I’ve got a little secret to tell you. I can’t do ONE push up…at least not without doing the girlie kind, and even then, I can only do about 15. As someone who loves to run and work out, this shortcoming has always bothered me, especially when I read about all those crazy Crossfit people.
However, even without push-ups, whenever I wear a sleeveless shirt, I usually receive a compliment on my toned arms. (This is much appreciated, as my hair is usually a mess or there is some sort of food stain on my clothing.)
Hot Sweaty Mess. But, my arms don’t mess around.
As you know, I’m not one to brag. I am certainly no Cameron Diaz. However, over the years, I’ve managed to maintain the tonality in my arms with daily cardio and a very short weight-lifting routine about three to four times a week. Continue reading
Help me readers – I’m sick.
I miss "wide open spaces" and big, spacious grocery aisles!
I’ve got this very rare “illness.” Usually get it about 3 – 4 times per year. It’s characterized with extensive periods of feeling sorry for myself, longing for country music and “wide open spaces,” dreaming of large grocery stores with diverse baking aisles and produce sections, wanting to turn the corner and run into someone that tells you to “have a good day” because they actually care and needing the comforting sight of chain restaurants and never-ending cornfields.
I call this illness “There is no place like Nebraska” syndrome. Time and draft beer are the only cure…but it never completely goes away.
I’m not really sure how this Sometimes Healthy Living blog, as of recently, has evolved into a blog mostly about cupcakes and donuts.
Cupcakes for a cause!
On the plus side, the treats are “healthified,” so I do feel that the content is in line with the whole Sometimes Healthy concept.
But, on the other hand, I suppose there’s more to being Sometimes Healthy than eating/baking cupcakes.
Because I’ve been working so much lately, it’s easier for me to write posts that encompass my daily life at work. Thus, Cupcake Monday. I promise you I’m not just baking cupcakes, eating them and sitting on the Couch Monster all day every day. I actually AM doing healthy things 90% of the time…Remember? I also like to run, spin, cook weird things AND go to “unique” fitness classes. I just haven’t been inspired to write about them lately. Stay tuned because I have some good ideas on the horizon…
But until then…
Cupcakes are a Sometimes Healthy Girl’s inspiration.
Forgive me readers/friends, for I have sinned.
I've been up to no good!
It’s been 10 days since my last blog post.
And I feel pretty bad about it. I felt so guilty that I had to distract myself with a giant lollipop…
But, please loyal (hopefully) readers, you’ll have to forgive me, as I’ve been a bit busy with work. Oh, and that job of mine forced me to travel across the country and stay at a stunning hotel on the ocean. And then spend a few days in Las Vegas (but we’ll get to that adventure in another post). Continue reading
Those of you that are familiar with my recipes might have noticed a common theme: I always take the semi-homemade approach.
I applaud those that make baked goods from scratch and grow fresh herbs in their apartment, but I long ago accepted that truly homemade would never be my thing. I’m way too messy in the kitchen, and if a recipe has more than 5 steps, I will no doubt make a gigantic mistake.
Remember the Friends episode where Rachel Green tries to make a “Traditional English Trifle” for Thanksgiving desert ends up with a wacky food combination that’s a cross of Shepard’s Pie and some fruity dessert?
What's not to like? "Custard..good! Jam...good...Meat....goooood!"
Yeah, that’s me (without the perfect, trend-setting haircut).
So, that’s why I cook out of a box, can or pouch 90% of the time. And I’m not ashamed! The “Semi-Homemade” approach is easy, fun and still gives me that same “look, I baked” feeling of satisfaction. Win, Win.
But, you know what’s drives me crazy… Continue reading