About Teri

Hi, I’m Teri! Thanks for visiting my blog!

IMG 8510How about I give you a little background so you know who is behind A Foodie Stays Fit? Let’s go!

  • I’m 30 years old.
  • I was raised in Utah, but currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • I love running, and run in Vibram FiveFingers. I’ve run one marathon, three 180-mile relay races, multiple half marathons and 5K-10Ks. Check out my Races page for pictures and times! I’m also a certified group fitness and Les Mills RPM instructor, but am not currently teaching.
  • My current half marathon PR is 1:34 and I’m thinking about trying to qualify for Boston in 2015. We’ll see!
  • I have a boxer named Maizey. I’m slightly obsessed with her, as you may have figured out by the fact that she gets her own page on my blog.

  • I really love food. Good food. Real food. I believe in putting wholesome food (not food products) into my body. On a daily basis, I eat a lot of leafy greens, fish, nuts, quinoa, rice, and wine. :) I eat gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free as much as possible. I figured out a lot of my health issues were related to those products so I avoid them 99% of the time.
  • I was a vegetarian for a few years, and then a pescatarian (i.e. fish eater, not a meat eater) for a few years. I don’t restrict any meat these days and just eat whatever my body is craving.
  • I love to cook and bake. I ate my mom’s famous homemade bread my whole life and still love to bake it myself when I want to splurge on gluten or want to take something to my neighbors.
  • I regularly practice yoga. I was a Bikram (hot yoga) addict in the past but am currently hooked on Vinyasa and Power Flow. I also love Pure Barre.
  • I have five brothers. And I’m the only girl. And the youngest. I wasn’t spoiled…I just happen to be the favorite. ;)

  • I love traveling and being outdoors. I constantly miss the Utah mountains that I took for granted growing up.

  • I’ve worked in Corporate America in financial services for over 8 years. I currently work at a large national bank doing marketing and social media. I LOVE my job and feel so lucky to finally have a gig that’s a perfect fit for me.

There you go. TMI.

Wanna know more? Just ask! :)

Email me: afoodiestaysfit [at] gmail [dot] com

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook too! 

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1 Amy at TheSceneFromMe at

Love all your hair changes. I was looking at all the pictures and was like “who is that,” “who is that,” oh its the same pretty gal!
This page sounds like a fairytale to me :)
And that doggy is so adorable. I have two sharpeis and they are so funny :)
Amy at TheSceneFromMe´s last blog post ..Luscious Lemon Pudding Cake Cups


2 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) at

Wow you are gorgeous! I love your blog :D
Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)´s last blog post ..To Be In Love


3 Teri at

well, my goodness, thank you! So glad you enjoy my blog! :)


4 Ellie@fitforthesoul at

I enjoyed reading about you and will stay posted :D Just wanted to tell you in case you didn’t know, you have a beautiful smile! And you guys are a very cute pair of peas in a pod :)
Ellie@fitforthesoul´s last blog post ..Visiting our Fave Place


5 Sarah at

Hi Teri! I stumbled upon your blog a week or so ago and I’m so glad that I did! I love your writing style, running tips and recipes. I too have a great appreciation for GOOD food, and am kind of obsessed with running. Keep it up!
Sarah´s last blog post ..The Best Ever Stir-fry


6 Teri at

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog!


7 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing at

I love your hair in that race photo : ) I think our food philosophies are very similar! I will definitely be keeping up on this blog!
Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing´s last blog post ..Vegan Split Pea Soup


8 Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup at

Hey Teri! I just found your blog yesterday and have been searching through old posts since then! Thanks for giving me a new reason to slack off at work! I can’t wait to read more :)


9 Little Miss Fitness at

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This is wonderful! :) and it’s so great that you’ll always be able to remember what year something happened based on the progression of when you changed your hair! :) So fun.


10 Teri at

Thanks for visiting! And you’re right, my hair color/style is a great memory trigger for things! :)


11 Crista at

ha ha ha!!! I just found your blog, love your about page and I can’t wait to read more :) I have been a barista at Starbucks and few people have screamed at me… mostly when we were out of whipped cream. However I too screamed back the other day, when I tried the cake pops, screamed in delight!
Crista´s last blog post ..Public Service Announcement


12 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] at

Miss Teri – I know you teach spin classes… are you also a certified group ex instructor? If so, with whom did you get your cert from? I’m interested in learning more about your fitness journey/career :)
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]´s last blog post ..happy trails


13 Teri at

Hey girly – I am a certified group ex instructor and taught a weight lifting class for about a year. I actually have a whole series on the certification process. Check this out! http://afoodiestaysfit.com/popular/become-a-fitness-instructor/


14 Anna at

Fantastic blog, I’m really enjoying it. Just curious though, when mentioning where you work, why did you feel that you had to say you were not a teller. Why just tell us what your title or job is at the bank. ??


15 Teri at

A girl has gotta have some secrets, right? ;)

Actually when I wrote this, I worked in an area that’s deals with confidential information and just preferred not to share. But now I work in Marketing and love to talk about it!


16 Baking 'n' Books at

I love this! …and all your different hair colors ;)

I have yet to read “In Defense of Food” – on my list. I do eat meat though…not like 5 times a day! I am a die-hard Veggie lover, whole-grains, yogurt, etc. But still enjoy my chicken, fish and eggs.

Could be worst!


