Happy Wednesday! So, I think I can finally say I'm in my late twenties and man, it's a weird reality. I don't consider myself being "old" and I feel as lively as I did when I first moved to SF, so this leads me to believe that you're only as old as you feel.
Luckily, being in San Francisco I have a lot of options to help maintain a well-balanced lifestyle. From hot yoga classes to spin, I love exercising and truly feel like a kick ass human being after a great workout. Best feeling ever.
I also am pretty kind to my body and get a pretty solid amount of sleep every night and am fairly regimented in my skincare routine. One thing that has always been a struggle is finding a balance with food.
"Everything in moderation," right? You've heard the saying. I'm here to tell y'all that it's hard. Especially having a full-time job, running a blog, and everything in between. There's a lot of social pressure to go out for drinks, grab dinner, etc. Luckily, SF is home to a ton of places that cater to every type of person. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, a vegetarian or lactose intolerant, SF has a home for you.
A few weeks ago, my bestie Andi set up a wonderful dinner with Claudine and Haley, co-founders of the 10 Day Health Challenge. Claudine is a chef and Haley is a nutritionist and together with their passion for wellness and eating real foods, they created a meal plan that is made completely of whole foods. That's right – only servin' the good stuff.
So, if some of you think that "healthy" equates to unappetizing, definitely think again. We noshed on Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Summer Squash, Cauliflower Tabouli among others and polished off our healthy food with an equally as healthy Chocolate Cashew Cream dessert with raspberries, cacao, and bee pollen. NOM! So good. Evidence that eating mindfully doesn't mean depriving yourself.