New Year’s Weight Loss Bootcamp #WLBootcamp

New Year's Weight Loss Boot Camp Challenge with @shrinkingjeans #weightloss #challenge #diet


It’s January 1st, and hopefully you’re waking (not hungover) from an amazingly fun night of celebrations, and ready to embark on the great adventure of celebrating and honoring yourself! YES! We have released and said goodbye to 2013, and now it’s time to embrace and take 2014 by the horns.

So are you wondering what you need to do? Since this is Weight Loss Boot Camp Challenge, I’m going to bark out the orders and tell you exactly what you need to do! And in case you’re wondering just who the heck this Sisterhood is, or how you ‘join’ us, you can check out this fantastically informational post.


Go get on your scale. Take a good look at the number, and kiss it goodbye because after today, you will never, ever see that stinking number again! Better yet, go read the post Mary wrote the other day, and make yourself a Jar of Healthy Memories. Write down your weight/date each week, and at the end of the year, you can pull out all of your memories and see how far you’ve come!


I highly recommend you run over to Facebook and joining our very private and totally exclusive Shrinking Jeans Weight Loss Challenge Facebook Group. It’s totally private, no one on your timeline will see anything you post, and a great place to get lots of support and motivation.


Decide how you’re going to lose weight. Are you going to count calories using MyFitnessPal or LoseIt, join Weight Watchers, or use an a journal and track things manually. Personally, I re-upped with Weight Watchers online because it worked for me 7 years ago when I lost 50 pounds after my first child was born. I’ve been holding on to these last 20 pounds like it’s my job, and I’m ready to quit being overweight for good!

There are also all kinds of amazing gadgets, apps, and devices you can use to help you along the way. I just received a FitBit Force to review, and I am LOVING it!

Find what works to help keep you motivated and having FUN!


Our weekly project this week is to create your plan – write down your weight loss + fitness goals, and list the ways you plan to reach these goals. It will help if you have long term and short term goals, too. I like to have monthly goals for weight loss, because it keeps me from getting overwhelmed and frustrated. Leave a comment below and share your plan, or blog about it and share the link if you blog! If you don’t blog, you should! It’s another great way to get support and motivation, which is KEY to successful weight loss. You can start a blog for totally ZERO dollars at It will take you like 7 minutes to create your very own piece of the blogosphere. Easy peasy.


If you haven’t signed up for our DietBet*, there’s still time! Everyone who loses 4% of their body weight in 4 weeks gets to split the pot! We have two 4-week DietBets running concurrently to span our eight week challenge. Sign up for one or both! Right now our pot is $8,500 with over 340 participants! WOW!

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*You do not have to sign up for the DietBet to participate in our New Year’s Weight Loss Boot Camp. It’s just something fun for extra motivation!

And now you need to pick your fitness poison. Are you going to join in our with our Shrinking Boot Camp, hit the Monthly Fitness Calendar, or maybe give running a chance and sign up for our virtual race? Heck, why not go for the trifecta of Sisterhood fitness and do it all?

All the other good stuff:

Monthly Fitness Calendar for January!

Squat and Push-Up 31-Day Bootcamp: a free monthly workout calendar by @shrinkingjeans #fitness #workout

Shrinking Jeans Boot Camp

It’s a FREE online 6-week burst training bootcamp class that requires nothing but you in your workout clothes! No equipment necessary, for real! And, it’s guaranteed to whip your butt into shape.

Totally Free 6-Week Online Bootcamp Program from #free #fitness #bootcamp

Run The ‘Hood Shamrock Shuffle Virtual Race

Are you ready for the luckiest race of the year? One filled with rainbows and gold and clovers? We are going IRISH with our Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K/Fun Run! Who knows… Maybe you will find a pot of gold at the finish line! We thought it would be pretty golden to donate a portion of our proceeds to support our heroes and through the Wounded Warrior Project! The virtual race will be held on March 16, 2013, and can be run anywhere! Click the badge below for more details!

You can also download the Charity Miles app and earn even more money for the Wounded Warrior Project, or one of several other great charities, with every mile you walk, run, or bike.

Shamrock Shuffle Run the 'Hood Virtual 5K/10K/Mile Walk and Run: Register NOW! #c25k #race #fitness #run #walk

Watch for an announcement soon regarding our Couch to 5K Run with the Sisterhood Program! In the meantime, run on over to our Run With the Sisterhood Facebook group and check it out. Lots of running goodness happening over there!

Sisterhood Shots for January

Start the year off with a photo-a-day celebrating your healthy living journey! Share them on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter! Be sure to use the #SisterhoodShot hashtag, and to tag us on Facebook! We love to see and share your shots!

