Way to go! Last day of the NO SUGAR CHALLENGE!! Finish strong, you can do it!! We are so proud of you for reviving your body by attempting to eliminate sugar from your nutrition plan the past 5 days! We have a special healthy recipe below for you to savor tomorrow after the challenge!
We are so excited to introduce our Strong September Client Spotlight, Beverly Sparks! Beautiful Beverly has such a contagious smile and positive energy that brightens up the studio every time she walks through the TransFit doors and anywhere you see her. We are stronger together- truly! Beverly was inspired to come to TransFit almost 2 years ago by friend Lynn Robinson. These sweet friends have encouraged one other to live their best life and they believe in keeping their bodies and minds strong, active, and healthy. Beverly has added in 2-3 strength workouts a week, enjoys yoga, and walking. She has transformed inside and out! Beverly: Thank you for LIVING a life transformed!
We celebrate you!
Meet Beverly Sparks!
“In 2014 I retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension after 32 years of combined service at UGA and Texas A&M University. My position at UGA required long hours, lots of airline travel, many hours behind the wheel, and too many on the go or banquet meals at business meetings. I tried very hard to make healthy food choices but the many years of airline food, eating on the go and high stress began to take a toll on my weight, health and spirit. My first goal after retirement was to improve my health. I made a commitment to join a gym, lose weight and address poor eating habits, but I found it very difficult to stay motivated. In early 2018 Lynn Robinson invited me to workout with her. That day changed my attitude toward exercise forever. The atmosphere at TransFit is positive, non-competitive and inspiring. In the session I attend, the exercises are adjusted to your personal level of ability, yet the instructors are always adjusting your routine to keep you challenged. The women working out with you, both young and closer to my age, are welcoming, supportive of each other and very encouraging.”
“In the past two years, new habits formed and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to exercise this body every time I attend a class. My strength and balance have improved. My weight is healthy and stabilized and my clothes fit much better. I sleep better and find it easier to concentrate and focus on the many positive things going on in my life. I no longer “have to go workout”…..I want to go work out!”
“I have a passion for travel. My husband and I retired on the same day in 2014 and we have made some amazing trips, hiked some of the most beautiful trails and beaches, and experienced many of our “must see” sites. We have experienced travel to Alaska, toured the west coast from Washington to California, watch the Braves play in Wrigley Field and Fenway Park, followed the bluebonnet trail in Texas and traveled abroad to France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and visited my family in Ecuador. In fact, we just returned from our dream trip to China where I had the stamina and conditioning to hike the Great Wall of China! Our favorite place to be (besides Athens, Georgia) is in the north Georgia mountains. McCaysville, Georgia is our home away from home and there we enjoy golfing, hiking, kayaking, reading and being with our close community of neighbors, friends and family.”
“Thanks to Caroline and our Transfit Team for helping me realize a goal of improving my overall health and living Transformed. Eating healthy and regular exercise have been key to enjoying our adventures in retirement.”
Low Fat Chocolate Mug Cake
Treat yourself for doing the NO SUGAR CHALLENGE with this quick and easy healthier sweet treat! We love all things in moderation and the portion size of this treat is just right!
2 tbsp self-rising flour
1 tablespoon natural granulated sweetener
2 level teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder for a mild chocolate cake OR 1 tablespoon for richer chocolate cake
2 tablespoons (40ml) unsweetened almond milk *2 1/2 tablespoons of milk if using 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp melted, butter or ghee
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
Grab a 1/2-cup capacity mug and spray with cooking oil spray. Into the mug, add in the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. To that, add your melted butter, milk and, vanilla.
Fold in 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chips. Mix them through. Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake in your microwave on 'Quick' or High' setting for 40 seconds. Test if done with a toothpick. If it's still a little underdone in the middle, bake for another 10 seconds until cooked through (not too long, as the cake will continue cooking in the mug once it's removed).
Let’s start #livetransformed and stay strong for the last day of the No Sugar Challenge! You will feel refreshed and revived with energy after this challenge. You can do it! We want to see you in the studio to encourage you to build STRENGTH in September!
Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.
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