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CYBER MONDAY Deal You Don't Want to Miss!

Sweet friend, 

We hope that you had a great thanksgiving and Black Friday! We hope that you were able to enjoy time with friends and family, reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for! Our BLACK FRIDAY deal was a hit and we hope you joined us! But, if you missed out- Don't fret we have our CYBER MONDAY SALE! 

Check out our merchandise on Etsy HERE! Use the code CYBERMONDAY when checking out for 15% off! 

You can purchase all merchandise on our Etsy site

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Also, our CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL includes 15% off all sessions, packages, and services. You can  purchase these on our app HERE or website HERE! USE THE CODE CYBERMONDAY when checking out! 


Here is a great recipe to add to your meal plan after Thanksgiving! 

Leftover Turkey Cobb Salad

SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 oz cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups cubes butternut squash, diced
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups mixed greens of choice
  • 3/4 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or pecan halves
  • 1 tbsp craisins (optional)
  • For the vinaigrette:
  •  1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the butternut squash on a large nonstick baking sheet, spray with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake 15 minutes, turn then cook an additional 10 minutes, or until tender. Let cool a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  3. Divide the greens between two plates, top each with half of the remaining ingredients and dressing.

We hope to see you in the studio this week! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

DON'T MISS THIS!!!

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Happy Black Friday! 

We hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving day and were able to spend time with friends and family! We each have so much to be thankful for!  

Today, we are excited to offer YOU a TransFit Black Friday DEAL! We are offering 20% off ANY package, session, or item on our website & the TransFit app. This means that you can purchase ANY item, whether it is personal training, transformer sessions, or a nutrition consultation, for 20% off! You can purchase these packages on our TransFit app or our website and use the code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the discount! Each package will have an expiration of 3 months!

You can also use our BLACK FRIDAY deal on our merchandise on ETSY! Click HERE to go to our Etsy store! 

Enjoy this time with family, but remember to continue to exercise and focus on nutrition. Continue to make everyday count so you can be the biggest loser for Holiday Extravaganza! Check out our appwebsite, and YouTube channel for recipes and workouts! We can't wait to see you in the studio next week! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

A DEAL you DON'T want to MISS!!!

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Happy Black Friday! 

We hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving day and were able to spend time with friends and family! We each have so much to be thankful for!  

Today, we are excited to offer YOU a TransFit Black Friday DEAL! We are offering 20% off ANY package, session, or item on our website & the TransFit app. This means that you can purchase ANY item, whether it is personal training, transformer sessions, or a nutrition consultation, for 20% off! You can purchase these packages on our TransFit app or our website and use the code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the discount! Each package will have an expiration of 3 months!

You can also use our BLACK FRIDAY deal on our merchandise on ETSY! Click HERE to go to our Etsy store! 

Enjoy this time with family, but remember to continue to exercise and focus on nutrition. Continue to make everyday count so you can be the biggest loser for Holiday Extravaganza! Check out our app, website, and YouTube channel for recipes and workouts! We can't wait to see you in the studio next week! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Thanksgiving Day Inspiration! 🙏🏼

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Sweet friends, 

We are so grateful for you! This week has already been full of family and friends and it has been on our mind how thankful we are for our amazing clients, friends, and family. As Thursday approaches, let's stay focused on everything we are thankful for- especially the opportunity we have to live our healthiest life. Let's remember we can stay on track, even in the holiday season! Our Challenge this week for Holiday Extravaganza is to do cardio for 30 minutes each day! You can do it! 

During Thanksgiving, the main idea is to remember PORTION CONTROL. You do not have to avoid dessert completely, but focus on being mindful with your portionsModeration is the key! Maybe decide ahead of time which treat you want to have, and then decide which you could give up. For example- maybe skip the rolls and mashed potatoes, instead choose a sweet potato with honey and turkey, vegetables, and cranberry sauce, and then have a smaller piece or just a few bites of pumpkin pie. Toast some pecans for a healthier treat! Below are 3 Thanksgiving Tips to help you have a healthier and happier Thanksgiving Holiday! 

3 Holiday Tips:

  1. Make a list of why you started your fitness journey  and read it before going to your party or meal over the holidays! Keep your goals you set at the beginning of the month in mind! 
  2. It is okay to say "NO" to all the food pushers. You don't have to try everyone's famous recipe or try each of the foods that are sitting out. Check our healthy Thanksgiving recipes from our blog HERE
  3. Exercise over the holidays: Be ready to be flexible, your usually workout time may not work, so try to fit it somewhere else in your schedule. Join us at the Give Thanks 8K Thursday morning! 
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Take an afternoon walk before or after your meal, admiring the beauty outside and spending some time to be thankful for all He has blessed you with. Enjoy celebrating your health and spending time with those you love, and have an incredible start to this wonderful holiday season. Our Transfit Staff is grateful for you! 

