WODmat + Giveaway

WODmat Giveaway! #shrinkingjeans

The WODmat helps you stay on track with your fitness routine. With the WODmat, you can workout at  home, the gym, the garage, the beach - anywhere! The WODmat is a one of a kind, over-sized, durable, personal exercise mat that is 2x the thickness and firmness of a traditional mat. It’s great for … [Read more...]

Thirty Day Tone Your Body: A Free Monthly Workout Calendar

April 2015 Monthly Workout Calendar #shrinkingjeans

April is sneaking up on us fast, and that means we're gearing up for a brand new monthly workout calendar! If you're not familiar with our fitness calendars, you can check ALL of them out right here! This month we've decided to focus on ALL OF YOU - YOUR WHOLE BODY! That's right, it's going to … [Read more...]

Change is Hard, Y’all!

change is hard

Change is hard, y'all! As you are reading this post, I am helping my best friend load up a moving truck to move 1,000 miles away, to a state I've never visited. We've known each other since around 1998 (when our now-adult sons were just little boys) and we've been through a lot of tough times … [Read more...]

Walking for a Cause

Walking for a Cause #shrinkingjeans

In just over six months, I will be traveling from my north Texas home to Seattle, WA and walking for a cause very dear to my heart. I will be walking my fifth Susan G. Komen 3-Day and seeing the wonderful state of Washington for the first time. This year, I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and … [Read more...]

Barre Fitness Class Review

Barre Fitness Class Review #shrinkingjeans

The marathon is over.  I have taken a short break from any distance running.  My body has been so tired and my foot is still sore in one spot from the race and all the training.  Truthfully, I am trying to find the joy of running again.  I have seen glimpses of it here and there and I am positive it … [Read more...]

Tips for an Active Spring Break

Tips for an Active Spring Break #shrinkingjeans

In north Texas, we are about to start our "spring break" (even though it doesn't feel anything like spring around here yet) and we have some fun things planned for the week off from our normally busy schedule. I know both my son and I are looking forward to a more relaxed schedule, but I also know … [Read more...]

10K-a-Day + Squats & Push-ups Fitness Challenge

10K-A-Day PLUS Squats & Push-ups FREE Fitness Challenge Calendar - Printable calendar and free downloaded Google Calendar. #shrinkingjeans

It's almost March and that means SPRING is just around the corner! We are stepping into spring with a brand-new, challenging and awesome fitness challenge -10K-a-Day + Squats & Push-ups! We are challenging you to accumulate 10,000 steps each and every day! The goal is to get up and moving -no … [Read more...]

Motivation Tips from A to Z

Motivation Tips from A to Z

As I write this, snow is still falling on top of the 10 inches we already received since 11 this morning. The record low temperatures have been doing a number on my motivation in the last week or so. If you're in need of some ideas to give you a boost or just some new things to try to break out of a … [Read more...]

Are Abs Made In The Kitchen?

Are abs made in the kitchen

Have you ever heard the phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen," or that getting fit and healthy is "80 percent diet and 20 percent gym?" According to a recent article in the Washington Post, studies show that a foods-as-reward dynamic is often a culprit of weight-loss efforts. According to a study … [Read more...]

Marathon Week: Here I Am

Running a Marathon

I am running my first marathon this Sunday. My training runs have been very slow...like slow.  I am OK with slow, but for the first time ever, I checked the course time limits. I want to make sure I don't get picked up by the sweeper vans.  I think I will be OK....I know I will be OK.  Sometimes … [Read more...]

Yoga for All!

yoga for runners

I like yoga. Scratch that. I love yoga. I used to attend classes at the gym but then my schedule got a bit crazy and finding time to go to the gym for one hour plus drive time on either side got quite difficult for me.  What's a girl to do?  This girl turned to youtube, you know, that itty … [Read more...]

Sleep Trackers

sleep trackers

If you are following our Year of Small Changes Challenge, then you know last week's challenge was all about getting enough sleep.  The change: get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night.  Christy talked about ways to maximize your chances in the last newsletter - doing things like developing a … [Read more...]