Fresh Restaurant Take 4 + Whittle My Middle Updates

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

Good evening!

Krissy and I had a fun get together in Toronto today! We went to Lululemon (surprisingly, I walked out empty-handed!) and also to Fresh.

With all the crazy Swine going around, we decided to start off our lunch with an Immune Elixir:



<——- Krissy


<——- Me


Lung Lover (left), Flu Fighter (right):


I had the Flu Fighter back on our anniversary weekend. I knew today I had to get it again. It was even better than I remembered. Warm, soothing, intense, and ginger-y.


For lunch, I tried my first salad at Fresh and it did not disappoint.

I got the ‘Big Salad’. I felt like Elaine from Seinfeld. ;)



I had mine without cheese, but with marinated tofu. I rarely eat tofu anymore as I have been trying not to buy many processed veggie products lately (its cheaper to buy beans/lentils!). I had it for a ‘treat’ today as I do like tofu on occasion. However, I wasn’t a huge fan of this tofu. I prefer my tofu baked and crisp and we thought this was raw? It was …..’meh’ I ate half.


The salad was delicious though. Especially the homemade dressing:


I had the Wild Ginger dressing and it was TO DIE FOR!!!!!



Camera Curse:

Unfortunately, my camera battery died when we went to get a picture together. What is it with my camera dying at Fresh?! lol. Unfortunately, I lost my battery charger for my point-and-shoot so I have no idea when I will be able to charge it again. Looks like I will be lugging the SLR everywhere for a while!

On that note- Bad news about our SLR. Remember when I told you Eric dropped it? Well, apparently something bad did happen. :( We took the backlight flash off the camera yesterday and we discovered that the regular flash (the one built into the actual camera) no longer works. It won’t even pop open. :*( I am devastated. We are going to see if it is under warranty, but I doubt it since we’ve had the SLR for 3 years now. *sniff, sniff.

On a happier note, Krissy and I had a great time and it was fun being a big city girl once again! The lovely Alex was supposed to join us, but she is sick with the flu. Feel better soon!!!


Whittle My Middle News!

1) Stability Ball Roll-out

The amazing Lexi from The Ramblings of a Healthy Student read about our Stability Ball Roll-out woes and she offered to do a video demo for us!!!

Check it! Make sure the volume is up high.


Isn’t she a doll? :D

I took Lexi’s awesome advice and lo and behold the move WORKS!!! I was doing it all wrong. Thank you Lexi!

PS- We have the exact same stability ball! ;)

2) Yoga for Sore Abs?!

Are your abs sore and tight from the onslaught of core exercises? I discovered a great yoga pose to help stretch out those sore ab muscles!

The cobra pose is amazing for stretching out abs!!!


I do this pose at the end of every Whittle My Middle session and it feels incredible. Try it!

3) Stability Ball for a sore back!?

I love playing around on my stability ball. I have discovered that it is not just for abs- it is actually a great stretching tool. I lay all over it and twist and turn and it stretches out my back so wonderfully! I love this move in particular:




Ahhh it feels sooooo good on my back. Such an amazing stretch.

I figure I spend most of my waking hours with my back hunched in the opposite direction, so it is nice to stretch it the other way for once. ;)

Here I am at the gym yesterday doing my yoga and core work:


Sporting my undergrad university zip-up- University of Guelph. Loved that school so much. Any Gryphons out there?

The past couple days I have been doing some intense cardio on the gym’s Stepmill. I am convinced the stepmill is the hardest cardio machine out there. I am the only one ever on the damn thing at the gym! lol.

Today I did 45 min. on the mill at intensity 10-12. Man oh man was it hard. I was drenched in sweat afterwards. Such a great workout. I skipped my abs today as I doubled up on the WMM moves yesterday.

I am going to be quite sad when my free gym pass runs out. It has been a nice change of scenery.

You can follow all my workouts on my Run page as well as my Whittle My Middle workouts on my abs page.


