How I Wake Up!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 4, 2009

Well, after last night’s excitement, it was no surprise than when I finally got to bed at 3am, I could NOT sleep!

As soon as my eyes opened this morning at 8am I was awake and excited to start my day!

So after getting only 4 hours of sleep, I need to turn to my favourite energizing tricks to get me back on my feet!

Here they are…

1) Guzzle down a Green Monster



  • 2 organic kale leaves
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 1 squirt Kyolic Garlic
  • 1 scoop Ruth’s Hemp-Maca-E3Live vegan all natural protein powder
  • ice

2) Guzzle said GM in the SUN. Sun wakes me up!

3) Take energizing vitamins [Spirulina, Align probiotics, Omega 3, Calcium/mag, etc]


4) Respond to email. Seriously, it is the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. I check my email and have some green tea. Research shows the cognitive centres in your brain actually wakes you UP!


5) Drink Sencha Green tea


Loose leaf. Steeped for 10 minutes, and then I squeeze every last drop out of the leaves when removing. :) VERY strong, and VERY energizing.

6) Exercise

Going to do that soon! :)

I must say that I feel LOADS better after doing these things this morning! :) Not like the walking zombie I was when I got up…


1. Book Buddy Giveaway!


The winner of the Book Buddy Giveaway contest is…Kristen!

She said…


Congrats Kristen! Please send me your address ([email protected]).

For anyone else who is interested in purchasing a Book Buddy, you can enter in a special code at the check out to get 10% off your purchase!

The Code is: OSG609

2. Check out my new Green Monster Movement Page if you haven’t already and submit your Green Monster story today! Please note that the comment function is being fixed so you can click on it!

3. Remember you have until the end of today to put up the SGBC code in your sidebar, send out the email, or Twitter about Summer Glow Boot Camp! The draw is a delicious box of my Glo bars! :)

4. Check out my wedding dress feature over at Chicisimo!!! I LOVE this wedding dress website! It features women’s wedding dresses from all over the world!   

I tell all about how I found my wedding dress!



Today’s question:

How do you energize yourself when you are tired? Share your tips and tricks…I may need them today! ;)


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda July 4, 2009 at 12:18 pm

i agree with the research that cognitive centers in your brain actually wakes you up. during the school year, i always do my last minute cramming for exams right after i turn off my alarm clock in the morning!


katherine July 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I love the feature of your dress!! It’s spectacular!!

To energize myself, I have a Green Monster and try to do some yoga. If I’m feeling really groggy, I can’t go for a run right away, but it’s great to fit one in later in the morning to really get the blood flowing!


Eat, Live, Love, Dream July 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I usually work out. Weird I know, but the more I lounge around the more tired I get!:) HAve a great day!


Mara @ What's for Dinner? July 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I go old school: coffee! Granted now I drink iced coffee with soy milk and stevia, but its always been coffee!


Courtney July 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

YES! I love the new Green Monster page, Angela! I am making a link today after my morning post! THE WHOLE WORLD MUST KNOW! Bahaha :) That must have taken so much work … I love it :)

And love the info on how you get going. I took my vitamins this morning, and honestly, I’m noticing such a huge difference in energy, like whoa!

Have a happy 4th!!!!!!!!!!



Kate B July 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm

This morning I had a 9 mile run and was excited but still a little sleepy…SO what do I do to overcome that? I made myself a delicious GM with some amazing grass while drinking I pumped myself up by listening to some awesome tunes! Today’s songs were straight from the 80s and I continued with the awesome tunes on my run! I was able to run faster and and longer than I have in over a year! YAY!


Jenn July 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I’ve got to start making GM’s more often. The new site looks great!

I was wondering…how do you decide what protocol of vitamins to take? I was in the organic section of the Superstore the other night and was so overwhelmed with the vitamin and supplement choices. I don’t even know where to begin!!

Hi Jenn, check out my FAQ’s here where I talk about vitamins :)


Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 4, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Loved the wedding dress snippet you wrote!


Kaolee July 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I like to energize myself with some nice cold water on my face! I like taking a quick walk outside too.


Hilary July 4, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Just wondering why/when you stopped putting almond/peanut butter in your GM? Do you suggest this? I guess the cantaloupe is a good replacement for the sweetness of the nut butter. Just curious!
Have a great day,


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Sounds like the perfect morning routine… a lot like mine actually! I like to get online and catch up on things right away in the morning so I can sort out the rest of my tasks for the day.

Hmm… I’ve found that a speed walk really jumps up my energy. Even fast-paced yoga helps a lot. And a few sips of caffeine can’t hurt, right? ;)



Krista July 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm

The first thing I do if I don’t get a good night sleep is a nice shower! That always waked me up. Keeping myself moving also helps. Sitting is never good when exhausted!


Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I listen to a relaxation mp3 – when I’m done I feel 10x refreshed!


Chloe July 5, 2009 at 11:47 am

I just need to get up an MOVING! Which I’m not doing right now, but it really helps me to clear brain fog and get me starting to think about my day. I also love having tea in the morning, although I usually drink it while commuting so it’s not as relaxing.

Beautiful wedding pictures!


Teresa Daurizio July 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Hello Angela! I stumbled upon your blog, and am very intrigued about the Green Monster. I will just have to give it a try. I was pleased to read that you mentioned tea. Tea truly energizes me. It clean and pure, too. Drink loose leaf!


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