for blogI currently live in Durham, NC with my wonderful husband, Chris, who is an MBA student at Duke, and my cute pup Nylah, a mutt who we rescued.  Chris and I have been married since April, 2007, and have been together for nine years (yup, we dated for six years before he popped the question!)

We moved to Durham in July, 2008 so  Chris could pursue a full time MBA.  Prior to our move, we lived in Boston for seven years.  What a great, fun city! I love Boston!  It’s historical, walkable, and has the best cannoli’s ever.  But don’t get me wrong, I have really enjoyed our time in Durham – especially the climate!  It has been a nice change of pace, there are so many things you can do outdoors year-round (which I love), and the cost of living is remarkably less than Boston.  Having closet space is a nice treat too :)

Now onto how I maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.  I was always very active when I was younger, and barely had a break from one sport to the next, which kept me thin.  I played soccer my first two years in college until I decided that studying abroad in Australia sounded more appealing (which is where I met Chris – guess I made a good decision!). When I returned from Australia for my senior year of college, it was the first time since I was very young that I wasn’t involved in a competitive sport to keep me in shape.  Luckily, I studied Exercise Science (my major) and  Nutrition (my minor) in school so I was well educated on how to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle and how to continue to incorporate regular exercise and healthy foods into my routine. 

But now that I’m getting older (gulp), am not nearly as active as I was when I was in my twenties, and don’t bounce back the morning after a few beers or couple glasses of wine quite like I used to, I realize I need be more conscious about the foods I’m consuming, and be more diligent about staying in shape.

While I did not pursue a career in health and fitness (not yet at least!) I firmly believe that the key happiness is staying healthy and fit.  To eat healthy I focus on balance, variety and moderation, and to stay active I run (my cardio of choice), swim, do the elliptical, strength train and do yoga.

My hope is to motivate & inspire myself and others to eat well and be fit.

My mantra?  Be Healthy.  Be Fit.  Be Happy.





5 Responses to “This is me”

  1. Jan Guarino Says:

    Hi Meg,
    I love what you’ve done here. You make it look so good and so easy. I hope you get a lot of followers. You are an inspiration to anyone who wants to eat a healthy diet.
    I’ll have to get a copy of that book.
    Love, Jan

  2. Jenny Penny Says:

    This is the BEST!!! I love knowing what you are doing! I am so copying all your recipes and you can cook for me anytime!!!
    Love and miss you!!!

  3. Michelle Meagher Says:

    Hi Meg,

    Your blog is awesome! This will probably sound cheesy, but I’m so proud of you for doing this. It looks like a lot of work, and you’re clearly passionate about it, so I admire that :-) Good luck with it, and I’ll be sure to check back often.


    P.S. I feel special that you mentioned our Bachelorette get-together.

  4. Hey Meg!

    I was bouncing around blogs today looking at comments and happened to find yours. My heart jumped a little when I saw “Durham” and then Duke!! I’m about to start my senior year at Duke in 2 weeks. I’m always at Fuqua doing experiments :) I can’t wait to read more of your blog. Maybe we can do a meet up when I’m back down in school.

    P.S. You don’t look a day over 23

  5. Pam Says:

    I love your mantra!! What a great story, I would never guess that you aren’t in your 20’s you look great!

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