As the end of January nears, I figured it’s finally time to share what I’ve been working on for the past few months. I realize that most people in the blogging/social media world have already shared all their 2018 goals and resolutions, and you might be over the “new year, new you” vibes that were flooding your Instagram feed. But I’ve been wanting to share some life updates and my plans for 2018, so now is the time!
Honestly, I was planning on posting all this much sooner but it took me a lot longer to get everything up and going than I thought it would. One of the biggest things I’ve been working on is starting a Virtual Nutrition Coaching Private Practice. And now I am live and ready to start taking clients! So please check out Emily Norbryhn Nutrition and let me know what you think! This is something that’s been on the back burner of my brain for the last three years or so. And I’m finally doing it! Actually, this was my big goal for last year, but I felt totally overwhelmed with the process and it never went anywhere.
I’m not necessarily one to take a lot of risks. I usually like to play things safe. But for the past few years or so I have watched other people take chances on themselves and their careers and succeed. And I’ve been super jealous! I feel awful saying that, but it’s the truth. I see other people doing what I want to do and instead of getting out there and starting my own private practice, I just got upset with myself and felt completely inadequate.
So this past fall I signed up for The Fall 2017 RD Entrepreneur Symposium which was by far one of the best decisions I made for myself. I learned so much from other dietitians who are running their own businesses. I also did the Masterclass program from the RD Entrepreneurs and have been attending any and all webinar trainings on starting a virtual nutrition private practice.
And then I decided to specialize in Food Sensitivity Testing by becoming a Certified LEAP Therapist. So I did additional training to learn how food sensitivities cause inflammation in the body and how to test for food sensitivities with a blood test called MRT. I then learned how to create custom elimination diets for clients based off their MRT results. Food sensitivities are not something that dietitians learn about in school. I’ve always been interested in GI issues, so I really enjoyed the training and loved learning how the LEAP protocol can help people with IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, etc. I’m super excited to dive into the world of Food Sensitivities!
I’ve also created nutrition coaching programs for Weight Loss and diet management of Diabetes. I love working with people to improve their health.
Now that I have my private practice website up and running, I’m enrolling in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. The world of medicine and nutrition is evolving so fast, I really feel the need to further my education and want more training in the integrative and functional approach. I’m totally burned out by conventional medicine.
So that’s where I’m at career-wise, which has kinda been dominating everything else in my life. For the past eight years, I have been working part-time at a hospital doing clinical nutrition and seeing outpatients. So I cut that back to two days a week to give myself more time to pursue my private practice, which was a really hard decision. I love my coworkers!
Lifewise, Kris and I are working on house and yard projects. We’ve slowly been remodeling our house over the past four years and have a checklist of items that we need to complete. Most of the house projects are on Kris’s list….I help where I can. I’ll start working on the yard when it warms up. We want to zero-scape our front yard. And the back yard needs some landscaping type work.
We don’t have any trips planned this year. Last year we did a South America trip to Chile and Argentina and went to New Zealand. And we did a bunch of rafting trips last summer. I’m sure there will be lots of rafting and camping again this season.
I’m still doing CrossFit. I try to go four to five times a week. And Kris and I are doing a #50burpees a day challenge for an entire year! Yes, we are crazy. We started December 1, 2016. So expect updates on that throughout the year.
Bound by Food isn’t going anywhere, in case you’re wondering. We’re working on some site updates, but I still plan on posting recipes regularly. We just had the logo updated! It’s super cute! You’re going to love it!
I just wanted to end this by saying thanks to everyone who visits this site regularly. It means a lot to me!