Addicted to Pesto

I only bought my jar of pesto last night, but I have used it in every meal except breakfast I’ve made between now and then.

The wrap (not to be confused with THE WRAP from Starbucks.)


A bowl of whole wheat pasta with chicken sausage last night.


And a brown rice, spinach and chicken sausage bowl today. When I find an ingredient/combination I like, I tend to just keep cooking with it until I get sick of it or it runs out.

I also went and worked out at NYSC. I ran 2 miles there (and messed up the treadmill more times than I can count), lifted and then ran 3 miles outside.

As someone who writes a healthy living blog and who works out a lot, where I work out is something I think about a lot. (Maybe too much?)

I joined Equinox last year because I really wanted to step things up a notch and try out some of their awesome and intense classes. I loved classes like Barre Burn 30/60/90 and Vipr, and I’m not going to lie, walking into a gym that looks like a spa is pretty awesome. But realistically, I wasn’t using the gym that much. I was paying $100+ per month, and going to the gym around five times a month, choosing to do most of my workouts either outside or taking classes elsewhere.

If I weren’t training for a sprint tri, I might have tried doing the no-gym thing, just using my building’s little gym when I needed weights and machines, but I needed a pool.

I did some research and found that New York Sports Club is currently offering a 30-day trial for $30 for one club and $49 for all clubs, so I’ve switched back to there for the time being. I have no idea what my life will look like in a month, and I’ll make the gym/no gym/which gym decision again then. In the meantime, I’m always down for taking classes with people if you go to NYSC!

8 comments on “Addicted to Pesto

  1. Shannon

    I go to the NYSC on 49th and Broadway (in the Crowne Plaza)! I love the Body Conditioning classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and I usually swim Mondays, Thursdays and maybe Saturdays. It’s a pretty basic gym (and the fact that the pool is only 18 yards irritates me) but it gets the job done.

    Which one are you going to?

  2. Katherine

    Which NYSC do you go to that has a pool?? Is it hard to get a lane?

    I just recently froze my membership at NY Health and Racquet Club (which I actually really like and recommend in general) because I’m not using it at all now that I can run outside! But I wouldn’t mind having a pool to swim laps in that wasn’t always crowded – it’s the worst when you take the effort to get to the gym/pool and then have to wait for a lane!

  3. allie

    Enjoy nysc… I do not recommend the Irving Place location, it is teeny and cramped. Also you can check out for other people’s groupons/etc that they can no longer use and want to sell!

  4. Corrie Anne

    I feel ya! I want to go to a gym so bad, but I quit my job to move to the States to marry my husband. Buuut, we just found out he’s losing his job unless he makes a (far) transfer…. soooo we’ll see! I have to wait for now! 🙂

  5. Daryl George Enriquez

    Woah! I admire the discipline you have! I do hope I have that drive,too. You see my work is on night shift so all morning I sleep when I come home from work. I’ve been planning to do some exercising and the closest thing I had was to walk a good few meters every morning on my way home.

    I am still planning to do some jumping jacks and play with my jumping rope, you know, just to have my dose of exercise but I haven’t started it yet because I sleep until the rest of the afternoon.

    Do you have any suggestions for me? I badly need an exercise. Thanks for this post by the way. Truly informative!



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