Charlie " Chuck" Cannon

Nitro Navy Team

 I am Chuck Cannon and I am so thankful to FWSW for giving me this second chance at improving my lifestyle. I am a husband and father of three and I am determined to include and teach them as much as possible during the next 15 weeks. It is a honor to be apart of Season 10 and I am excited to see where this journey leads me. 

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Upset, disturbed and agitated that I've been injured this week nervous and worried about the fact I'm not getting my running in and that I'm not sweating as much and as easy as I usually do when I'm running. It sucks not being able to do something that you know helps you especially when I know it will help me compete!! Mentally I'm trying to focus and get as much hard work/sweating  in as I can and trust my eating is right where I need it to be!  I'm determined not to let this hold me back!! I'll be back soon but will be smart not to hurt  anything else!! 





Happy Mothers Day!! 

Ran 6 miles yesterday felt a few different ways about it.. Felt strong how I was running and wasn't tired and was going strong got upset cause whatever I'm doing I can't keep up with the lead group and competitively I want to lead that group!! Mentally i know I just need to relax and keep progressing though but it's still frustrating!! Also during the 6 miles I encountered some cramping it came out of nowhere.. It sucked cause I was running so strongly!! Determined to have a better run next time!! So I've been icing up, stretching, and drinking water. Overall workouts went well this week and I'm confident weigh in will go well and I'll be able to keep up with the top 5!! I've been sore all week but nothing too serious I've been hearing that throughout the whole group of Season 10 cause our trainers have been kicking our butts lol but we can handle it we r strong!! Excited for the up coming week praying to stay strong mentally and get stronger physically!! Let's go!!





Ive been focusing and working very hard this week on having better results on the scale tomorrow. Even been wearing my "do u wanna lose a snowman" a lot more this week!! Was disappointed by the loss I had last week to say the least. Some encouraging words were given by some alumni and contestants to try to encourage me to appreciate the good that I have done and to be happy because I didn't gain. Goal this week is more than 6!!

In other news I've been asked  what's the difference between this go around compared to my other season and the biggest thing is from what I remember I'm having a lot more fun and just taking the experience in and appreciating it a lot more. I tell them also everyone is working hard and doing it together and it makes working out, something that is hard, it makes it easier...I tell them that people are not just saying Season 10 is doing amazing to blow smoke up your butt, but it is the truth!! The energy around this group is amazing and I'm enjoying it and ready to keep working hard and get our medals back!!



What a week already.. 1ST can't forget to talk about how proud I was Sunday doing the 5k with my little girl she did great she had did only one Wednesday run and a couple walks to the grocery store with me but to get out there and do 3 miles was great(Cannon Style)!!! Means a lot to me also because no matter what she will always remember that and it's a moment that we have to remember forever especially since it was hard and she kept fighting!! Love u Clarissa and great job!! 2ND thing Monday was exciting not just because I dropped another 6lbs but my team got the medals for being Team of the Week!! It's always great for your hard work to be recognize and my team knocked it out the park and worked hard and I'm proud to be their teammate!! 3RD was Tuesday was the start of Extra Credit/Love and it was just like I expected HARD!! Sleds the whole morning then it was topped off with a great EJ workout..legs are SORE!! THEN came Wednesday Rick kept extra credit/love rolling and challenging then workout with CeCe was no joke but it was a good burn and I'm feeling all the workouts right now at work lol But the most memorable thing about today was CeCe talking to us afterwards I was touched like everyone im sure by the honesty and passion she had telling her story and how she felt about the program..I've known her since season 4 and like she said I've never seen her like that but the passion for the program, Rick & Tina, and contestants or alumni she shows is why I wanted to be back apart of FWSW the love and teamwork can't be compared to anything else.  I'm like CeCe I don't get too emotional but today, then hearing Michaelas story some weeks back, and even seeing Rick speak a few times I have been getting choked up a bit..just hearing people's stories and the fight and love they have in their hearts no matter what they have going on in their life is amazing and uplifting to me. I can't say this enough times Rick and Tina are a blessing for putting this program together and allowing these wonderful people to come into everyone's lives. Amazing week so far so amazing I had to blog today lol can't wait to see what's next up!! Go Nitro Navy..Go Season 10






Ending week 4 with a 5k today excited to run in this good weather. It's going to be a lot of people's first time experiencing this type of atmosphere..can't wait to see how they take it all in I'm sure they will gain a lot of confidence seeing they can actually complete a "race"!! Week 4 started a little slow for me personally I didn't have a lot of the energy that is usually there  I was happy to see that I was able to fight through it and handle the workouts still. Felt very strong during the Wednesday run and throughout our Friday circuit workout with EJ.  Mentally I'm in a good place after a decent weigh in Monday and recognizing my body getting stronger and feeling able to take on more. Also I added spaghetti squash to my recipe book happy about that cause I love spaghetti and this is definitely a healthy alternative!! One of my goals coming into Season 10 was to learn different recipes that are healthy to eat and help with the cravings of the unhealthy versions. 

Lets go Bring on week 5!!




