But since I have, I've started to grown to appreciate this little cobblestoned neighborhood that's become one of the most expensive on Manhattan island. And not just for the tastings at VinoVino and signature cocktails from Ward III.
There's Birdbath Bakery, for instance, an eco-friendly place of chocolate-chip cookies (for St. Patrick's Day) and other baked goods to inspire Taided's Quinoa Banana-Nut Muffins. What would a morning fruit snack be without such treats?Well, perhaps a lot less headachy. I've been noticing that too much sugar has been eliciting quite the achey head since the 21 day extremities of the Crazy, Sexy Diet. I'm going to need to be more conscious of that.
There's also a plethora of yoga studios for all budgets; Even if Shayne and I don't have to worry our pretty little heads about the costs for a while. With the 2011 New York Yoga Passbook, we're sampling class offerings available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester County in the name of research. You can follow our journey and reviews here.
I like yoga-ing (obviously) but I also seem to depend on the balance it provides. With the transitional challenges that a new job and post-cleanse continue to pose, I need to surrender to the mat and literally work it out.
And as I am doing so, I'm grateful for the social support. I didn't have a chance to pack lunch last Friday. I felt like I've just been going and going since Colorado and wanted to sleep in a bit. Buying lunch was a financial sacrifice I was willing to make... until my boss brought down kale salad with ricotta, vegetarian samosas, black olive pesto, homemade pita chips, and kale pesto.
And as I work, I'm coming to find what now works for me: a sufficient amount of sleep, lots of greens, fish on each protein-rich occasion, mindful movement, moments of meditation, and evenings spent with friends and family.