Burst into Summer! {new challenge announcement}

It’s heating up outside, and it’s time to get our bodies moving and looking their best! That’s right! We are BURSTING into summer here at Shrinking Jeans! Are you ready?

What: Burst into Summer Challenge

When: June 15th – August 11th. That’s 11 weeks of bursting, shrinking, or both!

Who: YOU! Tell your friends, your family, and whoever else you can think of! Tweet it, Like it, and Facebook the news! All are welcome, and you do not have to be female to participate. Sean needs company, too!

This challenge will consist of teams of 5. Teams will be randomly chosen an announced on Monday, June 13th. No requests for teammates, please. Making new friends is fun, so step out of your comfort zone and embrace your new team! Shrinking or no shrinking, bootcamp or no bootcamp, everyone can be on a team!

Bootcamp??? Yup. You heard me right. We are offering a 6-week bootcamp class, developed by Wende Leuba ICS, CPT {follow Wende on Twitter!}. The class will run MWF, starting on June 20th! Don’t worry, we will show you how to do the moves via vlog! {hint: Christy + spandex} The best part? It’s FREE!

What should you do now? Fill out the registration form below! If you have any questions, let us know in the comments or shoot us an email!

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  • http://www.theamicks-angela.blogspot.com MommyAngela

    Here comes question girl, lol!!

    1. Tell me about the bootcamp. How hard are we talking? I run (barely) but don’t do any conditioning exercises. Can a beginner still do it?
    2. Is there a hard-and-fast time for the bootcamp on MWF? I will be at the beach one of those weeks, and will be traveling home on a Wed night. Plus, my husband is considering joining, and he’ll be traveling some on the bootcamp days, but can probably do it at different times of the day.
    3. I’m assuming a lot of people will be vacationing during these 11 weeks, and while I am fine to exercise on vacation, I also love to splurge on tasty vacation foods (as does my hubby), so I would hate to let my team down b/c I have an off week. What is “success” based on? My husband will just be signing up as a fitness freak (hate him) but I have more weight to lose. My only team challenge has been with Shrinkvivor, so I don’t know how the team thing usually works.

    Reaaaddyyy….go! :)

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Hi Angela :)

      1. Anyone can do it! It’s really going to be a self-timed, self-paced workout. You make it as hard as you need it to be. That being said, we definitely don’t want you slacking :)
      2. The workouts are on your own. Of course we’ll be tweeting about it when we do it, but it’s not going to be like a tworkout at a set time.
      3. If you are on a shrinking team, we will be calculating % of weight lost as always, so that is how you’ll measure success. On the non-shrinking teams, we’ll be keeping tracking of who’s participating and checking in every week – giving them mad props on the leaderboard post.

      Does that answer everything? You can do this on vacation, and if you can’t weigh-in one week, just let your team know and we’ll carry your previous weight over.

      • http://www.theamicks-angela.blogspot.com MommyAngela

        Sounds good!! Does my hubby need a Twitter account? He doesn’t blog, but he might be  persuaded to Tweet. :)

        • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

          He doesn’t need a Twitter account, but wouldn’t it be more fun :)

  • http://twitter.com/madfatwoman Joanna

    I am so excited and so ready for this….Bring on some Boot Camp!! WOO HOO

  • http://plainolegrandmaislosingit.wordpress.com/ Adah

    I’m signed up and ready!!  I’ve never did a bootcamp before so bring it on!!

  • http://twitter.com/TrishB Trish

    I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m READY! Can’t wait to have my booty kicked!

  • Anonymous

    Bring It On!! Can’t wait to keep shrinking this summer!!  Ya’ll are the BESTEST!!

  • Beth

    Signed up. Need all the help I can get! I’d like to be able to go to the beach by the end of this,without my usual tshirt and leggings to cover the suit up. Two kids and a csection really messed my stomach up!

  • http://thesassymama.blogspot.com Heather

    Gah. I really want to join this one but am not released to do intense workouts yet. Hmmm.

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      You can join and just not do the bootcamp just yet!

  • http://jiggles.airynothing.com/ barb_at_jiggles

    Signed up…not sure I’m ready for this, but must do something to turn this terrible year around. 

    • http://swanvalleytammi.blogspot.com/ LaughingLady

      I hear ya!  I’m not sure I’m ready for this either, but I’m willing to give it a try.  We can do this!!

