Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 7, 2010

Happy Friday!

Well, that was a crazy 16 hours! Last night I worked in the bakery until 11pm and then I was up at 6am to get out a bunch of orders before Eric left for work. Good times. I told Eric that he can pocket all the money that he makes when selling his coworkers Glo Bars, and he has been selling a ton lately! How is that for motivation? ;) I also had to get a box of samples ready to ship to a potential retail customer.

Last night Eric and I had a music party. I worked and he painted the upstairs hallway!!


I was deemed ‘worst DJ ever’ :mrgreen: Apparently I play too many chick songs!? Music makes work so much better.

This morning I baked from 6-9am and finally stopped for breakfast when I was finished (just in the nick of time). I was starving like a mad woman.


In the GM: 1 cup almond milk, 3 cup spinach, 1 scoop Amazing Grass wheatgrass powder, 1/2 large banana, 1 tsp maca, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ice.


Then I made half a serving of the Banana Pancake Sandwich to go along with it! I made these teeny tiny thin pancakes. They were so cute.

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It was awesome!


Belly happy.


Now I am hopefully going to a lunchtime swim at the pool. I am super late so I hope I can at least squeeze out 30 mins. of swimming.


Healthy Spelt Pancakes for One spotting

Another quote I like…

“Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” ~ Lewis Mumford

Today’s question- Have you ever transformed yourself or made a huge life change? What was it?

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Carrie (Love Healthy Living) May 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

Isn’t work so rewarding when it’s something you love? Your passion for your business is obvious and inspiring for other people to find their passion. I have had a similar experience pursuing a career in nutrition. I left an office job that I HATED and started doing what I love, it has made all the difference in my life. Keep on doing what you’re doing, it’s working for you!!! :)


Heather (Heather's Dish) May 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

i’m actually in the process of that right now…just trying to live a healthier lifestyle and make the changes i want to see in myself so that when we have children i can pass on healthy habits. sounds like a pretty average thing, but it’s so hard in the middle of it!


Therese May 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

Wow! You two were super productive last night!

I’ve mentioned it before but I’ve definitely made a HUGE transformation! If you met me 5 years ago you wouldn’t know me (not that you do now!)! I was 250lbs, unhappy, afraid of the future and of life, not knowing the path I was on.

Now? 159lbs and dropping, I’m a runner, I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I have direction in life, take chances and am excited for the future. All because I finally realized that my life wasn’t going to change if I didn’t do something about it. I can’t sit around waiting for it to get better because I’m the only one who can do that! Now, I want to spend my life passing that information along to others and see them become the happy, powerful people I know we all are!


[email protected] May 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

I agree with Carrie – your passion for your work is so amazing.

The biggest life change I have made is moving from Ohio to Florida with my husband. We left all our family behind, which is hard, but living in the warm climate has made me so much more active than I was when living in Ohio. I can now run year round, play outdoor volleyball year round, and I participate in triathlons. I love this lifestyle, and I feel fortunate to live in such an inspiring place with so many options to keep me healthy.


Jenn May 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

I love that you have C. Breezy’s (ain’t I cool!) whole album up. When “I can transform Ya” comes on, especially during a run, I feel so proud of myself for the changes that I have made over the last three years. It has been a tough go a times, and still is a struggle to not do things like binge eating, or worrying that 30 minutes of weight training isn’t enough…but the changes that have taken place, the satisfaction with my overall health picture – it’s been nothing less than an amazing transformation!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it many more times to come- I am positive, but OSG was another platform that has boosted my tranformation arsenal. Hugs to you Angela!


Christine @Grub, Sweat and Cheers May 7, 2010 at 11:05 am

I’m working towards that BIG change and hope it will happen in the next 18 months or so. I really want to set the example for my girls, do what you love, what fills you with joy…don’t settle.

Fab looking pancakes btw…yum.


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

I know that you’ve answered this before, but do you have a special zoom lense, or just the 55 mm that your camera (I assume) came with? Those aereal shots of your green monsters are always so awesome!

Sounds like a productive night, for sure! Music definitely makes work easier!


Angela (ohsheglows) May 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I use a Macro 50 mm lens for close ups :)


Emmanuelle May 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

These pancakes look yummy! And it’s true, your passion for your work – for life! – is truly inspiring.

I have started the process of transformation, it will take some time before everything comes together, but I am taking control and working hard , so I am confident it will all turn out great :-)


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad May 7, 2010 at 11:18 am

It’s impressive how you bake all day and STILL bake/cook most of your meals!


Jessica @ How Sweet May 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

That breakfast looks INSANE. I am trying to transform my life now…


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

Those pancakes look so yum!


