My name is Bryanna and I am a Certified Nutritionist, with my Masters in Human Nutrition, a Certified Running Coach with NAASFP, and a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE Fitness. I am married and a mom of four. I have an amazing husband, Marc, two beautiful girls referred to as R & M on my blog and two handsome young men L & H!! I am happy to call myself a child of God, wife, mother and runner.
I am an avid marathon runner who may have a slight addiction to running. I love pilates, organic [whole] food, and pretending I am an “amazing” chef. I just might have a slight addiction to dark chocolate, honey crisp apples and coffee. Most of my time is spent being a mom to 4 amazing kids, a wife, baking, cooking, hiking, running, biking, coaching, working out, reading,, and cherishing all my time with friends and family. Oh and helping others in their fitness and health journey, as a Nutritionist, run coach and personal trainer.
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 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 / raising food. 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 a Masters in Human Nutrition, a certified personal trainer and run coach….
I moved from the Inland Northwest (Washington) to Texas in 2018. I loved the city life, while still having access to trail running, hiking, cross country skiing, and the country side in WA and I am still adjusting to the lack of mountains and heat in Texas. My roots are in Montana and always will be. I love the great state of Montana and have occasions of homesickness. Nothing beats those Montana blue skies and the adventures caught underneath them.
My husband Marc and I enjoy hiking in Montana and around the Inland Northwest, and now exploring in Texas. 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 may make occasional appearances here.
You’ll learn quickly that I love Jesus, the source of everything, and hope He will bring you encouragement as well.
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 and loving myself through my faith my WHOLE body (inside and out) is nourished. My dream is to bring healthy & wholesome snacks, meals, and treats to all who pop in on the blog, while offering some nutritional counseling and run coaching if needed, so I can spread my joy for running, healthy living & loving God even more.
I hope you enjoy our blog and I hope you too will be inspired and encouraged to live a wholesomely fit life.
(Learn more about Mariah’s story here, another contributor to Wholesomely Fit, who focuses on beauty and inspiration)
Bry [it’s pronounced BREE, most people mispronounce :)]
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