We have had an amazing week here at the studio! Thank you for coming to help us celebrate TransFit's birthday! Let's finish the month of January Strong! We have talked so much about goals and accountability! Here's a goal for you...5 days no sugar? How about trying our 5 day NO SUGAR CHALLENGE (TransFIVE) starting Monday? Download the free guide here. Let's do this as a team and hold each other accountable to having no sugar next week!
Today, we want to introduce you to two of our amazing clients and share their inspiring story with you! Amanda and Rylee Farmer have the most contagious smiles, positive attitudes, and they both have made incredible transformations over the past 6 months at TransFit! We are so excited to share their story with you today! Congrats Amanda & Rylee - keep living transformed!
My 13-year-old daughter, Rylee, was diagnosed with a rare joint disease in her left knee in 2014. After being released from physical therapy last year following her second surgery, Rylee began one on one personal training sessions at TransFit. After just a couple of sessions, I noticed a transformation taking place in Rylee. She had more energy and was more confident. She was stronger! Rylee told me one day that I needed to try TransFit. That prompted me to sign up for my initial consultation.
I quickly learned through the encouragement of the TransFit staff that taking care of myself was a form of worship. This shift in mindset gave me a fresh perspective on whole body fitness. I accepted the transFIVE Challenge to eliminate sugar for 5 days and went to my first Transformer class in October of last year. Each Sunday, I look at my schedule for the week and booked my TransFit classes. My goal is to attend two Transformer classes a week. At least one additional day a week, I either jump on my elliptical machine at home or take my dog to the park for a walk. I continue to be conscious of added sugar in foods and have made a commitment to eat more vegetables and whole grains. I plan out my meals each Sunday and grocery shop accordingly. I like to keep yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and fresh fruit on hand for quick snacks. I also commit to drinking 80 ounces of water before I’m “allowed” my afternoon coffee or tea.
Since starting TransFit in October, I have lost over 15 pounds and gained a new TransFit family. I have learned to be purposeful in the way that I approach fitness and nutrition and to always remember that “yes I can!”.
Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Soup (adapted from a Southern Living recipe)
- 8 ounces dried black-eyed peas, rinsed
- ¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- 2 carrots, cut into 1inch pieces
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
- 2 cups kale, trimmed and chopped
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- hot cooked brown rice
1. Bring peas and 6 cups water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming any foam from surface. Drain peas, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid.
2. Sauté next 5 ingredients in olive oil over medium high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add peas, reserved 1 1/4 cups liquid, chicken, kale, hot sauce, bay leaf, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve over rice.
Amanda and Rylee we are so proud of you both! Keep motivated and focused on your goals!
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