“Stay Calm & Carry On” is what comes to mind when I think about the October Client Spotlight, Missy Hill. Missy came to TransFit in January of 2013, and since the moment she walked through the doors of the studio she has been what I call a “quiet storm”! She works hard each day in the studio and I do not believe that I have ever heard her complain or whine. Week after week she continues to impress me. Each week Missy would come to the studio and have lost ½ -1 a pound consistently. Since January she has lost over 20 pounds, has decreased her body fat significantly, and is strong and confident in all she does! Missy is a testament that consistent hard work will pay off! I am so proud of Missy for reaching her goals and now inspiring her family to adopt her new healthy lifestyle!
In Missy’s words, My life went through a “total transformation” 9 months ago when I began working with Caroline at TransFit twice a week! I was 41 years old and had never had a regular exercise program as part of my life. I was always active and physically appeared in shape, but as I hit 40, my rush to juggle life with a traveling husband and two very busy boys took its toll. Quick meals on the go and a lot of sweet tea to get through the day were my daily fix. This affected not only my health, but my energy level as well…something had to give!
I knew Caroline through our children’s school and met with her in January 2013. I really thought I didn’t have to change much in my life, just be a little more responsible in my exercise regimen. However, after working with her week after week and tracking what I was eating, I realized that even small unhealthy habits were building. Caroline makes nutrition and exercise fun and the results easy; she is such a positive role model for moms that can do it all! Through core weight training twice a week and changing my eating habits, I feel like I am in the best shape of my life!
My commitment to exercise also had a positive impact on my husband, who is now back to his college weight. We now we work out together, which is something I could never have imagined a year ago, and is another thing we can enjoy together. I have two amazing boys and they have seen the results and know that good health is a priority for our family!
Below is a favorite recipe of Missy's that is a delicious side for many meals:
Black Eyed Susan Salad
Ingredients: 16 ounces of black-eyed peas (or a 15 ounce can of no salt added black beans) 1 10 ounce package of frozen corn kernels (use fresh if in season) 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers ½ cup diced celery 2 tablespoons minced onion ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon white sugar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon pepper ¼ cup canola oil
Directions: Combine the black-eyed peas (or black beans), corn, pimentos, celery, and onion in a mixing bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the vegetable oil until the dressing emulsifies. Stir the dressing into the vegetables until evenly coated. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight before serving.
Congratulations Missy! You are an inspiration to so many!!