San Francisco MOMA visit, good food, the weekend and my weekly workouts

Hi, friends! How are you? Things are going well over here. It was bum weather this weekend, but we managed to have some relaxation and some activities. Let’s do a recap and then get to my weekly workout report. But we’ll start with this tasty little pre-workout meal I had on Saturday morning, consisting of a gluten-free bagel topped with almond butter, a banana and hemp seeds.

PB bagel by A Lady Goes West

Not a lot to write about Friday, but Saturday had some great stuff. I went to the gym, and then met a friend for coffee (I had a post-workout protein shake instead of coffee actually), then I had a luxuriously delicious massage at The Woodhouse Spa, which was a Valentine’s Day gift from Dave.

That day also included a lunch date to Lemonade (my favorite, and shown below is the spread of curried cauliflower, caramelized Brussels sprouts and honey mustard salmon) with Dave, some shopping and a movie, pizza and some couch time at home. (Oh and we are currently watching the TV series, Shameless, which has a lot of bad content, but is seriously addicting. Anybody else seen it?)

Lemonade lunch by A Lady Goes West

The most eventful day was Sunday, when we went into the City for lunch and our very first trip to the SFMOMA, or San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We never visited this museum when we lived in the City, and it was just recently totally redone, so we knew we had to check it out. And before we went into the museum, we dined at Samovar Tea Lounge in Yerba Buena Center, and it looked like this …

Avocado toast from Samovar Tea Lounge by A Lady Goes West

I ordered the pesto veggie avocado toast thinking it would be two slices, but it was only one. Luckily, Dave gave me some of his potatoes to round out my meal, and I stayed surprisingly full until we got back home to the Creek. It may have been small, but it was divine, and I plan to recreate it at home soon.

Visiting the San Francisco MOMA 

The museum is huge (seven floors) and located right near Market Street, close to the BART and downtown. And we were not the only ones who decided to go there on a rainy Sunday in San Francisco. There was a huge line for the coat check, for the ticketing counter and even to head upstairs. While the crowd was pretty thick, we were able to walk around to each room and floor to check out the art without too much waiting or dodging of others.

San Francisco MOMA by A Lady Goes West

I will say that Dave and I are both really glad we finally checked out MOMA, because it’s good to experience what there is to see culturally in your City. I will, however, say that I’m not the biggest fan of modern art, and I think visiting this museum confirmed that for me. There was some cool pop culture pieces by Andy Warhol, etc., but overall, I’m not as into the abstract stuff nor the light installations. I’d probably do better in a historical museum with portrait paintings. But nonetheless, we felt cultured, soaked up the people watching and made our way through all seven floors before heading out for the day.

San Francisco MOMA art by A Lady Goes West

The SF MOMA folks were kind enough to extend a pair of complimentary tickets to us (they are normally $25 each for an adult), and we are quite grateful. If you like modern art, this is your spot. But you’ll find me elsewhere browsing the Renaissance section checking out old European paintings, much like I got to see in museums across Italy when I studied abroad back in college. We each have our preferences. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My weekly workout recap

Let’s take a minute to share all of the ways I’ve been moving lately …

Weekly Workouts by A Lady Goes West

Weekly workouts

  • Monday: Took a 45-minute SoulCycle class, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Took at one-hour barre class, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday: Did a one-hour weights session with a trainer, 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 12 p.m.
  • Saturday: Did a 30-minute full-body weights workout, 9 a.m.
  • Sunday: Rest day

Overview of the week

For the past few weeks, I’ve been going strong with six workouts a week and one full rest day. This past week was a good one, with the addition of a SoulCycle class, which I took with some blog friends in San Francisco (yay cardio — it’s been a while!). I lifted weights three times, got in that cardio on the bike and a little bit of flexibility with two barre classes, so I’ll call it complete. By the way, I did two full-body resistance workouts back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, but I was sure to do new movements focusing on different muscles on Saturday, so I didn’t work the same group without enough rest the very next day. You’ll also see that yoga was missing again, but I’m not currently going to a yoga studio, so it may not be making as frequent of an appearance right now. That’s it!

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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up. And in case you missed it, head over to this post for your chance to win a ton of healthy food from SunRidge Farms.

Questions of the day

How was your weekend?

What TV shows are you watching right now?

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22 Comments

  1. We are so behind the times–we are finally watching Game of Thrones! Ordering the Netflix discs is helping us pace ourselves, lol. Rigth now I’m just soaking up my running opportunities. Like now–I’m out the door! Have a great week, Ashley!

    1. Don’t feel bad, we haven’t watched Game of Thrones, and I don’t know if we will. You ARE however, behind the times if you use the discs hahahaha. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a great run!!

    1. I haven’t heard of Frontier, what’s it about? And I have heard of Chef’s Table, so I’ll check that out. As far as the museum, TOTALLY, even if it wasn’t my cup of tea, always like checking things like that out. Happy Monday, Heather!

      1. Frontier is a Netflix original series about settlers in Canada. There are native americans and a struggle for resources type of a deal. A little violent but very well done! I think there were about 6 episodes?

  2. Woo, made it into your post ๐Ÿ˜‰ Was so much fun grabbing coffee with you!! I’m excited to get things going!

    So sorry it was a rainy day yesterday… at least you two were indoors for the museum! Dane and I still have to make our way there— maybe today since have the day off, however we may go and see La La Land instead!

  3. Our weekend was super busy, but I was really glad to fit in a Spinning class! Right now, I’m still completely obsessed with “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”

    1. Hi Christen! I haven’t seen either of those shows, but heard good things about both. That’s great you fit a workout in during your busy weekend. Happy Monday!

  4. Museums are definitely hit or miss with me. I’ve lived in DC for seven years and have only visited one of all the museums we have, I need to change that. Definitely a great rainy day activity!

    This weekend I did a lot of relaxing, mani/pedi, yoga, and lots of Bravo, lol.

    1. I am in serious need of a mani/pedi, Patricia! And yes, you may have the biggest selection of national museums and monuments to choose from in your city hehe. Do you have to go to them on field trips? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I keep meaning to check out some of the museums in the area. I suppose having the child will force me to do some of those things now. Not necessarily a bad thing.

    The avocado toast looks lovely (although you definitely some of Dave’s potatoes) and the massage sounds magical.

    Happy Monday, and thanks for linking up.

  6. My boyfriend and I also just started watching Shameless. Currently at the end of season 1 and it is definitely raunchy and not for everyone, but I find it hilarious and we were into the story line after only 2 episodes.

    1. Hi Akansha! How nice you got away to San Diego! I’m going in May for a wedding, as my in-laws live down there. The SF MOMA is huge, and I’d return on a weekday rather than a weekend for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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