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.
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?)
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 …
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.
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.
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. 🙂
My weekly workout recap
Let’s take a minute to share all of the ways I’ve been moving lately …
- 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!San Francisco fun, food and a weekly workout report by blogger @apstyle ... #Fitness #Workouts Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
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