Sisterhood Shots: January Photo-A-Day


Shrinking Kitchen

Hungry, but don’t know what to eat? Step into the Shrinking Kitchen and find a treasure trove of delicious recipes with all the nutritional information AND WW Points Plus calculated for you. For real! AND, they also Menu Plan Your Butt Off each week with healthy, menu plans complete with printable grocery list. No excuses, people, it’s all there for you!

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Eat Clean Healthy ‘New Year, New You 7-Day Detox’

A 7-day nutritionist-guided whole foods detox from Eat Clean Health. Several of us here at the Sisterhood have been through Jodi’s program with great success! I for one never felt better – more alive, clear headed, energetic, focused, and of course lighter!

New Year, New You 7-Day Detox with Eat Clean Health

WOW. That’s sure a lot of awesome tools to help you get started on your weight loss journey. Heck, I think I just lost 5 pounds writing all about it! But in all seriousness, losing weight isn’t easy, and sometimes it really sucks. But I promise if you hang out around here with us, it will suck a little less and be a whole helluva lot more FUN.

We’re so glad you’ve joined us for this journey. Good luck, and get shrinking!

  • Becka Wheeler

    I’m so excited for this Bootcamp! My blog address is thanks everyone! I’m so happy to be a part of something so great!

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      So glad you’re joining us, Becka!

      • Becka Wheeler


  • Lila Ligia

    I would love to join this but I just hurt my lower back. Doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve. Anyone has any ideas how I might make this work give my physicall limitation for now?

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Lila, I’m sorry to hear about your back! You are still more than welcome to join this challenge – it’s not all physical, it’s also a weight loss challenge. You can lose weight without physical activity, it’s just a little harder!

  • karen

    I’m going to give it a shot! I blog over at I’m already in the midst of a personal biking challenge but I’m hoping to add the squats/pushups to it without damaging myself too badly :)

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Thanks for joining us, Karen!

  • Brandie

    My post disappeared :-( any way… I’m totally in dietbet has to wait until Friday for payday. Squats and push ups done!

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Yay Brandie!! Thanks for joining us! Way to go on the squats and pushups!

      • Brandie


  • Kristy Wetzel Linz

    I am really excited about this!! I can’t wait to kick my butt into gear. I started a blog!

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      So glad you joined us, and congrats on your shiny new blog :)

  • DebraCC

    I’m ready to play along. Can’t do the dietbet but I’ve got the Boot Camp schedule ready to go. Here’s the weigh-in post:

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Glad you’re joining us, Debra!!

  • Christy_TheSistherhood
  • Mary P. in Baltimore

    I am going for the Trifecta of the Sisterhood!! And Christy, welcome back to the WW fold. We can help keep each other on the straight and narrow! Man that was a lot of info in that post! I am so excited to show 2014 who’s boss!

  • Rhonda in VA

    Hi there! I posted earlier but it doesn’t seem to have appeared so I’m trying again. Can’t wait to get started and hoping that everyone will reach their goals in 2014. Here is a link to my blog so feel free to stop in with words of encouragement or just to say hi.

  • Amanda P

    Day one done!! Super excited i have done many of the 2013 months and i am stoked about this challenge!

  • jennifer h

    Hi. I’m looking forward to this challenge. Squats and push ups done. Weigh in done :(. Now all that’s left is to shrink these jeans. I’m a member of MFP and blog there.

  • Sarah

    I feel like I’ve already done so much! Looking forward to more challenges!

  • Mary C Johnson

    Checking in!! Already checked in on Facebook group
    Day one is done, though all I did was the squats & pushups and tried to start a WordPress blog (mercee75). Will work on the blog more tomorrow (having home internet issues & only so much I can do on my phone lol). Starting weight is 168.4. Don’t have a set goal yet, though Dr says I should be at 140. Here’s hoping to a successful 2014 for all of us!!

  • Faith Hales

    I am glad that this boot camp is starting again because I need to lose this belly. Here is my blog

  • Karen

    My earlier post didn’t show up either. I am in too. I did the squats and pushups. I was planning on doing the W1D1 but I am not feeling well. From what I read, the bootcamp workout is on MWF or 3 days a week right, or am I reading it wrong?

  • Tana Parsano

    I would love to join. I have been on Weight Watchers since June 29th 2013.
    I’m down 41lbs. And still have a ways to go.

  • tysj81

    Hello. :} I am excite to start. I have already lost 40 pds and looking to lose another 40 and losing the flab. :) Im on myfitnesspall (tysj81). Getting ready to do my push-ups and squats. ( I actually love doing squats…easy to do while watching TV). LOL GOOD LUCK LADIES

  • Lisa C

    Just requested to join the FB group for support. Looking forward to sharing a challenge with others. I too rejoined WW online this past Monday and am determined to make this a positive year with good results in all phases of my life. I just hit the big 50 and am 85-100 lbs overweight. Thanks for doing this to help us all!

