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COMMIT This August! 🙌🏼

Happy August!

Wow, we can hardly believe August is here! This month we are going to COMMIT--in all that you do, whether it is your exercise, your nutrition, or your spiritual journey we want to help you to COMMIT to your goals and dreams this month! 

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"Commit to the LORD, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

Here is a great acronym to help you be inspired this month! 

C- CONFIDENCE- "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7

Remember this truth from scripture and be bold and CONFIDENT because YOU have been specifically created in God's image for something amazing. Walk in the light of confidence today. 

O- OBEDIENCE- "He replied, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'" Luke 11:28

We were not called to an easy life, but blessed are we who give our best with what we have! Every detail, even the mundane tasks of laundry and cleaning can bring glory to God! Exercising and eating well some days will not be easy, but your body is capable of more than you can dream of and by treating your body well you're honoring God. 

M- MOTIVATION- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Let's be ALL IN this month! Even the days you don't feel like it, just show up, give yourself grace, and give your best surrendering every ounce of yourself- heart, mind, body, spirit to His loving hands. A smaller dress size or a weekend party can be temporary motivation, but the ultimate prize- living fully for Christ- is the true motivation.  Start today and let's encourage each other.

M- MINDFULNESS-  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillippians 4:6-7

When we shift our thoughts to thanksgiving, our attitude shifts and our hearts soften. Turn your grumbling into gratitude and be HERE! Be present and be thankful for the blessings that you have! Daily or hourly, repeat this truth and believe that all things are possible when we present our request to Him. 

I- INTENTIONAL-  "Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

"Whatever you do", let these words speak to your heart! Surrender and submit yourself daily to Him first and He will guide you. What YOU focus on grows- be intentional with your time, your thoughts, your goals, and your dreams.  Schedule your exercise, meals, quiet time intentionally this month! 

T- TRANSFORM- "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

Remember beautiful friend that comparison is the thief of joy. Here is what is true: you are strong, you are confident, you are enough just as you are, and you are a beloved daughter of the King. Renewing your mind is a minute by minute decision to think thoughts that are true about the person you really are! Believe it and transform your life by taking action on your goals and dreams and LIVE transformed by His amazing love for you. 

Commitment is an ACT, not a word! You can determine the person you want to be! Take action each minute this August! Commit to being all in TODAY!

As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year begins, I want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in AUGUST is to be ACTIVE EVERY DAY and COMMIT to the WATER CHALLENGE! Even if it is a quick walk around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Click on the calendar below to download the August COMMIT challenge and August Water Challenge to help keep track of your exercise and progress! Fill in each day with your activity and record your water intake and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a month of FREE sessions!

We can do it! COMMIT to your whole body health in August! We would love to inspire one another, as we COMMIT this August! Mark your calendar for our Middle School Girls Sessions starting August 8! The session will meet on Wednesday's from 4:30-5:30! For the month of August, we will also be offering a 4th Grade Girls session on Wednesday's from 3:45-4:30! You can sign up on the FREE TransFit app! You can purchase the 4 pack of sessions or the individual sessions! We hope to see you or your friends/daughter(s) on August 8th! 

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If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Send us your July push up challenge calendars to be entered into a raffle for a MONTH of FREE sessions!

Commit this August! We believe in YOU!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

August Client Spotlight- Mary Conley

Sweet friend, 

It has been a wonderful month at the studio. School is back in full swing and the sessions are filling up! We love seeing you all back in the studio ready to ACTIVATE this August! This month, we have challenged each of you to get active for 30 minutes a day! We believe in you and know you can do it. The winner of the challenge will be entered into a raffle for a MONTH of FREE sessions! Today, we have the privilege of sharing an amazing client spotlight with you. Mary Conley is our August client spotlight! Mary has been so dedicated and focused on making small changes daily which have lead to amazing BIG results! She has transformed the way she looks at food and now views exercise as a form of worship! We are so grateful to get to know Mary and be with her along her transformation journey! Keep motivated Mary, making everyday count, and living transformed! 


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In January, Caroline came to our church to speak to our Mom's group. She led us in a quick workout and a few stretches. When we got down to child's pose, I was so uncomfortable and I found it hard to breath. That's the moment I decided that I needed to make some changes!  Four of us from church decided to start with small group training on Mondays. I am so blessed to have such good friends and accountability partners on this journey!  It has definitely been a group effort!  We have made great strides and supported each other along the way, and the Transfit team has been phenomenal!  We still start our week off on Mondays, but now we try to end the week with a workout on Fridays as well.  I also changed my eating habits, and a big part of that meant cutting back on sugar. I no longer eat anything that tastes sweet at all (not even fruit) until lunchtime. This has really helped with the sugar cravings!  I also keep a food journal (almost) every day.

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My husband, Chris, and I have entered a new empty-nester phase of life. We downsized and moved closer into town two years ago. We are able to walk to so many places now, like the farmer's market and even to church. It feels so much better to get out and walk when I'm carrying twenty-five fewer pounds!  We really enjoy the in-town lifestyle and I hope with continued exercise and healthy eating that we can enjoy it for many years to come!

We try in our house to eat local produce and this is a great time of year for that!  Lately we have been enjoying summer vegetables with this recipe for stewed okra and tomatoes. I even eat it for breakfast and top it with a poached egg!

