About the Sometimes Healthy Living Girl

Who Am I?

Hello and welcome to my world! If you’re coming here to read about someone who lives strictly by the culturally-established rules of healthy living, you’ve definitely come to the wrong place. Don’t get me wrong, by all standards, I live a relatively normal and healthy life: I run an average of at least 5 miles a day, eat copious amounts of fruits and vegetables and usually enjoy a glass of wine only about 1-2 times a week at the most…well, that’s what’s on the surface at least.

I may run marathons, but that doesn't make me healthy!

I may run marathons, but that doesn’t make me healthy!

However, peel back a layer of that little healthy living onion, and you’ll surely find a number of rather UNhealthy habits. For starters, I have a near obsession of certain over-processed foods. The whole “clean eating” thing is a mystery to me. How would I find happiness in my day without indulging in some of my favorite processed foods? These include Cupcake Goldfish, Swedish Fish and whipped cream, straight out of the can. In addition, I have never quite figured out how to drink the recommended amount of water per day, but that’s ok, because I usually spend my days swigging about that much coffee. And finally, while I’ve been able to master the art of exercising consistently, I often sacrifice sleep and my social life to support this habit, and I generally complain that I am “Soooooooo tired” 7-8 times a day.

Believe me, there is much more, but you get the point.

So Why Am I Blogging?

I got the idea for starting this blog after I immersed myself in the world of healthy living bloggers for months. I would read them on a daily basis, and for the most part, find inspiration through seeing how each of them lived their daily lives (PB Fingers = My Hero). But at times, I would think to myself, “Dammnit girl, get your s*** together like these chicks.” Thus my concept of sharing the imperfections was born.  My number one reason for starting this blog is that my true passions lie in writing and healthy living. Here, I’m trying to marry them together. But given my track record for being hopelessly imperfect, I cannot promise the healthy part full time.

You might consider me a runner – I’ve run in 3 marathons, about a dozen half marathons and countless 10Ks. You might consider me a healthy eater. You might even think I know a thing or two about working out. I may even impress you with one of my crazy recipes. I will never claim to be an expert in any of these areas, but it is my hope that if you choose to read this blog you will always walk away with some useful information and a smile on your face.

I'm no Suzy Homemaker. But I am Sometimes Healthy!

I’m no Suzy Homemaker. But I am Sometimes Healthy!

No, but Seriously, WHO AM I?

I’m a 30-year-old former New Yorker born in Chicago and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Yep, that’s right – I came all the way out to the big city from OMAHA (not Oklahoma ya’ll). I moved to NYC in search of my dream writing job but ended up sticking it out at a PR firm instead. I enjoyed many adventures in NYC (much of those adventures were captured on this blog) but after a few years, I realized city livin’ just wasn’t in the cards for this country bumpkin. I left my heart in Omaha, and I never really got it back (think Reese Witherspoon, in Sweet Home Alabama…minus the whole Josh Lucas part).

After a stint in upstate New York, and a bit of a rough breakup (click here for the gossip, I know you want to), I finally made it back to ol’ Nebraska. In the famous words of our girl Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.”

This blog has been around since 2011, serving as a humorous journal of my wacky adventures living the “Devil Wears Prada” dream, as well as giving a go at that whole “happily ever after deal.” Now, I’m starting a new chapter of my life, and I hope you’ll join me as I chronicle my Sometimes Healthy trials and tribulations, “Omaha stylee.” 

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44 Thoughts on “About the Sometimes Healthy Living Girl

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  3. Lovin’ your bio! And your marathon photo :) I’m jealous… I need to sign up for a race!

  4. Just found your blog through PBF…love it!! Andddd, you have pretty much the coolest name ever, from one Jamie to another 😉

  5. Love this about page!! Adding you to my google reader!!

  6. wow, you sound a lot like me. When did you start this blog?