Glo Bakery:

  • I just made every single flavour of Glo Bar available in the shopping cart!!!!!! This is the first time I have ever done this, so if there is a flavour you have been waiting on, get it while you can! They won’t be available for long.
  • Don’t forget that pre-ordering for holiday gifts is happening now with 10% off the gift packs until Nov 20th. The orders are already filling up fast so get yours in soon before it is too late.


My new addiction:

  • I’m off to watch Gossip Girl. I watched Season 1 Episode 1 last night and I am officially HOOKED. I can’t believe how addicting this show is! I wonder how quickly I can get caught up on all the seasons?????


Have a lovely night!


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Jenny November 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

I definitely need to get my own stability ball especially since I have so much trouble doing the whittle my middle exercise where I put my feet on the ball and pull it back and forth at the gym! kiinda embarrassing :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal November 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

Great job, Lexi! I’ll definitely try that. I love my stability ball.

Great job on your gym workout:) I’m so glad you loved Gossip Girl! I love getting into a series when I can have marathon watching days! haha


Jennifer November 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I have been reading your blog for a while now and haven’t commented yet but when I found out you are a Gryph too I had to write in!
I went there for both my undergrad and grad and now I work there.
Your blog is so inspiring. I don’t know how you manage to do everything you do in a 24 hour day.


Marissa November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Pretty sure mushy icky tofu is the worst thing ever!


Valerie November 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm

All those salad dressings sound amazing – the ginger especially! And the salad looked good too… not sure about the tofu though. It does look a little weird!

My best friend just graduated from UofG last year, so I used to visit him every couple of weeks when he was living there. I have to admit, that I love the campus. Very nice old buildings. It’s an interesting contrast from my school (Laurier). I’ve actually considered applying to grad school there depending on what I choose to take.


Lisa November 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Your Seinfeld salad looks tasty. I just haven’t had any tofu I like. Bleh! Where has Sketchie been? Is he all over your Christmas decorations?


maria November 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

hi angela:

help! i have reached a fitness plateau. have you any advice on how to break it?

my best,


Diane Doesn't Diet November 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I want to go to Fresh!! Too bad I don’t even live in Canada, haha. Seriously though, your salad & smoothie look great.


Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I just got into Gossip Girl last weekend too. Yeah I’m totally addicted now too! Mmmmmm now I want to go to Fresh. Hopefully you’ll have another blogger meet up soon in Toronto. I’d love to come!


EaterNotARunner November 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Fresh looks so good, I am jealous! I love the “big salad”!


Kris | November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Great Post Doll! This salad look ever so delish!!

I agree if I eat tofu it has to be cooked….I don’t eat soy products a. because they are processed and I don’t like that and b. Soy plays a huge roll in hormone issues in women! and it is an inflammatory!! so I stay clear ;)

You are making us GG watchers so proud!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Tania @ Moment Anew November 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Ummmm…sorry Guelphites, GO WATERLOO!!!! I went to UW and I cannot say enough good things about the school. Love, love, love!! And LOVING the photos from Fresh! I think the hubby and I are going to have to make a visit. Is there only one location???


Cynthia (It All Changes) November 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm

The stability ball is my best friend. I have done Cathe Freidrich’s stretch video and she uses it for all sorts of stretching. That video was really helpful and I’ll be using it here shortly to do my WHittle my Middle challenge. :-) I even use my stability ball as a chair occassionally :-)


Alex November 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I am finally in whittling shape!!! Whoooheeehooo!
Looks like you girls had an awesome time- I am happy you got to meet up! Can’t wait to hear how the UFC side of things panned out :-)
No lulu? Are you feeling well??


Dara G November 16, 2009 at 9:26 am

Hahaha, that salad look amazing. :)
“i PAID for the big salad, but she HANDED it to you, so it looks like SHE paid for the big salad. See my point???”


Erin November 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

The StepMill is pure torture! I usually do it as an ending to a good lifting session. I’d love to be able to ‘last’ 45 minutes on that beast! :-) Someday!


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