17 Ameena at

You have gorgeous hair! And your hubby is super cute too. :)


18 Teri at

Thanks and thanks! :)


19 Susan at

I love the red. Is it one you can share or do you just have a great hairdresser?


20 Teri at

I just had a great hairdresser. However, the brighter red that I had for a while was a DIY color:

The color combination is:

*2/3 bottle of 607 Cyclamen
*1/3 bottle of 445 Light Auburn
1/4 bottle of 507 Burgundy

ONE PART is the above mixture to TWO parts of developer #10 with a splash of #20. All purchased at Sally Hansen. :)


21 Alycia at

I just wanted to say that I am really enjoying your blog! I stumbled across it about a month ago, and am now an avid reader. I live in Wisconsin now, but am from NC originally, so its always good to see some flavor from home! ;)


22 Teri at

oh thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!

I’m happy I can share a little bit of your home with you! I love NC!


23 Simone MdeSa at

Hey there! Came across your blog and I am just having a ball reading through your posts! I also live in NC…but am originally from Brazil. Anyway, just wanted to drop a note and say that your blog brightened my day! XX =)


24 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries at

Just found your blog – love it so far! I noticed you’re originally from Utah, which is where I currently live. Which area are you from? Look forward to reading more!!
Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries´s last blog post ..One Of Those Days


25 Teri at

how funny!! I grew up in Draper! :) You?


26 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries at

Draper is beautiful. My husband and I currently live in Eagle Mountain. I’m originally from Arizona and have only been here a couple years, but we love it here!
Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries´s last blog post ..One Of Those Days


27 Wendi at

Hey girl! Just stumbled upon your blog and I am soooo glad I did! Can’t wait to see more :)
Wendi´s last blog post ..Friday Notes


28 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction at

Just discovered your blog and I love it! Can’t wait to read some more posts :)
Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction´s last blog post ..Little Things


29 Bollychees in Paris at

Your title caught my attention coz I’m increasingly finding I’m becoming a foodie trying to stay fit since we’ve moved to Paris. Great to find “company” virtually :)


30 Meghan at

Thanks for sharing. I am really into clean eating, eating real food, and I love the health benefits I get as a result of eating this way. I’m in the Midwest so it’s great to find like minded individuals. I appreciate you putting yourself out there and providing such great info. Thanks again.


31 Teri at

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


32 Sara @ sarasmiles at

I am so glad I found your blog! I have just read your “About” page and we have a lot in common: real food, I’m 27, the youngest of 5 (and the favorite; probably a lil’ spoiled too), love wine, work in marketing in a bank…except that I love cucumbers…can’t wait to read more!
Sara @ sarasmiles´s last blog post ..A Day at the Beach


33 Teri at

oh my gosh, that is too funny! I love it! :) I have to go read your blog now too!


34 Amy at

man! i am relatively new to the blogging world…and am obsessed. love your blog!!!


35 Jess@atasteofconfidence at

I have been having skin problems for a few years now too. I avoided the teenage problems, but it flared up when I was 21. I still have hormonal acne, but I find that using over-the-counter Clean and Clear acne solution really does help, and I honestly feel like I will always have a few pimples during my period, and that’s just how it is. Haha. I do have some scarring as well which has gotten so much better after using retinol cream. My doc recommended it and it does help slowly. You can get it on amazon for about $10, and it lasts months.


36 Clair at

I am all over your food philosophy. Sounds a LOT like me. =) It was great to meet you (however briefly) yesterday, and I’m looking forward to browsing around here a bit!


37 Caren @ voodies at

I love your blog! We have so much in common from insatiable dog obsessions to whoe food nerds. So nice to meet you!



38 Nikki at

I just stumbled upon your blog and I was so excited to see you live in North Carolina. What part of NC do you live in?


39 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

I’m in Winston-Salem. I’m loving this beautiful weather we’ve been having in NC! :)


40 Sophie at

Hello nice to meet you!

You look pretty cool amongst your 5 brothers! You have a cool & fun foodblog over here!
Many greetings from a foodie from Belgium! ;)


41 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

thanks Sophie! Glad you stopped by my blog! :)


42 Amanda at

Great blog, but you come off as sort of pretentious with the “No, I’m not a teller” bit. Does your advertising job make you leaps and bounds more comfortable with yourself than if you were some lowly bank teller?


43 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

haha definitely not! It’s just “are you a teller?” is the most common question I get when I tell people I work at a bank. :) I certainly didn’t mean for anyone to interpret it as pretentious.


44 Kim @ Roaming Raspberry at

Oh my gosh, I feel like we’re the same person! I grew up in Utah, with 6 brothers, me being the youngest and only girl too! Does everyone ask you if you were spoiled too? More like picked on, am I right? I lived in south Carolina for a time, so close to north Carolina! I sure miss those beautiful Utah mountains too! They’re my favorite thing in the world! Also, found your blog through a guest post you did about your trip to Switzerland paris and rome. My husband and I did that EXACT same trip. How awesome was Gimmewald!? I want to retire there!


45 Brianna at

Hey girl!
I just stumbled across your blog- I love it! I’m also gluten and diary free, so its nice to find someone in the same situation! I’m a new follower and super excited to follow along! :)



46 Lauren Fruge at

I just found your blog today! How fun! And your name is awesome…my mom is Teri with the middle name Lynn and my dad calls her TeriLynn all the time! Beautiful name :)


47 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

That is funny! I’ve only met one other! :)


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