I’m a week or so away from declaring my “ONE YEAR NEW YORK ANNIVERSARY” and so far it’s been an incredible ride. It’s also been an adjustment.
I never thought I’d see the day where I actually missed driving and being stuck on the tollway back home. But I do. I have a sincere love/hate relationship with public transportation around here. It’s a tease. The trains show up on time to get you feeling good about life, then run on their own damn schedule reminding you that you have zero control over your commute. Way to put me in my place, New York.
I can honestly say that since moving here I’ve become a more active (and somewhat healthy) person. I’m either running to catch the train or walking everywhere. I no longer drive — trust me, this is a good thing around here. I did go through an Uber phase but my bank statements quickly put an end to that. Believe it or not, $7-$10 Uber rides really add up. Who would’ve known?
All in all, I’ve made a conscious effort to work out regularly and eat better which I’d say has paid off. I mean, I’m down 12 pounds so that’s a start. I don’t have a gym membership but in all honesty, I haven’t needed one. I was working at a yoga studio and taking advantage of the free yoga classes for a little while but that’s done. I’ve actually taken advantage of the Nike Training Club and Nike Running Club apps and they’ve made it so easy to stay on top of my workouts and helped me in the consistency department. Remember, I’m the queen of commitment issues so this is progress.
I’ve done yoga (that’s hella amusing) and boxed (my personal fave) but this NTC program makes it so easy for me to get my workout in A N Y W H E R E which I appreciate. The best part? It’s free, duh. Haven’t you heard living in NY is expensive? I highly recommend to all my friends with a crazy work schedule who can’t make it to that 7pm Soul Cycle class. Because that’s a thing here, so…
Till next time,