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Fitness, Food and Life with Jess

Fitness, Food and Life with Jess

By Jessica Ashwood
My name is Jess. I am a kindergarten teacher, wife, mother, and recently certified personal trainer!

In this podcast, I will talk about a variety of topics but the main focus will be on how we can use fitness and nutrition to enhance our lives and NOT detract from it.

I will be doing solo podcasts and speaking to guests about a variety of topics!

Shoot me a message if you have any ideas or suggestions. I would love to hear from you!

Instagram: fitnessnfoodwjess

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Vacation Weight Gain, Working Out on Vacation, and More!
In this episode, I talk about what I ate and what kind of exercises I did on vacation!  I was back to my pre-vacation weight 3 days after vacation and I have no regrets.  Hear how my vacation experience went in this episode! - Follow me on Instagram: @fitnessnfoodwjess Web Site:
July 19, 2021
How to Handle Being Surrounded by "Junk Food"
Do you feel out of control around "junk food?" Listen to this episode for some tips on how to feel satisfied and not feel the need to impulsively reach for junk food! - Instagram- @fitnessnfoodwjess Web Site-
May 8, 2021
Calorie Counting, Macro Counting, Calorie and Protein Counting... What to do?
In this episode, I talk about the differences between calorie counting, macro counting, and calorie and protein counting so you can figure out what will work best for you! - Instagram: @fitnessnfoodwjess Web Site:
April 24, 2021
Guilt Free Vacations? Yes please!
In the first half of this episode, I talk about how to eat/drink what you want on vacation without feeling guilty!  In the second half of the episode, I talk about how I do activities child-free without guilt! Let's get into it! :D - Instagram: @fitnessnfoodwjess Web Site:
April 1, 2021
It's Never Too Late with Pam, The Perfect Balance Guru
In this episode, I talk with Pam aka The Perfect Balance Guru! Pam has been a trainer in the fitness industry for 23 years and is in the best shape of her life at 53!  We chat about her journey and hurdles she has overcome and how she has helped clients. This was such a fun podcast to record. Even though this was my first time meeting Pam, we really hit it off!  I hope you give it a listen! :) - Pam's Instagram Pam's Youtube Pam's Website - My Instagram My Website
March 14, 2021
Interview With My Dad!
In this episode, I interview my very own father who is in the best shape of his life in his 50s and running marathons! He answers questions about his exercise routine, his nutrition, how he got started, and more! We did the interview with one mic so forgive the quality. One day I will have a fancy mic set up but today was not that day! :) - Dad's Instagram- @robertrunsfast - My Instagram- @fitnessnfoodwjess My Web Site-
March 8, 2021
Q&A- Workout Routine, Having Visible Abs, Portion Control and More!
In this solo podcast I do a Q&A answering... What is my workout routine? Do I follow a program? How did I get visible abs? Do I have any workout suggestions for a flat stomach? How do I eat “insert food name here” and still stay thin? How do I maintain control over my portion sizes? Do I do HIIT or cardio? How long did it take me to lose the weight? - Instagram- @fitnessnfoodwjess Website-
March 4, 2021
Building a Townhome, Minimalism, and Balancing Everything
In this episode, I discuss our decision to buy a new townhome in our dream community! I dive into minimalism and how it has not only helped me prepare for our move but also improved my mental health.  I also talk about how I balanced (attempted to) trying to purchase a new home while working full time with a toddler. - You can follow me on Instagram at @fitnessnfoodwjess and my web site is
February 18, 2021
Embracing Delayed Gratification with Jordan Syatt
In this episode, I speak to Jordan Syatt about embracing delayed gratification.  We live in a world where everyone wants things now, now, now. This can be applied to everything, from fat loss, muscle gain, business success, building a social media following, etc. Let's talk about it! - You can follow me on Instagram at @fitnessnfoodwjess and my web site is -  You can follow Jordan Syatt on Instagram at @syattfitness and I also highly recommend his Youtube and Podcast channel!
February 3, 2021
House Hunting and Life Updates!
In this episode, I give you updates on our house hunting experience! I talk about what we are looking for and why.  I discuss how I have been spending less time on social media and how health and fitness have been taking up less space in my brain. I talk about my approach to going out to eat without blowing my progress AND more. Have a listen! :) - You can follow me on Instagram at @fitnessnfoodwjess and my web site is
January 31, 2021
Calling Out Your Own BS with Susan Niebergall
In this episode, I speak to personal trainer and co-coach of The Inner Circle, Susan Niegbergall.  We discuss how learning to call yourself out on your own BS can be your key to success.  - Instagram- @fitnessnfoodwjess Website- - Be on the lookout for Susan's book 'Fit At Any Age- It's Never Too Late' coming out this February! Follow all of Susan's platforms below! Instagram- @susanniebergallfitness Youtube- Podcast-
January 21, 2021
The Covid Diaries Part 2
This is just another update of how my little family is doing with the coronavirus.  I talk about what it is like not being able to taste and smell and what it is like not being able to exercise.  Sending prayers to everyone out there. Stay safe and healthy!
January 17, 2021
The Covid Diaries
This is just an update on how Daniel, Oliver, and I are doing with our covid diagnosis. I pray you all are staying safe and healthy!
January 14, 2021
Little Announcement
I wanted to make this short little clip explaining my decision to offer very limited paid coaching.  I am excited to start this next part of my journey and I appreciate all of the support along the way!  Love you all! Follow me on Instagram at @fitnessnfoodwjess and visit my web site at
January 8, 2021
How to Stop Demonizing the Scale
This is a mini-episode on how to stop demonizing the scale. Do you weigh yourself scared of what the number is going to be? Is your day ruined when your weight is higher than the day or week before? Does the scale give you anxiety? Then this episode is for you! You can follow me on Instagram @fitnessnfoodwjess and I would love if you took a moment to rate and review me on Apple Podcasts. Thank you all so much for your support! Disclaimer: If you have or suspect that you have an eating disorder, please speak to a professional before deciding to weigh yourself. :)
January 6, 2021
Getting Your Groove Back After Childbirth with Victoria Phillippi
In this episode, I speak to the amazing Victoria Phillippi of Run4PRs. We talk about getting your groove back after childbirth, learning to balance everything, running, strength training, and so much more! Victoria is the owner of Run4Prs which you can find more information about on and you can find her on Instagram at @run4prs and
December 29, 2020
How to Start Your Fitness Journey
In this episode, I discuss tips and things to think about when starting your fitness journey! Which calorie calculator should you use? What workouts should you do? When is the best time to workout? These are just a few of the things I talk about.  If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments please message me! :) The How to Start Your Fitness Journey Article Instagram: fitnessnfoodwjess Email: Web Site-
December 23, 2020
My Fitness Journey
In this episode, I go over how I got started with my fitness journey!  I explain how I got started working out and how I started learning to eat to reach my goals pre-baby and post-baby. If you have any comments or suggestions I would love to hear from you!  Message me on Instagram, @fitnessnfoodwjess, or email me at The fuzzy sounds are me bumping my mic and I promise to eventually stop doing that. :) Disclaimer: This podcast talks about miscarriage.
December 16, 2020
Hey! It's Jess from the Instagram page @fitnessnfoodwjess. This is my intro episode where I talk about who I am and why I am making this podcast! :)
December 15, 2020