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Muscle Repair and Intense Exercise: Part II


Missed Part 1? So we talked about what happens to our body during intense exercise as well as how nutrition can help offset the stress that is incurred to our bodies. [Source] Tonight, I am going to talk about repairing the muscle tissue following intense exercise. How To Rebuild Muscles After Intense Exercise [Source] When […]


My Letter To My Current Self


   Letter To My Past & Current Self: Dear Ange, Looking back over the years, I have realized how far you have grown. You have been through some really rocky times in your life, yet somehow you managed to keep the faith. There were days when you hit rock bottom and didn’t think that you […]


A Letter To My Former Self


Angela: Grade 1. Living in Florida. Enjoyed neon colours, rollerblading, and fighting over the new NINTENDO gaming console with her sister Kristi. Dear Angela (Grade 1), This picture brings me great joy because it captures so much beauty in a single photograph. I am truly glowing in this picture, and no, that isn’t just from […]


Goodbye To The Obsession


I saw something today that should just never happen. I was in a grocery store and I saw a mother and her daughter, who looked to be about 7 or 8 years old. The mother was asking her daughter what she wanted for snacks this week, placing a box of granola bars into the cart. […]


The Causes of Muscle Soreness


After running my first 10k race, I realized the wear and tear 10km of hills can put on the leg muscles! I knew that I had to be cognizant of my diet over the next several days so my body could heal itself fast. Did you know that intense workouts suppress immune system function? That […]


Let’s Set Some Goals!!!


Yesterday, I was doing an e-counseling session and the topic of goal setting came up. I thought that it would be fun to discuss this topic on OSG and elaborate on my previous goal setting post. Short Term vs. Long Term Goals: 1) Short term goals help you achieve long-term goals. It would be silly […]


Angela Weigh’s In: Vacation and Running Talk


A few of you have been asking me how I am preparing for my first race ever this Sunday! Given my injury this past winter, you probably know that I have revamped the way I approach running. Gone are the days where I used to run 4-5 times a week. It is just too hard […]


Photo Journaling: Helpful or Harmful?


As you probably have figured out, I am not really what you would call a ‘food blogger’. I don’t take pictures of everything I eat; I instead like to focus on a variety of topics that appeal to me. On average I probably post 1 meal a day and I also enjoy posting healthy baking […]


The End of 100-Calorie Packs?


Yesterday I came across an interesting article on 100-calorie packs! You may have also noticed the Tip of the Day mentioned it too. Kraft was the first company to pioneer the 100-calorie packs and they made an estimated 75 million off them in the first year alone. Even the Girl Scouts are banking in on […]


Raw Food: Is It Always Better?


It is no surprise that Raw Foodism has taken the health field by storm over the past few years. With an increased focus on society’s over-processed, animal fat, and chemical laden diet, the Raw Food Movement seems like a suitable alternative for many. Raw Foodism is defined as “a lifestyle promoting the consumption of un-cooked, […]


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