Instagram is an incredible platform of social media. You’re able to reach an audience of like-minded people and connect on a common-ground through pictures…who doesn’t love pictures?! I know the old saying is to never judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to Instagram, the opposite rings true. Pictures express our emotions, our lifestyles, our backgrounds, what motivates us, excites us; what makes us happy. And, of course, let’s not forget our meals. Who hasn’t uploading mouth-watering pictures of a meal a time or two?! If you’re nodding your head no, I don’t believe you. Especially if you’re a TIU girl – this is pretty much a rule of thumb to get initiated into the #tiuteam.

share. love. inspire. sweat.


If you’re not a member of Tone It Up, some of my lingo will seem foreign; when it comes to Instagram check-ins during challenges, such as the current #friskyfall, we’re encouraged to check in. What does that mean? Posting pictures alllllldayerrrrdayyy of our meals, workouts, motivational quotes, etc. Basically anything that embodies the TIU way of life; share. love. inspire. sweat. In fact, during 8-week challenges, our likelihood of winning weekly giveaways is increased by checking in (posting pictures) and interacting with the TIU community by encouraging others.


On that note, my Instagram dedicated to solely Tone It Up (@tiu_shelley) is such a ray of light during my day. The support I constantly receive from other TIU girls never ceases to amaze me. Each and every single one of my family of followers seems to say just what I need to hear, at all the right moments. I swear, no matter what outside chaos is going on in my life, my TIU girls keep me grounded. They keep me smiling. They keep me motivated. They keep me HAPPY. If I’m ever feeling down, I just open my TIU instagram, and scroll through my posts. Even just looking at my feed of bright colors, happy things, inspirational collages and quotes makes me smile and boosts my mood as an instant pick-me-up. I mean, just look at it!

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“I don’t want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it.” 
― Marty Rubin

If you’re part of my TIU Instagram family, thank you. Thank you for inspiring me, making me smile, and making me feel so loved, each and every day. I hope I continue to inspire you the way you all encourage me!



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