My name is Bryanna and I am a Nutritionist, with my Masters in Human Nutrition and a Certified Running Coach with NAASFP. I am married and a mom of two. I have an amazing husband, Marc and a beautiful baby girl, referred to as R on my blog and a handsome young boy, L!! I am happy to call myself a wife, mother and runner.
I am an avid marathon runner who may have a slight addiction to running. I love yoga, organic [whole] food, and pretending I am an “amazing” chef. I just might have a slight addiction to dark chocolate and tea as well. Most my time is spent being a mom to R & L, a wife, baking, cooking, hiking, running, reading, studying, and cherishing all my time with friends and family. Oh and helping others in their fitness and health journey, as well as coaching cross country at a local high school.
My daily Bible reading is important to me, and has changed my life. I love being encouraged through scripture and encouraged to love others as He loves us. I am an advocate for sustainability and being more environmentally friendly. My hope is to help encourage and inspire others to be healthy, active, and wholesome, by sharing my experiences, tips, and recipes.
I am a fan of singing in the shower for all to hear me (and I know I am no Whitney Houston or Aretha Franklin). Whenever I hear music, you’ll find me dancing and singing (baking with music is so much more fun).
I grew up on a ranch in Montana, the “Big Sky State.” I was taught the meaning of wholesome food and how much time and work goes into preparing foods. Our family lived off our own grass-fed beef, chickens, and buffalo. My dad and brothers would hunt turkey, elk, and deer for other meats to add to our table. We had a garden and lived 45 minutes from the nearest city, so eating out and processed, sugar filled foods were rare in our house. I took for granted the amazing food we had and healthy lifestyle we lived. In high school my love for nutrition and health began to evolve, and ever since I haven’t looked back.
I attended Gonzaga University, receiving a bachelors degree in Journalism and Political Science in May 2011 (in 3 short years, which left my brain mush). I then decided nutrition was more of a passion, and began my journey towards a Masters in Human Nutrition. I received a certificate in Nutritional Counseling in December 2011 from Trinity School of Natural Health, and began my prereq work for my masters in Human Nutrition in April, 2012. And here I am today….
I live in the Inland Northwest, and love the city life, while still having access to trail running, hiking, cross country skiing, and the country side. My roots are in Montana and always will be. I love our great state and have occasions of homesickness. Nothing beats those Montana blue skies and the adventures caught underneath them.
My summer’s in MT are spent at the lake cabin soaking up rays with a good book, water skiing, tubing, and wake-boarding with friend and family. There’s nothing like the smell of a campfire, crisp, mountain air, and the bright sun in the big blue sky. Oh and of course of running many and almost every race in the local area!!
My husband Marc and I enjoy hiking in Montana and around the Inland Northwest. Marc has a creative eye with photos and always takes great snapshots of our adventures (which I am forever thankful for, since my photo skills are lacking as I am sure you will soon learn). 🙂 Our children are the joy of our world and they’ll make occasional appearances here.
It’s more than just eating healthy or staying active. Being whole requires nourishing our bodies, soul, and minds, and that is why I wanted to blog. Eating healthy whole foods is only part of the equation; physical activity and loving ourselves has to be part of us as well. Sure running keeps me fit, but with healthy eating my WHOLE body (inside and out) is nourished. My dream is to have a healthy bistro with wholesome snacks, meals, and treats, while offering some nutritional counseling and run coaching, so I can spread my joy for running and healthy living even more.
I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope you too will be inspired and encouraged to live a wholesomely fit life.
Bry [it’s pronounced BREE, most people mispronounce :)]
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