In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.
1. What is your name, blog name, and how did you come up with your blog title?
My name is Julie, and I’m the blogger behind Savvy Eats. During the second round of my fourth grade spelling bee, the person ahead of me was asked to spell the word “house.” When it was my turn, I confidently walked up to the microphone, convinced I’d be able to spell whatever they threw at me. The word I got? ”Savvy.” What 10-year-old knows the word “savvy” ? Needless to say, I didn’t make it past the second round, and the person after me got the word “brick.” Really, spelling bee coordinators? After that, I was determined to never misspell “savvy,” and it quickly became one of my favorite words. (Did I mention that I was/am a huge nerd? ;) ) And so, “Savvy Eats” was born!
2. What’s one goal you are working towards right now? (career, personal, health)
On the health end: Eating more locally and seasonally. Right now, I am focusing on canning and freezing a ton of summer and fall produce to enjoy throughout the winter.
On the career end: Looking for some freelance writing positions. Know anyone who is hiring?
3. What are ten words that apply to you and your healthy living journey?
Smart Food, Smart Fitness, and Smart Life. (Yeah, that’s only 7 words, but it fits perfectly!
4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Risotto. There are so many ways to change it up and add some variety. Use a different wine and cheese, mix up the veggies, add a little meat…the options are endless! Once you know the basic steps for making a perfect risotto, you’re golden!
5. What’s one question you’re sick of answering? (What shouldn’t we ask you?)
“How’s married life?” I never know how to answer that! Married life is good, and I love my husband. Beyond that, I don’t know what to say!
6. What’s the average amount of time you spend writing a post?
When all is said and done, probably about an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Except for Brain Food 101 posts, which can take 3 or 4 hours to write!
7. Do you have days where you just don’t feel like cooking/ eating healthy/ exercising?
Definitely. I try to keep lots of healthy food on hand for when I don’t feel like cooking, with a few treats thrown in. If I don’t feel like doing my planned workout, I try to listen to my body. Do I not want to do the workout because my body is tired and trying to tell me something, or am I just feeling lazy? Sometimes, I know I am just feeling lazy and will feel better once I get out there and get started. Other times, I really am tired and will try to tweak things a little, whether that be moving my morning workout to the afternoon or substituting weight lifting or yoga for my planned bike ride. Being flexible makes healthy living easier and much more enjoyable.