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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Josh LaJaunie. He was born and raised in south Louisiana in the Bayou, he’s a coonass, through and through. He grew up hunting, fishing, drinking, eating, playing football, and despite a few attempts at dieting, he found himself tipping the scales at over 400 pounds. Today Josh has lost over 200 pounds and developed a love for running.

Josh went from being a sedentary ex-football player to a motivating machine of an athlete. Josh shares with us how culture can play a huge part in forming bad habits and the series of events which led up to his amazing transformation. You can really feel the passion when Josh speaks about motivation and just getting out there to run. His underlying message is simple: Don’t overthink it. If you are not a runner, you are going to want to be one tomorrow!


In this episode we discuss:

  • The culture in Louisiana
  • Josh LaJaunie’s Bam Bam
  • Finding running
  • Finding a plant-based lifestyle
  • Motivation
  • What you can start doing right now
  • Transitions and food perspective


Links to things we mentioned:

Josh LaJaunie: Website, Facebook, Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram

Power of Positive – Blog

The Power of Positive Podcast – PTP009

Rich Roll & Julie Piatt – PTP017

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Skinny Bitch by Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman

Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz

Forks Over Knives

Food Matters

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Hungry For Change

The Warrior: David Goggins – Runner’s World


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