February has become renown as the "month of love." Despite all the hoopla that February brings, it is such a wonderful reminder of the important part that love plays in our lives. I want to dedicate this February to showing you ways to not just show love to others, but also to remember to love your own body. ... Please read below about the February Client Spotlight and how this inspiring woman has treated her body in a loving way and has seen major results! Client Spotlight- Shelley Kudela
Shelley and I have been friends for over 8 years. She should be awarded “mother of the year” ten times over for all the amazing things she does for her family. She has become one of hardest working ladies I know, inside and outside of the gym! Change doesn’t happen over night but Shelley’s story can show you that you can DO ANYTHING you put your heart into! She has been exercising for many years but Shelley has committed to changing her WHOLE lifestyle over the past 6 months and has transformed into a new woman! Over those months, she has lost weight, has a brand new wardrobe of smaller clothes and has a new outlook on life.
“I began working out at TransFit shortly after my son Shane was born. I still remember thinking "I can do this... How hard can it be???” I stopped at Chick-fil-A on my way to one of my first personal training sessions and had a brownie and a big diet coke in tow. It didn't take me long to realize that the workout at TransFit was the real deal, and I don't think I've eaten a brownie from Chick-fil-A since!!! Personal training on a weekly basis keeps me accountable. I will admit that I don't always make the best or most healthy food choices, but working out and feeling healthy really helps me to stay focused. I now really try to work out 4-5 times a week-at least twice with Caroline and cardio on my other days. My most recent accomplishment is giving up Diet Coke!!! Woohoo! I was drinking at least 5 per day! Cutting out the soft drinks was a VERY tough process but so far so good! Being healthy makes me feel better and I am also trying to set a good example for my family. My favorite foods are Carbs--any kind. I realize they aren’t the best for me but they sure are tasty; I just know now how to do everything in moderation!
Congratulations to Shelley for changing her lifestyle! Here is one of Shelley’s favorite new recipes:
Roasted Brussels sprouts
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. Chop off ends & cut in half . Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour them on a sheet pan and roast for 25-35 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake the pan from time to time to brown the sprouts evenly. Serve immediately.
Per Serving: Calories: 109; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 4 grams; Total carbohydrates: 10 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 269 milligrams