I'm Robyn, a 24-year-old Registered Dietitian living in Charlottesville, Virginia. I started this blog in October of 2012 as a way to share my love of food with a larger audience. In a culture flooded with diet fads, unrealistic beauty expectations and irrational ideals of healthy, food has more commonly become the enemy and something to control. When really, we should be finding joy in food as a way to celebrate, love others, and nourish our bodies.
My passion for food and health turned into a career when I graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Dietetics and Public Health. After graduation, with a whole lot of faith, I left Indiana and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where I completed my dietetic internship at the University of Virginia. And two months into my program, with God at work, I met an incredible doctor and was offered a job I had only dreamed of. Finally, in August 2012, I became a Registered Dietitian and began my career at a private practice where I help people regain their health through nutrient rich, whole foods.
This blog documents my life as I try to find a healthy balance juggling my first year as an RD, marathon training, eating well, and a fun social life. But it certainly won't be anywhere close to perfect. I'll be sharing recipes, realistic healthy tips, race recaps, and life stories to hopefully inspire you to live your best life. Because you deserve it.
I absolutely adore food. From shopping for it, to cooking it, to eating it. I love it all. I wasn't always the healthiest eater. I grew up with four brothers and although my mom made home cooked meals, I often ate fast food, worked at a pizzeria throughout high school, and enjoyed my fair share of alcohol and processed food in college. My passion for food and nutrition was planted in high school but really began to grow throughout college when I started to pay attention to what was actually in my food. I started reading ingredient lists, fueling up with as many fruits and vegetables possible, and began experimenting in the kitchen.
And I also love running. A whole lot. Following in the footsteps of my older brothers I began running in sixth grade, ran competitively throughout high school, and took up longer distances in college. I've completed 6 half marathons, 3 marathons, and a variety of other distances. I'll always love running, but really anything active and outside makes me happy.
In the past 18 months, I've graduated college, moved to the east coast by myself, completed my 3rd marathon, become an RD, started my first job, and met such wonderful people. Follow me as I try to balance it all, embrace every messy minute, and find out where this crazy life takes me. Enjoy!