The real reason why I started TransFit over 4 years ago was to form lasting relationships with people in hopes to really transform their body, mind, and spirit. Pam Adams is another one of my unbelievable clients who has transformed her life and Pam has incorporated exercise and healthy eating into her normal routine! I wanted to highlight Pam this month because she has really shown true discipline and dedication to healthy living in a very busy season of her life. She has lost body fat and inches over the past 9 months but most of all she has increased energy!!! One of Pam's many strengths are that she is consistent. Pam exercises consistently 5 days a week. Whether it is strength training, walking, or yoga, Pam is sticking to the plan! Pam is willing to try new exercises, foods, and even yoga to fully enjoy all the benefits of good health. Through our many honest conversations, Pam has really helped me to learn and grow! I am so thankful to know this amazing woman, wife, and mother.
In Pam's words...
I began my program with Caroline this past October. I had asked a friend for a recommendation of a trainer who might be able to help me overcome being stuck in the “same old place” physically. I was tired and needed motivation and encouragement to make the changes necessary to become healthier. I knew a huge transition in life was just around the corner (soon to be empty nest) and I wanted to be in a place, or heading towards a place of fitness that would carry me through the stresses of change, and help me enter a new season of life.
Exercising boosts my energy level and helps me feel great. It’s not always easy those first few minutes of the warm up, and sometimes I don’t think I can hold a plank for another second, but somehow Caroline comes through with just the right amount of motivation to keep me going. I find myself hearing her say “strong” not just at workout but throughout the day! I know that without her accountability I would still be stuck.
I typically exercise at TransFit 2-3 times a week. At home I try to walk 10,000 steps most days. I wear a Fitbit that helps monitor my progress. Caroline is one of my “friends” on the program and she has been good to cheer me on my days of good activity level.
I am really proud of raising 3 boys. Our oldest two are married and thriving and our youngest just graduated from Athens Academy and is headed to UGA this fall. Also, I've been married to Mark for 30 years! I've been reflecting lately on the fact that it’s OK that I have been tired this past year. I've worked hard! It’s been a great work! I am beginning to tell that I’m turning the bend, and regaining strength for what’s ahead.
I am currently continuing to work on my fitness goals. Mostly this includes tweaking my eating habits and staying the course with my strength workouts. I haven’t seen huge changes on the scale but I have seen a big difference in my clothes (I’ve dropped at least a size) and I have increased energy. Recently I went to New York City and in one day walked over 25,000 steps! That is way more than the average of any age group, male or female, in a day, and it didn’t even set me back!
I am convinced that a healthy lifestyle is all about discipline, and I know from years of personal experience that discipline is key to all areas of my life. If one area is out of whack, the others are negatively affected as well. I am striving for discipline in my spiritual, physical, and emotional health. I don’t believe you can separate any of these.
Caroline knows that I’m not a foodie and don’t really enjoy time in the kitchen these days. Mark travels a lot and Kyle is constantly on the go so often times I’m preparing things only for myself. I don’t really have a favorite recipe to share. Rather I have learned to enjoy yogurt with lots of fresh fruit, salads and sweet potatoes. I love a good Greek salad and when we go out will always order one if it’s on the menu. I drink a lot more water than I used to. Basically I would say that I’m much more cognizant of the nutrients I put into my body. I try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and lean protein. I am slowly making the changes through Caroline’s recommendations.
Congratulations to Pam for making a true life change!
Keep inspiring others amazing lady!
- 6 cups of Romaine Lettuce, sliced
- 1 cup of Tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup of Cucumber, sliced
- 1/4 cup of Red Onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup of Red Pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup of Green Pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup of Kalamata Olives, sliced
- 1/4 cup of Reduced Fat Feta, crumbled
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Homemade Dressing - 1/8 cup of Olive Oil, 1/4 cup of Red Wine Vinegar, 1/8 cup of Lemon Juice (or to taste) & lots of pepper OR use favorite Greek dressing already made!