Make sure to check back Friday morning for our Black Friday DEAL! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Need New Recipes and Workouts to Transform Your Thanksgiving?

Good morning sweet friends!

What a high energy week in the studio! Thank you!  Each of you are working so hard and we know that you are excited about the Holiday Extravaganza! With the holidays approaching, you may need this weekend to relax, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked  fall meal (click the link to get some great new menu ideas).  Cherish these times, slow down, and be grateful for the relationships in your life. Family meals are can be a time when you can learn what’s going on in everyone’s lives, when you can spark up a fun conversation, and just enjoy sweet company!

If you are like me, you've already begun to think about all the dishes you will "get" to prepare, events you will be going to, and the "full" (not busy) (yet wonderful!) schedule the next few weeks hold. Amidst all of the "fullness" of the season let's stay focused on our goals and be diligent even through the holidays!  There will be times when we will have a treat that maybe we didn't plan for or a day when we will miss a workout- BUT what is important is that you do not allow that to completely take your eyes off of your goals and your progress. If you put that small slip behind you but get right back on track, you will find that you are even better than before!! Patience and perseverance will be the name of the real holiday game!! 

Give each day your best in body, mind and spirit as you seek to become healthier and follow the Lord more each and every day! 

As you prepare for Thanksgiving, here are a few GREAT tried and true recipes from our amazing friends at Fire & Flavor that you can prepare for your family and guests. These dishes are DELICIOUS and so good for your body. You will be left satisfied and not have the miserable fullness that we have all experienced! Treat your body right this Thanksgiving and IT will be thankful!! 

Check out these great recipes from our client Gena Knox and her company Fire and Flavor!

Spice Rubbed Apple Smoked Turkey

Prep Time:  30 minutes + brine time

Cook Time:  About 2 ½ hours

Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Fire & Flavor Turkey Perfect Herb or Apple Sage Brine Kit (with bag)
  • 12-pound fresh turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 2 large aluminum roasting pans
  • 12 whole carrots
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Fire & Flavor Turkey Rub
  • Cotton string for tying
  • Fire & Flavor Premium Lump charcoal
  • 5 cups Fire & Flavor apple wood chips, soaked

FIRST  The day before cooking turkey, prepare brine according to package directions. Place turkey, breast side down in brining bag set inside an ice filled cooler.  Pour prepared brine and ice water over turkey.  Seal bag making sure to press out any extra air.  Brine for 12 hours or 1 hour per pound of turkey. 

NEXT  Remove turkey from brine, pat dry, but do not rinse.  Allow turkey to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before smoking.   Prepare charcoal grill for indirect heat (if using a Big Green Egg use deflector plate) and heat to 325°F. Double stack aluminum trays and line with carrots.  Place turkey on top of carrots and brush with oil; rub with Turkey Rub making sure to coat all sides.  Tie turkey legs together with cotton string and tuck wing tips under. 

LAST  Add 2 cups of wood chips to charcoal and place turkey over indirect heat.  Close lid and cook for 1 hour.  Add additional wood chips and, if necessary, more coals to keep grill heated to 325°F.  Close lid and continue cooking turkey until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast registers 165°F (cooking time is usually about 12 minutes per pound of turkey).  Carefully remove turkey and pan from grill and let rest for 30 minutes before carving. 

You can brine your turkey a day or two in advance.  Place brined turkey on rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered) for up to 24 hours before cooking.   

Wheatberry Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cherries, and Pecans

This salad is delicious served warm or room temperature and leftovers are perfect over a salad.  If you want to make ahead, toss bacon, pecans and sprouts just before serving. 

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  1 hour
Yields:  8 servings

Salad:

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2½ cups wheat berries
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 3 strips bacon, crumbled

Sprouts:

FIRST  In a large stock pot, bring water and stock to boil.  Add salt and wheat berries, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 45 minutes or until berries are tender, but still have a bite.  While berries are cooking, combine lemon juice and olive oil and set aside.  Drain berries, toss with half of dressing; set aide. 

