Hi, I’m Teri, the founder, blogger, and writer behind A Foodie Stays Fit! Thanks for visiting my blog! I started A Foodie Stays Fit in 2008 as a spinoff from my first-ever blog, which I started in 2004. Hard to believe I’ve been blogging for 15+ years, long before most people knew what a blog was!
A Foodie Stays Fit actually came from another blog – a personal blog I started in college to keep my friends and family up to date with my life. I loved sharing the recipes I was trying, training for my first race (a half marathon that was the final for my Jogging 101 class) and just general life updates.
I decided to transition to A Foodie Stays Fit after a few years so I could really help others with what I was learning along the way about health and wellness. Even though I’ve been blogging for a LONG time, I never blogged full-time until I left my Corporate career in April 2019. I loved my career so it was a hard decision, but I’m so grateful for the path I took.
I learned a LOT in Corporate America which now benefits me IMMENSELY me as a small business owner and I was able to relate to others more closely since the most-asked question I get is, “How do you fit it all in?! How do you stay healthy when you’re working a lot and have lots of life responsibilities.”
My short answer is – build healthy habits. But I 100% get it how hard it can be. I definitely learned some tricks along the way for time management and how to create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. And I try to share all of that on this blog.
So, 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 10+ years. Winston-Salem is a great city 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. I run anywhere from 30-65 miles a week and lift 1-3x a week. I’ve been running for over 18 years (yowza!). I’ve run four marathons (including the Boston marathon two times!), three 180-mile relay races, multiple half marathons and 5K-10Ks.
My first marathon took just over 4 hours and my current PR is 3 hours 17 minutes. My half marathon PR is 1:30, but my first half marathon was over 2 hours. You CAN improve your running speed if you work at it!
I blog a LOT about running, sharing tips, motivation and favorite gear, but if you want all my best advice for beginners, download my Running 101 ebook!
I’m also a certified group fitness and Les Mills RPM instructor, but haven’t taught in about 8 years and don’t really plan to again.
What shoes do you run in?
You can see all my running gear here!
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 a 10-year-old boxer named Maizey. She is my dog child. I’m slightly obsessed with her, and she isn’t spoiled at all.
Is blogging your full-time job?
It is as of April 2019. You can read what my life looked like leading up to that point and my Corporate America career on this post!
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.
Wanna know more about me or my blog? Leave a comment or email me: afoodiestaysfit [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thanks for stopping by!
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