May Your Way:: New Challenge Announcement

April showers bring May flowers… and a new challenge here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! That’s right! May 1st marks the beginning of a brand new challenge, so grab some motivation, start thinking about your goals, and begin planning for that new swimsuit you will be showing off come summertime! Why May Your Way? Because this month, it’s all about YOU. Your way, your pace. No groups, no teams. We want you to dig deep and just do it. Because, after all, we CAN do hard things. {i love that quote}

New to the Sisterhood? Go here.

The May Your Way challenge will run Sunday, May 1st through Tuesday, May 31st. Along with the official start and end dates, we will check-in on our regular Wednesdays! We love our forms, so there will be a form for you to complete, preferably by 9 p.m. Central time. Christy and I spend Wednesday nights calculating and figuring, and we need our beauty sleep, so make sure you get your info in on time, pretty please!

You don’t have to be looking to lose weight for this challenge! Maybe you want to lose a few {or lots} of pounds, or maybe you are looking to increase your endurance and overall fitness. Whatever your goals are, you are welcome to join us! We offer laughs, support, advice, and camaraderie!

We are introducing several new features this month! We will still have our regular Thursday Leaderboards for our weighers, but will be trying out a new feature, too! The name is SisterStars! How does it work? It will be a points system and will be tallied on a weekly basis on Wednesday nights. You can earn points by doing several things:

  • Checking in by 9 p.m. Central each Wednesday!
  • Blogging about your week and linking back to us in your post! Make sure you leave the link to your blog post in the comments of the Wednesday Check-In post!
  • Grabbing one of our buttons for your sidebar!
  • Sticking to your goals each week!
  • Participating in Sisterhood Says {details below}.
  • Chiming in on SisterChat {details below}.
  • Getting up off the couch and moving and grooving during our #tworkout on Twitter Tuesday nights at 8 Central. If your muscles hurt the next day, you have April to blame.

Each Thursday afternoon, we will list the top 10 sisters (and brothers) with the highest cumulative point total. At the end of the challenge, the SisterStar will be the recipient of a special prize! FUN, no?!

Sisterhood Says:: Who didn’t love Simon Says as a child? In the check-in posts each Wednesday, you will receive a weekly health/fitness goal to add in to your routine! You can do it!

SisterChat:: A great way to mingle with the familiar faces around the Sisterhood, as well as the new ones! We will be unbuttoning our jeans and chatting at the ‘hood, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Central time! There are no topics off limits, so come let it all hang out with our social sister, Colleen, and the rest of our gang!

Sisterhood Happy Hour:: Join us on Twitter Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Central time! Mel will be hosting a happy hour, so fill your glasses, bring your recipes, and come relax with us!

PHEW! That was a mouthful! So, fill out the registration form below, start thinking about your goals and ways to challenge yourself, and meet us back here on Sunday to get started! Questions? Leave them below or email us at [email protected]!

  • Brooke F

    i don’t have the brain power to process this right now. but i promise i’m all in.

  • Kirsten

    I’m in!!

  • Adah

    I’m in…can’t wait to get started. Thanks to our fearless sister leaders for coming up with new and exciting ideas for the challenge!

    • Anonymous

      Thank YOU for putting up with us. ;p -Lissa

  • Trish

    I am all about this! This sounds like some great motivation, and I need it! I haz none as of late!

  • Kelly_r_marsh

    This sounds like what I need! I’m hoping May is my month to really get going!

  • Anonymous

    I’m in too!! I SOOOOO NEED to get back on track!!

    • jeninRL

      damn, we really are all in the same boat! how did it get to be may and we are still in same spot?!?

  • MommyAngela

    Oh, okay….I guess I can’t keep eating junk all day and expect to feel good in a bathing suit soon. Darn it.

  • Nancy

    I’m in, but it’s not fair to start on May 1st. That is my twins birthday and I am having a party for them.

    • Anonymous

      All the more reason for some extra accountability, hooker :) Love you!

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • Marisol

    Excited to join this challenge. It will be my first one & I am so in.

    • Anonymous

      We’re so glad you’re joining us, Marisol!! Welcome to the Sisterhood :)

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • Mrsbrown327

    I have to say I love competition and need the motivation, but I did give up during the last competition, because I wasn’t able to get any response from my emails about the Springin2Action challenge. Hopefully if for any reason I have questions about this challenge someone is able to assist me/get back with me.

  • Teresa

    I’m excited about my new running program and building my back muscles and this challenge is going to help me do it! I’m in!

  • Misty

    Not seeing the form to register for the challenge?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Misty,
      Not sure what happened, but I think it’s fixed now!!

      Register away :)

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • Spiffytiffy3

    Yay for new challenges! I’m in.

  • LaTonya Mullins

    May my way.. I’m in :O

  • Misty

    Need a weight loss boost? Join the new challenge @shrinkingjeans

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Love the new features. Sounds like this is going to be fun.

  • Nanci

    I’m in! Just put the button on my blog and I’m ready to go!

  • Tracie

    I’m in

  • Karena @ Traveling Well

    I’m in!

  • Misty
  • Dawn Mertzer McGee

    I’m in! Apparently I need the pressure of a weekly weigh-in because I’ve really slacked off these last couple of weeks :(

  • Jeannette

    I’m in! Added the button & my goals to my blog.

  • Heather

    I am in as well.

  • Virginia

    Can you still let me register? I have been so busy and yesterday I ran a race and it was my birthday so I haven’t even been online. Please!!!

    • Anonymous

      YES!!! Go register now :)

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • Kimchris8

    I’m new to this, so bear with me.  Struggling with chronic illness and all that entails but determined to live a meaningful life.  Also, very determined to “shrink” to healthier weight that I somehow managed to maintain prior to all this illness junk.. Thanks for providing this support and forum.