This month's client spotlight is a wonderful nurse Penny Rupert, who makes just as much of a difference in her patients' lives as they do in hers. Her commitment to caring for others has translated wonderfully into commitment to caring for herself by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Penny has been at TransFit for over six-months and has seen some amazing changes in stamina, energy, and overall well-being! She is reaching many of her health goals, has lost weight and body-fat by being consistent with strength training, adding in yoga, and focusing on nutritious meals & snacks for her and her family! Congratulations, Penny! You are such an inspiring woman!
In her own words...
I have always been active and enjoyed exercise but different things in life have come along and made sticking to a routine difficult (work, kids, and caring for elderly parents). I had a shoulder issue that over the last year and a half had become more of a problem with activity. I was told to rest my shoulder. Unfortunately, it did not help and the shoulder became more of a problem. I started physical therapy and started making time for improvements in my shoulder. Next, through friends, I heard of Caroline at TransFit. The more I started doing, slowly and mindfully, and the harder I worked, the better my shoulder became! I am committed to doing what it takes to stay active and healthy! I have been committed to my workout routine for 6 months.
I really enjoy the way exercise makes me feel. It gives me energy, relaxes me and makes my mind clearer. The most difficult part of exercising is not allowing life to get in the way and making it as important as all the other things I must do. I'm currently exercising 5-6 times a week (strength training twice a week, yoga one to two times weekly, walking 4 miles 4 times weekly). I'm also eating healthier, trying to stay calm and relaxed, and reducing my stress level.
So proud of Penny for really focusing on mind, body, and spirit wellness . She is leading her family in a healthy, active lifestyle! Keep inspiring others, Penny!
Chocolate Almond Yogurt
- 1 Chobani 100 calorie Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp 100% cocoa powder
- 1-2 drops stevia
- Top with coconut and slivered almonds
Directions: Mix the first three ingredients in the Chobani yogurt container. Freeze for an hour. Remove from the freezer, stir, and top with coconut and slivered almonds. Fresh raspberries or strawberries are delicious on top! Enjoy!