Bad Weed

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 26, 2009


Who says we don’t have a green thumb??? LOL :D

Have you ever seen a bigger weed!?

Last night Eric thought he’d scare our friend Mary…


Down to the woods it went!

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Someone challenged me to put up a sweaty post-workout pic of myself, seeing as I am now embracing my post-exercise appearance and all.

And of course I was up for the challenge!


For some weird reason, my face wasn’t nearly as red today as it usually gets when I workout! Usually I am a BEET. So picture this image only 10 shades darker. lol.

Did I mention that it is HOT this week? lol. Does anyone else find sweating it out in an intense workout session to feel really cleansing? I don’t know why it is, but I feel so awesome after sweaty workouts (even more so after a nice cold shower!). I have never been one to like saunas or steam rooms though.

I was going to go for a run today, but then I decided to ‘save’ my run for Saturday morning! I always love running on Saturdays and I knew if I ran today I wouldn’t be able to run tomorrow (I try not to run 2 days in a row if I can).

The workout:

  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Incline 15%, speed 4.0 mph
  • Max heart rate: 167 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 149 bpm
  • Distance: 3.25 miles

Since it was so hot today, I got off the treadmill every 10 mins and guzzled water. I also did some core moves to mix things up a little. I did 2 sets of raised side planks on each side for approx. 45 seconds each side. Generally, I do one to two core moves per night before bed and I usually forget to mention it!

Oh and for the record- yesterday was an OFF day! After baking all day long and spending 10 hours in the 95F kitchen I was in no mood to workout!


I am still having fun with my…errr…Eric’s camera… ;)


I threw myself a little ‘Happy Hour’ this Friday morning. :D


In today’s amazing mix:

  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup low-fat soy milk
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Amazing Grass Berry Powder
  • Scoop of Hemp-Maca-E3Live powder
  • 1/3 cup cantaloupe
  • handful blueberries
  • 4 ice cubes



Sketchie pics of the day…

As you can see we didn’t declaw him (I have the scars to show for it too!):


Because he has 7th generation Asian Leopard in him, his claws are MUCH thicker than a regular domestic cat. And they hurt like a b*tch. He also freaks out when we try to clip his nails, so they are usually very long! Thank God for his scratching post!


As you can see, his favourite room in the house is the pink and green living room! I wonder what he will think of it once it is renovated?


He loves licking his tummy!


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We have a SGBC BANNER! :)

Today’s Clue: Smile for the camera!!

SGBC Casting Call:

Do you want to be featured in the SGBC? Do you know some fun and unique strength exercises that require no equipment? Well, here is your chance to shine!

What you need to do:

1. Pick one or two of your favourite unique toning exercises that require no equipment (although regular household items like chair, steps, soup cans are ok).

2. Have someone take 1-2 pictures of you (or another agreeing individual) doing the exercise.

3. Write up a brief description/instructions of the exercise.

4. Email me the pictures along with the name of the exercise and brief description to [email protected]

5. Casting call closes at 4pm EST on Saturday June 27th, 2009.


In other news…

Check out Allison from High Heels and Running Shoes (love the name!!). She recently did a wonderful and thought-provoking post on intuitive eating. I absolutely LOVED learning about the eating Pendulum.

We have a busy weekend ahead of us!

  • Renos
  • Gardening
  • Glo Bakery Business- Eric is helping me put together an online order form
  • Updating recipes/website
  • Bakery shopping/grocery shopping
  • Picking photos for professional wedding album (we still haven’t done this!!!)
  • Cleaning!!!!
  • Mountain Biking
  • Develop gluten-free brownie recipe
  • Bakery orders
  • Dear Body VIDEO!!!

Ok, I need to go back to the kitchen to check on a new recipe I developed today! Healthy Macaroons anyone??? :)

I hope you have a FUN Friday night whatever you are doing! See you tomorrow AM!!


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Danielle C. June 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I love how I feel after a truly good sweat, when your clothes are soaked all the way through. It DOES feel cleansing…I do still like the steam room (never got into saunas) but it couldn’t possibly replace exercise sweat.

Love the Sketchie pics, my boy cat poses the same way when he cleans his tummy. I love taking pics of him doing that, we call it his Al Bundy pose (from the 80’s sitcom Married with Children). LOL.

OMG That is exactly what we say!!! It reminds me so much of Al Bundy!!! hahaha Glad I’m not the only one !A


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 26, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Yikes! That is one heck of a weed. Glad the manly man was able to take care of that thing! ;)

Loving that green monster mixture. Blueberries and cantaloupe = PERFECT additions.



Isha June 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

You have the most adorable cat ever!


Shelby June 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I love sweating during a great workout! Its the only way I feel it really working. You are gorgeous even when you sweat girl!!

Sketchie is one of the most beautiful cats I have ever seen! And that pic of him licking his tummy…so adorable!!!

Now I want a green monster…


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I totally know what you mean about the feeling cleansed after a good work out sweat. I may not look all that attractive, but I feel great after, hehe.


nicole- chasing blue June 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

I just did a hill workout outside pushing a double jogging stroller! whoo hoo! let me tell you- that was one cleansing run! i was having an off day with the kids and i didn’t want to run. After that workout I felt so awesome!

Cleansing workouts are the best!


Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Holy crap that’s a funny picture of your cat licking the tummy….WHO ME?!?!?!


Rosalie June 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Your cat is *so* gorgeous! You captured its expression so perfectly.

