Hi, I’m Teri, the founder, blogger, and writer behind A Foodie Stays Fit! Thanks for visiting my blog! Let’s get to know each other, shall we? I answered some common questions I get from new readers and from people I meet in person so let’s pretend we’re having this conversation over a cup of coffee. 🙂 I’d love to hear from you too, so leave a comment and let me know where you live and what your favorite food is. 🙂 I’ll go first – I’m originally from Utah, and my favorite food is toast. Now onto the Q&A!
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Utah, but now live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where I’ve been for 8 years. I LOVE my city, I love this state, and I’m so grateful for friends who have become family away from family. (I have 5 older brothers and 17 nieces and nephews! Yes, I’m the only girl. And the youngest. I wasn’t spoiled…I just happen to be the favorite. 😉 )
Are you married?
Nope. This is my boyfriend, Tommy. He’s pretty much the best human being you’ll ever meet. We have an awesome habit of showing up in matching outfits.
We didn’t meet until we were in our 30s, and there is something really wonderful about falling in love at this point in my life. I am so incredibly grateful for him, and I never imagined I could be this happy. (Here’s the story of how we met. In short, blind dates work. Even if you try really hard not to go out with the person.)
What’s your workout routine?
I love running & CrossFit. I run anywhere from 20-45 miles a week, and do CrossFit 1-4x a week, depending on how much I’m running. Running is my first love, and I’ve been running for over 18 years (yowza!). I’ve run one marathon, three 180-mile relay races, multiple half marathons and 5K-10Ks.My current half marathon PR is 1:33, but my first half marathon was over 2 hours! You CAN improve your running speed if you work at it!
I’ve been doing CrossFit at Top Tier CrossFit since December 2014, and have never felt stronger or fitter since adding it in. I can deadlift 250 pounds, squat 170 pounds and can finally do a strict pull-up for the first time in my life. No, lifting heavy will not make you bulky unless you’re supplementing. And yes, I give CrossFit credit for my toned arms.
I’m also a certified group fitness and Les Mills RPM instructor, but haven’t taught in about 5 years and don’t really plan to again.
Do you have any kids?
Yes, I have an 8-year-old boxer named Maizey. She is my dog child. I’m slightly obsessed with her, and she isn’t spoiled at all.
Why do you eat gluten-free?
I had health issues for years (including a colonoscopy at age 18, UGH), and finally figured out that food is the best way for me to control my health. I avoid gluten, most dairy and soy as much as possible and have never felt better. I eat very “clean” by typical American standards, but gluten-free toast is my weakness. I post a lot of my daily eats on Instagram if you want to get a feel for my diet!
I also love to cook and bake. Many times I don’t use a recipe, but when I do I save it on my Recipes Worth Repeating Pinterest board.
Is Blogging your full-time job?
Nope. I’ve worked in Corporate America in financial services for over 12 years, and currently work at a large national bank doing social media marketing. I really like my job and feel so lucky to have a gig I enjoy.
Are you a fashion blogger?
Ha, no, but I find this question so flattering. I have always been asked for details on my outfits so I try to share them regularly on the blog and on Instagram. I’m also on LikeToKnow.It so if you sign up for that, you’ll get outfit shopping details emailed to you if you like one of my fashion posts on Instagram. Easy peasy.
What should I read first on your blog?
Wanna know more? Just ask! 🙂 Leave a comment or email me: afoodiestaysfit [at] gmail [dot] com
DISCLAIMER: Blogging is not my full-time gig, but running a blog isn’t free. I have to pay for WordPress updates, hosting fees, domain fees, and other expenses to keep this site up and functioning and hacker-free. To help keep my blog accessible and free, I do link to affiliate links from time to time and receive a small percentage of purchases you make. I do not link to products that I wouldn’t personally buy, so rest assured I won’t refer you to crap! 🙂