My name is Jennifer Wiebe. I am a follower of Christ, a LEO wife, and dog mom to Gunner.
I struggled with self-sabotage through:
I wasn’t always a lover of fitness, I did it because I felt guilty or because I wanted to look like somebody else.
I lost myself in trying to be too much like the world and finding my identity in the world.
This went on until I had a terrible injury in 2010. I tore my ACL ligaments not just in one knee but in both.
I had this huge dream to go play college volleyball and that dream was crushed after numerous surgeries and endless months spent recovering at the physiotherapist office.
Followed by hours spent in the gym gaining my strength back. What I realize now is that God, however, didn’t want me just to focus on my physical strength but more importantly my spiritual strength.
I realized after these injuries that I had completely identified myself as this athlete. I hadn’t been putting Christ first and wasn’t first seeking him and finding my identity in and through him. Have you ever felt this way in your life?
I see now that I had to go through these injuries so that God knew I was his and because he loves me so much, he didn’t want me to stay stuck feeling full of pride and finding my identity in the world.
After leaving my dream of playing college volleyball behind, I pursued a career as a hairstylist.
I loved people and serving others. I wanted to do something that made people see and feel their beauty from the inside and out.
I spent years doing this and loved encouraging and building people up behind the chair.
It wasn’t until I met who is now my husband back in 2014, where things began to shift again.
I started slipping into the ways of the world again. Doing things my way and when my husband and I got engaged in 2015 I started to feel myself slipping from my faith.
I began to get so carried away with our wedding plans and dreaming of what our future would be like.
I wasn’t allowing God to do his part and lead me. I was trying to do it all on my own.
When my husband and I got married back in the summer of 2016, we moved to his family’s farm and I uprooted my life. I left behind my church, family, friends, and job to start a new life with him.
The feeling of overwhelm was always with me and not leaning in and seeking God led me to a very dark and lonely place. I didn’t understand., I was supposed to be this happy-go-lucky newlywed and I had never been so lonely ever before.
I started to have anxiety attacks and didn’t know why or where they were coming from.
It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom, a place of constant anxiety, not wanting to leave the bed, crying all the time and a place of no desire to live anymore where I turned back and begged God to take this feeling away.
God was doing a new thing in the fire of this season of my life and it began with me leaving the world of comparison, pride, criticism, and people pleasing behind.
After leaving the world of hair behind and after my husband decided to leave farming and pursue law enforcement, we uprooted again.
I began to work in a gym where I got to talk with people all day every day, hear their struggles and also see the drive of wanting to improve. My joy was back because I felt like I was in a place that felt like I was meant to be there. A place where I felt called to serve. God began to ignite the passion and desire in my heart to help other women through fitness and health.
This led me to pursue a career as a personal trainer, one where I get to help people improve and love themselves every day.
In December of 2017, my husband got accepted into the RCMP academy and we spent six and a half months apart so he could complete his training. During this season of life, I have completely surrendered my life to Christ. He is first and I am second. Although my husband and I were apart, I have never felt so whole before.
I am now beyond passionate to serve women who are struggling in their health and fitness journeys. I know the deep pain that is felt with not loving who you are and trying to find your identity in the world.
Feeling beautiful in your skin starts with knowing who you are in Christ. I am now at a point in my life where I have completely surrendered my life to Christ and the constant need to be who the world says I should be isn’t there because I know who I am through him.
God has a much bigger and better plan for our lives. God gave me this desire to serve women, to help the ones who feel lost and are tired of trying everything and feel stuck and alone.
We all have a story to tell Yours may be much worse or it may not seem as bad, but God knows who you are and he never meant for us to stay stuck where we are.
God can renew our minds and in order to change anything, including our health and fitness journeys, we need to surrender it to him.
That’s why I became an online personal trainer for Christian women. The world may see six-pack abs but God sees so much more than that.
Working out and eating well isn’t about this checklist or chore, but when we start to view it as a form of worship and taking care of what God gave us, we can fall in love with the process of becoming our best selves. Spiritually and physically.
He ultimately knows you the best because he made you and therefore we should always turn our health and fitness journey to him as well.
So many fitness programs focus on:
That is why I opened up my 1:1 Coaching program that is so specialized and tailored to your specific needs and areas that you want to improve on. You don’t need another diet or someone to tell you how to get a six-pack. You need someone who is going to be able to give you the guidance and accountability to get you to a place where you feel confident, full of energy and zest for life again. This is the woman you were meant to be in the first place.
I would love the chance to work with you on becoming this woman of God, healthy and whole from the inside out.
The time will be passing anyway. Why wait until tomorrow to start doing what you said you’d do Monday or a month ago?. Let’s get started!