Jil May 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

Wow you were quite the busy bee!! Not like you aren’t normally, but whew…that’s a lot of productivity! :) That GM looks so gorg…so vibrant!!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

I’ve made a HUGE transformation in my life over the last year! I was over 200 pounds, unhealthy, inactive, stressed, and just plain unhappy. I decided to turn my life around, joined Weight Watchers, lost over 50 pounds, got really active and started running, biking, and yoga. I had never run in my life besides the mandatory laps at soccer practice as a kid (that I would try to get out of as much as possible), and just a few weeks ago I ran in a 10 mile race! I am now referred to as “a health nut” which I still can’t believe and people come to me to ask about nutrition and exercise. It’s been a major, very welcome transformation, and I am so much happier! :)


Rachel May 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

I lost over 40 lbs using Weight Watchers a few years ago.

Now I am just working on healthy living and maintenance!!


Grace aka Triathlonbabe May 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

I’ve had 3 life changes. I lost 90 lbs over a period of 3 years. I became a runner and a triathlete. And last but not least, I have completely changed my eating habits, like a complete 360! Woohoo!

BTW, I received my first order of GloBars today, the Variety pack and OMG, yummy! I can’t wait to try the Run bars!!!

Have a super weekend!


Jenny May 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

I want to re-transform myself back to loving school. I got off the track for a while and am more than ready to start again!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

I envy your work-at-home schedule. I’d love to do a midday workout. There haven’t been too many life changes in my life, but I’d consider getting married one of them. I’ll never have all the covers again.


zoe May 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

yuum those pancakes look delicious! and i just happen to have some left over spelt flour…hm…i feel a good sunday morning coming on!

and as for the transformation YES! at the end of last august i returned home from a five week volunteering trip in south africa (it was through my college and we stayed at the university of capetown. we worked with a program through their university called SHAWCO.) i did a LOT of soul searching there and found out i was living a quite unbalanced life here in the united states. so i OVERHAULED! my diet. my friends. my closet. my LIFE. i focused on health and nutrition (and have lost close to 20 pounds because of it!) and focused on how to break ties with my materialistic, judgmental side. i stopped eating meat (the BEST decision EVER!) i stopped watching tv, starting running regularly and doing yoga and BAM! talk about balanced! i’m definitely still working on self-love and self-acceptance though. in south africa all i felt was beautiful and happy (i lost weight there and i think this contributed to it) and the feeling stayed some when i returned home but it has since dissipated, i’m sad to admit. i regained a little stomach fat i literally seemed to of magically lost and it’s been an INCREDIBLY difficult thing for me to lose/not fixate on. but in comparison to the person i was at this time last year, i am immensely more happy and satisfied. :)


CK May 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

That banana-pancake concoction looks ridiculously good. And, you and I must be on the same wave-length because I just wrote about my major transformation last night. ( Yes…MASSIVE Transformation for me in the last year in every aspect of my life. Literally…nothing about me is the same. Except my zip-code…but I live in a different building :)


Claire May 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

Those pancakes and GM look so great! I have transformed my career plans a lot since graduating and I hope things work out…


Ameena May 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

I recently left a career I didn’t really care that much for to pursue a career that I enjoy SO MUCH MORE. It isn’t easy..the money isn’t the best, but at least I don’t hate my job every single day!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 7, 2010 at 11:44 am

I really transformed myself when I found health blogs like yours and dramatically changed the way I ate and the way I thought about food. It was the best transformation to date!


Tracey May 7, 2010 at 11:45 am

I moved from a small city in the country to Chicago all by myself. I didn’t know one person in Chicago so it was a great opportunity to really find myself.

I did a lot of growing during the first couple years living here. Moving by myself was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself.


Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

not yet . . . but I’m working on it!

I loved reading everyone else’s comments too.


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

Yeah…he can pocket the money and save up to buy you a Vita Mix, right?

I hope Eric reads your comments :)


Lisa May 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

The biggest change I undertook was the journey to get healthy and lose weight. It’s a lifelong journey! I am happier for it, too. :)


VeggieGirl May 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

Yes I have – I FINALLY decided to get 100% serious about getting healthy.


jamie May 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

i’m going through one right now! i’m paying off a ton of debt, i’m quiting my job in 3.5 months so i can finish my last year of school. i’m terrified, but so excited. i’ve yet to find a job to get me through the next year, but i’m determined to find one that will be good for me.

your post about confindence really got me thinking. i looked up what confidence really means, and it basically means trust. i keep repeating that to myself…


Wei-Wei May 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

I envy your job! It’d be AWESOME to bake for a living… especially yummy Glo Bars like yours! Sadly I’ve never tasted one (:() and I’m not sure if you ship to China… do you?

