Getting High on Stress

Oh Twitter, how you love to distract me from my work.

Of course, I think this Monday most of us New Yorkers were either in a bit of a “Hurricane Irene” fog or unable to make it into the office and therefore trapped in our respective homes.

(Sidenote: I am in a chocolate/wine fog from sitting on the couch all weekend with Michelle, making our way through our Hurricane Survival Pack and watching every chick flick known to man. This morning in spin class, my legs felt like tin…then the instructor played a Selena Gomez song at the top of a hill…It was a rough class, to say the least, but I persevered.)

Therefore, I willfully allowed a few tweets to distract me during work today, figuring that I was in a similar boat with those that were still transfixed by all of this non-stop Irene coverage (On a serious note, while I’m very happy NYC made it through unscathed, I’m definitely thinking about those that were affected and hoping for the best for all).

When Women’s Health tweeted the following, I just HAD to click on it.

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Sometimes Healthy’s Hurricane Irene Survival Pack

Irene is coming...and the NYC bars are capitalizing.

I had a really great post planned about how much my little foot injury has caused me to miss running and appreciate its benefits, but then something a bit more topical (or should I say “tropical”) happened.

Irene.

Hurricane Irene is pretty much all anyone can talk about here in NYC. And I’m hopping on the bandwagon.

Since I live not too far from one of Mayor Bloomberg’s evacuation zones, I decided to camp out at Michelle’s for the weekend. I have my doubts as to whether or not the hurricane will affect my living area, but, truthfully, let’s be honest, I’m not really “equipped” to handle a natural disaster by my Sometimes Healthy Self. Continue Reading →

Force-Feeding my Coworkers Chia Seeds (New Recipe!)

Chia Seeds = Magic. Like Fairy Dust.

Have I mentioned how much I L-U-V my coworkers?

Well, last night was our annual office summer party, and it reminded me of exactly why I love these unique little souls. I knew from the minute I walked into the joint that it fit like a glove, and the place hasn’t let me down ever since.

I’m certainly not wise enough to dispense career advice, but since I’m in Stage 4 of the Sometimes Healthy Hangover post-office Summer Party, I’m going to throw caution to the wind and do it anyway: Finding the right place to work is JUST as important as finding the right kind of job for you.

Yes, it’s important to love what you do, but remember, my friends, you will be spending a majority of your day with your coworkers, so you might as well like them. Better yet, you could be like me and think your coworkers are the sh***. Yes, I actually enjoy coming into the office every single day, because even if I’m not excited about a certain project, I know I’ll always be thoroughly entertained and that I have quality people to complain to about said boring project.

So, I bet you’re a bit curious as to how this lovefest post will result in me sharing a recipe with you about Carrot Apple Chi Chi Chi Chia Muffins. Well, guess you’ll just have to keep reading…

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Cheesesteaks Don’t Need Steak: Lessons Learned at HLS

Steak Cheesesteak, Veggie Cheesesteak? Read on to find out ;-)

Over the weekend, at the Healthy Living Summit, I met more amazing and accomplished people than I ever thought was possible to fit in a room, tweeted more than I’ve ever tweeted in my entire life and discovered a new kind of bread to obsess about…

Oh and I learned that the Philly Cheesesteak tastes just as good without the steak…

I’d love to recap the entire conference for you, but per usual, I’m a bit late to the game, and I imagine you’ve probably read it all a few times by now. So instead, let’s talk about some of the lessons I learned at Healthy Living Summit 2011: Continue Reading →

Spaghetti Squash with a Side of Snoop

Look who's cookin' good lookin ;-)

The week I was in Nebraska, I missed both the Bachelorette and MTV’s latest addictive train-wreck, The Challenge. In fact, I turned on the television once in 8 days as entertainment while I was doing situps. What does that mean? It means I was extremely busy back in the Big-O.

I know what you’re thinking: It’s Nebraska, how much could you possible have to do?

Well first off, shame on you for being so judgmental dear old Nebraska. Omaha is a very happening place. You should go there for vacation. Let me know when you plan the trip, and I’ll make some recommendations…

And secondly, between family, friends and reunion preparations, I had plenty to keep me busy…including a Sometimes Healthy Spaghetti Squash Faux Lasagna Family Dinner.

