Luck ‘O The Irish + Ab Challenge

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 17, 2009

Good morning!

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!

Eric is half Irish (His mom’s side) so the celebration has special meaning for us! I also have some Irish blood in me, but not as much as Eric. :)

Does anyone else have Irish in them?


Of course I just had to start off today with the GREENEST Monster possible in our beautiful Beer Mugs!


  • 2 huge organic kale leaves
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 Tbsp flax

The weather is supposed to be even better than yesterday- today we will reach a high of 14C/57F and sunny!! Now that’s what I’m talking about! :)

Today I am definitely planning on getting outside for some exercise…whether that be yoga or cardio-I’m not sure yet! We shall see.


Want Great Abs for Summer? I sure do.


I meant to post about this awesome kick-butt ab workout that I came across on Wigg’s website, The Beholder.

She is a swimmer and let’s face it. Swimmers have amazing physiques! Sleek, toned abs that power them forward.


As you may know, I have been consistently working on my CORE muscles ever since my Sports Medicine Doctor told me that weak core muscles are one of the main reasons that runner’s get injured!

So everyday I have been doing some ab/core work and some yoga in an effort to make my core as strong as Iron Man. Well, maybe a bit stronger. hehe. :D

What am I doing you ask?

Well yesterday for instance, I did about:

  • 10 mins of Crunch Yoga
  • 10 mins of ab work (lying down with leg lifts, stability ball stuff, and planks)

I also measured my waist circumference BEFORE I started my core work to see if my stomach actually gets smaller!

Smallest part of my waist, BEFORE: 24.5”

Widest part of my hips, BEFORE: 34 1/4”

I will be measuring each week and seeing if there are any changes!

I hope that by getting a stronger core, it will make my runs more powerful once I start back up again. :)

Who would like to do this challenge with me? Leave a comment below! Don’t forget to check out Wigg’s amazing ab moves!

Glo Bakery Experimentation:


Well I am off to do those ab moves and then to Bake…! A healthy dessert with chickpeas. Yes you heard right!

Have a GREAT ST. Patty’s Day everyone!

Is anyone doing anything fun for it?

I might make a special dinner…:)  And not sure what else!


"I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted."
– Soccer superstar George Best

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Lesley March 17, 2009 at 9:41 am

Ha, love the green monster in the big mug in the green outdoors : )


Elina March 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

Hehe, that quote was pretty funny :)
I’m intrigued about the chickpea baked good. Sound yum! :D


Krista March 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

Love the green monster in the beer mug!!

I am dragging my kids out very shortly for a bike ride so that I can get a run in! Then I think we may travel to Square One this afternoon….or the market in St. Jacobs! We’ll see which direction I head off to!

Have a great day!!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

Great green monster today!!
The ab challenge is something I need to work on… my Jazzercise class has a killer ab routine in it, but i need to do more than just that!


brandi March 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

no special meals, but I am wearing green! :)


Rose March 17, 2009 at 10:11 am

The green monster is so fun in that big mug.


Ruth (Plentiful Plants) March 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

I totally forgot it was St. Patrick’s day today until I read the paper on the subway this morning! I guess the half of me that is Chinese wins over the quarter of me that is Scots-Irish (does that even count?).

Though I might use this as an excuse to blend up something green tonight…

And is your beany dessert possibly chickpea blondies to go with your black bean brownies?


Jess March 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

Glad you are enjoying such beautiful weather. It’s supposed to get nicer here by this weekend!


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 17, 2009 at 12:05 pm

LOVE that ultra green smoothie. It’s aweseome. Have a fABulous day!


Wiggs (The Beholder) March 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Thanks for the mention! Dude, I’ve been doing this ab workout and it’s KILLING me. Today or tomorrow, I’m going to post Part Deux to it, because I realized that there are a bunch of moves that I forgot when I was doing my routine that day.

You’re way stronger than I am, so for those 45-degree crunches, I would recommend you try the little five-minute routine I talk about. Lemme know if you want further explanation – in fact, I may take pictures of it today to show what I mean!

Happy St. Patty’s day! xxx


sam March 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Where are you measuring the smallest part of your waist? below your ribs or around your abdomen?


Haleigh March 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Good luck on baking the healthy dessert! I am also going to be in the kitchen most of the day baking, but it is definitely not a healthy dessert :) Thanks for the awesome ab workout link! I will give it a try!


Tania March 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Angela, I’m new to the site, so I don’t know if you do a lot of pilates, but I really like the Stott Pilates DVDs. I bought them at Chapters and there are some really difficult ones. It took 3 inches off my waist in preparation for my wedding. And let me say, I LOVE your site! So many fantastic ideas. Thank you so much for your bright beautiful personality and most of all for your honesty. It’s refreshing!


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