So it’s official – I am a DC resident!!!! This morning I even got to walk to work and it took just about 20 minutes. It was so nice to clear my head and get some fresh air on the way to work, and being able to walk is just amazing.
The move itself went as smoothly as could be imagined, with the movers arriving right on time at 9am on Friday the 2nd, and they were done moving all my things into the new place before noon. Luckily my parents decided to come down to help me because there was so much to be done and my mom and dad are really good at cleaning, building things, and decorating. I’m so so appreciative they came down because there is no way I’d be even close to as settled as I am if it weren’t for them. I promise to do a full apartment tour soon, but for now, I’ll show you a few pics of the new place.
Here’s a shot of the living area:
That couch I got at Ikea for such a great deal! It’s the Klippan Sofa, and they had the sofa itself in the “As Is” section for half price. The frame normally costs $350, but since it didn’t have a cover on it and was slightly marked up because of that, they marked it down to $175. I got a new slip cover for $150, so the couch looks/is a brand new couch for just $325. Score!
Across from the couch is the Ikea Expedit TV Stand, which the previous tenant left for me for free!
It’s so nice because it’s perfect for my TV, but also has tons of shelves for books and decorations. Plus, that table cloth in the lower right hand side of the above photo I got at Target, and I absolutely love! The place is really really coming together and it feels so good. =)
I also did my first shopping trip on foot this weekend with the help of this little guy:
A granny cart! Also from Ikea, on sale for $15.99. It made carrying back all the groceries a complete breeze and it actually holds a LOT of stuff. There also happens to be a Whole Foods less than a 10 minute walk from the new apartment, so that doesn’t hurt either. For less than $40:
- Asian Pears (on sale $1/each)
- Babybel light cheese (on sale $2.50)
- 2 lemons
- Organic low-fat cottage cheese
- Tofu x2
- Zucchini x2
- Grape Tomatoes (On sale for $2)
- Free Range Eggs
- Wasa Crisps
- Sesame Oil
- Coconut Milk Creamer
- Skim Milk
I got a new-to-me kind of tofu, which was on sale for 2/$5:
Nasoya Lite Firm Tofu. The whole block has just 6 pts+, literally half that of regular tofu!
So all that said, healthy living during a move is HARD. I haven’t eaten a home cooked meal since last Wednesday night, and haven’t run since last Tuesday. A week! I missed my long run, plus all the shorter runs, and though moving is a workout in itself for sure, I really need to get back to it so that I don’t let this marathon slip away from me after all the hard work I’ve done so far.
I have tofu pressing so that I can make dinner when I get home for the first time in the new place, and am planning on mapping out some running routes from my new apartment today so I have no more excuses. It’s going to be a little bit of a challenge not having a gym membership for the time being (trying to save $$ to offset the costs of the move), but I know I can do it. I just need to refocus.