When I bike inside my house, I start dripping sweat on the floor because we usually don’t turn on the AC until July/August… I sweat a lot though ^^


april June 26, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I love sweating too! It’s funny because last year I was scared to join a gym because I didn’t want people to see me sweat. Now I’m like “look how hard I’m working!” I love it. lol


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

You’re awesome for embracing the post-workout sweat!


Courtney June 26, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Way to work it out and sweat it out! :D :D :D

I remember you commenting about keeping your head down while walking out of the gym … I too, used to do this. Now that my gym has become more like home, it’s easier for me to bare my shiney forehead to the world. I’m not ashamed of my many sweat towels! Thanks for posting that HOT pic!



Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Our cat freaks when we cut his nails too. So… we don’t! haha. We did get these things your put over their nails so they can’t hurt you and he chewed them all off within a few minutes. Our dogs always have tons of scars and scratches on them from him!


Amie June 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Glad to hear someone else’s face gets the color of …can’t think of anything clever…REALLY RED! I always want to tell the people around me, “I’m ok! I promise I’m not gonna pass out!”
And that last picture of Sketchie is hilarious!


Jocelyn June 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm

bahahhaha love the weed surprise pictures..very very funny…also love sketchy pics! Man..that cat is a little sccccccary lol

I would LOVE if you had an online ordering page on your website..I would use it ;)


sarah June 26, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Your cat is gorgeous!!

My face is always blotchy and red when I’m done with my workouts, too. That is a heck of a sweat you worked up, but doesn’t it feel good?


Recipes for Creativity June 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

You go girl!!! You look beautiful and well, glowing in your post-exercise pic, rock on!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Thank you for remembering us gluten free gidgets!


Jenny June 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I love a good sweaty workout! It feels amazing, and I love guzzling water afterwards to replenish :)

Your happy hour this morning looks extra pretty today!


MarathonVal June 26, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Hi Angela

Just wanted to let you know that I put a link to your blog on my recent blog post since I talked about why I am a vegetarian, and the benefits of a veggie diet, since it relates to your post about food and cancer.

Please check it out if you like! :) Have a great weekend!



[email protected] June 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

You look fab post-workout! And thank goodness for NOT declawing Sketchie!
I hope I will be able to post my new favorite plank-up ab toner tomorrow. After 3 days of doing it I started to see a difference!


Jessica June 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm

This is a great post and I enjoyed it all! From you with a sweaty face to sketchie licking his tummy … so adorable, including you!
I had a nice sweaty workout today and it got me all back to my normal unbloated self. I can’t tell you how much I love sweating … I don’t sweat much under normal conditions so when I work out I embrace sweating because it feels soooo good. if only i wasn’t so sore!!!
Green monster pics are fab and the one with the sky in the background is glorious! i hate living in an apt, i would have so many amazing green monster pics if i had my own place still :(

ps-your banner? amazing picture too. wow ange, i’m jealous :)


Jessica June 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm

oh i forgot to mention about sketchie — both our cats are not declawed also. it’s so painful for them and like you said… thank goodness for scratching posts! but they do hurt when they “play” with you, haha.


Jessica June 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

awwww Ange, you made my day!!! <3


Danielle June 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Haha that is the biggest weed I have ever seen! :D

And woah girl, you really work yourself hard, huh? Even without the red face I can tell, and I only mean that in the nicest way, you still look pretty while sweaty:). How do you push yourself to that point? I find when I my body gets that hot I tend to hold back.


Tay June 27, 2009 at 12:05 am

Sweat seshes are the best! With my running hiatus, I was mostly swimming and doing weights. But occasionally I just feel the NEED to SWEAT! Even 20 minutes on the stairmaster can make me sweat buckets and I feel so great!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous June 27, 2009 at 3:25 am

My face goes so red too it actually worries people sometime! My Mom is always like “Leah you need to take it easy your face is so red!” One night I stopped in at Steve’s Moms for a drink of water and she ended up calling our house later to make sure I made it home on my run. She said she was worried bc my face was so red haha!! It didn’t help that it was so hot outside!

You must get a wicked workout on the hill inclines!!! I really need to start doing them I think!


Carine June 27, 2009 at 4:17 am

I adore your cat!! Keep posting his photos! :) I love to sweat it out too and in this hot and humid Singapore weather, there’s no way you don’t sweat after working out outside! I did a green monster (my first) last week. It didn’t look as green as yours, probably because I didn’t add enough spinach hehe.


Lauren June 27, 2009 at 7:10 am

You are GLOWING in your post-workout pic- awesome!

And, OMG, healthy macaroons…Umm, YESSSS!!


Mrs. Money June 27, 2009 at 8:10 am

I know you are going to think this is so weird, but have you thought about putting your weeds in your green smoothies? If you have dandelions and purslane those are edible. I think that was a big dandelion leaf but I could be wrong. :) It looks yummy though! :)


EatingRD June 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I LOVE having a good sweat, it does feel invigorating and I always feel very accomplished afterward. whoa, pretty soon that weed would have taken over :) I wanted to ask you about the amazing grass powder. I recently tried the chocolate meal and I just had that mixed with some almond milk, but it really tasted like dirt to me. Would the berry flavored one taste better on its own or is it best to add other things like fruit/peanut butter to it? I still drank it, but I had to add some more fruit. Where did you get sketchie? He is so beautiful! I am looking into bringing a new kitty home. Have a great weekend!


Ashley June 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Love that picture of Sketchie licking his tummy!! So cute.


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