We’re (Almost) Up In The Air!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 28, 2009

Last night we ended up seeing Up In The Air.



This movie was superb!!

It far exceeded our expectations. Up In The Air was rated awesome too- 8.3/10 on IMDB and 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Personally I would rate it 9/10 and I am a very tough movie critic!

Clooney was as handsome and charming as ever. I have a HUGE crush, not going to lie. I think this was my favourite movie that he has been in! I’m not going to say much about the movie itself because I don’t want to spoil it, but you really should go see this movie! It is so thought provoking with an inspiring message at the end. :)


This morning I had another kick bootay workout at Nubody’s!

  • 20 mins stepper (level 15)
  • 15 mins elliptical (incline 10, resistance 10)
  • 5 mins rower (awesome workout for the arms!)
  • 15 mins treadmill (10 mins @ incline 15%, speed 4-4.2, then 5 min cool down)
  • Core work (crunches on stability ball)

Whittle My Middle

I have been keeping up with my core work each day, doing about 2 minutes of planks and other core work.

I decided that I am going to do Whittle My Middle AGAIN for the month of January! I was so pleased with the results, I want to do another complete month of it.

Anyone want to join in on Whittle My Middle II? It will begin JAN 1st so bring your A game!!!!! :D


I came home, showered up, and got ready for the day.

I tried these Alba samples. I can’t comment on the shampoo because I only used it once and didn’t really get a sense for it. It seemed ok though. I also forgot to use the body lotion this trip.

However, I LOVED the Alba shaving cream (shown right)!!!


This shave cream was thick and luxurious like a buttery conditioner. It wasn’t foamy at all and I loved that. It left my legs very smooth and it was quite moisturizing.

Blow drying my mop is my least favourite thing in the world. I always tell Eric how lucky he is that he doesn’t have to blow dry long hair. Men have it easy!


Fueled up for the flight home today!


For lunch, I had a delicious whole wheat pita with veggie turkey, tomatoes, guacamole, hummus, pepper, and romaine lettuce. Delish! I haven’t had the veggie turkey in ages and I can’t say I really missed it too much. It just tastes very processed to me now.


I also had a huge salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette:


And a yellow delicious apple…


Tea verte:


Now I have a huge food baby! ;)

My dad, Eric, and Colleen enjoyed his homemade Caesar salad:


Eric and I are pumped because we get to watch the Canada Junior hockey game while on the airplane today! :) Yay for airplane TV! We arrive in Hamilton around 6pm, pending the flight is on time. Can’t wait to sleep in my own bed tonight.


Time to finish packing…hopefully I am not over the weight limit on the way back!

Did you miss any holiday posts while you were away?

Have a wonderful day!


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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Blow drying my hair is my least favorite thing to do to! We were on rotten tomatoes last night looking at the movies that were out and saw the score for Up In The Air. I really want to see it!!


Rose December 29, 2009 at 1:35 am

Ang…curious about which hair products (gloss, mousse, hairspray) you can recommend? Your hair always seem to have such a healthy glow and polished style. Thanks, love the blog :)


Heather December 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

There is a chance that the TVs won’t be on when you’re flying today, if your flight path happens to be over US airspace. This MAY have changed as of last night, but I know that for some insane security rule put in place by the FAA, TVs had to be off over the US (yesterday anyway).

Just thought I’d give you a heads up so you can prepare for it! I hope your flight is otherwise uneventful!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

eeek I hope its on! :)


Tiffany S. December 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I’m in for Jan middle whittling!


Katie December 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I would love to whittle my middle with ya!


Mellissa December 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I saw Up In The Air on Christmas and really liked it! I am also in for the Jan challenge.


Diane @ Diane Doesn't Diet December 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Ugh, I hate blow drying my hair too! It’s so boring and takes much too long for my liking.