NEXT  Preheat oven to 425°F.  Halve or quarter Brussels Sprouts, depending on their size.  Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet coated with oil.  Drizzle sprouts with oil and sprinkle with Chicken Rub.  Toss and spread in an even layer, cut sides down.  Roast for about 20 minutes, until edges are brown and crispy, tossing half way through.  Remove from oven and combine with wheat berries. 

LAST  Toss wheat berries with cherries, pecans, bacon, and remaining dressing.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Serve room temperature or warm!

Roasted Delicata Squash and Arugula Salad

We love this fall harvest salad with almost any meal.  Delicata squash is easy to slice and roast and adds a slightly sweet, but hearty element to any salad.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Yields:  6 servings

  • 3 medium delicate squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups baby arugula
  • 3 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup toasted pecan halves

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil

FIRST  Preheat oven to 425°F.  Cut squash into ½-inch slices and scoop seeds out with a spoon.  Coat two rimmed backing sheets with a little olive oil.  Toss squash with brown sugar and oil and spread in a single layer on baking sheets.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, until both sides are golden brown, flipping until half way through.

NEXT  While squash are roasting prepare dressing.  Whisk vinegar, mustard, honey, and oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

LAST  Toss arugula with enough dressing to coat.  Arrange in a large, shallow bowl or platter and top with squash rings, cheese, pomegranate seeds, and pecans.  Serve immediately.

In addition to these excellent recipes, check out some of our favorite at home workouts! You can find workouts and workout videos on our website HERE and videos on YouTube HERE! We hope that you will check them out and use them during the holidays! 

Continue to honor your body this weekend by putting in-season, nutrient-dense vegetables on your dinner plate! We would love to have you sweat and get those muscles toned before the game, join us 8 AM on Saturday morning! You can find more recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our TransFit app

Next week we will be open Monday, Tuesday, and for two sessions on Wednesday! We will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, but open for session on Saturday morning!

Wednesday will be the LAST day to weigh in for Holiday Extravaganza! The pot is HUGE this year but our hope is everyone will get their money back in January! We have amazing prizes for the top 20 biggest losers! 

 Check out our new SPECIAL LIMITED -TIME Transformational Holiday Bundle with three of our favorite eBooks. Check out how you can transform in body, mind, and spirit over the holidays HERE

We look forward to seeing you in the studio! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Are you ALL IN this Holiday Season?!

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Happy Sunday, friends! 

Hope you are finding some rest and recovery and time to recharge today. Last week, the TransFit studio was buzzing with excitement and we loved seeing your hard work and dedication to your health! We had the privilege of recently hearing from our new TransFit Registered Dietitian, Kaeti Shurling at our Lunch and Learn. We wanted to share these two key takeaways with you to help you be ALL IN this Holiday Season-

  1. Drink 80 oz of water daily and add frozen fruit to make it more flavorful! 
  2. Try to eat at least 2-3 servings of fish a week!                                                                        - Fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that have a number of health benefits.   Eating a diet with omega -3 fatty acids can reduce memory loss, lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and can lower blood pressure! 

These are two tips that you can add to your weekly meal plan today, so that you can live transformed mind, body, and spirit. Kaeti has shared this incredible Grain Bowl recipe with us. Set aside time today to meal prep (download a FREE MEAL PLAN HERE) and plan out your workouts for the week will help you stay focused on your goals and help you stay committed to being ALL IN this Holiday Season! Holiday Extravaganza weigh-in's start this week so bring your $20 and join the transforming holiday challenge! 

Perfect Portions: Grain Bowl 

(500 kcal/portion)

Ingredients (4 Portions):

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  • 1.5 Onion
  • 10 oz Frozen shelled Edamame, thawed
  • 1.25 c Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Zucchini, diced
  • 2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 oz, Walnuts
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Pepper to Taste

Instructions:

1. In a medium pot, cook quinoa according to quinoa package instructions, using chicken stock instead of water.  

2. Finely dice onion. Zest, then halve lemon.

3. On a baking sheet, toss shelled edamame, diced zucchini, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season generously with pepper. Roast in oven until nicely browned, 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

4. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant and onion is soft and translucent. 


We can tell that you are ready for Holiday Extravaganza! If you missed our last blog, check it out HERE. But, get ready....it's time for HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! Grab your $20 and come join us! Weigh ins start TOMORROW! We hope that you are ready to compete for a chance to win the BIG prize! If you, someone in your family, or a friend own a business and would like to join us in the Holiday Extravaganza giveaway baskets and gifts, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We would love any and all donations for prizes weekly and for the top 10 biggest losers!

