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Category: MIND IT

6 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating
[ 0 ] 04/22/2014

6 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating

Food is a deeply intimate and personal experience. Though food is meant to energize and nourish the body, the vast majority of people use food as a coping mechanism for their emotions, leading to all kinds of unhealthy eating habits and struggles. If this sounds familiar, these 6 steps to overcome emotional eating may help. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Staying Motivated When Life Gets in the Way
[ 0 ] 04/03/2014

Staying Motivated When Life Gets in the Way

We’ve all been there.  We had the best intentions.  Our training plan was good to go. But… A big project at work, an illness, or just not seeing the results you were hoping for can derail your motivation.  Staying motivated when life gets in the way takes some serious finesse and what motivates your best […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday {April Fool's Edition}
[ 2 ] 04/01/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday {April Fool’s Edition}

Hi gang! Who is ready for some April Fool’s Day fun? Is today the day that you will be looking over your shoulder all day long? Or second-guessing everything your family and friends tells you about? Or are you the jokester in your group of friends who woke up this morning thinking, “finally, I have […]

9 Ways to Keep Going After You Have Reached Your Goal!
[ 0 ] 03/29/2014

9 Ways to Keep Going After You Have Reached Your Goal!

You finished your first 5k/10k/half marathon/marathon. You trained and competed in a Crossfit competition. You raised money and trained for the Komen 3 Day Walk. You committed and completed T25/Insanity/30 Day Shred/P90X. You finished your first 6 week boot camp session. You set a goal and reached it- NOW WHAT? We have all experienced this […]

So long, SELF magazine #tutusrock
[ 8 ] 03/28/2014

So long, SELF magazine #tutusrock

Oh SELF magazine, how could you? You were the magazine that I ‘graduated’ to once I outgrew that juvenile “SEVENTEEN”. Who needs all that talk about boys, when there were smart and inspiring articles to read about my own health and fitness and goals — and all that still with trendy fashion bits thrown in […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 5 ] 03/25/2014

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

It’s been a little while since I’ve been excited for a Toot Your Horn Tuesday, but I am excited this week. It feels good to want to tell you all something good that I’ve done. I walked the Shamrock Shuffle with a friend from high school. It was my first walk outside in many months. […]

Sisterhood Spotlight: Erica
[ 1 ] 03/20/2014

Sisterhood Spotlight: Erica

I am so excited today to highlight another of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Couch to 5k graduates!  This past week, runners have been lacing up and completing their Shamrock Shuffle 5k or 10k races.  We haven’t had a sister spotlight in awhile and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.  Today’s spotlighted sister, […]

16 Affirmations for a Nourished Life
[ 1 ] 03/18/2014

16 Affirmations for a Nourished Life

How you think determines how you live. The thoughts you allow to circulate your mind determine what actions you take toward achieving your goals. If you constantly allow your mind to live in a state of doubt, fear, anger or insecurity, that’s what you’ll manifest. If, on the other hand, you focus on thoughts of […]

Happy Saint Patrick's Day
[ 0 ] 03/17/2014

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day all of you wonderful shrinkers!! I hope that you are enjoying the day with plenty of green veggies and green smoothies!! Did you have a wonderful weekend?  Were you able to get your Shamrock Shuffle done! If not you still have a little more time to get it done and submitted! […]

The Older Sister Talks Menopause Fitness
[ 1 ] 03/14/2014

The Older Sister Talks Menopause Fitness

Christy tipped me off to a website to check out for all of us “older” sisters. It’s called Changings Ways from Estroven and it is really great. There is tons of information on there. They have workout plans and workout schedules. There are workout videos. My favorite though was the workout tips by Deb Horn. […]

Habits and Routines: the good, the bad & the quirky
[ 1 ] 03/09/2014

Habits and Routines: the good, the bad & the quirky

Habits. Routines. Traditions. We all have them. When it comes to health, fitness and nutrition, they can be good, bad and downright weird. Whether you listen to the same soundtrack during your workout or have a specific, nightly cup of tea to ensure slumber, these patterns trigger reassurance, motivation and comfort. We are a routine […]