A Beautiful Hike

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 14, 2009

Hey everyone!

The weather was just gorgeous today! Everyone was driving with their windows down. lol. Us Canadians are tough! As soon as it is 7C, everyone is walking around in no jackets and their windows down.

I was really pumped about our first hike of the season!

I put on my trusty HRM to measure my heart rate:

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And we were off!

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A delicious Red Delicious as a snack…


The lake… IMG_7132

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I found a bunch of blueberries on the trail from last summer! IMG_7151

And a Maple Syrup Tap:


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My Heart Rate Monitor stats:

  • Max Heart rate: 117 bpm
  • Avg Heart rate: 83 bpm
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 mins.
  • Feel the burn: 165 kcals



We got back and were famished for lunch! I needed something very quick and easy. I was craving tons of veggies so I went with my old stand by- Sautéed Spinach (About 5 handfuls raw) and 1 whole tomato:


And 1/2 an avocado:


Dessert was a juicy kiwi:


I also had 1/3 of a Larabar.

Since I have been on my no-sugar kick, I have cut my Larabar consumption by about 95%!! I have only had 1 + 1/2 larabars in the past 2 weeks or more. Amazing!

I was eating about 1 a day (sometimes 2!) for a long time.


The Gym:


I was not planning on going to the gym since we had such a wonderful hike today, but I figured since tomorrow is the photoshoot, I should squeeze in as much exercise as I can!

I told myself I only had to do 20 mins. on the step mill. That worked :) I was in and out of the gym in under 25 mins flat! Love that.

Workout stats:

  • 20 mins on step mill
  • Speed: 11
  • Max heart rate: 167 bpm
  • Avg Heart rate: 157 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 181 kcals

I will admit- this was a HARD 20 mins. Every minute was tough, but nothing beats such a fast workout!

Sunday Prep:


Well guys, I gotta run!

I need to go finish prepping for tomorrow. Pack our bags, cut Eric’s hair, get my dress, jewelry, and veils in order, etc!!

I probably won’t be posting again until tomorrow night as the shoot goes from 10-5:30pm. I can’t wait to report back on how it went and hopefully have some shots to show you! :) I am nervous but trying to remain calm! I hope that all my hard work the past 2 weeks has paid off and the dress FITS!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)


“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin

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Jess March 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

A hike sounds like so much fun. Followed by a yummy lunch and a quick but fun workout=a blast! Good luck at the photoshoot tomorrow. I bet you will rock it :)
<3 jess :)


Melissa March 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm

good luck and HAVE FUN tomorrow!! :)


brandi March 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm

i love hiking!

your crackers look great ;)


VeggieGirl March 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Lovely hiking atmosphere and FOOOOOOOD!! :-D


Marian eats. The Italian way March 14, 2009 at 9:51 pm

YAy for hikes! Their so fun!
I can’t wait to see the photos from tomorrow! You will be just Gorgeous!!!


erinbee. March 14, 2009 at 11:42 pm

hahaha. i absolutely love that youre only
wearing one boot in those glove pictures.


Amy March 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

Wow those pictures are gorgeous; I loved looking at them! That’s funny ab the gloves, they are a bit creepy, lol!


Georgia March 15, 2009 at 1:08 am

What is that building? It looks interesting!


Lara (Thinspired) March 15, 2009 at 1:38 am

Best of luck with the shoot! Can’t wait to hear how it goes and maybe see some shots!


Leah March 15, 2009 at 6:38 am

Awesome hike!! Don’t you just love seeing how many cals you can burn on such a fun and leisurely activity??

Have FUN today.. that’s the main thing right????


Julie March 16, 2009 at 12:16 am

Haha, love the “creepy gloves” (and the expression you make while wearing them)! This post is getting me soooo excited for the near 60 degree weather we’re going to hit here in Chicago on Tuesday. I am sooooooo spending the whole afternoon along the lakefront bikepath. Wooohooooo warm weather!!! (warm being relative when you’ve been putting up with a brutal winter!)


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