Backstage Balance

Balancing health and fitness with a rock n' roll lifestyle.

Brian Wilson of SanFran Giants? In MILWAUKEE? vs. the Brewers? Oh my.

I was dabbling around in my stat counter and found that nearly everyone who found my blog, was searching for “Brian Wilson Giants tattoos” or “Brian Wilson dog” or something similar. Funny. This is not a baseball blog, folks… however since Brian Wilson is in town when the Brewers play the Giants… might as well post some photos and share why I think he’s awesome. As a person with a.. Read More

Shocker: Starbucks Blueberry Struesel Muffins contain a lot of fat + sugar!

33g of sugar. 11g of fat (6g saturated). 360 calories.  I kinda knew, but didn’t know the extent of just how much sugar / fat / etc. goes into a delicious muffin: Starbucks’ Blueberry Struesel. I enjoyed 1/2 of this muffin with a half packet of Justin’s Natural Maple Almond Butter. This late breakfast constituted 370 calories, 13.5g fat (4g saturated), 2.5g fiber, 18.5g sugar, 6.5g protein. Not my healthiest.. Read More

Brian Wilson of SanFran Giants? In MILWAUKEE? vs. the Brewers? Oh my.

I was dabbling around in my stat counter and found that nearly everyone who found my blog, was searching for “Brian Wilson Giants tattoos” or “Brian Wilson dog” or something similar. Funny. This is not a baseball blog, folks… however since Brian Wilson is in town when the Brewers play the Giants… might as well post some photos and share why I think he’s awesome. As a person with a.. Read More

Shocker: Starbucks Blueberry Struesel Muffins contain a lot of fat + sugar!

33g of sugar. 11g of fat (6g saturated). 360 calories.  I kinda knew, but didn’t know the extent of just how much sugar / fat / etc. goes into a delicious muffin: Starbucks’ Blueberry Struesel. I enjoyed 1/2 of this muffin with a half packet of Justin’s Natural Maple Almond Butter. This late breakfast constituted 370 calories, 13.5g fat (4g saturated), 2.5g fiber, 18.5g sugar, 6.5g protein. Not my healthiest.. Read More

Crap, it’s September? + Case of the Tuesdays

September = National Yoga Month – check out the YogaMonth website for a free one week yoga card. Namaste, people! Today, September 1st, also marked the first official day of Pumpkin Spice Latte season at Starbucks. I recommend it with soy milk and extra cinnamon Couldn’t sleep last night – perhaps it has something to do with staying up until the wee hours with the sister all weekend? I tried boring reading material.. Read More

Crap, it’s September? + Case of the Tuesdays

September = National Yoga Month – check out the YogaMonth website for a free one week yoga card. Namaste, people! Today, September 1st, also marked the first official day of Pumpkin Spice Latte season at Starbucks. I recommend it with soy milk and extra cinnamon Couldn’t sleep last night – perhaps it has something to do with staying up until the wee hours with the sister all weekend? I tried boring reading material.. Read More

A Weekend of Sisterhood + Fabulous Eats

Hello there! I took the past few days off from blogging as my lovely sister Annie was in town. She was here for less than 48 hours, however it feels like a lot longer as we packed activities into each day and evening! Among other things, we experienced some great food. We ate out… I don’t know… three times? Lol.  Saturday started with a lunch at Fratello’s, a restaurant overlooking the.. Read More

Artist Riders: From boring to hilarious, and please – no brown M&M’s.

Since this is a “Backstage Pass” themed blog, and a food-themed blog at that, I thought it appropriate to rap a little bit on the wonderful world that I work in: the entertainment industry. When a musician comes to perform at our venues, they send us a document called a “performance rider.” This includes stage and equipment specifications, contacts for the tour, and information about what kind of food and drinks.. Read More