Spot On

il_570xN.893728344_4c88
Happy New Year everyone! Personally I started 2016 out on a high note and things have continued to get better and better! I’ve been hit with a new wave of inspiration and creativity and can’t wait to start putting all my new ideas out on the blog. The first thing I have been wanting to do is start a new segment on spots in San Diego that are my favorites. Living in a city with so much to offer, I’ve been trying to get out there and try new places. I’ve been grabbing my girls and eating/drinking/being merry at these tasty little gems! The first one on my list to share is Fig Tree Cafe. This is THE ideal brunch spot for the girls {or boys} on Sunday morning.

One of the most important things for a place to be Spot On for me is the atmosphere. I love going places where the creators put some effort in making a special place to spend time at. I mean who wants to sit around at a plain jane spot? {not me}. So what makes Fig Tree Cafe so special to me is their atmosphere. My personal favorite location is the Pacific Beach location. Vibes are on point. When you walk in you feel like you are in a hidden little jungle or maybe a tree house. The tables are all placed about among the trees and what makes it extra special is it is pet friendly, so bring your pup to lunch!

 

IMG_6262

 

What’s on the menu? Breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads, coffees, and cocktails! I can personally speak to how amazing the man candy is. I mean who couldn’t use a little man candy in their life {amiright}. This is basically brown sugar coated bacon and if its even possible to get better they put this little bacony delight in a bloody mary {gasp}. So don’t miss out on this one. If you are feeling some pain from the night before I also recommend getting a flight of antioxidant shots, they’re amazing!

Foodwise I haven’t tried the lunch options, but I have not been disappointed with the breakfast! I loved the soy chorizo scramble, but also have gotten the California omelette and it was on point. Recommendations from friends include the huevos rancheros and breakfast sushi!

IMG_6266

Hope you guys go out there and check this spot out if you haven’t already, it won’t disappoint!

Info: http://figtreeeatery.com

Cheers

xx – krystena

Advertisements

Week 1 Update

Days 1-7 are checked off my list and I am really proud of myself and mama for staying on track with our Whole30 eating. Trust me it was not easy, but a week into this and I already am feeling better and healthier. A few things I learned so far about my own eating habits is that I snack A LOT. I noticed this now that I’m eating three meals a day because I didn’t really do that before. I think I was just snacking all day, which has been a hard habit to come out of! But now that I’ve been making three yummy, healthy meals a day I feel more full and don’t have as much of a desire to snack.

IMG_4259

One thing I noticed was that by the end of the day I am more tired and actually ready to crawl in bed. I usually have a problem relaxing and allowing myself to fall asleep at night. Now that I’m a week into this I noticed I’m tired at a decent hour and able to fall asleep after laying down, which before I wasn’t able to sleep until 1-2 am no matter how tired I was. I am really happy with this improvement, yay sleep!

IMG_4256

Another thing I noticed was its actually really easy to make healthy choices when going out with friends and family. On Day 3 it was my Dad’s birthday so we went to a Padres game. Day 3 is a tough day anyway{that was being nice.. Day 3 SUCKS, watch out}, let alone being surrounded by hot dogs and nachos, which are my favs. But, I ended up finding a salad with kale and avocado that was so yummy I almost forgot how bad I wanted to snatch that hot dog out of my Dad’s hands lol. Also, on Day 6 I went to a country concert with friends and tailgated with everyone. I was a little apprehensive about not being able to drink and have fun, but I made myself a “mock-tail” of flavored water and seltzer water and I was just as happy. Plus, being sober around drunk people is GREAT for people watching!

IMG_4254

I’m not going to lie though, I had cravings this week I never usually have. At one point I almost broke down and bought myself some ice cream. I found myself daydreaming of frosting, chocolate, cupcakes, you name it, but like the book said the cravings only last a minute or two so just tough it out!  Also, I was onnee grumpy lady on Days 2-4. I think that was my body’s response to no more sugar. I was a sugarless monster. But, like everything else that phase passed and I’m feeling bright and shiny {that was a grey’s reference}.

Overall this week flew by! Wish us luck on Week 2 of the Whole30!

xx krystena

Whole30

I don’t know about you, but eating healthy and clean always makes me feel like a million bucks. However, it is SO easy to get off track and start eating yucky food because it is “easier”, when in reality a little food prep can go a long way! I can see where I got off track. It all started with getting a late night meal here or there, maybe a soda or a cupcake.. then next thing I know the guy at the drive through recognizes me {that happened}. I kept justifying my eating habits by thinking, “I work out so it cancels out” or “I’ll eat better on Monday”. Well those excuses aren’t going to fly around here anymore!

Today my mom and I are starting a 30 day eating overhaul. It’s called the Whole30 and it focuses on eating healthy food to reset your body. It eliminates junk from your diet like sugars and alcohol {I’ll miss you wine} among a lot of other things and helps you get back on track to a healthy lifestyle and body! It has sooo many benefits from detoxifying {duh}, to reducing inflammation, stress, hormone levels, the list goes on and on! We picked up the book at the local Barnes & Nobel and after reading through it we are obsessed. I know it won’t be an easy task but I am up to the challenge of bettering myself and my life.

I will be updating my blog at the end of each week outlining our experiences along with keeping myself accountable for staying on track!

Let me know if anyone else has tried this lifestyle change or if you want to join us in this month long journey 🙂

xx krystena