Turkey Trot and Mutt Strut Virtual 5k Training

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We here at The Sisterhood have a passion for fitness.  For many of us, that includes running and we all started out looking at that first 5k as our goal.  Is this a goal of yours?  Have you always wanted to become a runner but didn’t know where to start?  Are you coming back to running from a break? … [Read more...]

Outdoor vs. Indoor Running

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And so it begins. The air is getting cooler, the rain is turning to sleet, which turns to snow (at least here in Colorado ALREADY!) and the motivation to go on a run completely fades away. The imminent use of the treadmill is in my near future, and I'm dreading it. I'm the type of person who … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Weight Loss Tribe

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Think about your circle of friends. How long have you known each member and how did your friendship come about? How long did it take to develop your special code of communication and comfort? How often do you make a point of getting together, chatting on the phone and staying connected? Now think … [Read more...]

The Importance of Rest Days

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If you're like me, you're not very good at doing nothing. I always feel the need to do some sort of exercise daily and often forget the importance of a rest day. This last week in particular, that caught up with me. After a 9 mile hike last Sunday, I proceeded to run 20+ miles before Friday without … [Read more...]

Sunset – Fitness Friday

Sunset - Fitness Friday

    Hello Fitness Friday enthusiasts!! My favorite time of the day is sunset! This is one of my favorite pictures of sunset I have ever taken and it was taken last November while I was walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in San Diego. I was finishing up my first 20 miles (of 60) in San … [Read more...]

30-Day Buns & Guns Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

30-Day Buns & Guns Challenge: A Free Monthly Workout Calendar #fitness #exercise #workout @shrinkingjeans

We asked, you answered! The majority of our readers want a workout calendar that will do something about those arms and that butt! Here it is! It's time to strengthen and tone your BUNS & GUNS with our newest free monthly workout calendar! Bonus? It will work your lower abs, too! Ready, set, … [Read more...]

Is a 7-minute HIIT workout too good to be true?

The 7-minute HIIT Workout: Fact or Fiction? | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

When I first read about The Scientific 7-Minute Workout, I scoffed. Out loud. I practically guffawed at the thought of getting in shape/getting healthy with only 7 minutes of exercise per day. Even writing this, I'm using self-control to NOT roll my eyes. .....didn't work - I rolled them. What … [Read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

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As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more...]

Desk exercises – stay fit at work

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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...]

When the Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

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It's the start of a brand spanking new month, folks. Do you ever set a monthly goal for yourself? I do, but typically end up forgetting about it by the time the first weekend rolls around. But July was a different story.  On July 1, I set a goal: one full month of hitting at least 10,000 steps … [Read more...]

31-Day Ab Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

31-Day Ab Challenge: Free Monthly Workout Calendar {plus tons more!} from @shrinkingjeans #exercise #workout #calendar #abs #abchallenge

Turn your jiggly flabs into six-pack abs with our newest {FREE} workout calendar! I'm guessing your ass is looking mighty fine after last month's squat challenge, so this month we are taking our focus up a little higher - our abs! We are crunching it up here at the 'hood with our newest ab … [Read more...]

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...]

Fitness tracker review – Garmin Forerunner15

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It's been all the rage lately. Even here at The Sisterhood. FITNESS TRACKERS.  As promised, I have for you today a review on the one that I purchased and have been using. And I must say, I love it! Back in May, I wrote a post on Fitness Tracker Fury based on a shout out to you all. I was in … [Read more...]