Hello! I’m Jennifer. I’m a taekwondo studio owner and full time instructor working in upstate SC not far from my hometown of Charlotte NC. This will be my second UBBT attempt. Here's a little bit about why I'm doing this training.
I’m setting my intentions for this UBBT year and the theme that keeps resonating is food. I love cooking and especially like eating. I’ve spent the majority of my life struggling with my weight. That’s the reason I started this whole martial arts pursuit in the first place, back in 1996 at 230 pounds. I was desperate. Along the journey I’ve learned how to eat better, learned how to be stronger physically and mentally...all the typical benefits. But I still have issue with emotional eating and my relationship with food, when I’m very honest, is still in need of a great deal of work. So this year I will get right with feeding myself and the people I love. A rough list of why and the actions, for now:
It should be part of all self defense programs. What we eat and what we consume.
It is my biggest struggle, for as long as I can remember.
I like cooking but the way I grew up cooking and my fitness and health goals don’t meet. I’m always left unsatisfied emotionally. I want to fill the knowledge gaps- nutrition and technique. With what I find I will publish videos and a book.
When I opened my own tkd studio (almost 6 years ago) I set aside my work in my own kitchen. I miss it and want to provide an emotional need of providing AND preparing food for my family.
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