Who is Jen Charlesworth? – OYE Podcast EP 46

Jen Charlesworth, or more commonly known as Quad Queen, owns a CrossFit affiliate, is a former CrossFit Regional Athletes, has two dogs, seven chickens, two ducks, and also happens to be one our badass coaches at Own Your Eating.

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Memorial Day Murph Strategies – CrossFit Hero WOD

I am so stoked to get a new PR on Murph today! Last year I struggled with my pull ups and push ups and finished around 48 minutes. This year I felt great during and after the workout and hit a PR of 36 minutes 47 seconds! Having done half Murph a few weeks ago at our box North Naples CrossFit, I had a lot of information to help me strategize.

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Jerry’s Transformation – From rehab to the gym. How Jerry lost over 100lbs.

Jerry’s transformation is particularly special to me because we have known each other for over 20 years now. We met freshmen year of college playing Rugby together and then pledged the same fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. We were great friends sharing a bond over partying hard, watching wrestling, and hitting the weight room. For me, the partying ended upon graduation in 2000, but for Jerry it kept going. Ultimately in 2017 he checked into rehab (not his first time) for the last time. When I saw him at our seminar he could barely walk up a flight of stairs. Recently he trained for and finished a 5k run! This is Jerry’s story of how he lost 100 lbs. with Own Your Eating.

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Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 3

Before you continue reading, make sure you’ve already read part 1 and part 2 to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts.

…As soon as I implemented some of my “5 A Day” and started pooping again, I started feeling Healthy AF and continued to see more improvements with my other measurements – progress photos, the number on the scale, my performance in workouts and how I felt throughout the day. I was still eating boatloads of cereal and even expanding my horizons trying food like Frosted Mini Wheats and Trix but I was also making sure I got a daily dose of fruits and vegetables.

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Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 2

If you haven’t already checked out my introduction to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts then go read Part 1 first.

…I had a pretty captive audience owning three CrossFit affiliates so more and more people started asking for my guidance with their nutrition. As I started helping more clients and friends, it became apparent to me, that people’s nutrition was more about fixing relationships with food than simply losing weight. Fixing that relationship & rectifying common misconceptions was actually the key to their success with weight loss.

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Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 1

When I first started flexible eating, I didn’t care about the quality of my food.  As many of you have heard me talk about before, I lost the first 10lbs. on my journey eating an abundance of Cinnamon Toast Crunch…I know some people might think this is open to debate, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch is THE best breakfast cereal out there. FACT.

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Why you should take a selfie

It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”

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Practicing Patience and Managing Expectations [When Can I Expect Results?]

We will be talking all week about expectations and how you can best manage them and we get it, you’re here because you want results, we all do, that’s life. We want what we want and we want it now!

Unfortunately, the scale doesn’t care about when you want your expecations to be met. The scale is a fickle beast. So why do we put so much stock in it?

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