About Britt

WHOSE BLOG IS THIS ANYWAY?

My name is Brittany and I am a 20 year old Dietetics student at the University of Delaware.  I’m originally from Pennsylvania. My hobbies include singing, writing songs, and playing the guitar. My passions are nutrition and fitness.

In the past…

I feel like I’ve lived a good portion of my life worrying about my weight. Like most girls, as I grew into my teenage years I started to focus more and more on weight related things. For me, it was  fitting into those freakin’ Hollister jeans.  I always felt like in the back of my mind there was this aching to be thin and to be “perfect”, because I thought that would be the answer to my problems in life.

Back then, I used music to cope with my teenage angsty feelings.

Growing up with this need to be skinny was never easy. I was fighting my body and my mind on so many levels rather than just loving myself for who I am, and loving my body for all that it is and all that it can do.

FINALLY about a year ago, I decided to turn things around for good.  This is what I looked like last December…

…. I will admit, I’m not looking too bad but I was just plain unhappy inside with the way I looked and this affected the way I felt.

I wanted to turn my “obsession” into an interest, to look at food and health in a fresh new way. I wanted to learn to love myself while  being healthy, but most importantly just enjoy living life.

The present…


After sifting through all the nonsense placed in my head over the years, some from crazy fitness magazines, a few from actual science classes at school, and even more from the media and the millions of books out there on diet and exercise “answers”.

I decided that I was going to make my own health plan.

I’ve come into a new era in my life where eating healthy and being active is a want to and not a have to. As a hard working girl in college, I’ve turned “ will power into want power” ( cheesy, I know)

I love food. I have an interest in food and I love to combine new and interesting HEALTHY things. I also love to exercise. I never exercise to loose weight but I do it because it makes me feel good about myself and feel good inside my body.

Now, where does blogging fit into all of this?

I’ve been motivated to be fit and ALSO have fun and do well in college. It is possible, and it’s really not that hard if you know the right things to do that work for your lifestyle.

( here’s me now… exactly a year later…just looking and feeling happier)

I also realize that I was not alone in my struggles as a young girl AND there are a lot of women out there who are going through, now, what I was going through not too long ago.

I want to share  all of the  knowledge I’ve gained about how to live a healthier and happier life while at school, home, or anywhere you may be!

I try to incorporate healthy living into my life every single day. It makes me feel happy, alive, and whole.

OKAY.. WHAT IS SHE GONNA BLOG ABOUT????

Well, I’d like to share some of my tips, ideas and daily life issues with the world.  I feel like the way that I live my life as a fit college girl might be inspiring, or at least entertaining to all of you reading this.

I’m not saying that I have all of the answers yet or that I’ve reached some unknown “goal”. BUT, I’ve started on this journey and I hope to continue on it throughout my life.

SO, love it or hate it here’s my blog: tips, thoughts, and everyday life musings for your enjoyment! (Feel free to comment and let me know what you think or any tips that YOU may have for me!)

31 responses to “About Britt

  1. I love this girl!
    Focusing on health is 98756845768 easiar.
    I think it actually solves so many problems! lol

  2. im so GLAD i found you! i love your outlook on life and you look absolutely beautiful! i want to major in nutrition too!

  3. Welcome to blogging! Thanks for your comment on my site earlier today.

    I wish I had majored in nutrition when I was in college and I best of luck in the field. It sounds like the perfect career for you since you are passionate about healthy eating.

    Can’t wait to follow your adventures in healthy living!

  4. I love-love-love your blog! It seems like you have an interest in ‘healthy eating’ instead of fitting into a certain size pants. as someone recovering from an ED, I can relate to wanting to be thin–for years I FOUGHT against my naturally curvy body! It was torture and frickin hard work. I was so deprived and I was tied to “eating healthy” and “exercise”. I never gave myself a break and it made me really sick. Now, i’m striving to live a balanced life–where I exercise because it makes me feel GOOD! Not to change my body, i’m sick of “trying to change my body!”

    PS you look great in all your pictures..To be honest, I cant tell much of a weight difference at all..You look like a happy & gorgeous girl 🙂

    PPS Im studying nutrition at college as well =)

    Dana xoxo
    http://happinessiswithinblog.com/

  5. I just found you blog and I can’t wait to read more! I too have had an obsession with health, and have strived to find balance. I want to major in Chemistry, with a nutritional focus. 🙂

  6. I am loving your blog! 🙂 I’m also a 20-year-old student, though I’m studying psych, not nutrition 😉 Do love some nutrition though!

    Look forward to reading more!

  7. HI Brit! You have a great about me section here…you have such similar views to my own and it seems like we’ve had the same struggles! I will definitely keep looking around and develop a plan that we might be able to work together!

  8. You are so wonderful!! I’m glad you found my blog; I can’t wait to read more of yours. I love your About Me. I agree that growing up with the obsession of being skinny is NO fun. It’s so much better for your mental and physical wellbeing to focus on being healthy!

  9. Nice to meet you, Britt! Your philosophy concerning healthy living is wonderful – can’t wait t hear more from you!

    Also, I went to Amherst College just down the road from you for my first undergrad. I miss Antonio’s! 😛

  10. Happy and healthy is awesome! Love your thoughts on all of that.
    You are very pretty and good luck in school and staying fit and healthy!

  11. Ah, you go to U Mass Amherst? I grew up close to there! About an hour away in NH! I love Amherst/North Hampton area. So much fun 🙂 Welcome to the blog world!

  12. Very glad I found your blog!! 😀

  13. Wow, YOU’RE AWESOME! I totally agree with you about everything! I really was with you when you said you decided to make your own plan. When I decided to stop listening to all of the crap I heard and made my own plan, that’s when things really turned around for me too.

  14. Hi there! I just ran into your blog. Love your outlook on healthy living, I totally agree with you.

  15. Hey girl! Glad I found your blog! I’m a college student too 🙂 I was SO close to deciding onUMass Amherst!

    http://www.fearlessfabfulloflife.wordpress.com

  16. You look great! So happy and healthy. Look forward to reading your updates 🙂 Betty xxx

  17. So glad I found your blog! Love it 🙂

  18. i love your story…its so nice to hear you over came it….great blog btw..ur so pretty and talented!!!

  19. Great Blog! I too have recently lost a bit of weight I was never overweight, but not happy. Even if you are the only one that notices tahts reason enough. The photos are superb!

  20. I’m so glad I came across your blog. I especially love the name 🙂 I’m new to the blogging community and can’t wait to keep reading for more healthy meal ideas!

  21. Ryan @ Aloha Appetite

    Looking forward to reading more about your journey! 🙂

  22. I just stumbled across your blog and I really love your message in this.. I still struggle with self-esteem issues and I’m working on finding health & happiness right now.
    I want a master’s in nutrition someday… for now, I’m a bio major (;

    I look forward to reading your blog!

  23. I just came across your blog and I’m loving it!

  24. Hello 🙂
    Nice to “meet” you on the blog!
    I think your outlook on life and health is spot on. And I like that you call it a health plan, and not a diet or anything else.

  25. Just found your blog and can’t wait to start reading!;)

  26. Inspiring. Like your blog but the problem is… it makes me hungry.

  27. livinglearningeating

    Loving your ‘tude 😛

  28. Hey gorgeous 😛 I just found your blog and I LOVE it. I absolutely admire your outlook on life and you have a pretty awesome name 😉 Can’t wait to read more!!

  29. Just found your blog! I’ll be readin 🙂

  30. just found your blog and I love it! 🙂 looks like we’re pretty similar! I’ll definitely be reading!!

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