Life is such a whirlwind right now, but I am loving every minute of it.
For those of you who don’t know, I just graduated law school and recently started the job I’ve known I wanted since I was 7 years old. It’s such a freaking exciting time in life. I moved from Boston to NYC just for the summer to work at a law firm. In the fall, I’ll return to Boston to finish up a year of school to get my MBA as well, and then hopefully return to NYC full time in 2015. That means lots of new exciting content for you guys because NYC is FILLED with amazing vegan restaurants, tons of plant based eats, fruit stands, juice bars, about one million and seven gyms, and tons of outdoor active stuff to do. Can’t wait to share it with you all
every day whenever I can find the time to blog!
Bear with me as I get settled here. I’ve spent the last two weeks sleeping on random people’s couches, and will just be getting settled into an apartment this weekend. For now, here’s an update with what’s been happening in my life, Five Things Friday style.
1. I graduated law school!
2. My law firm is AMAZINGLY supportive of my dietary restrictions. It’s fabulous.
Although I haven’t been strict 80/10/10 the past couple of weeks, I’ve still been doing tons of fruit for breakfast and keeping it as high carb low fat as I can during the day. I find that as long as I keep it vegan and make the best choice I can in the given situation, I’ve been feeling fine! I definitely don’t feel as good as I did a few weeks back when I was super consistently eating completely raw until dinner, but it’s a compromise. I’ve gotten to enjoy some great new foods that you could only find in NYC (like vegan gluten free mac & cheese – AMAZING) and some cool new restaurants. I am so grateful to be at a place where I can be flexible with my eats and feel great about it, because I remember a time when that was NOT me.
3. There is ripe fruit EVERYWHERE in NYC.
Ok, not EVERYWHERE, but it’s not hard to find. There are at least 2 fruit stands in bewteen my home and work that have grapes, grapefruit, oranges, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, mango, and bananas. The fruit is generally very ripe and not very expensive!
That being said, if you want a smoothie in NYC, be prepared to drop $10. Seriously.
4. I joined Equinox! Because I’m fancy like that.
Many of you may know Equinox. If you’re from Boston, you know that it’s considered the nicest gym in the city and is quite expensive. There are tons of locations in NYC, and the firm offers us a discount for the summer membership, so I joined. Other than getting used to going to a gym with boys again (I go to an all women’s gym in Boston), it’s been nice to switch it up.
Last fall, I was on a very organized lifting plan and gained a ton of strength. After going on vacation on Christmas break, I never quite regained that strength second semester. I still worked out plenty, but was more haphazard about it. Time for that to change. I’m gonna get back on a strict routine and try to hit some goals this summer! I’ll keep you updated.
I also got the chance over the weekend to head out and find a nice place to run/walk – The Highline. It’s one of the only official “trails” in NYC, and it’s quite pretty. I was getting a lot of stares from tourists while I was doing bench dips, push ups, squats, and jumping lunges in the middle of my run, but I didn’t mind too much.
5. PADDLEBOARDING. California. That is all.
That’s all for now, folks.
I’m gonna try to get through this day. Running on 5 hours of sleep for 6 straight days. Can’t wait to get settled this weekend and get back to the blogosphere on a more regular schedule!
Please share in the comments below any recommendations you have for must see/do things in NYC, good gyms to check out, vegan restaurants, or anything really! I would love to hear.