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. sliced okra
  • 1 lb. coarsely chopped tomatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a heavy bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon. Render the bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and reserve until later. Pour off most of the drippings.  Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the okra and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the okra is tender.  Stir in the reserved bacon. 


We are so proud of you, Mary! Keep up the hard work! 

Ladies, let's continue to ACTIVATE in all that we do this month. If you have any questions or would like to meet with one of our trainers, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Come join us for our NEW 7 PM sessions on Monday's and Wednesday's! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

What does I AM ENOUGH Really Mean?

I feel so passionate about the saying "I AM ENOUGH" but what do those words really mean? I have been praying over the right words the past few months and I wanted to share my thoughts with each of you.

At TransFit we inspire women to transform not only their physical bodies, but their entire lives. Yes, physical transformation is the before and after photos of women losing 50 pounds, and the tears of joy when jeans now fit. We realize that good nutrition and proper exercise lead to weight loss; however, losing weight is not what life is all about. Losing weight or getting to a “number” on the scale doesn’t lead to true happiness.  Real transformation has little to do with our body shape and has everything to do with the truths we are putting deep in our hearts and minds.  When these truths permeate through our veins we have a true-life change, and enjoy the process of transformation daily. How the truths seep into your veins is not by some physical activity that you do, or a kind word you said.  Are you getting this, ladies? The process of transformation is something He does in you- over time. 2 Corinthians 12:9 reminds us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me".  He grants us grace when He formed us specifically in the palm of His mighty hand. He is the one who will transform you from the inside out. 

I started this business eight years ago because my mind was leading me in all the wrong directions and I was in a pit of depression and despair. However, it was God who transformed my life by instilling real truths about my body because He loves me- why? Because he made me. Not because I am “a number on a scale” or because I have done all the right things, (because believe me growing up in New Orleans that would have been impossible). He made me enough just the way I am – today. Right now, this hour, this minute. So remind yourself of that truth. YOU ARE ENOUGH. A scale or a pair of jeans doesn’t need to control you and ruin your day.  You were put on this earth to love, not to beat your self up over a size or number. Jesus reminds us over and over in his word to “love our neighbor as ourselves”. And how do we do this- really?  

We start by seeking self-respect, security, and significance. We start to know Him, spend time with Him, and love Him to be able to truly love ourselves. So stop right now telling yourself: “I’m too fat, I’m too old, I’m too tired, or I’m too flawed”…. Silence that inner voice who says you can’t, you won’t or you aren’t…because yes you are imperfect; we all are, but YOU ARE ENOUGH. Because of Him, you are worthy, you are loved, you are strong enough to get though whatever comes in your life journey. 

So my challenge to you is this… start treating yourself with love, self-respect, and significance.

You were fearfully and wonderfully made and specifically designed for an amazing life purpose. You are loved and you are enough.

Today is the day to take action on your goals, your life, your health, and your body. Treat the temple you have been given with utmost care and respect. Love and honor yourself by taking care of yourself. Remind yourself hourly who you really are:

You are enough and you are loved by a mighty and powerful King.

We want to care for you! Our staff wants to know you and connect with you. Please reach out to us we would love to schedule one on one time for coffee, or a walk or healthy lunch!

Love,

Caroline

2 Corinthians 3:18- "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."

ACTIVATE! Let's Get Active this August!

Happy August!

Wow, we can hardly believe August is here! Our TransFit Team is so excited to share our August theme with you! This month we are going to ACTIVATE! In all that you do, whether it is your exercise, your nutrition, or a your spiritual journey we want to help you to activate your goals and dreams this month! As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year beings, we want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in AUGUST is to be ACTIVE EVERYDAY! Even if it is a quick jog around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Click on the calendar below to download the August ACTIVATE challenge to help keep track of your exercises and progress! Fill in each day with you activity and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a month of FREE sessions!


Exercise is such an important part of our lives. It benefits us more than just in the way that we look and feel. Here is the importance of getting a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily:

  • Activity can improve your quality of life and can have immediate and long-term health benefits, especially when it is done daily.
  • If you are regularly physically active, you may:
    • reduce your risk of heart attack
    • manage your weight better
    • have a lower blood cholesterol level
    • lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers
    • have lower blood pressure
    • have stronger bones
    • lower your risk of falls
    • improve heart-lung and muscle fitness
    • feel better - with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better!
  • Daily activity of up to 30 minutes can lead to a healthier state of mind.
  • Prevent weight gain, promotes weight loss (when combined with a lower-calorie diet), and helps keep weight off after weight loss.
  • Having a daily exercise routine can increase motivation to slowly increase your exercise period each day. Starting at 30 minutes is a great place to start!

We can do it! ACTIVATE your whole body in August! Starting this month, we will now offer a 4:15 PM Transformer session on Monday's! Our middle school girls session will meet at 4:30 PM on Wednesday's! Additionally, our Bible Study/Prayer time will begin on Thursday, August 17 at 12:00 PM!

We have encouraged our staff and encourage you to join us in reading through the book of Romans this month! We would love to inspire one another, as we ACTIVATE our August! We are so thrilled about our new sessions and starting our Bible Study and Middle School sessions, again! We hope that you will join us!   

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Send us your July push up challenge calendars to be entered into a raffle for a MONTH of FREE sessions!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit