Light A Fire In you

Amazing Client Spotlight: Kathryn Rodrigue

Sweet friends, 

We hope that you had a wonderful weekend and got to celebrate the dads in your life! The month of June we have challenged you to light a fire within and to ignite the flame for passion of whole body health and wellness! We believe in you and hope that you will feel encouraged and inspired this month. Today, we want to encourage you with a story of transformation! Our client spotlight for June is Kathryn Rodrigue!  

Kathryn came to TransFit over 6 months ago and when we talk about lighting a flame within- that is what has happened to her! A fire has been lit and she is truly living transformed! Kathryn has a beautiful glow inside and outside that is radiating and she is an inspiration to so many women! What I love about Katheryn is her dedication and consistency! She has been diligent with her strength workouts, cardio workouts, nutrition, and water and has lost over 10lbs and 10% body fat! Congratulations Katheryn for giving your best each and everyday! Hard work does pay off and we are so proud of you! 


I have never been a "gym person"; never been a member of a gym or joined any group exercise classes. So when my sweet friend, Bonnie Chambers, ask me to join her for a free Transfit class supporting Mercy Heath Clinic this past November I was a little skeptical. So much so that when I pulled in the parking lot that evening and there weren't any parking places I turned around and headed back home! Bonnie called to ask where I was and when I told her what I'd done she said, "Turn around!! I am standing in a parking place just for YOU!!". Luckily I did turn around and I haven't looked back since!

I immediately fell in love with TransFit. The positive vibe that radiates from Caroline is electrifying. How can you NOT want to workout with her?! I started out in the Small Group classes and now enjoy the Transformer classes 2-3 times a week. But it's not just to classes I love. It is truly the entire mindset of living transformed. You have to buy into the lifestyle change. Eating more greens; drinking more water; making healthier decisions. It's not easy at first, but once you commit to the change, it's an amazing feeling. 

In addition to the Transformer classes I try to get in at least one day of tennis and I also workout with Tracy Bryd who helps to keep me on my new healthy lifestyle track! I also enjoy walking our sweet dogs, Bailey and Bogey.

My accountability partners are a must! I am regularly texting with Amy Chisholm and Lisa Hollingsworth about what classes we are going to book for the week. During the school year the 8:20 Tuesday/Thursday class was our go-to. Jacelyn McCall is also an awesome workout friend! She's an 8:20 T/Th girl and my Saturday 8am session buddy. We've even talked each other into a 5:30am (the horror!) class a few times...but that's not a regular thing for me!

Caroline and her team are so positive and motivating. I am constantly getting encouraging text and emails from the TransFit Team and they really do make me want keep going strong! And she always seems to send them when you need them the most.

Funny story.....I was headed home one Sunday afternoon in March after a girls weekend in Beaufort, SC. While driving on I-20 towards home I had been thinking about the Dairy Queen on the exit I was getting off. I had planned on pulling through for a "mini" Heath Blizzard. I'd been dreaming about this Blizzard for about 60 miles. As SOON as I pulled in the parking a text pops up from Caroline. She was telling me to finish the weekend strong and to get in an extra walk that afternoon and she looked forward to seeing me that week. How could I eat a Blizzard after that message?? I'm telling you, her timing is spot on.

I am so thankful Bonnie stood in that parking place for me on that Thursday in November. I seriously can't imagine my life without Transfit now. It's a special place, full of special ladies and I am happy to be a part of it!

One of favorite healthy recipes:

White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

·       4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

·       4 cups chicken stock

·       1 clove garlic, minced

·       1 medium onion, diced

·       1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained

·       1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilis, with liquids from chilis

·       1 teaspoon dried oregano

·       1 teaspoon ground cumin

·       ½ teaspoon chili powder

·       1 teaspoon salt

·       1 teaspoon ground black pepper

·       1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

 

Slow Cooker Instructions:
Add chicken, chicken stock, garlic, onion, chilis, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low. Shred chicken with two forks and stir in white beans and fresh oregano and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve.

