Subscribe via RSS Feed
  • Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

    Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

    Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong…… It’s been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless that day, not understanding how something like this […]

  • Easter by the numbers

    Easter by the numbers

    So, it’s Easter. A holiday blended with religious and secular traditions. And candy. Lots of candy. Today, you’re busy with friends and family and lots of food. You’ll either make ‘good’ choices or you won’t. I put ‘good’ in quotations because it’s alright to indulge every once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up over it. […]

  • Chasing the Sun Virtual 5K/10K Walk & Run #runthehood #chasingthesun

    Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race

    Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the […]

  • The Older Sister / Finding Me

    The Older Sister / Finding Me

    I’ve been reading some of my old posts. I came across this one and remembered how much I loved it. I remembered how much I loved writing it and how good it made me feel. I’ve decided to give it one more time around the block. Hope you enjoy it. Every year on New Year’s […]

  • Thursday Three - Sugar Free Edition

    Thursday Three – Sugar Free Edition

    It’s time for another edition of the Thursday Three!! This week is the “Sugar Free” edition because, as most of you know, I’m on a sugar fast through May 14th. It’s going pretty well except for all the label reading, severe headaches (from withdrawal) and constantly looking for a source of protein that will satisfy […]

LOSE IT

"Throwing Down the Gauntlet" on Sugar
[ 3 ] 04/12/2014

“Throwing Down the Gauntlet” on Sugar

  The Free Dictionary says, to “throw down the gauntlet” means: to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with you The other day I posted on Facebook about the possibility of dropping sugar from my diet (and dealing with my severe cravings with coconut oil) like this lady did and the result of that […]

Spring Into Action Weight Loss Challenge
[ 3 ] 04/09/2014

Spring Into Action, Week 4

Good morning, shrinkers! The sun is shining and it’s supposed to be in the SEVENTIES here in North Dakota! SEVENTIES! That makes me happy! There is nothing better than a beautiful day to bring you out of a gloomy funk! I envision lots of glorious evening walks with my kiddos this week, thanks to the […]

Spring Into Action, Week 3
[ 6 ] 04/02/2014

Spring Into Action, Week 3

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY weigh in day, shrinkers! And welcome to April! WOW, where has this time gone? Already 1 quarter of the way through 2014 – are you getting closer to your goals you set for yourself? Well, we’re so glad you’re here and part of our fantastic Spring Into Action weight loss challenge. Weight […]

MOVE IT

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong
[ 2 ] 04/20/2014

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong

Run/Walk 2.62 Miles for #BostonStrong…… It’s been over a year since the Boston Marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and countless others seriously injured while watching and waiting for their loved ones to cross the finish line after running 26.2 miles. I felt so helpless that day, not understanding how something like this […]

Chasing the Sun Virtual 5K/10K Walk & Run #runthehood #chasingthesun
[ 0 ] 04/19/2014

Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race

Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the […]

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation
[ 0 ] 04/14/2014

No Excuses: staying active while on vacation

In my neck of the woods, families are just returning from or going to spring break.  My family and I spent a week down south in an attempt to get away from the awful winter that’s held the Midwest captive since about October. It was quite lovely. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean […]

MIND IT

The Older Sister / Finding Me
[ 7 ] 04/18/2014

The Older Sister / Finding Me

I’ve been reading some of my old posts. I came across this one and remembered how much I loved it. I remembered how much I loved writing it and how good it made me feel. I’ve decided to give it one more time around the block. Hope you enjoy it. Every year on New Year’s […]

One year later, we are still #bostonstrong
[ 1 ] 04/15/2014

One year later, we are still #bostonstrong

    A year ago, our souls came unraveled. Can it really be true that a whole year has passed? One year since the dual explosions on Boylston Street. One year since the terror and the panic and the heartache that had us all crying as we were gripped to the TV or our ever-present social […]

Spring Cleaning: Slimming down the Stress
[ 0 ] 04/13/2014

Spring Cleaning: Slimming down the Stress

I have decided enough is enough. I have allowed stress to rule my life and I am now saying NO MORE! I am weeding out the parts of my life that are not important to me in an attempt to make time for the parts that are. Or will be. We over-exert ourselves on a […]

LOVE IT

Thursday Three! {let's talk apps}
[ 2 ] 03/06/2014

Thursday Three! {let’s talk apps}

  Hi friends! For those of you who are new to the Sisterhood, one of the weekly features that we have done in the past is called The Thursday Three. I am dustin’ her off for old time’s sake. This is a post where we ask you to list three bullet points on any particular […]

Thirty 48 The Sock Geeks
[ 1 ] 03/03/2014

Thirty 48 The Sock Geeks

Thirty 48 is a recently launched manufacturer of running socks and compression sleeves.  They have put care into extensive research before any sock or sleeve enters manufacturing and state “our socks are an affordable option to maximize your comfort, keep your feet dry, and your blood well circulated. You need socks that perform to your […]

ensō Roller
[ 0 ] 02/23/2014

ensō Roller

A couple weeks ago, the good folks at EvoFit contacted The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, asking if we’d like to take a look at their ensō roller.  I’m always interested in checking out the newest gear so I jumped at the chance. According to their website: ”The ensō roller increases your performance and enhances your recovery […]

WEEKLY

Thursday Three - Sugar Free Edition
[ 1 ] 04/17/2014

Thursday Three – Sugar Free Edition

It’s time for another edition of the Thursday Three!! This week is the “Sugar Free” edition because, as most of you know, I’m on a sugar fast through May 14th. It’s going pretty well except for all the label reading, severe headaches (from withdrawal) and constantly looking for a source of protein that will satisfy […]

Spring Into Action, Week 5
[ 3 ] 04/16/2014

Spring Into Action, Week 5

Good morning, shrinkers!  We are experiencing the weirdest weather ever here in Central Texas- one day nice and sunny and warm and then an April cold front moves in with gray, dreary and cold weather.  But now it’s sunny and warm again.  I am obsessive about checking the weather- ha!  How are YOU doing?  Are […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 1 ] 04/07/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hi gang. It’s that time of week again where we go about the business of celebrating our own accomplishments and pat ourselves on the back. What have you been up to lately that you want to shout from the rooftops, tell the world about or even whisper to just one other person? Pretend that person […]

Other Recent Articles

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep

[ 1 ] 04/11/2014

Image Source: fitsugar.com Inspired by Lisa’s post to change things up a bit, I wanted to share what has helped lately to  snap me out of that rut of boredom we all get hit with from time to time. If you haven’t read her post or Ann’s post about the importance and benefits of lifting […]

Sweaty Solutions

Sweaty Solutions

[ 1 ] 04/10/2014

If there’s one thing all athletes deal with, it’s sweat!  Nothing can ruin a run faster than sweat dripping into your eyes and fogging up your contacts not that that’s ever happened to me. Ok, I confess, I don’t just glisten – I SWEAT.  It’s not quite as noticeable in the winter when I have 80 […]

The Top 3 Healthy Cooking Oils

The Top 3 Healthy Cooking Oils

[ 0 ] 04/07/2014

Perhaps this problem rings a bell: You have an array of deliciously fresh, chopped vegetables sitting on the kitchen cutting board and it’s time to start sautèing. You look into your cupboard and gaze over the selection of oils only to realize that you aren’t sure which ones you should cook with and which turn […]