We are so thankful for each of you! Let's get ready for an amazing Holiday Extravaganza! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Don't forget to use our app for inspiration, workouts, and recipes! Also shop all our inspirational products on our new TransFit Fashion Etsy Shop! Excited to see you in the studio this week!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Are you ready for the most TRANSFORMING Holiday Challenge?

Sweet friend, 

Are you READY to TRANFORM?  Don't let these holidays months fly by and your back to square one in January friends!  Thank you for participating in our October calendar challenge --we are SO proud of each of you! We are so excited to announce our winner, Ellen Sabatini! Ellen exercised everyday in October and had the goal of positive thoughts daily! Ellen and her whole family are the true TRANSFORMERS! Ellen is inspiring our community and teaching children about whole body health. Together, she and the Barrow Buddies at Barrow Elementary School are the winners in the race of life! Thank you, Ellen, for giving your best one day at a time and renewing your body, mind, and spirit- living transformed! 

BUT... now that October has come and gone it's time for everyone to compete for a chance in the BIG Holiday competition and win BIG!

You guessed it... it's time for HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! 

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Time for the Holiday Extravaganza, the best holiday challenge to keep you accountable to your goals over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!  If you would like to participate this year, please e-mail us, transfitathens@gmail.com, to find a time for you to come weigh in or weigh in before or after a session! Feel free to invite friends & family to play as well. The pot will be huge this year, but hopefully everyone will take their money back! 

DETAILS OF THE GAME:

Starts the week of November 13th - Finish week of January 8th

Here's how it works: Challenge begins the week of November 13th. In order to play, any person who wants to play puts $20 in the bucket. You will weigh in (cinfdentially) and do your best over the holidays to eat right, exercise, drink water, and do our weekly challenges. On the week of January 8th we will weigh in again. 

If your weight stays the same- you get your $20 BACK! If you gain weight, your money stays in the bucket and you contribute to the biggest looser prize! 

If you are the biggest loser (we use % of weight lost) you get to keep all the money in the bucket! Our top five winners will also receive a special gift basket! The Holiday Extravaganzas is the best way to keep you accountable over the holiday season! Let's do it! 

Last year our 1st place winner won $950 cash!!

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If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We can't wait to enter into one of our favorite times of the year! Let's hold each other accountable and make this the best holiday season for our body, mind, and spirit. We believe in YOU! We hope you will join us! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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AND Biblical Meditation the first Tuesday of every month from 12-1 PM! 

AND Biblical Meditation the first Tuesday of every month from 12-1 PM! 

November is HERE! How can you kickstart your nutrition this month?

Happy November sweet friends!

All of a sudden, November is here and the holidays are right around the corner! Often it seems we associate the holidays with being surrounded by unhealthy foods and lack of exercise; however, November is the best time of year to focus on nutrition and cardiovascular exercise! In light of Thanksgiving we want to focus on being thankful for our bodies by respecting and taking care of them. You can do this viewing exercise as worship and proper nutrition as a way to be thankful for the healthy body you have! Practicing these healthy habits diligently and staying accountable to your goals through the holiday season will help you honor your body! 

Friends, let’s light a fire down deep and have a passion to become more motivated than we have all year in time for this holiday season.  You can stick to your plan and reach your goals through the holidays! At TransFit we believe in you and we are excited to help you be the best YOU!  

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We would love for you to come join us Friday at 12:30 PM for our Lunch and Learn. We will discuss the importance nutrition, tips for the holiday season, and how to feel your best for to finish 2017 strong . You will have the opportunity to hear from our new registered dietitian, Kaeti Shurling, and eat and fellowship together.  Please sign up on our app under SPECIAL EVENTS! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com.

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We wanted to share one of our new fall recipes with you, today! Enjoy! 

Chopped Kale Salad with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas

SERVES: SERVES 4 AS MEAL - OR 8 AS A SIDE

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 large bunch of kale 
  • 4 cups of any other green lettuce (chopped spinach, broccoli slaw, more kale)
  • 2-3 cups large diced butternut squash
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup toasted pecan
  • OPTIONAL: Chopped chicken or other protein, pomagranate

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
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Instructions

  1. Prep kale by cutting out the tough ribs of the kale and discard. Chop kale and add to a large bowl.  
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the diced butternut squash and rinsed chickpeas to a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil, curry powder and cayenne. Mix until the squash and chickpeas are well coated. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake for 20-25 minutes or until squash is tender and chickpeas are lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile add the dressing ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake to mix and taste for more seasoning or vinegar if desired.
  4. Transfer the butternut squash and chickpeas to the bowl of kale. Add the pecans and drizzle with the tahini dressing. Toss to coat. Allow to rest for 10 to 30 minutes before serving so kale softens. Add chicken or other protein! Enjoy!

