I am excited and re-energized after a low-key, relaxing spring break holiday in North Carolina with family. Re-charging the internal battery is so important in a healthy lifestyle. I feel re-focused on my priorities and I hope to help you focus on and reach your goals!
Being focused is essential to reaching any goal. Colossians 3:2 teaches that we need to, "Set our minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." This type of focus requires disciplining our minds to be intentional with each day. Staying present in daily activities and making every day count! When we focus on bringing in the good an enjoying all of the gifts we do have our body, mind, and spirit will become stronger!
The client spotlight this month, Pam Matthews has stayed focused on her goals. Pam started at TransFit over 3 years ago after she had her 4th baby, Tucker. She decided homeschool was the path for her family and has been dligient about keeping her family healthy and active. Pam is proof that you don't have to be in the TransFit Athens studioworking out physically with me to make progress and change your life. She has found success by committing to the TransFit online training programs and TransFit Healthy Lifestyle meal plans. Even her husband, Jason, has enjoyed the healthy meals she is preparing as he is training for his first ironman! Pam is an such healthy role model for her children, and such an inspiration to us all!
In her own words, "I have had the privilege of training with my dear friend, Caroline, for the past several years. Like most of Caroline’s clients, exercise has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. However, in recent years after having 4 kids fitness has taken a back seat & there have been many times where it has not happened at all! I realized when my twin boys were toddlers that I needed to make some serious changes so that is when I first started training at TransFit. I began going to her studio once a week & also did running, walking & the elliptical on my own. For the first time in my life I started to learn about the importance of exercise & healthy nutrition. This season of training went on for a couple years & I even celebrated the big 40 by running my first ½ marathon!! Soon after this milestone, God surprised Jason & I with #4 & Tucker was born right after I turned 41! Whew!! Needless to say exercise once again took a backseat. After some time, I enlisted Caroline’s nutrition counseling services to help lose the baby weight. That was great & the meal plans were so helpful! My eyes were opened to certain things I was eating & I made some permanent changes from that time. About a year ago, I was thrilled when Caroline started offering online training! That was for me; as a homeschooling mama of 4, I needed a program that I could do on my own time (accountability is key for me!) I have also loved Transfit’s winter packages they have kept me going!
Right now I am trying to exercise 4-6 times a week consisting of strength training and elliptical. I do these things in the afternoon while Tucker naps. Any chance I get to go outside and run/walk when Jason is home, I take!
I am definitely a work in progress, but am so thankful for Caroline’s encouragement, support & wisdom! I truly believe without her accountability, I would not be making the progress I am! Going forward, my goals are to continue with consistent exercise, healthy nutrition, getting in my H20 & limiting my sodas.
My husband trains for triathlons (training with Caroline is my triathlon) & we love turning these events into active family getaways. The kids love doing the fun runs. We really love enjoying an active lifestyle together as a family.
I have to admit, I love food & I love good food! I love trying new things! However, in our family there is usually someone who’s picky & it’s hard to find recipes that everyone likes. So, it is a blessing to learn of others’ favorite recipes & I always love trying the meal plan recipes. Below is recipe that goes over well in our family!"
Easy Weeknight Chicken Favorite!
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 16oz jar of fresh salsa
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
Directions: Preheat the oven to 400. Mix together brown sugar, salsa, balsamic vinegar, and brown mustard. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour mixture on top. Bake for 30 minutes then serve.