Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Is It That You Want??

So I have been having issues with my downstairs neighbor. The other day when I was leaving my apartment, I bumped into him in the hallway and he mentioned the noise coming from my apartment and I reminded him that I am working out AND that I use my mat and then he mentioned noises at odd hours etc and even asked if I can workout in the afternoon/evening. I let it go but when I got into the office, I realized that the noises he is hearing at odd hours is not me but the crazy women who lives next door to me so I decided to write him a little note explaining this to him.

Ayer when I got home I was in the mood to DANCE (one of my fave cardios) and since my neighbor mentioned that he preferred that I workout in the afternoon, I assumed it would NOT be a problem. I got dressed, put my mat down and danced around my living room (in socks). GRANTED the music was blasting but seriously it was 5ish. I was 55 minutes into it and I started to hear "BOOM BOOM BOOM". I lowered the music and it was the dude downstairs banging on his ceiling grrrrr. I was so PISSED that I yelled "ALRIGHT!". I tried to let it go but it was bugging me so I walked my bum downstairs to confront him (I am from NY, that's what we do) and he would not open the door GRRRRRRRRRRRR. But things got better because around 1 in the morning, I was awoken by loud noises and vibrations. I seriously thought it was an earthquake but nope, crazy women next door strikes again. She was jumping up and down her apartment and just making SO much noise...she is NUTS! Whenever the man under her, is playing music or watching tv too loudly (for her) she starts to jump around and stomping like a crazy women. With my luck; the dude downstairs thought it was me lol.

The joys of living in NY lol...

Eats and Workouts

Ayer for Lunch I ordered Grilled Eggplant with 4 Fried Shrimp and a side of you guys get bored that I repeat a lot of my meals??? I am a creature of habit

Like I mentioned above, when I got home I danced around for 55 minutes and burned 372 Calories.

For din din I had left over Smoothie but it tasted fo to me (fo is yuck is Spanish) so I just drank 1/2 of it and tossed the rest out.

I ended the night with nice bowl of "cookie dough" which is just a nice way of saying PB with LMM, splash of FF Milk, and Splenda. This is so good that I went back for 2nds later in the evening. This is the perfect dessert on Protein Days =)

This morning I did Jillian's Kickboxing and "I Want Those Arms" and burned 368 Calories in 40 minutes. I was waiting for him to start banging again lol

For Breakfast I had a Banana and my last Mini Frittata and my usual coffee. Dude I am having PB withdrawals! I ran out and I refuse to go to the store just to get PB since I have to go tomorrow to do my weekly shopping...this will be a sad SAD day =(

I love all the songs/ and genres that you guys mentioned ayer on my previous post. I was in a "mood" at work and kept watching videos on youtube to snap out of it. I watched a whole bunch of Madonna videos ohhh and Michael Buble (yums) and other random 80's songs lol. I foresee some more video watching today lol
ohhh one more thing....
Have a great day!!!


  1. I'm a 'repeat meal offender' so I can understand repeating meals. I don't get bored of it at all! You have to do what works for you! I would be so angry with the downstairs neighbor-how annoying.

  2. Me too ... I'm guilty of being a repeat meal offender. I actually ate so much broccoli one year that it took me a long time to eat it again!

    PS:thanks for the comments ... missed you too :)

  3. Ah that is horrible about your neighbor. I went through the same thing at my previous apartment. I hate when they feel the need to bang on the ceiling but won't actually answer the door to talk in person about it!

    No I do not get sick of your repeat meals because I do the same thing! Oh and your lunch looks really good haha.

  4. How annoying!!! I mean, when you live in an apartment you sometimes have to deal with those noises, that just comes with living in an apartment! What a baffoon.

    I don't get sick of the repeats, they are still yummy looking and fun to look at !

  5. I HAVE TONS OF PB... like 8 jars. come pick one.

  6. also....apartment living can really suck sometimes. We are in the 2nd story. Luckily no complaints yet. *knocks on wood*

  7. Mo, I will be there tonight! ha j/k

    Amanda, don't knock too hard, they might complain lol

  8. That is just awful! Sorry, you have to deal with such crappyness:)

  9. Ugh. apartment living can be irriating . so many people wanting so many differant things. do whatever works for you , dear!!

    Your meals look great! and dancing is SO much fun, expecially for a work out :)

  10. Oh gosh, sorry about the neighbor troubles! We have been fortunate because we keep moving into these neighborhoods with older people around and we live in a townhouse style apt so we don't have to worry about disturbing anyone up or down.

    I can just picture that crazy woman next to you, ha ha. She must have late night dance parties or something!

    I say just go on about your normal routine...I love that NY attitude! :)

  11. I used to have a neighbor that enjoyed playing guitar at about 2 AM every single weeknight. It was glorious! OMG- a PB emergency!

  12. Keep on dancing and ignore the neighbor! He's just jealous he doesn't have the motivation to get his workout on...and I repeat too many of meals (I can't help that I'm in love with certain foods).

    Great post, except the Yankees, really? haha

  13. hahah, repeat meal offending is not really an offense. Its a good thing, I do it all the time. If you've got something good, sometimes you should stick with it. I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast every morning!

  14. Mmm I like your "cookie dough" dessert, I am going to have to try that!

    And I would recommend one of these vitamuffins, nothing like a chocolate and pb snack in the middle of the day :-)

  15. I totally do the repeat meal thing too -i just can't help it sometimes!! haha

    ahh that "cookie dough" sounds fabulous!

  16. Ohhhh I totally get you on the neighbor - so annoying - I can't wait to have my own HOUSE and don't have to worry about it - and then maybe I'll be able to have my own home-gym (I can dream right :)

    I love seeing your eats - don't stop! That PB thing looks yummy.

  17. FFF, ha I should go downstairs and train him...maybe he will leave me alone

    Sarah, dude I met her once and she is nuts!

    You guys should try the "cookie dough" I love it!

    EML, I am wishing and hoping for that day too...we can dream together lol

  18. Neighbors can be really crazy. I have people with kids living around me and they walk around the hallways with their children at the oddest hours and talk really loudly. But you are right - this is what living in NYC is all about.

    I love your repeat meals! I repeat mine all the time, I just don't write about it. But it's fun to see what you eat every day either way.

  19. I am know my neighbors hate me but who cares! =)I think people in NYC should go get a house if they don't wanna hear people! geez!

    That eggplant and shrimp looks yummy! I like repeats too, we all do that I think. I eat bean Quesadillas ALOT, bagels ALOT, PASTA ALOT...I agree with Anne Marie, whatever works for you. Or if you do get bored add something different into the mix. :) Try a new recipe. That's what I do. Then I find something else to repeat, lol.

  20. Grrrr .. I would feel so pissed off if I were in your place ... good thing you had the guts to try & confront him (I'm too meek for my own good!). Keep us updated on him and your crazy neighbor lady!


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