Elite Edge Transformation Center - December 2019



Brandy Sally has been a member of Elite Edge for nearly five years, during which she went through immense unexpected changes in her life. The team at Elite Edge is proud to highlight our amazing member and the strength she possesses.

Please Don’t Stop the Music Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Secure While You Sweat

When she first joined us, Brandy was simply curious. “My husband, Tom Sally, and I started together in February 2015,” Brandy explains. “He did a 20-pound challenge, and I thought, ‘I’ll just tag along and see what it does for me.’” From this first step, Brandy embarked on a journey that would not only heighten her physical health but also boost her mental well-being. “Since becoming a member here at Elite Edge, I’ve noticed a lot of different progress,” she says. “My clothes fit better. My lifts have all gotten a lot stronger. In the fall of 2017, I participated in a back-to-school challenge. I ended up winning the overall body composition. I actually had abs for a time!” However, Brandy had to stop in December 2017, shortly after winning this challenge, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Classic Roast Chicken Ingredients • 1 chicken, approx. 5–6 lbs • Kosher salt • Freshly ground pepper • 1 large bunch fresh thyme, 20 sprigs removed • 1 lemon, halved • 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted • 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces • Olive oil Directions 1. Heat oven to 425 F. 2. Rinse chicken inside and out, in olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and 20 sprigs of thyme.

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removing giblets if included. Move to a work surface, pat dry, and liberally season with salt and pepper. Stuff cavity with thyme bunch, lemon

4. Place the chicken on the

vegetables and roast for 1 1/2 hours.

5. Remove from oven, and let stand for 20 minutes covered with foil. 6. Slice and serve with the vegetables.

halves, and garlic head. Brush outside with butter, and then season again. Tie chicken legs together with kitchen string. 3. Meanwhile, in a roasting pan, toss onions and carrots

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