Women’s Only: Jolie Gentry

Love to Eat? Introducing

Are you passionate about food, nutrition and recipes? Unleash your inner foodie and check out our brand-new site - share your favorite recipes at Nutrition-WOD today!

Print

  • How did you handle nutrition during and after pregnancy?
  • How do you manage the mental demands of CrossFit?
  • What has been your most memorable CrossFit moment?
In Part II of our interview with Jolie Gentry, winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games, we learn more about her down-to-earth way of handling being a CrossFit mom and what has made her CrossFit journey a memorable one thus far. (Spoiler alert: it’s not as obvious as being crowned Fittest on Earth…)

Find out what continues to motivate this driven, humble athlete. And just in case you missed it, read Part I of our interview here.

During pregnancy, were you able to eat Paleo, primal, or something else altogether? How do you handle nutrition for yourself and your child post-pregnancy?
On her daughter’s nutrition:

She will see the example I set and make her own decisions when the time is right.

Jolie: In the beginning of pregnancy, I ate strict Paleo (no weighing or measuring) … with the occasional indulgence of chocolate milk and donuts! At home my family eats Paleo with a bit of dairy and quality foods. I only weigh and measure for a couple days when my pants don’t fit quite right.

As for the munchkin, I am certainly not one of those super-moms who is able to whip up kid-friendly Paleo meals every night – I just want her to eat. Our freezer definitely has chicken nuggets and she regularly eats PB&J. I want her to be a normal kid and enjoy normal kid stuff.  She will see the example I set and make her own decisions when the time is right.

How do you handle the mental and physical demands of a full-time job, motherhood and training for competition?

Jolie: I need the training, whether I am training competitively or not. I need the competition for myself to prove I can still do it and to demonstrate to my daughter that she can do all these things!

As far as being a mom, Coach Burgener always used to say that women come back stronger from pregnancy, and I want to prove him right.

I want to be a good mom and also knock all those sporting accomplishments off my list at the same time.

What is your most memorable CrossFit moment?  What is your most embarrassing moment?
Her most memorable moment? 

The most rewarding trip was working with the Wounded Warriors from the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Jolie: Working as a trainer with CrossFit HQ was an invaluable experience that allowed me to see places all over the world that I could not have visited otherwise. My favorite trips were working with the various military branches. Hands down the most exciting trip was a private lecture with Coach Glassman at the Delta Compound near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but the most rewarding trip was working with the Wounded Warriors from the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

I cannot pinpoint a specific embarrassing CrossFit moment, but I have been embarrassed by my own fitness over the past two years since Luna has been born. I feel like as a part of the CrossFit Community, there is an expectation I have placed on myself to be at a certain fitness level.  It has taken me a little while to get that fire back under my ass to train hard again, and it feels good!

Printable Version

We Are Scouting Top Writers

Are you passionate about fitness and have something to say? Reach a huge online community and get the discussion going - start writing for Tabata Times today!

Share this post
@TabataTimes on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook 

Contribute to this story by commenting below:

Advertise Here

Most Popular of All Time

CrossFit Surf City shared an image on Facebook

CrossFit Surf City shared a link on Facebook

Most people when trying to drop weight think of what more I can do....... Ie workout more, diet more, etc. Not to many think about sleep & recovery aiding in weight loss.

Bodyrocc CrossFit shared a link on Facebook

http://www.bodyrocccrossfit.com/wod/686

CrossFit Surf City shared a link on Facebook

I encourage a lot if individual program design clients to go for an easy bike ride .....this article has a few reasons why.......

CrossFit Intrepid shared a link on Facebook

Practical Movement Skills Offerings http://www.intrepidathletics.net/staging/?p=18435

CrossFit Surf City shared a link on Facebook

CrossFit Surf City posted an article
Trojan CrossFit shared a link on Facebook

T-Rex hates push-ups but loves Mondays!

truebarbellion published the post The CrossFit Divide: I Love a Hater on Tabata Times
To a CrossFitter, the world is divided into Lovers and Haters. In fact we're so baffled by the...
Trojan CrossFit posted an article
Paradiso CrossFit posted an article
CrossFit Belmont Heights shared an image on Facebook

CFBH 7.7 Skill: Back Squat, Pistols WOD a In 20 min find: 2RM Back Squat WOD b 5min AMRAP 10 Toes-to-Bar 10 HR Push-ups WOD c 5min AMRAP 5 Pistol Squat (L+R=1) 20 Double Unders (50 Singles)

CrossFit Grudge posted an article
South Coast CrossFit posted an article
South Coast CrossFit posted an article
CrossFit Upgrade posted an article
CrossFit Marina shared an image on Facebook

Monday: Behind the neck Push Press 10 x 2 x > 60% of 1RM of Shoulder Press Then: 4 rounds for time of: Row 15 calories 10 burpees

