I didn’t get around to blogging last week/this past weekend, because I was in the process of moving to… you guessed it, New York City!
We were also wifi-less until yesterday, which made tasks such as blogging a little more difficult. It’s nice to have my computer back with access to all those little things you miss so much (YouTube, Spotify, reading long emails on a computer, not an iPhone).
I’ve managed to get my room mostly in order, but am still missing some basic necessities, such as a dresser, mirror, and a lamp/standing lamp. Yes, as soon as it gets dark out, my bedroom gets dark. Thankfully NYC is always full of light at all hours of the day and night, so it never gets pitch black (unless I close my blinds all the way).
4th of July
My 4th of July celebrations were spent partly at a beach club in Westchester, and partly back in NYC. Some friends and I watched the fireworks from our rooftop before heading out to check out the nightlife around town. I had a pretty fun time, but by the time 2 am rolled around I was beat. 4th of July will do that to you, I guess!
More to come on my work happenings, but I’ve begun my training at a coach/trainer at a fitness studio here in NYC (woo!), and have also been doing some squash coaching back in the NY suburbs. That, along with my NASM studying (and of course moving) have been taking up the bulk of my time!
Now that I’m officially shopping for myself and preparing all of my own foods, I’ll try to post some recipes, as well as shopping tips for healthy, 1-person grocery lists! So far I’ve found that Trader Joe’s has the best deals, although they do have the longest line. Still, that extra 15 minute wait is worth the saved $$$!
Chocolate Quinoa Chia balls
Last night I was messing around in the kitchen and made some quinoa/chia/PB/chocolate balls which turned out pretty well!
(They don’t actually have any banana in them… the fruit is just there for aesthetic purposes).
At some point I’m going to recreate them with exact measurements, and post not only the recipe, but also the price breakdown. It has most definitely come to my attention that making homemade bars (which I’ve loved doing for quite some time) is so much more cost effective than buying $2+ bars from the store!
That’s all from me now. I just got back from work training (which involved taking a workout class-not complaining!), and now I’m off to squash coaching. Later days!