Hey, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! My Saturday and Sunday were jam-packed—both literally and figuratively—with all things apartment-related. With the minivan loaded to the brim, my dad and I drove five hours to the city. Even though we got caught in some rain, a lucky omen greeted us.
Hopefully this rainbow means lots of luck in the Big Apple! And speaking of omens, here’s something else that happened: After arriving at our hotel, my dad and I went out to dinner, and as we chatted away, I realized my watch’s battery stopped working—it called it quits at the exact time I left home.
How weird is that? Even stranger, I bought the watch in NYC two years ago. Maybe things are coming full circle? Or perhaps this means one era has drawn to a close, and I’m entering a new, exciting time.
Anyway, on Saturday morning, we started the daunting process of unloading and organizing.
So. Much. Stuff. (This isn’t everything, by the way.) These move-in gifts from the management were a pleasant surprise.
The apartment itself is still a work in progress, and I promise I’ll post pictures within the next few days.
Now back to regularly scheduled blogging. For my first meal in my big-girl apartment, I made an old favorite—almond-crusted tilapia.
As you know, I’m obsessed with seafood, so this dish will make regular appearances on the blog. For dessert, I had some frozen grapes my mom brought from home.
Workout – Running
I didn’t sleep that well last night, which was probably due to slew a new bed, a new room, etc., but I woke up a little after 6 a.m. for my first NYC run. I headed over to the Hudson River Greenway for a 30-minute jog. Holy cow, what a great place to workout! It was great seeing so many people getting their sweat on—biking, running, and walking—and since the path itself mirrors the Hudson River, the view was beautiful. (I’ll have to take some pictures next time!) Plus, maybe because I had two rests days and/or because I’m used to hilly Central New York, I felt like I was flying this morning. Speaking of CNY, I obviously needed to represent my favorite fitness people—Syracuse Bicycle, plus Fleet Feet Syracuse and their RUNapoolza 5-K.
Afterwards, I completed some upper-body strength training and ab exercises.
Another go-to made its first NYC appearance—overnight oats.
Technically, though, it’s a bowl of 20-minute oats with mashed banana, frozen strawberries, plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and a scoop of Justin’s plain peanut butter. This was my first time trying Justin’s, and I’m a fan.
I ran some errands after breakfast, which included yet another trip to Bed Bath and Beyond, Trader Joe’s, and GNC (which was out of Jay Robb egg white protein powder—what?!).
I broke for lunch around 1:30 p.m. and threw together a salad.
It was only after I gobbled down the turkey I remembered it’s Meatless Monday. Fail. Guess I’ll just have to redeem myself at dinner–I’m planning on making homemade soup tonight
because I’m a big girl!
Do you participate in Meatless Monday? Are you a vegetarian?