Sunday, April 24, 2011

'Twas the night before Easter...

... and all through the house, no candy or chocolate was safe, from Vanessa's mouth. 


Peeps on a stick. Holy deliciousness. The perfect treat to accompany my Saturday night reality TV binge. Apparently I didn't get the memo that Easter was on Sunday, because we busted out all our yummy Easter treats yesterday. Chocolate nests were made (recipe here) and a few may have been consumed a little early. Here are the first few in their muffin tins waiting to get hard:


And then the finished product filled with mini eggs:


Easter morning workout was a sweatfest in order to make room for more treats today. I'm still on the elliptical until I get some new shoes, but today I added intervals to make it a bit more challenging and a bit less boring. How am I okay to run for a couple of hours on a treadmill but 1 hour on the elliptical seems like torture?

Which cardio machines do you love/hate?
Treadmill I love (duh), elliptical and stairmaster I have a complicated relationship with, rowing machines I like too...bike I hate. 5 minutes on that guy and my quads hurt and I'm bored. 

What are your Easter treats for today?
More mini eggs and nests I'm sure....we will see what else I get my hands on!

HAPPY EASTER!



22 comments:

  1. hahaha! I have been eating Easter candy for 2 straight weeks. It is Easter and I am almost too sick of it all to even look at it. ha! (j/k...sure I will dig into it again later!)

    Cardio machines are tough for me...even the treadmill. However, knowing I am training for something helps me with the treadmill. Otherwise...I have to mix it up and use like every machine for about 20 minutes just to not get bored!

    Happy Easter!

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  2. I have a lot of trouble with all indoor cardio. I only like spinning because my instructor and the other people in the class are all awesome. I lose interest quickly when trying to do any machines on my own. I can only handle about 20 minutes at a time, then I'll do something else (pretty much the only time I lift weights :)), them come back to it.

    I've got some cadbury chocolate, too, and some strawberry cupcakes I made yesterday because they somehow seemed Easter/springlike to me at the time. Now it doesn't really make any sense :) But they're delicious!

    Have a good Easter!

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  3. that looks DELICIOUS! growing up (I'm half Greek), we celebrated both the eastern and western easters and it was AWESOME because I got double treats :).

    Elliptical totally confuses me! I always feel like my HR stays around 50 on it...maybe I just need to try harder ?

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  4. That looks really good! I am not a fan of indoor exercise. It bores me really easily. I can usually run on the treadmill if I am watching tv though! :0)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I was SO excited to see I had a few new follower/comments. I look forward to checking out your blog today. I so wish I could eat the Easter candy but you know...the Medifast thing. What I can do though is have a reality tv marathon...LOVE. My favorite piece of equipment would be the treadmill of course and it depends on the eliptical, bike I'm ok for 30 minutes but I do find it boring so I read a book usually. I'd rather run and do fitness classes than anything else. Have a great day.

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  6. Yummy! I have been binging on Easter candy since they first put it on the shelves in early March. oops!

    I would rather run on the treadmill for 2 hours than on the elliptical for 30 minutes. That sounds dramatic but I promise it is the truth. Have a fabulous Easter lady. Lets all start our sugar fast tomorrow. mmmmk!

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  7. Yummy Easter candy!!! I had a small binge last night. I am actually really patient on exercise equipment. I can do the treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper....I can even put my bike on the trainer for a long time. I'm not really sure where that patience comes from. I think by adding in intervals and thinking of time in 10 minutes slots makes it easy. Warm up 10 minutes, 5 mins hard 5 mins easy repeat 5 x's and cool down 10 minutes. I think by doing that it makes it really easy on the mind. I made Mama Pea's Peanut butter cookie dough balls last night and today were making our way through the batch :)

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  8. Mmmm those nests look awesome! I'm not a Christmas/Easter treats maker, but after seeing all of these yummy things, I think I'll have to start!

    I'm pretty much an equal opportunity cardio machine hater... I hate them all! :) I use the treadmill if it's super cold or icy... but that's about it.

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  9. Questions for you about the elliptical! What tempo do you keep it above... 100? And do you ever get a sharp side pain after awhile? I eventually had a nasty breakup with the elliptical because I too would get bored on it, but more importantly it would give me this gnarly side pain that would stop me in my tracks!

    PS: chocolate nests looks FANTASTICAL!!!!!

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  10. peeps on a stick! awesome!

    I pretty much hate all exercise machines except the treadmill. That could be because I pretty much hate crosstraining.

    My treats today were cadbury mini eggs!!

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  11. Easter Candy is bad... oh so bad, to bad I have eaten my share in weight. eek.

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  12. I think the treadmill is ok but the rest of the machines suck. I prefer to run outside :)
    I LOVE Cadbury mini eggs but didn't buy any this year. Good thing. :)

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  13. Mmm mini eggs! My fav are definitely creme eggs! They are just too good!

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  14. Dislike:
    -elliptical
    -everything else

    Like:
    -Running (outside preferred, treadmill OK in dire situations)
    -Spinning

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  15. I like the elliptical & the bike, but the treadmill is my last resort. I get bored, & for whatever reason, have a super hard time maintaining my pace. I'm much faster outside. The mill also gives me shin splints.

    I'm drooling over those nests. YUM.

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  16. Those "nests" look so cute! I was pretty good this Easter, all I had were some Cadbury eggs and mini Robin's eggs. Though I did have about 4 donut muffins at brunch too :)

    I can do almost any cardio machine if I have a TV in front of me. Except the stairmaster, 5 minutes and I quit.

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  17. lori loughlin huh....do you ever get Angie Harmon? I see some of that in you.

    Ellipticals are my best friend. I actually look SO forward to them, because that is the only time I allow myself to read magazines, and I love magazines. A good time had by all.

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  18. Treadmill = LOVE. Stairmaster = worst nightmare.

    I didn't get to bake anything for Easter since I'm staying with family who don't overly celebrate it... but I want to make those nests when I'm home! They look delicious!! Happy Easter!!

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  19. Okay, I love that picture of you eating peeps off a stick! Elliptical = boring!

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  20. LOVE the peeps on a skewer - too funny! I've definitely eaten too many peeps in the past few days...

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  21. The Peep-Kabob did it for me! O, man! did you eat them all?

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