My husband and I live in Alaska with our son and fur babies, two black labs. I’ve lived in Alaska since 1997 and officially have lived here longer that I lived in Texas. We love Alaska and everything it has to offer for our love of the outdoors!
My real food journey began in October 2011, just after our wedding . I started out on a slow carb diet and then transitioned to paleo/primal. I killed my hormones doing CrossFit in 2012 while eating a low carb diet and being under a lot of stress during my husbands’ deployment. I don’t recommend doing that. In September of 2012, I was told that I wouldn’t be able to conceive in the condition my hormones were in. That was a huge wake up call and I switched my focus to getting as healthy as possible instead of being as fit as possible. I regained my health with real food, lifestyle changes and smart supplementation working with a practitioner. I hope to help other people do the same. Two years later, we conceived naturally and on the first month of trying. Now we have a healthy baby boy!
We are an active outdoorsy family. We love fly fishing, backcountry skiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, backpacking trips, ski mountaineering (mostly Cody, not me), multi-day river float trips and anything else that sounds fun and exciting here in our great state. We try to live life to the fullest every chance we get.
I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and a Certified Integrative Health Coach. I also have a job keeping the skies safe as an air traffic controller. I’m still able to keep my nutrition on point and avoid takeout and junk food, even with it under my nose all the time.
I move my body as much as I can. Walk a lot, lift moderate to heavy weights about 2-3 times per week, sprint a couple times per week and try to hike when we can. I’m currently learning about Nutritious Movement from Katy Bowman and hope to incorporate that with my clients.
I’ve learned to listen to my body and if life was stressful or I didn’t get a good nights sleep, I skip my workout. I won’t get anything from it if my body is already broken down and trying to recover. Let’s face it! I’m in my 30’s and I want to be able to move when I’m 80. There is no point in killing myself in the gym. Health comes first! I learned that the hard way.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you!