➡️➡️ ... then MESSAGE ME (or) click the link in my bio!
I stumble upon these every once in awhile and it makes me laugh... It doesn’t matter how far I’ve come in my fitness journey... I am always surprised by how fricken sweaty I get 😂 The picture on the left was after an hour long bootcamp style workout outside in the middle of July in 2016. The one on the right is from a 20 minute workout in my house on Tuesday 😂
“Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly” . . . It took me a LONG time to find my wings. I was so self conscious and unsure of myself, and it was easier (or perhaps safer) not to try, than to risk the embarrassment of failing... but it got to a point where I couldn’t stay put any longer. I took a breath, took a leap of freaking faith, and not only did I fly... I’m SOARING. Your wings ALREADY EXIST! All you have to do is trust them!
Goal weight: Strong AF ONE WEEK until we kick off my Lift and Cardio Bootcamp! Time is ticking and I only have 5 spots left 😱😱😱😱 30ish minutes. 4 days a week. Flexible meal plan. This is program is PERFECT for your busy summer and the rebuttal to ALL your “I can’t because....” excuses 😉 and with the $$ back guarantee all you have to lose is the unwanted weight inches emotional baggage and self doubt. YOU can do this! We’ll do it together! Click the link in my bio or drop a 💪🏼 in the comments!
It’s July 1st and you know what that means?? It’s my 🎂BIRTHDAY MONTH🎂 My birthday isn’t until the 30th but what’s stopping me from starting the celebrations now?? Anybody else celebrate for an entire month? Or is that just me 😂
Meet the old me, and the new me. 60 lbs separates us, physically. But I was weighed down by SO MUCH MORE than that. The girl on the left was sad, and self conscious, and uncomfortable AF in her own skin. She was nervous about everything, and limited herself from believing she could be more. But 2 years ago she decided enough was enough and started, one day at a time, to take her life back. Eating healthy foods, while not restricting her favorites. balance. 😉 Exercising regularly. Not because she hated her body, but because it was time she fricken started RESPECTING it, and she began tackling her struggles head on, being intentional about strengthening her mind, and calming her constant worries. She worked fricken HARD. And THANK GOD she did, because I got to meet the girl on the right! And I like her 💁🏼♀️ #anxietygirl #anxietygirltakesonindy #anxietyprobs #allisonkayfitness #shamelessselfie #charlotterusse #forever21 #smileeveryday #happinessproject #weightlossjourney #teamhufflepuff #huffletuff #teachersinsummer #whenimnotteaching #summergoals #summerlife
Saturday vibes, taking it easy ☕️🙂⚽️🌻❤️ Did you get outside today? #keepitsimple #playoutside #outdoors #appreciatethesimplethings #happiness #feelingpeaceful #fitnessinstructor #dayoff #whenimnotteaching - - - - #jeanjacket #momlife #momofboys #simplicity #simplejoys #messyhairdontcare
I am LIIIIVVVING my absolute best freaking life!!! 🤗😍🤗😍🤗 If you would have shown me this picture 5 years ago and told me this smile came from a WORKOUT I would have, straight up, laughed in your face. I was never an athlete and therefore, exercise wasn’t really something I felt like I would be good at. (Isn’t funny the lies we come up with to avoid the things we don’t want to do?? 😂) Then, when I did start. I started in gyms and didn’t think it was possible to get results working out in my living room like Jane Fonda or Olivia Newton John in the Physical video 😂😂.... Not to mention finding the motivation to do it on my own. But these “silly” at home workouts have lead me to this place. 60lbs lighter, light years happier. Sweating it out with 1,000 of my closest friends 😂 working on our goals together. I *NEVER* thought this would be my jam. But here I am. Jammin’ 😏 #livingmybestlife #teacherlife #teachersinsummer #whenimnotteaching #summerlife #summergoals #teamhufflepuff #huffletuff #bettereveryday #anxietygirl #anxietygirltakesonindy
As I sit here on a patio in downtown Indianapolis, I am reflecting on what the actual hell I’m doing here 😂😂😂 No, seriously. I am a introverted preschool teacher from Iowa with a slight “thing” Harry Potter and Netflix. I don’t do anything brave or adventurous. I don’t travel alone. Crowds aren’t my thing. Putting myself out there seems terrifying. So WHAT HAPPENED!? As cheesy as this sounds... Beachbody happened. Beachbody has changed my life. What started as a frustrated last hope attempt at tackling my nutrition, has lead me to this place. I have changed a lot physically, that I’ve shared a lot. But I am surprised, and in awe, by the growth I’ve experienced internally. I am PROUD of who I am. I KNOW I what I’m capable of and what I DESERVE. I have embarked on this journey of tackling my anxiety and finding calm in the crazy. I am purposely setting out to do things that scare and intimidate me and I am coming out on the other side brighter and braver. I’m not there yet, I’ve got growing left to do, but my light is growing stronger every day and I DARE anyone to try and dim it. I am so THANKFUL to this business for giving me a community of people who BELIEVE in the same thing. Who INSPIRE me daily. Who ENCOURAGE me to be the best that I can be. This business is about SO. MUCH. MORE. than losing weight. SO much more. If YOU are looking for THIS 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 Trust me girl. I’ve got you. If I can get here, from where I was... you can too.
This is something about me that surprises a lot of people. So... I guess I hide it well... 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ and while I have made some SERIOUS gains in my anxiety the last few years... something that still brings me to a screeching halt is social interaction. I am a friendly and happy person, I LOVE to talk (my family can back me up on that 😂) but when I meet new people I absolutely freeze. I overanalyze what to say, and how they’ll react, what I should say instead, if that would be weird and what they’ll think of me... all before I even say hi 😕 I assume, for whatever reason, that people aren’t going to like me and I have to PROVE that I’m someone worth liking. Talk about pressure 🙈 This hesitation and awkwardness usually leads to broken eye contact, avoiding conversations and #rbf . Making matters worse 🙈🙈🙈 THIS is my MAIN goal to conquer on my week away. Meet new people, put myself out there, make connections (even friendships?) and show people the real me. This journey of mine is more than just physical health and wellness. I’m striving to build and strengthen my mental health along the way. Wish me luck! 😚 #anxietygirltakesonindy #allisonkayfitness #socialanxiety #teachersinsummer #summergoals #whenimnotteaching
You might see me struggle. You might even see me whine from time to time. But you will NOT see me quit. This journey has been far from easy. I’m stumbled. I’ve fallen off course. I’ve dominated workouts, and been humbled by them. But I have NEVER given up. Don’t confuse the detours for dead ends!! They are a part of what makes this a JOURNEY. #teachersinsummer #allisonkayfitness #whineaboutitorwineaboutit 😉 #cleverhashtag #whenimnotteaching #summergoals #summerlife #cantstopwontstop
Guuuyyyss!! Meet my trainer 😏😏 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 This treasure showed up on my doorstep today and I can’t wait to get started!! My 8 week lift and hiit program kicks off July 16th! 4 days a week. 30 minutes a day. A perfect balance of hard work and real life to get in killer shape this summer!! You joining me?? Or just watching from the sidelines?? Send that message!! #teachersinsummer #summerlife #summergoals #fitteacher #huffletuff #whenimnotteaching
Starting summer off right! A little 3 day backpacking adventure with four good friends is the best way to say hello to summer.
Had a great weekend full of adventures with my husband @jamesiphoneography Getting ready for more summer adventures with our rooftop tent, exploring in our beautiful PNW. #jeeplife #pnw #exploregon #wanderlust #myotherlife #whenimnotteaching
Hanging out at the Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas. Beautiful day to be outside! 📷👌😎☀️