  • Jennifer

    Whoo hoo! Looking forward to this! Going to do my blog post now.

  • Jenn

    I’d like to join the weightloss bootcamp, but I’m not sure where to check in and post the weekly weigh-ins. Right now I’m at 140.4 and would like to get to 120. I’ve been running for about 3 years, I love to run and love how much healthier I feel because of it, but it’s not helping with my weight. (I also love to eat and I inhale candy bars when I get stressed!)

    • shrinkingjeans

      Jenn, you just need to check in on our weekly check in post just like you just did! You can also join our Facebook group. The link is up in the post! Thanks for joining us ;-)

  • Jennifer

    Ok, I just cannot get the hang of WordPress and went back to Blogger.

  • Autumn

    Hey i’m going to give this a try i just joined the fb group and heres my blog

  • Tracy
  • Kennedy

    hi everyone!! I’m super excited to take part in this, so i made my blog already! I posted my goals and i can’t wait to start posting progress!

  • Karen

    SO excited to have found the HOOD! :-) This is exactly what I need right now! I am ridiculously intimidated to start a blog, but maybe that can be part of my list of goals for 2014?! I plan to get back onto MFP, and work out 5-6 days a week. (Love to work out, portion control is my downfall. ) Looking forward to this bootcamp challenge!!

  • RockinMom

    I weighed 150 yesterday. I want to lose inches more than pounds. I am hoping 135 gets me to my inches goal.

  • Janelle Britton

    A day late to the party, but I’m in! I did the New Year’s Challenge last year & I ended up losing about 35 pounds! I’m ready to keep going on my journey to being fit & healthy :)

  • Leata Roberts

    Hi I’m Leata from Flagstaff Az this is day two for me I’m sore so sore but I’ve got to do this for my health. I was wondering I really can’t do a full squat or real push-ups so I’ve been doing half squats and girl push-ups doubled is this ok till I can I know I have a long way to go and don’t want to get burned out

  • Jessica Lownsberry

    No idea why this is confusing me so much, I am usually not this dense. Checking in. I did start yesterday, my legs are flipping killing me right now lol. Hubby is being totally supporative so that is really helping for now!! I wish everyone Good luck!1 I will post my blog and pics later!!

  • carrie

    I’m in…. gonna have to do measurement and weigh myself…ugh… but looking forwars to pushing past my hangups and getting in shape. Hitring the track in the morning. More to come

  • Meghan

    On day 2! I’m not going to blog, but will attempt to keep a specific journal – the sisterhood shots will help with that, I think! Yesterday I cooked, did the first day of the Squats/Pushups schedule, and went to my first legit vinyasa class in about a year. (I go frequently to other yoga classes, but they’re more of the gentle stretching/working fascia type.) Today I did day two of Squats/Pushups, the walk portion of a DVD I have, and am going to another vinyasa class. Here’s hoping…

  • åslaug

    Tried checking in yesterday, but I wasn’t sure if I had the right post. Guess I did ;) Well, I’m in and I’ll never see 83,5 cm around my waist again. Don’t have a scale, so that’s it for now. Good luck everyone ;) ;)

  • Andy Drouin
  • Amy Befort

    I’m in! check out my blog Can’t wait to shed these pounds!

  • Brandie

    Hey ladies I guess all of you that have blogs have inspired me to get my own! It’s not all fancy but it is my thoughts and ramblings lol. If you want to check it out please do. It’s thanks:-)

  • Linda Sherwood

    My blog recap of the first day is at

  • Shandra Boles Parker

    My monthly goal is to be 10lbs lighter and to work out 5days a week. Weekends off workout. Also to change my diet for healthier choices. I have traded energy drink for one cappuccino per day and working trading water or tea for soda. Haven’t have an energy drink since Dec 30th (when my cappuccino maker arrived). I will also be doing vloging for my weight loss. I am filming my first one on Monday. Vlogs will be weekly. Also my personal trainer and friends arrives on the 15th and I can’t wait to work with her again. She helped me lost the first 20lbs I lost.

    Here is my vlog channel.

  • rida

    My blog address is I’m so happy to be part of you

  • Rhonda CoueyBrisson

    I started on the squat/push-up calendar. I am on week 4 day 1 of c25k tomorrow. I started this post on 1/1/14 but it disappeared. Looking forward to the virtual 5k. Looking forward to being a part of the sisterhood.