Hi! I’m Stacey! I’m a Gulf Coast Texan turned
Austinite Houstonian Oklahoma City girl, grad student, runner, nutrition enthusiast, and smoothie-maker.
You can catch me hanging outside on a sunny day with my deaf rescue fur baller, Jaxon, and trying to convince my husband/lifer/ball and chain, Zack, that running is fun…he’s not sold yet.
I enjoy yoga, running, eating, re-watching You’ve Got Mail, exploring new places, and meeting new people, which is why I’m so thankful you’re here! Nice to meet you. I hope you leave this space feeling better than when you found it.
Revitalized Nutrition is my place to share all things nutrition, food, and running.
I will talk about these loves of my life often.
I wasn’t always interested in nutrition, or running.
In college my go-to was copious amounts of cheerios, bacon-egg-and-cheese breakfast tacos, and chai tea lattes. I wouldn’t be caught dead running for fun. I was unexpectedly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, at 21 in the thick of my undergrad. After losing 30 pounds in a few short weeks from experiencing x-rated symptoms, I became immensely interested in nutrition to heal, incessantly researching articles, compiling new grocery lists, and trying new recipes. I knew I was capable of living a full, healthy life, and I knew it didn’t have to be hard. Gradually, I completely changed my eating habits to fit my lifestyle, signed up for a half-marathon after being a self-proclaimed hater of running, completed 13.1 miles in California’s Wine Country for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease research, and I was hooked. I knew I had to keep running and pursue a career in nutrition.
I did just that, juggling organic and biochemistry prerequisites on the side of my day jobs, and that brings me here. Currently, I’m in a coordinated program in dietetics, working on a master of arts in dietetics and a master of science in nutrition in pursuit of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). I still run, too!
Navigating life with a chronic, lifelong autoimmune disease continues to make life unglamorously hard, laughably interesting, and has a unique way of making me feel alienated at times- but it has taught me that I deserve a life full of wellness, healthy habits, and movement, and I believe you do too. I’ll leave tools and clues here as I learn, because healthy is not hard if it’s habitual and practical, and you and I are worth making our health a priority.
I hope you stick around!