October 2009

Good morning!

I don’t even want to admit how much I slept last night – I didn’t know how much I slept was possible!!! lol But I do knowww my body clearlyyy needed it!

I’m headed off to the gym in a little, so for a light brunch I made one of the best combos ever: peanut butter and banana on mini slices of toast! With green tea as well……



A haircut and laundry are on my agenda today as well….. laundry – which I do not dread doing as much anymore because there is a washer/dryer on every floor of my building!!! whohoooo! I don’t have to haul my big loads of dirty clothes in the rain to the local laundromat to find the dryer did not work and my clothes are still soaking wet….yay!

On that note, I should get rolling……later!

What is your favorite food combo???



Hellooooo again!

It’s been quite awhile…..the past two or so weeks have been quite busy…… especially with my move!

Let me just tell you………I AM LOVINGGGGGG MY NEW PLACE!!!!! : ) It’s been amazing, and I feel so happy and grateful to have stumbled across this apartment!

This place truly feels like home!!!! : )

I have been sleeping like a rock and no longer am stressed & tense 24/7 like I was in my previous housing situation……I can honestly say I look forward to coming home – I absolutely love it and I finally have peace, space, and relaxation!!!! I cannot emphasize that enough!

I also had internet installed last week – so I am able to blog again : )

Here are some of the very first pics of my new place!

My cute kitchen!


Spacious living/sleeping area:


Where I have been sleeping like a rock the past couple weeks : )

I am on the 16th floor – the floor with sun deck/roof access : )

And I get great sunlight with those huge windows! – which I have yet to buy shades/curtains for…..


My future “work space”……


Anddd…my pink bathroom!


I am just so excited! I love all the space that I still have to “play with,” and as time goes on, the place will develop and become more and more me! : )

To food! ……..I just had a yummmyyy lunch consisting of scrambled eggs with sun dried tomato and white cheddar cheese chunks, along with some baby carrots and what has become one of my favorite salad dressings – Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard (a recent discovery!):


It hit the spot……

Briefly though, the one thing that I am not a fan of is my new gym……

I love my new neighborhood and love the fact that I am less than five minutes to the subway…..

However, I had to transfer gyms in the process – which I knew was going to be a bummer since I loved my old gym, especially the spin classes…..

My new gym (which is the only one walking distance from me really) has sooo many ridiculous rules – time limits on machines, stupid sign ups, a not so friendly staff, and basically only one spin class that I can make during the week – which is on Saturdays at noon….not to mention, the spin bikes are reallyyy old…..

Despite the lack of classes, I figured that was fine and I could always do my own spin workouts in the morning……well, apparently I can’t………the gym crew approached me one morning as I was using one of the ancient spin bikes in the class studio, and informed me that the spin bikes are not to be used unless it is during a class……

Well….we had a little battle…..I told them how they offer such a limited amount of classes, and the fact that it is ridiculous that I can’t use a spin bike myself at 6am in the morning for a workout when they are just standing there!……etc……..well, their excuse was…….”people abuse them”……ughhhhhhh…..I was not informed of ANY of these rules during my sign up process…….

Anyways, I have felt so spin class deprived, so I made sure I got there this morning an hour before class to reserve a spot (they put out the sign up an hour before class = street fight to get a spot)…….

Overall, the class was OK……but the instructor, music, workout itself, and the quality of the bikes simply don’t compare to my previous gym’s……….and the fact that I can only make ONE spin class a week…….not cool…..

Sooooo…….after two weeks or so I have canceled my membership……

……….becauseeee I am getting my own spin bike! : )

I looked at the big picture and know this is a great investment for me…..

A.) I have plenty of space in my apartment for the bike….

B.) They are having a huge sale on spin bikes at the moment! : )

C.) Although the bikes are expensive, I will no longer be paying for gym membership, so in the end the costs will even out….


D.) I LOVE SPINNING! How could this NOT be a good investment for me?!?!?!

especially if……

E.) I AM GOING TO BECOME A CERTIFIED SPIN INSTRUCTOR! I have been looking into this and am planning on becoming certified this winter : )

WIth all that said – my gym membership expires early December (since I have already been billed up to then)….. I will certainly make the most of it…. meanwhile I will be researching and looking into which spin bike is best for me – can’t wait to purchase it! : )

Welllll, I just wanted to say a quick hello! and that it’s good to be back, and hopefully Casey will be soon too!!!!!

Later all!