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We want to spend November focused on being grateful for the body we have and that we have the abilities to treat our bodies well. Let’s choose to make choices today and every day to treat our bodies with love and respect. 

We are excited to reach new goals with you this month and watch you achieve new things and begin living an even healthier lifestyle! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

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Nourish Your Body In November

Happy November sweet friends! 

Way to finish October strong! Loved hearing how so many of you exercised daily in October and had such success with your goals! Excited to share our TransFit theme for November: "NOURISH your body in November".  The November theme will walk us through this month as we focus on nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. 


Today, we realize this time of year is very FULL for all of us. With the holidays quickly approaching and the semester coming to an end, we have a never ending to-do list that seems to get longer and longer with every passing day. Let's focus this month on:

  • Being ready to make the most of every moment! 
  • Getting ready for the holiday season ahead! 
  • Getting motivated to reach new goals and live healthier this month! 

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We are so proud of each of you that participated in our October challenge! Continue to do some type of movement daily! Our October challenge winner is Ellen Sabitini

Ellen started at TransFit in May 2016 and has made many life changes with nutrition and exercise. She has lost many inches, pounds, and body fat over the past few months and has transformed not only her body but her mind and spirit as well! Ellen exercised everyday in October!! Way to go Ellen! We are so proud of you!  You will be inspired by Ellen and her transformation story!  


"I started my first appointment with Transfit on May 26. I had tried different exercise and nutrition plans with a little success but could never maintain it for long. Many of my friends and colleagues were “TransFit success stories”, and while it crossed my mind many times, I had many excuses why Transfit  wouldn’t work for me: I was too out of shape, it wouldn’t work for my busy schedule, etc. Eventually, I hit a point where I needed to do something different! I was not feeling good about myself or my health. I felt I needed to try something more individualized, with someone who could motivate me and hold me accountable. I was so impressed with others who worked out at Transfit that I decided to give it a try, kind of as a last straw! I feel fortunate to work in a place where I am surrounded by strong and beautiful woman who inspire me to be my best everyday!

I started small group personal training sessions this past summer, which was a great way for me to start and get more personalized attention and instruction on how to best do the exercises. Once the school year started, I began attending Transformers classes 3 days a week. At home, I walk everyday and I’ve recently started adding some running intervals to my walks.  

My favorite thing about exercising is learning to do new exercises that I couldn’t previously do (like all the various plank exercises and the jungle gym!) and feeling stronger! I also love exercising outside and being active with my family. My husband, son, and dog accompany me on my walks/runs and motivate me too! A challenge for me is trying new things-I tend to stick to a routine. That’s another reason I like Transfit so much-every session is different and keeps me challenged!

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My current goals are to eat more salads, find good fruit and vegetables in the winter, continue to exercise and follow my nutrition plan through the holidays and the winter season.

Living a healthy lifestyle has definitely made me feel more confident in all areas of my life. I feel like I am a more positive person and more encouraging of others. I have more energy to do all the things in life I want to do!

Strategies that have been most helpful to me:

  •    Meal planning and prep every week
  • Bringing my snacks and lunches to work everyday and cooking at home
  • Food journaling-I’ve food journaled 158 days in a row!
  • Signing up for classes in advance each week
  • Not using food as a reward or celebration or as a stress buster!

I have a lot of favorite foods, that’s one of the problems! My recent most favorite recipes:

 Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 lg Vidalia or sweet onion
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 bag of cut butternut squash (such as Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 T olive oil
  • ¼ cup goat cheese crumbled (optional)
  • Egg, fried (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut all veggies into bite-sized (1”) chunks or wedges.  Add onions and carrots to a large roasting pan or casserole. Add 1-2 T of olive oil, salt and pepper and toss. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring once. Add zucchini and butternut squash. Add 1 T olive oil and toss. Roast for another 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and roast for 10 more minutes.

To serve as a main dish: top each serving of roasted vegetables with a 1 tsp of goat cheese and a fried egg. Can also serve on ½ cup cooked quinoa. Leftovers also work great as a savory breakfast or easy lunch.

 

Tofu Tacos (adapted from Mark Bittman)

I know many people do not love tofu, but this is a great way to make it if you want to give it a try!