  7. Just found your blog, and you’re really smart lol :) One cannot live on carrot sticks alone 😉

  8. “Get my Sh*t together” – that is ME.

    Love this – I hate “perfection” – blah. I say “Live A Little” – eat the damn brownie. As long as you eat your fruits and veggies too, laugh and get some fresh air – then who’s counting!?

    Not me :)

  9. Just found you today through IowaGirlEats!! Love what I’m ready so far — no one can be healthy all the time! Where’s the fun in that?? Can’t wait to read more!!

  10. Came across you via a comment on CNC. I like what I see and kudos on your full marathon! I just ran my first half and I don’t know if I am ready for a full one yet. :)

  11. I freakin love sweet potato puffs! And your blog too :)

  12. Ahhh! I have no idea how I stumbled across your bloggy blog but i am SO GLAD that i did!!!! Your vibrant personality reminds me a lot of … me? (Hope that doesn’t make me self-absorbed, haaaa!) No but really, you seem like a dollface and I totally can’t wait to read more!

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  15. I’m so excited that I found your blog, I cannot wait to read more! I definitely agree that there’s no need to worry about living a perfectly healthy life. I think everyone has a few unhealthy habits, but if they make you happy who cares! I mean if you’re too strict al the time that’s no fun!

  16. I just discovered you via the HLS blog list, and I love that you love I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter spray and fat-free Reddi-Whip as much as I do! :) I’m a Canadian and I drive to the States for them!!!! I’m totally on board with your whole “philosophy”…feel like it’s much the same as my own…can’t wait to meet you at HLS!

    • Oh.My. You don’t have Reddi Whip and Butter Spray in Canada?? I’ve never had ANYTHING against Canada, but I’m tellin’ ya, this is a shocker! You must write to the companies and ask them to start distributing to wherever you live. No woman should have to live without these essentials ;-). Looking forward to meeting you too!

  17. I just discovered your blog and I look forward to reading it! :)

  18. beth k on 2 August, 2011 at 11:11 pm said:

    Love it Jamie!!! I look forward to your next blog!

  19. I was about to comment on I’m an Okie’s post and saw that you are a Northwestern Alum! Me too! :-) It’s nice to see some of us on here!

  20. Hi Jaime! I just stumbled across your blog and I have to say your About Me is SUPER inspiring! I just started my own healthy(for the most part) living blog and It’s nice to know there are other healthy living bloggers who don’t find it a piece of cake to post every day. I love that you embrace your “imperfections.” Keep up the great work!

  21. Wow that’s amazing how many miles you can run! I’m always impressed by people who run. My body would actually fall apart.
    Very cute blog:) Glad I found it.

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  23. this is awesome! congrats! :)

  24. I can’t wait to follow your blog! I’m from California and looking to move to New York for a time :)

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  26. Hi there, just want to say you are an amazing blogger and your blog is awesome. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p2TELX-J3

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  28. Love the blog name!

  29. Jamie,

    Your blog is absolutely AMAZING! I love reading all about your struggle with “healthy” and it always reminds me that I am not the only one! A huge fan and SO glad that you are back, cannot wait to read more of your hilarious spin on healthy living and tips.

    PS I don’t know if you have seen my show on VH1 but I would LOVE to guest blog for you sometime if that qualifies me?!

  30. Glad I just came across your blog! I feel like I should have named mine something similar. Sometimes (weekends) I just am not perfectly healthy. And it’s okay! Haven’t spent much time in Hudson Valley but just discovered there are a ton of wineries so may be visiting from CT soon!

    • Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the wineries here are amazing! I’ve been here less than a year, so I haven’t covered them all yet. But, not one has disappointed me so far 😉 Let me know if you ever make your way here!

  31. I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley 25 years. Also have a house in lake George. I’ll never move back but it’s so gorgeous!

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  33. Love your blog!! SO happy you decided to move back to Omaha. Big city adventures are fun and all, but this seems like the right thing for you. Look forward to reading more!

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