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Happy Hour Leads to Insomnia

Posted Mar 24 2010 7:30am

Hey everyone! I am currently sipping on a nice Starbucks coffee while typing. I had one of those insomnia nights from hell. I had plans to wake up at 5:30 in the morning for Core Fusion today. Instead I woke up at 4:00 and could not fall back asleep for the life of me. Once 5:30 hit, I tried to get up and go work out but my head was killing me from tossing and turning. I chugged some water, ate a Z-bar, and fell back asleep till 7:30. So much for a workout today! My coffee and wonderful breakfast are making me feel much better at least.

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Mushroom, Broccoli, and American Egg White Omelet on a Whole Grain Wrap from Energy Kitchen!

I can blame my insomnia on myself! Yes..I went to happy hour last night! My friend and I decided to go to Friday’s  after work since we knew they had half-priced drinks and appetizers. Yes, I live in New York and continue to go to chain restaurants. There are not many restaurant options in Forest Hills. Okay…there are a few great ones but I would rather not spend $100 bucks every time I go out! I actually had not been to Friday’s in over a year. Last time I was there, I got a Cobb salad and the chicken was rubbery and probably could have bounced off the table. It really freaked me out so I never went back. I decided to give it another chance last night but of course did not order chicken from there. Ew.

I started with a nice half-priced Cosmo!

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It was very strong! I had 2 of them.

I got a house salad to start. All of their side salads come as an iceburg wedge of lettuce so I requested romaine instead.

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For my main course I went with the SHRIMP KEY WEST:

Two skewers of plump shrimp are dusted with Cajun spices, then fire–grilled and seasoned with a zesty lime splash. We serve the shrimp with steaming broccoli florets for a main course that’s big on flavor!  CALORIES:400 NET CARBS: 12

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This was very good! The shrimps had a lot of flavor to them. They were probably the healthiest thing on the menu too. Everything seemed to have 1500 calories there. No thanks. I need those calories for my alcohol.

My 3rd and final drink was a Long Island. Friday’s always has the best Long Islands!

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3 drinks=drunk munchies. We split some cheese sticks a little later. I think I had 2. They were delicious.

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So yes, I probably should have worked out today! Oh well. I can’t after work either so tomorrow will have to do!

Speaking of working out, I wanted to let you guys know about one more event coming up!


17th Annual event inspires healthy, happy lifestyles with high-energy exercises, fashion tips, beauty makeovers and great giveaways; Proceeds Benefit Women’s Health Charities
 SELF Magazine invites women to sculpt sexy bodies, look beautiful and feel their very best by taking part in the 17th annual Workout in the Park – the leading outdoor health, fitness and wellness festival onMAY 8th in New york city’s Rumsey playfield in central park from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 P.M.
Workout in the Park 2010 brings the pages of SELF to life and puts attendees in the center of the action with a day of invigorating exercise, beauty consultations, style savvy, nutritional know-how, and tons of freebies and giveaways. 
SELF will unveil the hottest new exercise trends from CRUNCH at Workout in the Park, including: 

  •  Flow Yoga—a challenging body/mind adventure incorporating asanas, breathing, and mindfulness for a completely centered experience
  • Rock Bottom—Get a better butt and better legs with this intense lower body workout inspired by Reebok’s Easy Tone Exercises. 
  • Broadway Dance Series—give your regards to Broadway with signature style from the stage with this dance workout inspired by and featuring numbers from musicals like Hairspray, Chicago, Grease and more!
  • Bonus!Check out the latest fitness craze, Kangoo, with demos at the CRUNCH tents!
    A one-year SELF Magazine subscription is included with every Workout in the Park ticket.
    WHERE:                  Rumsey Playfield (closest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue)
    WHO:                        SELF Magazine and thousands of women seeking their best
    summer bodies
    WHEN:                     Saturday, May 8th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Rain or Shine
    COST:                       $20 in advance ONLY at
    Proceeds benefit Cancer and Careers, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    MORE INFO/TICKETS:     Log on to  

I went for the first time last year and loved it! Tons of free samples and wonderful workouts! Let me know if you are interested!

1) How do you deal with insomnia?

2) Have you ever been to Self Workout in the Park?

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