Looking forward

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 3, 2008

Well, another Monday is here again! Time to look forward to the weekend. :D

I got up and hit the gym in our building before work as usual.

  • I did 40 mins. of hill training @ the highest incline (15), alternating walking at a 4 mph pace, with some running.
  • Interval training is supposedly the best type of cardio you can do in terms of torching calories and increasing the metabolic rate. Yawhoo for that!
  • I finished my workout, by skipping the elevator ride, and walked up 24 flights of stairs. Another 4-5 mins.

I decided to do a beauty featured post this morning on hair!

I have been in a hair rut for a long time now and a couple weeks ago I decided it was time to spruce my hair up a little before heading off to work in the morning.

Below is a current hair style that I am doing on some mornings when I have a few minutes extra to spare.

1) After showering and letting my hair air dry for about 15-20 minutes (its long and needs it!), I blow dry my hair by brushing it with a flat brush in all directions. Forward, to each side, backward, etc. This is supposed to create more shine.

2) Next I take a section of hair at the front and brush it forward so it comes down over my eyes. I take a comb and tease the hair at the base (this gives some nice volume!). Then I brush it backward and insert 2 bobby pins.

3) Now, its time to curl. I use a professional Rusk curling iron and it is amazing. Very hot and sets the curl well.

and curl….

and curl…


The hair spray…


LOL…not sure what happened to my feet/legs in that pic?! Eric??

This hair style took me under 15 minutes in total. Who says you can’t find the time to add something new to your routine? :)

Ever since I have been styling my hair a bit differently, I have been getting compliments at work. It is amazing the ‘bounce-in-your-step’ it can give you- especially on a dreary Monday morning!

Apparently, Sketchie still thinks it is Halloween!


I swear if I had a dime for every time my cat did something weird

Check out our awesome weather the next few days!!! I can’t wait to run in this gorgeous sunshine!

Have a great Monday everyone…see you later!

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Anou November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Hey ! I just discovered your blog and look forward to reading more ! I m from Montreal so i completely feel you about the weather lol. The hair looks great too! have a nice day


Angela November 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Hey Anou Welcome fellow Canadian to my blog!! :D I hope you are having warmer than usual weather too in Montreal! It sure helps with the mood, doesn’t it?


Leah November 3, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Looks very pretty! Reminds me of how I did my hair for the wedding I went to a few weeks ago!

How often would you say you go to the gym in the condo compared to going outside for a run? And do you mainly use the treadmill or do you switch it up with the elliptical or stepper?


Angela November 3, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Hey Leah! Your hair do was actually the inspiration for me to start curling my hair again! I used to do it almost everyday years ago, and then I got out of the habit. I loved how you did your hair for the wedding. Its a nice change once and a while, eh?

About the indoor vs. outdoor question- I tend to do indoor workouts during the work week because it is quick to get to the gym in my building and I am ALWAYS pressed for time in the morning. I can’t workout after work though, I am just too exhausted after a long day. I am definitely a morning workout person! I like to use my weekends for getting outside because I have more time and I can plan my run around when it will be warmest outside. However, this week is supposed to be warm so I may get out for a run or two outside during the week. We shall see!

As for my indoor workouts, I tend to stick to the treadmill because I find it the most challenging. We don’t have a stair master, but if we did I would alternate with that because I find it to be a great workout as well.


priyankalovesfood December 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Hey Angela! I just discovered your site and I am so happy I did! You have some fantastic information out here and Thanks for sharing your life moments with us. I had a question does the hair curling/rolling work for poker straight hair. I mean I can never style my hair coz’ they never stay styled and I am such a huge fan of varying my hairstyle!

Could you suggest a good hair curler & hair spray?

Thanks again!



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