Yoga for All!

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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

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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...]

Fitness Friday – My Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving

Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving!

Hello dear Shrinkers. I think this is my first chance to wish you all a Happy New Year! Aren't you glad the holidays are over and a new year is here? I sure am. I've been off to a good strong start so far in 2015 in terms of getting in regular exercise and cleaning up the diet. I'm doing a 21-day … [Read more...]

Plyometrics: harder, better, faster stronger

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What a week. How'd you do? Did you stick to healthy food choices, daily activity/exercise, a steady sleep schedule? Were you successful with the water challenge - the first of the 52 small changes? I tried. I really did. And I was successful....most days. I plan to continue trying to drink more … [Read more...]

Should you eat before a workout?

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To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question Should you eat before a workout? That's the question athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I'm presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most people expect a simple response, such as “Eat a banana” or “Have a slice of … [Read more...]

Kicking off 2015: Challenges, Goals, Changes

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So, we're already FOUR DAYS in to the New Year. How's it going? How are you feeling? How are those goals and resolutions looking? I have yet to jump into anything - my own personal detox will start tomorrow....the same day I start back at work AND classes start again. I thought I may as well pile … [Read more...]

Where to start? Top 20 tips from Shrinking Jeans readers

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  I've been lucky to be around the Sisterhood for a while now and one thing I've learned is that time and time again our readers come through for us in many ways. We all know we have a brand spanking new year coming up on us fast and what a shot in the arm that tends to give us. We also … [Read more...]

Fitmas Playlist to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf!

What can put you in a better mood and push you through any workout? MUSIC! Specifically, festive holiday songs! We've got this amazing Fitmas Playlist! These songs will help put you in the Christmas spirit, motivate you to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf, and stay healthy during this stressful … [Read more...]

Get YoursElf Off the Shelf: 25 Miles to Christmas

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Are you all loving our new fitness challenges here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans?  I'm so inspired by everyone who has signed up to participate.  Last week, Melissa told you about our latest wellness challenge - Get YoursElf Off the Shelf.  If you missed that post, click on that little … [Read more...]

O’ Fitness Tree – 25 Days of Exercise!

O' Fitness Tree printable fitness advent calendar! #exercise #fitness #calendar

Hello dear friends! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to really get down to business with December kicking off TODAY. For the past few years here at The Sisterhood, we have invited you all to participate in O'Fitness Tree, a 25- day fitness advent calendar aimed at keep you on track - - … [Read more...]

Black Friday Fitness

    Hello all my fellow shrinkers!! How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time for Black Friday Fitness! I hit a few stores on Thursday evening to look for a couple of special things on sale so it was a nice treat....especially with good friends!! We … [Read more...]

Kicking Cancer’s Butt

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    As most of you know I am a Susan G. Komen 3-Day walker and this past weekend I walked my fourth 60 mile, Susan G. Komen 3-Day  to kick cancer's butt, in sunny, beautiful San Diego, CA! I had so much fun walking with my friends and 2400 of the most amazing men and women in the … [Read more...]