Holiday Extravaganza is well underway and we have over $1,100 in the bucket this year! That's a lot of cash on the line, and it will take a lot of willpower if you want to take home one of the prizes! Our first prize, an awesome gift certificate to Lululemon has just been presented to Leah Hobbs for completing the lemon water challenge! Keep striving for success and keep up with the Holiday Extravaganza for more holiday challenges and more chances to win!
Leah Hobbs has had some amazing willpower these past few months as she has avoided fried foods, sodas and she has exercised daily! Leah has been a client and friend since she moved to Athens over 3 years ago. She has set new goals monthly and she has achieved them! Recently, Leah has really focused on getting her family eating right and staying active! Hard work does pay off, Leah, and I am so proud of you! Please read Leah's awesome story below-
I hope she will inspire YOU to reach new heights this holiday season!
In her own words...
"I began my journey with Caroline 3 years ago…. Wow!
I knew that I had to find a place to exercise that would hold me accountable, push me and encourage me. Working out at home was not going so well; I would find other things to do other than exercise.
It has been a great journey…..the consistency of working out has not only made me feel stronger but has also motivated me to do other things. I love strength training….two of my favorite exercises are dead lifts and chest press. I have a love/hate relationship with Cardio, but I am working on that as I try to walk on days that I am not in the studio. I ran my first half marathon last December. It was a huge accomplishment crossing the finish line and I was so excited that I was not the last person to finish the race. I learned to NEVER say …. NEVER. I workout 3 times a week with Caroline and I walk or jog on 2 other days.
This last year I have been making some nutritional changes. Drinking lots and lots of lemon water, making better choices in foods and planning ahead. These past 6 weeks I decided to give up my Zaxby’s fried chicken fingers and my sweet tea…. a true Southerner. I don’t miss it at all. I have been eating lots of protein, fruits and vegetables. I feel better, have more energy and because of my decisions I am seeing positive results in my body.
And so I am excited about continuing my journey to a healthy lifestyle"
- 1 cup oatmeal
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup of honey
- ½ cup flaxseed
- 1 tsp vanilla
Directions: Mix ingredients in a bowl and shape into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate until firm, then enjoy!