Breakfast looks mmmm wonderful. The pancakes are too cute! :D



Angela (ohsheglows) May 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Not yet ;)


Lizz (Leading the Good Life) May 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Becoming a vegetarian was a huge transformation for me. I didn’t realize it would be so BIG when I started! All of a sudden I had to pay attention to what I was eating. I started viewing food as fuel and nourishment for my body. It’s still amazing to me that for many years of my life I would eat what was convenient or tasted ‘good’ and never even thought about how it affected my body! And I’m not just talking about gaining or losing weight. I mean, giving your body what it needs to function and grow and get stronger and think!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

So glad you’re enjoying your job!! Love the breakfast too! Talk about tasty!


Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life May 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I had previously transformed my eating habits to ones that were not so healthy. Now, I am again in the process of getting back a healthy balance, with a little help from my new found blogging hobby!
I’m also in the process of making the decision about where I want my career to go, which is leaning in a completely OPPOSITE direction of what I’ve always done. LOTS to think about I guess! YIKES!


Paige @ Running Around Normal May 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I’m making those pancakes for breakfast this weekend. Just sayin :)

Funny that you mention that. I *just* made a monumental change. I quit my desk job. I put in my notice a week ago to pursue to fitness field. I’m currently a personal trainer, and want to put as much time, work, and dedication into it as I can!


Angela (ohsheglows) May 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm



Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I have lost 50lbs over the past year and a half, I’ve completely changed my life. I exercise now and I eat healthy food. I’m so much happier.


Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I LOVE that stack of pancakes- looks delicious!


Heather May 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

yum the pancakes look great!

Music definately helps with work/cleaning!


MaryK. May 7, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Yum!! I just ate lunch, but that made me hungry again. I am definitely trying those this weekend. :)

My husband and I have music debates as well. We love to crank the radio and get work done, but never agree on the station. We have to trade off every 20-30 minutes or so to keep up the motivation. hahaha


Jen May 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Going vegetarian was definitely a huge transformation and life change. It made me have to stop and think about what foods I put into my body. After researching vegetarian-ism, I realized that I didn’t want to just stop eating meat. There are so many things out there that we eat because they are put in front of us, but are so unhealthy! Movies like Food-Inc and books like Food Matters and Food Rules have helped me to become a more conscious consumer.


Amber K May 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Losing over 90 pounds has definitely been a big life change. Maintaining is a bit harder than I thought it would be, but eating cleaner definitely helps.


Bethany (Not Unless I'm Being Chased) May 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I think the greatest transformation I made in my life happened recently when I decided to cut out preservatives and chemicals from my diet. I don’t want to eat anything that isn’t NATURALLY amazing — so trans fats and high fructose corn syrup can take a hike. They can take those freaky oils with them, too.
I feel incredible and have noticed a change in my outward appearance, too! :)


Ali @ Redhead Reports May 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I love your GM glass & you have an awesome backyard view!

I haven’t ever made any huge transformations in my life. I have just gradually changed my views on things like exercise and eating, until one day BAM here I am!


Miriam May 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

You don’t stop to amaze me with your recipes!! That looks AWESOME!!! You really are a true inspiration. Because of you I am more and more enjoying cooking and food, trying new things, trying to be creative and adventurous, and it pays off! More, I stopped eating meat a couple of months ago and I never enjoyed food as much before!


Christen May 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I recently ordered the sample pack of Glo Bars. I have had 2 so far and they are sooo good. This morning I had the Chi Glo Bar for breakfast and even though that was all I had time for, it kept me satisfied for several hours!
I am so glad I found your blog from the nest. Thank you for all the inspiration!


Tory May 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I want to first thank you. Every morning, I look at your site for new inspiration, recipes, and beautiful picture. I have loved your frequent posts each day :)

I am currently working towards my yoga certification so I will be able to teach yoga to the Alaska Native rural communities who don’t have many opportunities for it. I’m so excited! And although this is an ongoing life change, just to become the healthiest, happiest I can be!

P.S. Tomorrow’s Breakfast is going to be…..Banana Pancakes! Now I need to find naners :)


Allison @ Food For Healing May 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm

busy busy woman!!

pancakes look yummy, i’m really craving some. Also a GM, definitely craving something like that or a smoothie.


Jolene ( May 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Those pancakes are so cute, and they look absolutely mouth watering!!


Lynne May 8, 2010 at 7:34 am

Hmm, when I think about it, I have been transforming my life this past year. A year ago, I was taking anti-depressants and feeling as though I was stuck in a rut. Since then I’ve started studying for a Masters in History through distance learning (which I’m loving), completed a sponsored swim and have just quit my safe but dull office job for one that’s hopefully more interesting and challenging. Ultimately, it’s not what I want to do forever, but I think it will be a good stepping stone. Now, I have a plan, and I *will* get there! Thank you, Angela, for such an inspiring blog, that has really helped me to make these changes. :-)


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