One of my favorite snacks is Emerald's Natural Almonds & Walnuts 100 calorie packs. I keep them stashed in my purse and car!

To help meet my water goal of 80-100 ounces of water a day I fill up a 96oz pitcher of water at night before bed and put it in the fridge for the next day. Also, drinking from a straw helps it go down a little quicker too!

 


Kathryn, we are SO proud of YOU! Ladies, may we feel encouraged to make this month our best yet! We look forward to seeing you in the studio this week! Remember to sign up on our FREE app! If you can't make it to the studio this week, you can find great recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our app and website! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

You only live life once, but if you live it right once is enough!

Beautiful friends, 

It has been two weeks since I have been in the studio and I am so thrilled to be back with you all tomorrow! I had the privilege to spend a week with our whole family in California and then another week with just my oldest daughter, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn and I spent a life changing seven days in Northern California tucked away in the mountains at JH Ranch. Talk about coming out of your comfort zone, like I ask you all to do daily... I got an extra dose of stepping out of my bubble with crazy challenges, camping experiences, non-traditional food, and just so many things that I had to "let go". Let's just honestly say I was stretched beyond my own comfort zone x 100! 

Being "stretched" was part of the process as I learned the hard way,  and there were so many amazing truths I took away from the week that I will carry in my heart forever.  Below are a few important nuggets I wanted to share with you today in anticipation of seeing you this week! The entire TransFit community and each of you were specially prayed for throughout the week and I hope these three truths will help you on your own transformation journey and light a fire in you this summer!  


1. "You only live life once, but if you live it right once is enough!"  How true is this quote? When we give our best each hour, each day with the body we have been given this life is enough! So, live each day to the fullest and tell those around you how much you love and appreciate them! 

2. "Change is temporary, transformation is forever."  We are loved passionately by an incredible God who wants a deep relationship with us. This life is about relationships - not religion.  True transformation comes from encountering the presence of God daily. 

3. "We find our life purpose by loving God and loving others."  How do we love God?  We love Him by having a heart of gratitude and by acknowledging that joy is a deep settled confidence that God is in control of our circumstances. 

The 3rd truth really spoke to me as I am a complete control freak with my family, my body, and my circumstances. I only want things to be "my way" or no way. I went to JH Ranch to develop a deeper relationship with daughter which I definitely did, but during the week God moved in me and changed my heart! My goal is now trust God in all circumstances and surrender my control and allow Him to transform my life (Proverbs 3:5). 


The time at the Ranch allowed me to reflect also on the gift God has given me of TransFit! What an awesome place where we can be ourselves and transform our body, mind, and spirit daily! I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue to build relationships with each of YOU, and help you LIVE TRANSFORMED each day! 

I am bubbling with excitement to encourage and inspire you this week!

Love and blessings, 

Caroline

Power Up with this Plyometrics Workout!

plyo wokout

plyo wokout

Happy Monday everyone!

This June Transfit wants to light a fire in you, and this plyometric workout is just the way to begin the flame. Plyometrics used to be called "jump training" when it emerged back in the 1980s. It mimics fun activities kids do, like jumping on the trampoline, playing hopscotch, and skipping, and is a high impact workout that boosts muscle power, strength, power, and agility.  If you aren't already in shape you may want to start slow with this exercise. Plyometrics can help people to train for any activity which involves explosive movement, including basketball, volleyball, running and football. Just in case consistency is an issue for you this summer this plyometrics workout can be done less frequently and still deliver powerful results! Plyometrics are also great for summer months and vacations because it can be done with little to no equipment! All you need is a sturdy bench or step!

Check out pics of Kaitlyn and I demonstrating some explosive moves from this workout while kitten sitting our lovable new kittens!

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Kaitlyn & I holding planks while kitten sitting

TF plyo workout

Think you're up for the challenge? Here is a regimen for the whole workout! For best results the plyometric workout should be done 2 times a week, always add in strength training, and steady cardio on additional days!

FINISHED PLYO WORKOUT TRANSFIT

Hope this workout is effective for you! With determination and perseverance you'll be sure to see results in no time!

Blessings,

Caroline