Hi sweet friends!
We are half way though the month and our October Challenge is going strong! I hope you are trying to get in some type of movement everyday and recording it on your October calendar! Also, it's not to late to start the challenge, or restart the challenge! Make every day count this month! Let us know how we can help you with your exercise plan, nutrition plan (with a customized meal plan), or anything that would help you reach your whole body health goals.
Amazing client spotlight, Allison Cass, has been doing the October Challenge and has made changes over the last year which have lead to an amazing transformation! Allison has a bigger than life smile and her positive, encouraging spirit shines when she is working out in the TransFit studio, working as a pharmacist, and at home as mom and wife! Allison is committed to making a least 2 strength training sessions in the studio a week, consistently come to the running workout on Tuesday, and just tried the new HIIT session this week! Commitment to a consistent exercise plan, working on striving for progress each day with nutrition, and staying accounting to her goals Allison has seem amazing results body, mind, and spirit! Thanks for inspiring us all Allison! Keep motivated and keep shining your brilliant, bright light!
I have always considered myself relatively active and enjoyed exercising. I have run on and off for years and would occasionally mix in other forms of exercise, but I lacked any real consistency. After things got busy with kids, work and all the other activities that are just a necessary part of life, I really fell into a rut with my exercise program. I would go through periods when I would do pretty well and then I would get busy and fall off the wagon again and go weeks without exercising. While I was doing “something” –which I felt was better than nothing at all, I still didn’t feel very “in shape” and I had become bored with just running. I had very little core body strength and definitely didn’t feel that I was taking very good care of my body overall.
We made the decision to move and built our home in Watkinsville about 2 years ago and in all the craziness of moving and building, fitness and eating healthy really took a back seat. The thing about life and aging….it doesn’t slow down or wait for you to get settled and have time to make things a priority... you may just wake up one day and realize you’re not at all where you wanted to be and you’ve lost so much time that you could have used more wisely! While I KNEW that taking care of myself and making my health a priority was what I needed and wanted to do, my actions did not reflect that at all. I was determined that once we got moved into our new home, I had to find a program to help me get on the right track and really establish good exercise and eating habits for myself and my family. I heard about Caroline and started following TransFit on Instagram and really enjoyed her posts and blog. Her approach to whole body transformation and philosophy of exercise as worship were very appealing and all of her posts were so motivational! I decided I wanted to try it out in August of 2015 and made my first appointment. Once I met with Caroline and we chatted about goals and how to get started I left knowing TransFit was the right program for me.
Currently I go to the TransFit studio twice a week for strength training and the running class on Tuesdays. I usually play tennis a couple of times a week and try to fit in a run once or twice a week as my schedule allows. The accountability factor has been HUGE for me! The TransFit team is wonderful at making sure I stay on track and they are all so encouraging. There are many weeks it’s difficult to fit everything in and sometimes it’s hard….I would rather sleep in a little or skip a class, but never once have I regretted going after the fact!! It’s now a priority for me that I’ve discovered is necessary for stress relief and healthy living in addition to being such a great, meaningful part of my day-- I always leave feeling uplifted. TransFit truly helps keep me balanced and I’m SO thankful for the positive impact and sweet friends that I have encountered in my time there!
One of Allison's favorite recipes is Goat cheese, caramelized onion, and spinach quesadillas!
- 1 tablespoonolive oil
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 1/4 teaspoonsalt
- 9 ouncesbaby spinach
- Whole-wheat flour tortillas
- 4 ouncessemisoft goat cheese
- 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is dark golden brown. Remove from pan. Add the spinach and 1 tablespoon water to the skillet; cook 2 minutes, or until spinach is just wilted. Remove from skillet and turn off heat. Spread a quarter of the goat cheese on each tortilla and top with spinach, tomato and onion; fold closed and press lightly. Heat the skillet and place two folded quesadillas in it; cook two minutes per side, or until golden brown and lightly crisp. Repeat.
Allison, we are so proud of you! We encourage each of you to give your best and finish October strong! We are at the halfway point of October and want to see how your October Challenge is going! Remember, our goal for this October is to do some sort of exercise daily! This can be stretching, walking, running, or joining us here in the studio for a workout. If you record your exercise daily and bring in your calendar at the end of the month, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 credit!!! We believe in each of you and know that you can achieve this goal! If you have not started yet, we encourage you to start TODAY! It is never too late to begin! We are excited to see you this week for your transformation!