We want to say THANK YOU to all of our clients who completed the Activate August Challenge. Our first place winner was Amy Chandler! It is so encouraging to see how many people are living transformed through our monthly calendar challenges. Another client who has been so committed to her whole body health plan is Megan Melton. Our September Client Spotlight, Megan, started at TransFit 4 months ago and has transformed her whole lifestyle. Body, mind, and spirit transformation has taken place and each time I see Megan I am truly grateful to know her. Megan gives 100% each workout at TransFit and goes above and beyond at home with her commitment to exercise and nutrition!
I am excited for you to read Megan's transformation story and I am praying that a part of her story will inspire you to come out out your comfort zone and give your best each day living transformed by renewing your mind like Megan is doing right now! Congrats Megan!
Hi! My name is Megan Melton. Following years of hormonal issues and struggling with my fitness and body, I began my current path of healthy living -- that was almost 40 pounds ago. I was 38 and in the worst shape of my life, working on my feet as a hairstylist everyday and in poor health prompted me to make a personal commitment. I wanted to be in the best shape possible by age 40.
After trying different programs with varied results, I discovered Transfit earlier this summer where I attend 3-4 sessions a week. At home, I use my Bowflex tread climber for 40 minutes with 4 sets of differing strength exercises an additional 2-3 times a week.
A car accident two years ago was a catalyst for me to reevaluate my life and during that process I discovered numerous written works convincing me that within my mind is the power to change my outer world. My physical changes that I have worked towards for years would never have been possible without the positive changes I have made in my thinking. Today, I face the world with infinite love and gratitude.
Here is one of Megan's favorite recipes from Half Baked Harvest-
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 red bell peppers chopped
- 2-3 carrots chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
- 2-3 tablespoons thai red curry paste I like to use 3
- 1 tablespoons curry powder I like using spicy curry powder
- 1 (14 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
- 4 cups coconut water OR vegetable broth OR water
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce if vegan
- 1 cup green lentils rinsed
- 1 cup mixed red and white quinoa
- 3-4 big handful baby kale
- juice + zest from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro + basil chopped
- 1 mango sliced or chopped
- 1 lime zest + juice
- naan, greek yogurt, fresno chiles + almonds, for topping
Heat the coconut oil in a large heavy bottomed pot set over medium heat. Once hot, add the red pepper and carrots, cook 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred on the edges. Add the garlic + ginger and cook 30 seconds. Add the thai red curry paste and curry powder, continue cooking for another minute or until the curry is fragrant. Slowly pour in the coconut milk, coconut water (or broth or just water) and fish sauce or soy sauce. Stir to combine and then bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the lentils and quinoa. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the quinoa soft. Stir in the kale and continue cooking, uncovered for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat the and stir in the lemon juice + zest, the cilantro and basil.
Ladle the curry into bowls and top with mango. Drizzle the mango with lime juice + zest. Garnish the curry the with a dollop of greek yogurt, fresno chilies and almonds. Serve with fresh naan. EAT.
Megan, we are so proud of you and all your hard work! Ladies, we hope that you feel inspired by Megan's story. Let's make this September our best yet. Focus on finding strength this September! We believe in you! Continue to fill out your September Squat challenge!
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