NYC, Day 3
On Tuesday, I woke up early to get in some exercise before our last day in the city. I ran a mile, then walked a little bit, then did some upper body weight machines and one set each of my two ab exercises I chose near the end of last week for the Bikini Boot Camp challenge. They are killer! I’m already noticing a difference though 😉
After my workout, I had a banana and some coffee to hold me over until our real breakfast…
When we got into the city, we stopped at Starbucks and a place called The Bread Factory cafe (I think, I really should’ve written these down), which was soo good. They had lots of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so we’re definitely going to track this place down when we come back. After seeing them in the window, I had a huge cinnamon raisin bagel, toasted, with lowfat cream cheese and some fresh squeezed OJ. From Starbucks, I had a tall nonfat cinnamon dulce latte.
I scraped off about half of the cream cheese they gave me, WOW. That my husband’s bagel in the background 😉
After our breakfasts settled, we jumped on the Subway to head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was open this time, haha. I really think someone should’ve planned and researched better, but oh well, everything worked out just fine. We spent about 2.5 hours at the museum, but I easily could’ve spent 4 or 5, we were just pressed for time, especially since it was close to lunch. But I got to see my favorite artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and the huge amount of ancient Egyptian stuff they have. My husband actually walked through the museum with me, which was great and he really enjoyed the arms & armor section 🙂
When we left the museum, I was hungry, so I had a mini Larabar to hold me over…
These have come in so handy!
For lunch, we stopped at a little pizza/pasta/salad joint, I so wish I could remember the dang name. It was Pizza V-something. Geez, I’m sorry. I suck at this. Next time I’ll do better! But I had to do pizza the New York way…I ordered a slice of ham & pineapple (one of my favorites).
And here’s how you do it…
My husband actually has a picture of me eating this, I will have to find that and put it on here! I also have 1/2 of a small garlic “knot” my husband got, that was very good. So good, he went back and got a second one that he kept all to himself! Everything at this place was so good and affordable. I think it came out to about $5 each. I also tried this water, which I hope I can find again somewhere:
After lunch, I was curious about my father-in-law’s black and white cookie, so he gave me a piece. It sort of reminded me of a moon pie, flavor wise. It was a soft cookie, apparently they are his favorite and no one in Kentucky makes them right 🙂
After lunch, we went over to Rockefeller Center and shopped in the NBC store, which was fun because most of our favorite shows are or have been on NBC (Friends, Seinfeld, etc.). I forgot to mention that before lunch, we took a carriage ride through Central Park! I really wish our internet connection had been better up there, then I wouldn’t have to try to remember it all now without notes…
We walked around lots more and ended up back at Times Square so my husband could buy a t-shirt from ESPN Zone, then we got back to our car and headed out of NYC 😦
We went back to New Jersey and ate at a place called Harold’s. What they do there is they give you this HUGE pile of meat for the table to split and make sandwiches with. There is a pickle bar and you can order sides to go with your meat, we got potato salad and cole slaw. I made one full sandwich of roast beef and turkey with cheese, mustard and some pickles. Then I had another 1/2 sandwich and some more cole slaw.
For dessert, my father in law ordered a piece of sugar free cheesecake (which is big enough for 4-5 people), but after one bite, I decided it did not taste good enough to stuff myself with, so I politely declined any more.
Here’s what it looked like though, this is just my slice!
We went back to the hotel, which is when I blogged some for once, and then tried to pack up and wind down before our early wake up call on Wednesday. Believe it or not, since I didn’t stuff myself quite as much as my companions, I actually got hungry for a snack before bed, so I had one fig newton from this pack my husband decided he didn’t like on the way there.
I’m glad to be home but I miss New York already and I keep thinking about all the other things I’d like to do there. And I was pretty bummed about missing out on PB&Co, since it was pretty much toward the top of my list. But hopefully I’ll get back there someday!
Posted on April 2, 2009, in Breakfast, coffee, Dessert, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, restaurants, Snacks and tagged bread factory cafe, harold's, larabar, met, NYC, o water, pizza, Starbucks. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.