Jeez week 4 is here.. what a emotional roller coaster week 3 was..Started the week off losing only 3 lbs I know it's a loss and I should be happy and I know coming off losing 11 lbs it's expected ..but I expect more and of course I'll continue to push to see those results. This week we were pushed to the limits legs are still screaming from "Getting Low" on Wednesday and from kicking in the pool 5 mins straight!! I was Excited that the running is starting to pickup a little more I'm ready to prepare for that Half Marathon so I can dominate it in July!! Loving this 2nd go round with FWSW so I try to take it in every part as much as possible even the intense workouts..loving have family come run with me..loving the group as a whole we r getting after it as a group and having fun while doing it!! Can't wait to see what the scale says tomorrow!! Go Navy!

Cant leave without saying something about the Lil Cannon that's on the and my wife are still in shock but we are happy God blessed us in this way. A couple of years ago I never thought we would be in this situation but we never know Gods plan..We are so thankful for all the support and love given to us from everyone. Didn't think 2017 could be this exciting but it is. Haha 





Week 3 is here and I feel myself getting stronger and stronger! I am back from vacation and starting to get back in to a regular routine now.  I had a good weight loss last week but the key is to repeat with another good week!!  Today we face the scale again!! It's always stressful getting on there even though you have been doing everything right. No matter what happens Week 3 is here and I'm ready to roll!! Go Season 10!




On vacation but still working hard!! Missing everyone at FWSW. Even though I know it's one week it's crazy cause I can see changes in my body and I'm getting stronger I know we have a long way but getting pumped to see what the rest of the weeks will bring!!





What a CeCe workout..I'm at work and my legs are burning!! I know it's day two but I'm feeling stronger!! Love how hard my Navy Team has been pushing through these first couple me the pain doesn't last you will get stronger and stronger!! Let's Go Season 10!!



Today was a long crazy day at Spiece! The day was filled with a lot emotion...Nervousness when meeting all my fellow contestants and seeing some of my fellow alumni again..Excitement to start this journey with everyone..also while sitting and seeing alumni and listening to some of the speeches I felt some sadness because while I'm grateful and honored for this 2nd opportunity I still have a little sadness of having to do this because I didn't keep up my end of the bargain and keep my healthy lifestyle going like I was taught and a little feeling that I let some people down while letting my 1st opportunity go to waste. But I'm also determined to get my confidence back I had after Season 4. When Frank spoke today it hit home for me when he mentioned he ran a certain distance and afterwards he felt "Beastly" it had me thinking back to when I was healthier and how I felt like I was a beast and could do anything I miss that feeling and I'm ready to get it back. So Nitro Blue get ready to rock & roll and kill it during these 15 weeks!!



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  • Charlie-
    I know its hard being away from the group during the runs BUT we want you to heal and come back stronger then ever! You are doing GREAT and we know you are working hard to keep up with your endurance. Trust the process and know 80% is diet and the 20% training hard with alternative methods will work.
    We are entering week 9 Monday and as you know time will go by super fast. Make sure to enjoy every last minute:)
    Week 9 here we come!
    Let's do this!
    Tina and Rick

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  • Guest (Ashley)

    Great job completing 6 miles today, Chuckie! Be sure to roll that foot and ice to keep the inflammation down. Keep me posted if it still continues to bother you. Proud of you for working hard EVERYDAY!

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  • You're doing wonderful Chuck keep up the good work!! I know it can be disappointing about the scale but you're kicking butt regardless!!!

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  • Charlie-
    Really enjoyed your blog! LOVE you are having fun this time around and taking it all in! We LOVE this about you. We can totally tell you are enjoying and soaking up every second.
    Thank you for the kind words about the program. Rick and I and the entire FWSW Team have worked SO hard these past 10 years and REALLY feel like this Season is so different! We are honored to work with you and know you are training so hard.
    Love you are a motivator to your team and team mates.
    Hoping for your SNOW MAN!!
    Week 7 here we come!! Time is ticking by way too fast!
    Let's do this!

    Tina and Rick

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  • Chuck, keep up the hard work and amazing attitude. Everymorning I see you at the gym bright and early running your laps, and I just want you to know that you are inspiring me and many more with your dedication and hard work! Keep up the hard work!

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  • Great blog Charlie, and that's exactly why you were chosen to be a part of FWSW season 10. Your doing awesome just as we knew you would and your such a great team player. The cherry on top is your family enjoying what your learning too. Your an awesome example of hard work! Thank you. Rick and Tina

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  • I see you working hard every time I come to the gym!! I can tell you are very dedicated and determined to make this life change!! Great job...keep it up!!!!

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  • Chuck-
    GREAT job at the race today! Loved seeing your daughter running side by side with you. Leading by example!
    Loved reading about loving the spaghetti and finding ways to change your foods!!
    You continue to push forward each week and we love to see your leadership with your TEAM!!
    You have a great attitude and it shines through each week!
    Week 5 here we come!!!
    Rick and Tina

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  • Guest (Cicely Ware)


    You are doing such an amazing job. Remember this is your second chance and remember your team needs your support. Support each other. You are definitely leading by example. Please continue to do this!!


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  • Nice blog and congrats on the lil Cannon! No worries on the 3lb loss this week will show the results of your hard work. I do notice all the extra running, you will kick some butt on July 8, and I really look forward to that too. We enjoy the family coming out with you on the runs too, love to have a big FWSW family always. Thanks Rick and Tina

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