  • http://sunset97.blogspot.com Tracy C.

    this new challenge and the boot camp sounds like something i really need to do even if i donn’t know if i am completely ready for this…
    the May challenge did get me moving in the right direction…. :) 
    okay….i’m gonna sign up now…..!  :)

  • Nancy

    I am signed up and serious as a heart attack.  I need and want this very badly.  I had a really crappy May and school will be out in 2 days and I will have lots of time to devote to this challenge.  Give me a team and I promise I won’t let them down!!  Bring it on!!!

  • http://nearlyhereorthere.blogspot.com Dorothy

    Woot!  I’m SO pumped for this one.  Perfect timing as I was preparing myself to up my workouts in anticipation of my upcoming wedding (Oct 1 !!)

  • http://learnfitness.com/ Sean Willson

    I’m in!! Ladies get some of your men in here to join me :) If not I can hang with the ladies as well, this is gonna be great!

    • http://www.theamicks-angela.blogspot.com MommyAngela

      My husband is going to join!

    • http://smartstrongsexy.blogspot.com Brooke F

      trying to bribe…erm…convince the hubby now!

  • Pam

    I’m ready for this….bring it on.  I am probably the oldest one here, but I can kick butt when I want to and that sz 12 is looking me in the face and sticking out its’ tongue at me.  So, if I can do this anyone can!!

    • http://www.theamicks-angela.blogspot.com MommyAngela

      You can do it, Pam! In the last challenge, I moved from my 16s to my 14s, and my 12s are taunting me. :)

  • http://anotherstepandanother.blogspot.com/ Mary P.

    I thank you for the opportunity to join in another challenge. More importantly, my body thanks you! Can’t we start tomorrow?! Pleeeeeze? : )

  • Spiffytiffy3

    Okay, I’m totally frightened, but I’m in!

    • http://www.melgetsfit.com Mel (@MelGetsFit)

      Right there with ya’!!

  • http://www.traveling-well.com Karena @ Traveling Well

    I’m on the fence :) I totally flaked on the last challenge – don’t want that to get to be a habit.  But, finals are over now, so I could see it through, right?

  • http://thesinglemommyblog.blogspot.com/ Julie Cornewell

    Finally! I found out about the challenge BEFORE it started! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.cornewell Julie Cornewell

    Oh and I put that I wanted to do it alone but I think I would like to be on a team. Is it too late to change that?

    • Anonymous

      YAY! So glad you caught the challenge before it started!!

      Julie, it’s not too late! I’ll add you to a team :)

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

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  • http://www.traveling-well.com Karena @ Traveling Well

    You goaded me into it :) Warning to all, however: I am a woman on a MISSION this summer! 

  • KyraTX

    So, I’m a little apprehensive – I flaked on the last challenge I signed up for. But I’ll do my best to rock this one. It’s seriously time to jump of the plateau I’ve been on for the last year and a half.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I’m in but not on a team.  Way too much going on this summer to let teammates down.


  • Anonymous

    I’m so looking forward to this challenge! I want to give the bootcamp a try but I didn’t want to commit since I’m not sure my body can handle it with its current condition (flare-central) but I’m definitely going to give it a whirl!

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  • Kristy B

    Sounds like a great challenge.  Bring it on!!

  • http://twitter.com/gettinfitbritt Brittany

    YAYYY!!!! SO EXCITED! Ya’ll know how much i LOVE team challenges :)

  • Jessi C.

    Hoping that being accountable to teammates will help me stick with it!  Can’t wait!!

  • http://imadramamama.wordpress.com/ Thea

    God help me…

  • http://www.melgetsfit.com Mel (@MelGetsFit)

    What Thea said.

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  • http://zelmasworkshop.com Zelma

    I’m a bit concerned (ok, I’m freaking out) about the bootcamp section of this whole thing, but I’m ready, willing and able!! Bring it!!

  • Jessi C.

    have they posted teams yet? and where would I go to find that?  Thanx!

    • Anonymous

      Will be posting teams in a little while! You’ll find them as a post here on
      the site!!

      Christy Mensi
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • http://profiles.google.com/cyatesarbonne Cailin Marie Mulhare

    hello – trying to join in late! :)

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