Hi friends! I’m Jenn Labonte. I’m a mom to Lexi and Jacob and married to my husband, Bill for 23 years! Lexi is 21 and attends Kennesaw State in GA where she plays soccer and is majoring in Bio-Chemistry. Jacob is 17, a junior in high school and obsessed with running. I graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Public Relations. I’ve lived in Florida most of my life and, when I’m not working out and helping others on their personal wellness journey, I work as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Daytona Turkey Run.
Shortly after turning 40, physically I felt like things just started falling apart. I remember going for a walk with my friends with a metal plated knee brace almost the length of my leg after an osteoarthritis diagnosis that was causing extreme knee pain. Then there was my newly torn rotator cuff (I should mention I’d already had surgery on the other shoulder, and it was a terrible recovery). I used these roadblocks as excuses to not exercise…followed by eating more…drinking more…going to bed late…followed by self-doubt. I’ve run marathons, triathlons and trained others most of my adult life…and yes, there was still a lot of self-doubt! I am really good at hiding these emotions on the outside, but internally I was 100% not myself.
One day, I’d finally said ENOUGH! I was fortunate to work with two awesome trainers that helped hold me accountable (yes, I am a trainer that needed the support of another trainer). I listened to my limitations, built my strength and endurance again, and climbed halfway back up the ladder. Still not myself yet though!
Have you heard the saying, “you can’t outwork a bad diet?” The reason I talk so much about macros and balanced living is because it really is the difference. It took me another two years of working out to decide to create the balanced eating that went with it. As hard as those first few weeks were to figure it all out, it really has been the undeniable change in both my physical, mental, and emotional well-being!
When I started this page, I wanted to not only hold myself accountable for the changes I had made but, also to say “hey girl, you’ve got this! We all do!” I didn’t set out to get you to replicate what I do but, instead to help you discover what works for you in your steps to health and wellness. I’m no where near perfect but, I can attest that balance living is a beautiful place!
DM or email me anytime! I am here for you! 💗 Most of all, THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your journey!