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The Best 7 Links EVER

Best 7 Links Ever...Seriously - check it out ;-)

Blogging 101 says that a successful post starts with a catchy headline…did it work?

Those of you familiar with the 7 Links deal know that this is a little tagging game that encourages us to sift through old posts and share the goodies with our readers. As mentioned last week, I’ve been meaning to complete this post for a couple weeks now.

In typical Sometimes Healthy Girl fashion, I’m a bit behind.

Anyway, I was particularly excited to be tagged by Lisa from I’m an Okie to complete this post, because quite honestly, lately, I’ve had a difficult time balancing it all: work, the blog, a respectable social life and of course, the gym. But, reading my old posts on the stairstepper this morning (look at this multi-tasking Sometimes Healthy Girl) reminded me of exactly why I do this: I love to write. I love healthy living. And I love to make people laugh.

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Cupcakes, Baseball and Beer

Confession: I’ve lived in New York for over 2 years, and never once have I been to a Yankees, Knicks, Jets or Rangers game. For some reason, this embarrasses me.

Add in a cupcake and you've got yourself a perfect weekend.

Although I generally shun sportscasts in favor of watching mindless reality television, when it comes to the real thing, nothing makes me happier than a good baseball game and some beer…oh and of course, lots of cupcakes too.

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Meeting my Running Idol and 7 Links Overdue

Ali on the Run!

A couple weeks ago, the lovely Lisa, from I’m an Okie, tagged me in her 7 Links post. I was so excited because 1) Lisa is one of my favorite bloggers and 2) I love going back and reading my old posts.

Alas, I haven’t found the time to do it! I promise I’ve been extremely busy since getting back from vacation. Between random trips to the Hamptons and scandalous exercise classes, I swear I haven’t even had the time to focus on important things…like watching the Jersey Shore last night.

Okay, that’s a lie. Despite two social commitments last night, I somehow found the time to watch Jersey Shore.

Don't sass me, Sammi - You need an intervention!

I could probably spend an entire post talking about how disappointed I am in Sammi (I mean, come on girl, we’ve all been there, but isn’t the fact that you’re on national television enough to motivate you NOT to beg Ron to cuddle? Get it together Sammi Sweetheart.) However, I’ve got far more exiting things to talk about!

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Squatting in Stilettos

With my recent foot injury, it’s become imperative for this Sometimes Healthy Girl to diversify her workout. While I’d take a 10 miler over a spinning class every time, my stubborn foot has decided this just isn’t an option.

As you know, I’ve been to both a doctor and physical therapist to find the quickest way to heel Mr. Foot, and while both gave me a variety of tips and exercises, they agreed on one very important point: When it comes to plantars fasciitis, flats and sandals are bad and heels and wedges are much better. Go figure – all my life I figured I was damaging myself  in high heels, and it turns out, now they can help heal (no pun intended) my ailing foot.

This could get interesting...

Well, give a Sometimes Healthy Girl an inch and she’ll take a mile in 5 inch stilettos…

If the doctors want me to wear heels over flats, perhaps I should trade them for my Nikes as well? Well, that was the idea behind my unique workout last night… Continue Reading →

From Park Ave. to a Day at the Beach

A day at the beach...with sunglasses 5 times the size of my face.

It took a week in Nebraska to remind me of how important it is to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. As long as I’m living in the greatest city in the world, I might as well enjoy it. I may very well get back to O-Town one of these days, but in the meantime, I must “carpe diem” my days in NYC.

And while morning workouts at the gym, runs around Central Park, and frequent trips to 16 Handles and Dunkin’ Donuts are a huge part of what I love about NYC, these mundane activities certainly don’t qualify as “taking advantage of New York City.” Sometimes, I need to remind myself to break out of the old Sometimes Healthy routine. After a long week at work, it’s tempting to lay out on the rooftop and read gossip magazines all weekend. The view may be spectacular, but traveling 30 stories up on an elevator to lay on a chair for 3 hours and listen to country music is not my idea of adventure.

Tempting indeed...but I can do this anywhere.

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