Hi! My name is Teddi. I have been sharing my triumphs, trials, messes and successes via blogging since 2008.
In my early- and mid-twenties, I was overweight, unhappy, and painfully uncomfortable in my own skin. (Those of you who go back with me, you know what I'm talking about!) One day I woke up and I decided that I didn't want to live that way anymore. I knew something had to change. I decided to educate myself like crazy to learn how to improve my quality of life.
I made the decision to go back to school when I was working as a freelance health and fitness writer, interviewing various experts in the field for articles I was working on. I decided I wanted to be expert! I am now an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
IIN only fueled my hunger for more credibility in the wellness world. I'm proud to announce that I am now a Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist via the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
When I made the decision to change my life, I did it alone. I'm working tirelessly to gain extensive knowledge in fitness, nutrition and health so that I'm able to help others. Please email me if you're interested in working together!
I use this site as a platform to bring awareness to wellness in a way that I feel (and I hope you do, too) is approachable. I believe in challenging myself to live each day better and brighter than the one before. I believe that health and achieving balance is a lifelong journey, not a destination. I also believe in always going the extra mile. (It's never crowded.)
The past few years of my life have been both catastrophic and euphoric. I lost my mom to cancer in April of 2014. She fought SO hard, and the quick deterioration of her health is a constant reminder to me that we must make the most of every single day we are lucky enough to have on this earth. She was a religious reader of my blog and was my number one cheerleader in my quest to finish my book, find wellness and follow my dreams. The memory of her support is what keeps me going. I'm still figuring out my grief and hope to share more of that journey as time goes on. I also fell in love and got married. I had the wedding of my dreams on October 10, 2015, in Coconut Grove, Florida, just moments away from where my parents met and fell in love at the University of Miami. (Read all about my wedding here.) I was born and raised in Coral Gables and miss my hometown every single day. My husband is my everything (and the only guy I would've stayed in New York for!). ;) We live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan just a few blocks away from both my dad and my sister.
Many of you have been reading this little ol' blog since the beginning, and I want express how grateful I am to you especially for your continued kindness and encouragement. You've been through a lot with me: from heartache to head-over-heels, from sluggish to certified personal trainer, from profound sorrow to sublime happiness. This tiny corner of the internet has been a beacon of love and support for me and for that I am truly thankful and forever indebted.
I have always been and will always be committed to keeping this space candid and heartfelt for as long as it's around. You'll see everything here from healthy meal ideas and workout tips to fun fashion finds and deeply personal mini-essays. This is at my very core who I am: passionate, eager, sometimes a little bit scatterbrained, perhaps a bit naive, but always well-intentioned.
I am determined to find the silver lining in each situation, no matter how small or trivial. In my darkest days, I have learned that life is too short not to look on the bright side.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll stick around for awhile.
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The editorial integrity of TEDDI, SET, GO! is of the utmost importance to me. I fully control 100% of the content, and all opinions expressed are wholly my own.
While I love sharing my wellness journey and my experience being a health coach, personal trainer and weight loss specialist, please note that I am not a medical professional or a registered dietitian.
I am simply sharing what works for me in hopes it might inspire you.
Thank you so much for reading!