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’d love to hear from you too, so leave a comment and say hi! 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 9+ 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. Seriously.)
Are you married?
We didn’t meet until our 30s, and there is something really wonderful about falling in love at this point in my life. I’m incredibly grateful for him, and I never imagined I could be this happy. Here’s how we met.
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. Here’s a before and after.
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.
What shoes do you run in?
I rotate among three pairs right now – Nike Zoom Elites, Adidas Bostons, and Saucony Kinvaras. The Nikes are my FAVORITE all around shoe – they’re great for long runs, tempo or speed work. The Adidas Bostons are my favorite for tempo runs and race day. I wear the Saucony Kinvaras for easy recovery runs.
What’s your favorite workout gear for running? For CrossFit?
Your skin is perfect. What do you use?
This is one of the most flattering questions I get and probably the most-asked question. I used to have horrible skin (terrible acne), well into my late 20s. I finally found something that works well and is a safer option since it’s not full of scary chemicals. You can see my entire skin routine and make-up routine here.
Do you have any kids?
Yes, I have an 9-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 meals on Instagram.
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. I’m currently at a large national bank doing social media marketing. I really like my job and feel lucky to have a gig I enjoy.
Where did you get xyz from?
There are a few places to shop what I post:
- You can shop all my Instagram photos on this page.
- Follow me on the LikeToKnow.It app. It’s free and you’ll get shopping details emailed to you and saved in the app when you like one of my fashion posts on Instagram.
- Check out the Fashion tab on my blog.
You can also easily get shopping details on any Instagram picture on the Shop My Instagram page.
What should I read first on your blog?
- My weekly workout recaps, Friday Favorites, fashion posts, and The Weekender are some of my readers’ favorite regular posts!
- Check out my most-pinned recipes.
- See my favorite CrossFit gear here and my running gear here.
Wanna know more about me or my blog? Leave a comment or email me: afoodiestaysfit [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thanks for stopping by!
DISCLAIMER: Blogging is not my full-time gig, but running a blog isn’t free. I have to pay for WordPress updates, hosting & domain fees, and other expenses to keep this site 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! And, you don’t pay any more than you do for using my links.