PEEPing in for an Update

HUGE thank you for the amazingly helpful responses to my previous post re: smoothies, used sports bras, and music. (A weird combination when I see it like that.) I went to the grocery story this morning and got some OIko yogurt and bananas. I already had a lot of the other ingredients. Although thanks to Selma, I have to make a last minute dash for some 1% cottage cheese, but for something as decadent-sounding as a cheesecake smoothie, it will be a journey well worth making!

I think I’ve found a taker on the sports bras, but I thank you all for weighing in on the issue. In the end, I don’t think I would purchase a sports bra at the thrift store (though about 1/2 my current wardrobe comes from there), but if I needed one and didn’t have enough money to buy one new, it would be nice to have the opportunity to buy some that were in good shape. (The worn ones are history.)

Again, I appreciate all the comments and recommendations. You guys are awesome–I hope you know that! And I hope you know that I know that! :)

In personal news, today was the dreaded/cherished Family Easter Dinner. The menu: Turkey, dressing, green beans (greasy Southern style), corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, two kinds of fruit salad, deviled eggs, and rolls. Needless to say, with all those carbs I had to use my monthly splurge. The good news is that when I went for my post-feast walk (45 minutes), I fairly flew!

In anticipation of the feast (which I just learned of yesterday), last night’s gym workout was strenuous. I tried something a bit different in that I started with 10 minutes of elliptical intervals, then did my first circuit of weights (squat/bicep curls with the ball, tricep kickbacks on the ball, and shoulder presses–you guessed it!–on the ball), then went back for 10 more minutes on the elliptical, before moving on to the second circuit (drop lunges with weights, vertical rows, and lat pull-downs.)

I had planned to do another 10 minutes on the elliptical, but I was running out of time so I moved straight to core (jackknife, twisting leg raisees, crunches on the ball). Finally, 5 minutes of moderate bicycle while I stretched out my upper body. A good workout for me, and I brought it in just under an hour. I think next time, I’ll skip the middle elliptical and do some mountain climbers or jumping jacks to perk things up between sets. :)

Before I close for the day, I would be remiss if I didn’t pay homage to that Easter icon, The Peep.
The Peeps-mobile
Photo credit: Brent and MariLynn on Flickr

Did you know…
It takes six minutes to make one Peeps chick.
Original Peeps have a shelf life of two years.
More than 5 million Peeps are produced each day.

(From RealSimple magazine, April 2009)

I’m not really a Peeps person (until they come in mashed potato flavor), but if you want more Peeps trivia, click here.

Okay, I’ve got to go. I just noticed that the Peep is driving a Little Debbie Swiss Roll and my mouth is starting to water uncontrollably.

Wishing you all…
Happy Easter, Chag Pesach Sameach, one really great Sunday, or all of the above!