I’m so IN for Whittle My Middle II!!! :)

Also, just wondering–what are your plans for New Year’s Eve, health-wise? My friends are planning on getting obliterated (for lack of a better word) and I’m not sure if I should. I don’t want to be a Debby Downer, but at the same time I know how bad it is for my body and I never feel great the next day. What are your thoughts–do you stick to a plan or just have fun, since it’s only one night a year?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Eric and I usually have fairly quiet NYE celebrations! We find that we are usually tired from all the Xmas traveling we don’t go too far or drink much. This year we might go to a pub and watch the hockey game with a few friends! I’m sure it will be fairly tame ;)


Kate December 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I’m so with you for Whittle My Middle 2 in January!!! :) I feel so much better and stronger when my core is strong!


Lauren December 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

1. Is that the girl from the Twilight movies?
2. I’m seriously thinking about doing Whittle My Middle.
3. I chopped off all of my hair just because I hated blow drying and straightening it every day.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2009 at 2:11 pm

im not sure I havent seen Twilight, but this actress was AMAZING in her role in this movie!!!!!!!!!!!


Hannah December 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Yes Lauren that’s the girl who plays Jessica in Twilight!


Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life December 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I really want to join!!! Same exercises!! I was sorry I didn’t do it the first time and this is the perfect chance :-)


Lauren @ Reading and Running December 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I definitely want to do Whittle My Middle! I won’t be doing the exact plan that you have (no stability ball) but I got some awesome moves out of Self Magazine that I’m going to use!


Kayzilla December 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

That is the STRANGEST apple I have ever seen! It’s like an apple without any clothes on! Nudie apple! That’s got to be illegal somewhere…


Estela @ Weekly Bite December 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I’ve been wanting to see that movie! So glad to hear its good!


Nikki T December 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

My husband and I also saw Up In The Air last night and we loved it. I didn’t really have any expectations going in as I hadn’t seen many previews for the movie, but we were both very impressed- I’d definately recommend it!

I’m in for WMM II…I had actually already planned to do it for the month of January as I’m heading to Mexico in Feb and just want to up the bikini body status a bit!

Have a safe trip home :)


Allie December 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I adore that alba shavecream. it’s wonderful. and a tube goes a long way. oh, and i adore george clooney as well ;)


Jil December 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I’ve wanted to see this movie! I love me some Clooney. :) Plus, it looks wonderful.


lisa December 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I am ready to Whittle My Middle — super excited.
Could you give us an alt. move for the stability ball exercises? I don’t have one (because I don’t have the space for it).


Elisabeth December 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I used to HATE blow drying my hair almost as much as I hated folding laundry (that’s a lot), until I bought a hot air dryer. It’s basically a blow dryer with the brush attached to it, and it makes life SO MUCH easier!

It also cut my drying time in 1/2. Here’s a Google search link to the one I have. I can’t remember if you allow links in your comments, so if the link doesn’t come through and you want it, just mail me. =) I have tried many, but this one is the best so far–it is 1500 watts (a lot of drying power), and uses Ionic technology (so it reduces frizz).



Hannah December 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I’m in for WMM! Are you going to do the same exercises or try a new workout?


Callie December 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Hi!I love reading your blog daily.I was wondering if I could ask what you do for snacks when you go to the movies.Do you eat nothing or bring something?I always have such a hard time.Thanks!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Last night I brought a dried fruit bar…it was perfect!


Danielle (Coffee Run) December 28, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Yesss I want to participate in WMM part deux :D
Hair is the most annoying thing in the world lol. Blow drying, flat ironing, conditioning…ughh


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Aww, you look so cute blow drying your hair! I got so sick of doing that that I just started showering only at night and letting it dry before going to bed. Soooo much more time on my hands since that decision.


Janice @ O.S.M.B. December 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I’m totally on board with Whittle My Middle this time around. I watched it go by (so quickly!) last time, and remember thinking ‘if only I’d joined along’. So here I am! ALL IN!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Blow drying is sooo annoying!! If that weren’t a step, getting ready would be so much easier. Guys don’t know how good they have it! haha.


Jacquie December 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I want to do Whittle this time!!! That and yoga is going to be a New Years Resolution :)


Sara C. December 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I’m a new reader! Love the blog! I’m so in for WMM!


Katie O. @ Fit to Wed December 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I’m in for WMM II! I really hate blow drying my hair, so I hardly ever do it. My hair is pin straight so it generally looks the same when it air dries and when it’s blow dried. The downside is that it can’t hold a curl to save its life. Sometimes I have to suck it up and blow dry it when it’s super cold out- so annoying!


