Weekend Fun Even Without the Sun!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 6, 2009


We are having a lovely snow day! :) Instead of cursing it, we are trying to think of it as ‘fun’, I mean, it’s not everyday my sister gets snow on her birthday, right!? :D

Last night’s dinner was a fabulous veggie chili that my mom put together. Before she added the ground beef she portioned mine into a separate pot so I went meatless. What a mom, eh! ":)

The spread:


My plate (sorry it is cut off, not sure what I was trying to shoot!):


The ‘condiments’- wraps, flax bread, and veggies. I had a piece of flax bread with hummus and most of the veggies, lol:

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My bowl up close and personal:


Tea and berries for dessert!   IMG_2872

Last night before the snow I helped my mom cover the flowers outside! I hope they didn’t all die :( IMG_2871


Last night my mom got me caught up on the new Jon & Kate + 8 episodes. I must agree with Nate, it was super awkward watching J&K sit a mile apart from each other on the couch!!! It is so odd to me that they are continuing to film…

Then we watched He’s Just Not That Into You!

We turned the fireplace on for warmth!

I also did some side planks and ab work while we watched. A great way to squeeze in my core work!


My sis, me, and mom snacked on this fabulous dark and white chocolate! I had a square of each. :)

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It was some of the best chocolate I have ever tasted!!

Snuggling with Rudi :)


Onto today!!!

Well, you already saw that we woke up to snow!

I got up and was starving (must have been from my two workouts yesterday!). I had a huge green monster. It made two of these glasses shown below:

IMG_2903 Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheat Grass
  • 1.5 cups soy milk
  • 4 cups steamed spinach
  • 2 garlic capsules
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup mango (so good!)
  • 1 T natural almond butter

Then it was time for a workout! I had SO much fluid in my belly I felt a tiny bit sick at first. Luckily it wore off!

fitness The workout:

  • Treadmill hill workout (incline 10%, speed 4.3 mph)
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Max heart rate: 169 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 158 bpm
  • Over 3 miles (sorry can’t quite remember it was early! lol)

My sis and I opted not to hit up the gym because she was super busy with birthday stuff and I wasn’t sure if my injury area could handle the intense bouts of cardio segments in her strong class. I didn’t want to risk injuring myself again before the 10k race (1 week from today!!!).

I felt so good after this workout! I was covered in sweat, hoped into the shower, then headed downtown with my mom to meet my sis and family. Kristi’s husband surprised her with a new purse and so we all went shopping to help her pick one out! :)

Lunch today was quick as I had to get back to my baking!


I also had a banana and one of my PB granola bars!

I discovered something new with my PC bars today:

3/4 cup brown rice syrup minus 2 Tbsp (left)     3/4 cup brown rice syrup (right):


I found out that 3/4 cup brown rice syrup is just a tiny bit too much (as shown on right). The bars above are upside down (don’t worry the top of the bar didn’t look that gumy!). I would suggest using 3/4 cup minus 2 T. I did that for two batches today and they weren’t as soft and came out a bit harder. The only caveat? They were much harder to mix! Just a little tweak I thought I would share with you all! :)

Well, I have to go get ready for our wild night out! Dinner at a fancy restaurant and then off to a wildly popular bar! Kristi and Ange go wild tonight stay tuned! :) Luckily my BIL is the DD and will be supervising, haha. Of course I have NO idea what to wear!!!!!!

Enjoy your Saturday night!


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Leah @ Simply Fabulous June 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

So nice of your Mom to portion out a veggie portion for ya!

I hope you guys have fun tonight. Infact, I KNOW you will!!

I can’t believe you guys got snow… the poor flowers! I suppose anything is possible out west in Canada haha.

1 week today.. woot woot!!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Sounds like you’re having a great time with the family. That chili looks so delicious! And that’s so crazy that you got all that snow! What a birthday! :) Enjoy the rest of your visit!


Amy June 6, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Its so sad watching J&K+8 eh? Its just such an awkward situation. My heart broke in the first episode when one of the little girls was like “don’t go away again daddy” *sob*


Biz June 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm

What a good momma to separate the meat!

I can’t imagine snow in June! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Have fun tonight – sounds like a good time!


Trish (girlatgym) June 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I can’t believe your weather. Here in Florida it’s so hot and humid.

And so nice that mom was looking out for you. :-)


Shelby June 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Snow?! Bleh!
I’m glad you warmed up with some chili though =) Looks yummy.

Is it a coincidence that you watched J&K+8 and then “He’s just not that into you”? What could the title of the movie be referring to?!

I must try a green smoothie in the morning. Maybe that way I won’t feel so full like when I have them for a snack.

Mmm, must make those granola bars as well! They look delish!


april June 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm

That is so awesome that your whole family eats healthy! Awesome workout! Those tredmill walks are killer!


SweetKaroline June 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm

LOVE snow. I’m weird it’s true.

I think i’m part antartican.


[email protected] June 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Snow in June? That’s wild!


N.D. June 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

so does your family all eat healthy too? that would be nice if mine did! I added more oats to combat the extra syrup and more ground flax!


Milca June 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm

What a cute little TV your mom has.


Faith June 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I can’t believe it snowed…definitely a good day for chili! Those granola bars look AMAZING.


Katherine June 7, 2009 at 12:36 am

I can’t believe you got snow!! Sounds like you had the perfect meal for the weather though. Have a wonderful time tonight!


Katie June 7, 2009 at 2:49 am

What a cozy weekend! Glad you’re making the best of the cold weather. Snuggling with Rudi doesn’t seem so bad ;-)

I can’t wait to make your PB bars when I get home!


Louise September 10, 2009 at 2:52 am

I really enjoyed looking over your blogsite here. You are so pretty and healthy looking that I just about cried thinking of my life in comparison. You fix such good foods and take such good care of yourself and you & your family seem very happy. Great blog and it inspires me to try to live a better life. (I’m overweight, smoke, depressed, neglect myself and have a tumultuous family life, no children and no close friends.) So refreshing to see you not squandering all the positive things.


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