Aliso CrossFit shared a link on Facebook

Thinking about trying CrossFit? Come try our Free Intro to Foundations class this Monday night July 7th at 6:30pm! www.alisocrossfit.com

CrossFit Hollywood posted on Facebook

Monday, July 7th WOD: A. 2-Mile Run *time trial B. Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3

CrossFit Hollywood posted an article
Aliso CrossFit shared a link on Facebook

CrossFit Sunset shared an image on Facebook

Feeling a little... not your best this Sunday morning? We've got you covered! Hang Over Smoothie from MindBodyGreen: Ingredients... ½ cup filtered water, or cold herbal tea ½ small cucumber ½ avocado ½ lemon, juice 1 cup frozen mangoes 1 Tbsp raw honey, optional 1 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil Small knob of ginger Pinch cinnamon Pinch Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Big handful of spinach (or kale if you prefer) Hemp seeds, to garnish, optional Directions: In a high-speed blender, starting with the liquids, put everything together and blend until nice and smooth.

Paradiso CrossFit posted an article
CrossFit 323 shared a link on Facebook

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! “STARS & STRIPES” For Time: 50 Goblet Squats (44/26) 13 Burpees 50 Kettlebell Swings – USA! (44/26) 13 Burpees 50 Kettlebell Clean and Press/ Snatch (44/26) 13 Burpees 50 Lunges 13 Burpees 50 Mountain Climbers 13 Burpees 50 …

CrossFit North Pasadena posted an article
paleobutter published the post Paleo Lobster Eggs Benedict with White Wine Hollandaise on Nutrition WOD
[su_quote]Lobster is made even richer with a white wine hollandaise. This is easy to do, and pretty...
CrossFit Sunset shared an image on Facebook

Don't forget #mobility #rest #recovery

CrossFit Thousand Oaks shared an image on Facebook

Happy Independence Day! Celebrate today. Absolutely... Enjoy! But if you've not actually read the document we're celebrating today in a while (or, ever), take the time. It gives me goosebumps every time...

CrossFit Merge posted an article
Vault CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

Calling all 5-12 year olds this Sunday at noon!! Try it for FREE July 6 and 13 - we can't wait!!! #fitkids #fitfam #vaultcrossfit @ninja_niina #healthykids #noho #familyfun

CrossFit Los Angeles shared a link on Facebook

Saturday July 5 http://wp.me/p1oO2b-3WFUJt

CrossFit Counter Culture shared an image on Facebook

If efforts to keep our gym looking and running at it best- please remember to clean up after your workout. We should not have to clean this up. We would love to keep supplying chalk for you to use. Thank you all for your attention to this matter. Have a great weekend

OGER CrossFit posted on Facebook

7.5.14 9am - Intro's and Open Gym 10am - Team WoD 11am - Strongman and Open Gym

Silverdale CrossFit posted on Facebook

Tomorrow 10:30am we will see you all at the FREE Community WOD!!!!

CrossFit Unbound shared an image on Facebook

CrossFit Unbound shared an image on Facebook

CrossFit i1uvit shared an image on Facebook

Before the long 4th of July Partner Chipper WOD today... Why? To celebrate our freedoms and #America

Kitsap CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

4th of July WOD "Hot Shots 19" 6 Rounds for time 30 Air squats 19 Power cleans (135#/95#) 7 Strict pull-ups 400m Run

CrossFit Olympia shared an image on Facebook

Happy 4th of July!

Kitsap CrossFit posted on Facebook

Official count is 58 peeps at the 4th of July WOD today. Thanks for coming out folks. Have a happy and safe holiday.

CrossFit Puyallup shared a link on Facebook

7/4/14 WOD http://wp.me/p4uAGk-2hD

Rainier CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

7-4-14

CrossFit Finish First shared an image on Facebook

King CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

Happy Fourth of July!

Graham CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

We kicked off the 4th in style and sweat at 9:15am! Thanks to everyone who kicked ass and spent their morning with me.... Have a great holiday!

Graham CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

The Iron Bar wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! We will be closed Saturday, July 5th!

Silverdale CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

They leave water bottles .... And coffee mugs. Feels like progress.

Silverdale CrossFit shared an image on Facebook

Fourth of July Filthy Fifty! ... And mimosas!!

CrossFit Puyallup shared an image on Facebook

Masters class! Our over 50 noon athletes rockin' their WOD Thursday.

CrossFit Finish First shared an image on Facebook

Hope you all have a fun and safe day!

CrossFit Puyallup posted on Facebook

Reminder: July payments are due by the 5th! Check your email inbox for invoice

Rainier CrossFit posted on Facebook

We're on our way, are you?

CrossFit Puyallup shared an image on Facebook

tarynhaggerstone published the post 5 Things I've Learned about Competing in Olympic Weightlifting on
I only started competing in weightlifting 2 years ago (i.e. not that long ago) and sometimes that...

@TabataTimes on Twitter

Watch the latest episode of GPTV