WooHoo! Am I ever excited to introduce you to my SHINY new friend from Georgia! I met her at a Proverbs 31 She Speaks Writers Conference last week and fell in love with her instantly!! Caroline is a former collegiate gymnast champion and now owner of her own gym called TransFit in Athens. She is living out her God-given passion and ENJOYING her true life’s purpose by helping women transform every part of their lives—MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT! Her love mission is to see women enjoy the benefits of becoming physically and spiritually healthy! Even if you don’t live in the Athens area, you can still benefit from knowing this darling dynamo by taking part in her many social media outlets that will delight you with everything from recipes to encouragement! She has online training opportunities available AND her Bible Study, Living Transformed, is available for purchase through Amazon.com. In fact, all of those links and more are found at the conclusion of this article! So without further ado…..please meet this sparkly sweetheart —who you’ll soon want as YOUR NEW BESTIE—the precious, Ms. Caroline Ward!!
My life, much like yours, is in a constant state of transformation to become the woman that God truly wants me to be! I want to share with you part of my transformational story up to this point – as every day is, and will always be, a journey as to how I find my true balance.
After graduating University of Georgia, I practiced accounting as a CPA for 5 years. During that time, I married the most amazing husband who also has a deep passion for health and wellness and we were blessed with 2 precious children, a girl and a boy, 17 months apart! It was while I was holding these two babies in my arms that God sent me a wake up call.
Having 2 babies within such a short period of time, caused me to completely neglect my body and spirit and I fell into a depression. At the time I had no idea what was happening. Tears flowed, anxiety heightened, and many questions surfaced. What am I doing with my life? I prayed for help but heard nothing. Another year passed and I had my third child, Lyla – a miracle. Months after she arrived, I developed another illness, which really took a toll on me physically and mentally.
The questions continued to point me closer to God and I asked, and prayed – Lord, WHAT is my PURPOSE? Finally, in a way I can never explain, He spoke to me, “Do what you love to do!” and “glorify Me through what you love! Love me and love others.” So from then on, I let my passion of exercise, nutrition, and encouraging others flow freely from my soul. I decided to pursue a personal training and nutrition certification and felt that through working directly with people, I could serve Him by developing relationships and encouraging women of all types. I want to help people realize that to change your body, you must transform your entire being – body, mind, and spirit!
True life transformation begins by acknowledging your need for His love and accepting His plan for a whole body healthy lifestyle. It brings me such joy every day to hear success stories from my clients and friends. I have realized that by getting to really KNOW people and HELP people, I am truly blessed and I am finding my life’s true purpose.
I hope you are inspired by this tiny excerpt of Caroline’s story and are encouraged to examine your own life and say, “What can I do to make a difference in the lives of others using the things God has given me a passion to do?!” That’s what it’s all about! All of us locking arms and making a difference in this world—one gal at a time! We truly are BETTER TOGETHER!!
Stay Shiny, Friends!