Miriam December 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I’m in for a second Whittle my middle challenge for January!! Very pleased with the results, dont want to loose this!! We should vary the exercices though. :)


Miriam December 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Some idea : very good abs workout from Jilian Michaels.



Jolene December 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I hate blow drying my hair – that is why I never do it :-) Maybe a few times a year!


Jenny December 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Count me in for January’s Whittle My Middle! I didn’t get around to joining in December, and I think it sounds fun :)

My hair is insanely thick, so I definitely relate on the blow-drying being a pain, ugh it takes FOREVER!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Hey Angela– just catching up on your blog, post-holiday. Looks like you’ve had a great one!

I can’t wait to see Up in the Air!


Cynthia (It All Changes) December 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I really want to see that movie but Hunni hates Clooney on principle and won’t see it with me. I’m trying to find a friend to go see it with me.


Ali @ Food,Fitness, Fashion December 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Sweet! I was wondering how that movie was. I guess, since you gave it a good review, I will have to go see it :) You are so right, I very much dislike blow drying my hair.


Sarah December 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I’m happy to say I just finally started reading your blog! I’ve heard of it but this is my first time reading.

I would love to join Whittle My Middle!!

Also George? Love him!!!


Leah December 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I HATE blowdrying my hair too. Its even worse in the summer. Boys have it so easy!
Im glad you posted about the movie. My boyfriend really wants to see it, but I wasnt too sure. Now we can go, and he’ll think it was his idea!


FrecklesFreeze December 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Count me IN for the Whittle My Middle II Challenge! I need a good inspiration to start a new year!


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Oh my. I seriously detest blowdrying my hair as well. My hair doesn’t even reach my shoulders, so I feel for ya!


Brynn December 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I’m in for January Whittle My Middle!


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I had to double take the picture with the fake turkey in it. It has been so long since you’ve posted anything processed like that. What a great accomplishment to get a double take over veg turkey slice. You are one wholesome eating little lady. Also, I might join your challenge but have to think about it. I don’t think I could hold planks for very long! Can we do any moves or just the ones from that video?


Paige (Running Around Normal) December 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Oooh, now I really want to see this movie! Love GC ;-)
That lunch you had looks fabulous! And I agree, blow drying hair is the worst task of the day. Thankfully, since I got mine chopped, it doesn’t take as long, but man when it was long, my delts would start to burn from holding the brush/dryer up so long! haha


katherine (be fit. be well. be happy.) December 28, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Hi! I totally want to join the Whittle My Middle Challenge for January! I cannot wait!!! Yippee! I was so bummed that I couldn’t do it last time cause I was so sick when it started! Also – I always use the Alba shaving cream – I LOVE it!


kimmy December 29, 2009 at 12:51 am

I also saw Up in the Air, it was a really great movie.


liane December 29, 2009 at 1:14 am

I loved Up in the Air. So good!
I am in for the Jan 1 challenge… I watched the last one go by and never did join in. This time I will not allow that to happen, I will complete it!


kara December 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

I am on for the Whittle My Middle in Jan. I can’t wait!!!


kara December 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

P.S. I love your blog!


Tina December 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I started Whittle My Middle today!


Erin December 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Hi Angela-

I love your website! It has totally inspired me!!! I am now drinking Green Monsters everyday and have a random question for you. Have you researched spinach and the effect of oxalates? I was trying to figure out if it is better to put cooked or raw spinach in my Green Mosnters and in doing my research I read about how spinach contains lots of oxalates. Most of the press made it sound like eating spinach everyday was could be potentially bad. Just wanted to know if have any information? I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Green Monsters and dont want to give them up!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Hi Erin,

I have read a bit on it too from Worlds Healthiest Foods website. It says:

“Spinach is among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating spinach.”

Because I dont have kidney or gullbladder problems I guess I dont see it as a big issue. I also always alternate spinach and kale too so I dont rely just on spinach. :)

Take care!


Jessica December 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I am definitely in for WMMII…it is exactly what I need to keep myself accountable for ab work!


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