  • 8 6” soft corn tortillas
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-1 ½ lb of firm tofu
  • 1 T taco seasoning (salt-free if possible)
  • Juice from 1-2 limes
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 1-2 avocados, sliced

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Cook onion, red pepper, and garlic 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Crumble tofu in pan (with your hands) and cook, stirring/scraping pan until tofu browns, about 20 minutes. Add taco seasoning and ½ of lime juice.

Cook corn tortillas in a 350 degree oven until warm and slightly crisp (about 6 minutes).

To make tacos: On each corn tortilla, add 2 T tofu mixture, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, and sliced avocado."

Clients, Jen Leahy and Ellen Sabitini 

Clients, Jen Leahy and Ellen Sabitini 


Here is the workout schedule at TransFit looks for November! Please come join us if you are here in Athens! If you are not in Athens OR you've had to cancel/reschedule your class, never fear! We have an awesome section to the website called Transform. Here you can find workouts along with videos that you can do right from home! Some without any equipment at all so you can still get in a great workout no matter where you are or how busy life gets! Additionally, you can check our TransFit Athens App for workouts, recipes, and inspiration! 


We are praying for you friends, and so excited to see what this month holds! Let us start November off stronger than ever, ready to finish out this YEAR the healthiest and strongest we have ever been- mind, body, and spirit. Let us offer up our bodies gratefully, choosing to honor God with our bodies!  Remembering that exercise is worship!  

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Exciting TransFit Events!

Happy Monday! 

This past weekend, we were in North Carolina to cheer on Kirk Smith! We were so inspired by him as he completed an Ironman. Kirk completed the Ironman, even after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013. Kirk says, "The human body is an amazing thing. Even though my head was spinning from the diagnosis, I continued to train for a half marathon. Exercising helped me manage some side effects I experienced from the medication." His never giving up attitude and mental strength is inspiring! His motto is to live everyday to the fullest. In the upcoming weeks, we have exciting events that you can join us and live your day to the fullest! 


The Healthy Running course will take place on November 5- November 6. As a past participant, you are eligible for a 40% discount, by using the code "PP40". Friends can save 15% on Healthy Running courses by using the code "FRIENDS15".

You can register HERE!


Local runs are a fun way to support a cause, be apart of the amazing Athens running community, and spend active time with your family.  

FREE TO BREATHE RUN/WALK, SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 5th, 10:30AM
You can register online HERE


 GIVE THANKS 8K, NOVEMBER 24th, 8:30AM
What better way to start your Thanksgiving than with the Give Thanks 8k.  We will jumpstart our metabolisms and burn fat all day long!!!
You can register online HERE


TransFit is offering a community workout supporting Mercy Health Clinic.

FREE Workout, Thursday, November 3, 6:30-7:30 PM

You can sign-up HERE


We would LOVE to have you join us for each of these events! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

November is HERE! Exciting things ahead!

All of a sudden, November is here and the holidays are right around the corner! Although we often associate the holidays as being surrounded by unhealthy foods and not being as diligent in our workouts, November is the best time of year to really focus on nutrition and cardiovascular exercise! You can stick to your plan and reach your goals through the holidays and you are going to! At TransFit we believe in you and can’t wait to watch you excel!  

FOCUS for the holiday months!

Friends, I hope the start of November finds you ready to clean the slate from Halloween treats and ready to FOCUS on the holiday months ahead. As things begin to pick up for the holiday season, you may find yourself struggling to stay focused on your healthy goals.

"But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded."

2 Chronicles 15:7

Your hard work will pay off in the coming months if you hold yourself accountable and stay focused on your goals! Colleen Pruitt is evidence of this! She won the September Food Journal Challenge by becoming more organized and diligent when it came to her eating habits.  Colleen wrote in her food journal and turned it in for me to review every week!  Today she continues to try healthy, new  recipes for her family's meals and she encourages her children to eat more fruits & vegetables.

colleen pruitt

To help others follow Colleen's path and hold themselves accountable to healthy eating, I offer weekly meal plans for only $10. These meal plans can be customized to accommodate gluten sensitivity, vegetarians, etc. Just click the link on my website www.transfitathens.com or email me at transfitathens@gmail.com for more information.

Another way you can hold yourself accountable this holiday season is by participating in the Holiday Extravaganza! Many of you may remember last year's competition, where participants wager $20 that they will maintain or lose weight during the holiday season. Those who keep off the pounds get their money back after New Years, and get the chance to win a basket full of goodies from local Athens establishments, and the grand prize of CASH after the holidays!

More details will be revealed soon, but for now download the following calendar and start challenging yourself to a healthy, happy holiday season!

November2014 CALENDAR

Blessings,

Caroline