I think it’s fair to say, I love working out, eating healthy and talking about all things fitness. As a trainer and health coach, it’s easy to assume I only eat the ‘cleanest’ of foods and I only do active things during my free time, but that is far from the truth. Growing up, I struggled with balance. I would either only eat certain foods and workout at certain times, or I would go on all out binges and stay in bed all day. It was emotionally exhausting and the cycle continued for years. Finding balance was tough, but I fought hard to get there and my life is richer because of it. As much as I love eating healthy foods and working out, I also love eating not-so healthy foods and sitting on my butt all day.
Today, I want to share some tidbits from my life outside of fitness— the fun drinks I order, the meals and bar snacks I eat and the cool places I explore in the exciting city of San Francisco!
This peach bellini from Eastside West in the Marina was a delicious sweet treat from a weekend brunch!
Dane and I love to play cards, sip on wine and snack on popcorn on lazy weekends!
My go-to brunch order is two eggs sunny side up with toast and either chicken sausage or chicken strips… This one was from Brick Yard!
This cocktail was incredible from the Library Bar in Walnut Creek! Vodka, lemon, lime and elderflower…
The European is just off of Union Square and has a great happy hour. $7 glasses of wine and bar bites. We tried these lamb ‘lollipops’ and they were delicious!
When I saw fried cheeseballs on the menu at Library Bar, I couldn’t say no. C’mon, FRIED CHEESE, YES PLEASE!
A glass of Riesling from Hogwash. Hogwash has a killer selection of beers and is just a 3 minute walk from Union Square!
These chicken wraps from Teleféric in Walnut Creek were exquisite! Chicken and ham rolled up, baked and topped with a goat cheese mousse. DELICIOUS!
Brunch salad from Marengo. This included chicken, avocado, corn, tomatoes and mixed greens! Gobbled down with a glass of Chardonnay on the side…
Now you tell me…
How do you balance your healthy lifestyle?
Favorite bar snack?
Best dish you’ve ever ordered out?