Can you believe July is almost over?! Each of you have worked so hard this summer! This month, our theme was Freedom in HIM! True freedom in Him means never losing hope. God promises us peace, joy, and eternal life when we trust in Him. We hope that you were able to be encouraged by friends and family and that you made time for prayer and mediation this month.
Today, we have the joy of introducing you to our amazing client spotlight, Jacelyn McCall. Jacelyn is embodies the true meaning of total body transformation. Yes, she has lost weight, inches, and over 10% body fat; however, when I think of Jacelyn I look at a women who is truly beautiful inside and outside. She plays tennis with a passion and in the studio has a vibrant energy that shines in her eyes. Total body, mind, and spirit transformation on the inside is why beautiful Jacelyn is our client spotlight this month. She has a bright fire that has been lit inside her! Congrats sweet lady! Thank you for giving your all and for inspiring all women that by giving your best one hour, one day at a time you can reach your goals!
I grew up in sports which kept me active and on the go. But as always life got busy. After college, Nathan and I were actively running Smoothie King and exercise took a backseat. I kept gaining and then not changing my lifestyle.
I decided to start focusing on myself and coined 2015 the "Summer of Jacelyn". I started to play tennis more and walk with friends, but I needed more. So when TransFit opened, I thought that it was meant to be! In March last year I started scheduling times which I ABSOLUTELY need. I try to go 3 times a week to Transformer, play tennis 2-3 times, get up for 5:30 Tuesday run group (which some of you know...I don't love early mornings), and walk for some girl time once a week.
Committing myself to working out makes me want to eat well...which is always a struggle for me. I love that Katie Woodall told me to strive for 80%. If I have a bad day, I just reset the on the next. I use this with home and work life too!
My goals are always water, nutrition and a little reflection time. That keeps me moving forward toward a stronger body. And so does everyone at TransFit! I love that everyone supports and motivates each other.
I cherish people. My greatest accomplishment to me is the number of amazing people that are in my life. I couldn't ask for more amazing friends than who I have lucked into here in Athens. They are definitely my "family" here, which means we love to get together to "eat, drink and be merry".
I can't live without Mexican food, so I have been trying healthier alternatives. My fav right now is Spicy Fish Taco Bowls from Pinch of Yum.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3-4 tilapia filets (or other fish filet of your choice)
- 1-2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels (sliced off the cob is the best)
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 can black beans
- cooked brown rice (I used about 2 cups)
- fresh cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, or pico de gallo for topping
- Mix the spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over both sides of the fish filets. (I like to season my fish a LOT, but just sprinkle on however much looks good to you.) Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the fish filets to the pan. Grill the fish on each side for several minutes, checking the middle for doneness (fish should be completely white and flake apart easily). Remove fish filets and set aside.
Add corn, red peppers, and onions to the pan with no additional oil. Heat over high heat for several minutes WITHOUT stirring to get a brown/black roasted look on the outside. Repeat for several minutes (stir, wait, stir, wait) until the peppers and onions are tender-crisp. Add the black beans and heat through.
Layer rice, corn/pepper mixture, and fish in a bowl - or mix everything together in the skillet. Top with any of the toppings listed above!
Jacelyn, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments! You inspire all of us! We are thankful for you and the impact you have had on the TransFit community. Ladies, let's recharge and refocus as we head into the last few days of July and the start of August! If you have any questions or would like to meet with one of our trainers or nutrition consultants, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.