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Best Workout Playlist of 2014

You can run to it, walk to it, lift, or do bootcamp. Heck, if you clean your house while you're listening to this workout playlist, your house will be twice as clean in half the time. #workout #running #playlist

It's funny what a good playlist can do for a workout you really don't feel like doing. It's summer, and it's hotter than hell in Texas, which means my motivation is running on EMPTY. It's been awhile since we've put together an awesome workout playlist around here, and I was really feeling the need … [Read more...]

10 Songs to Pump Up Your Playlist

10 Songs to Pump Up Your Playlist @shrinkingjeans #music #running #exercise

Spoiler Alert: It turns out ITunes is NOT responsible for the peanut butter-and-jelly-like combination of exercise and music. Though iPods are as common as treadmills when it comes to gyms, Carl Foster, Ph.D., of University of Wisconsin’s Exercise and Health Program points out that music has been … [Read more...]

Zombie Dash Running Playlist: Run for Your Life!

Zombie Dash Halloween Playlist: Run for Your Life! Songs to add a little spook into your step! #music #playlist #halloween #race #running

Is a Zombie Dash or a Wicked Race on your calendar this year? Are you looking for a spooktacular running playlist? Well look no further! The ladies of Shrinking Jeans have compiled all of their favorite bloodcurdling songs into one place - we certainly don't want to be responsible for your capture … [Read more...]

9 Hot Songs for Your Summer Playlist

9 Hot Songs for Your Summer Playlist from Shrinking Jeans

Listening to upbeat, fast-paced music while I workout keeps me motivated and ensures that I'll burn more calories, run a little faster, push myself a little further. Here are my Top 9 go-to songs for a successful and fun workout! These are my current go to songs when I want to power through … [Read more...]

14 Awesome 80s Songs for Your Workout Playlist

The 80s were an amazing musical decade. In that decade I went from 5 years old to 14 years old, and that's some pretty informative years. I had a young, hip mom, who made sure I had an appreciation for all music (even some I probably had no business listening to!), so I'm giving you a little … [Read more...]

Playlist:: Run The ‘Hood – It’s All Good!


It's time to run the 'hood tomorrow, and who doesn't need new tunes to pound that pavement faster? Whether you are running or walking, these songs are guaranteed to quicken your pace! Good Feeling - Flo Rida Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes/Adam Levine I Like It Like That - Hot Chelle Rae … [Read more...]

10 Must-Have Songs for Your Summer Running Playlist

Summer is upon us {finally} and you are probably looking to update your iPod with some fresh music. Many of us are knee-deep training for races, and others are just starting out. Whether you are taking your first shot at the Couch-to-5K program or a seasoned runner, these songs are sure to get your … [Read more...]

Desk exercises – stay fit at work


Raise your hand if you have a desk job. *I'm raising mine* Hour after hour of sitting, reading, and typing, or job searching away can be tedious and literally wreak havoc on your body. We are not meant to be sedentary - we are meant to be in motion. If you're lucky enough to have a fitness … [Read more...]

It’s Summer!

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For so many of us, it was a very long, cold and snowy winter. I hope all the kids are finally out of school now. I hate those make up days. It was fun to have the days off to play in the snow, but not so fun when you have to make those days up. We never had to do that when I was a kid! It's … [Read more...]

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep


Image Source: 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 weights, you … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Running

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Has spring sprung where you live?  The first official day of spring was about a week ago so I promise spring really is coming she writes in an attempt to believe it herself.  Hopefully you aren't still digging out from the latest winter storm but are beginning to see some warmer weather and … [Read more...]

No gym, no problem! Where to find free workouts

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You know what it's like this time of year. The ads on TV are touting membership specials going on at the gyms in your area. You see your Facebook news feed filling up with friends boasting sharing about their visit to the gym or that they are IN the gym at that very moment "killing it." But maybe … [Read more...]

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout #running #workout #playlist

Are you looking for some hot new music to light your workout or run on fire? Look no further! I've downloaded all of these songs and created a January 2014 playlist, and it keeps me going! Some of the songs are inspirational, some of them are angry, but all of them have a fast beat, which is key. … [Read more...]