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...]

{Get Your sElf Off the Shelf} Holiday Wellness Challenge

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The holidays are a notoriously hard time to maintain your weight, much less even dream of losing weight. But you know what? With a lot of determination, some good old-fashioned support from your cheering section here at the Sisterhood, and the right tools, you CAN do it. Today is the day! Our Get … [Read more...]

My new found love: Kickboxing

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I have a new found love. We've only been together for a week, and only seen each other 4 times, but I'm head over heels. I have also spilled the secret to two of my friends who have become just as enamored as I am. Our hearts race, our palms (and the rest of us) get sweaty,  and sometimes we're even … [Read more...]

IT’S RACE DAY!!!!

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It's here. It's official. IT IS RACE DAY! It's time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more...]

Veterans Day and Fitness

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    Today is Veteran's Day so I wanted to honor our military veterans because I believe they are worthy of our honor. I come from a long line of veterans from many branches of services and I am very proud of how they have served this country to make it a better place to live. In … [Read more...]

Get Off Your Broom & Get Moving – Check in Week 4

  Hello my beloved Shrinkers! Here we are with another Wednesday on the calendar. Time to assess the situation when it comes to the scale! This is the start of Week 4 for those of you who have been killing it in our latest DietBet game. How's that going? Are you ready to finish out the … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hello fellow shrinkers! Today is Tuesday, so that must mean it's time to toot our horns. Time to be proud and tell everyone what awesome things we did this past week. If I hadn't already written about it here on Friday, I would certainly be telling you all about my amazing 3 Dune Challenge. … [Read more...]

Being Schooled By a 10 Year Old

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    I've been a mom for over 24 years now, so my two sons have taught me many lessons, but over the past three weeks I have been being schooled by a 10 year old. How can a 10 year old teach a 49 year old mom something, you might ask? It's not too difficult when your 10 year old is … [Read more...]

Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines

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Goals are dreams with deadlines.  I'm not sure where I first heard that expression, but I love it.  If you don't set that end date, what are you working towards? If you follow my personal blog, you know that in just a few days, I'm going to step up to the starting line of my second full marathon. … [Read more...]

Chafing and Other Woes

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    Chafing is something I never really gave much thought to as an athlete. Chafing is something I have never really gave much thought to as a non-athlete either. UNTIL this weekend, when I discovered that if the chafing is ignored long enough, it will cause you plenty of … [Read more...]

Diet vs. Exercise: What’s Better for Weight Loss?

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Great news: You've decided to make some changes to your overall health and wellness! You want to lose weight and you’re ready to start TODAY. So where to start? When it comes to weight loss, the facts are clear: 80% of weight loss comes down to dietary changes.  The food choices you make on a … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Capable

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My husband and I are going on a little weekend getaway. I took a day off work to make it just a little longer. We are going to northern Michigan to do some hiking and see the colors. I'm excited. We don't do this often enough. I just got off the treadmill and was heading upstairs to get the … [Read more...]

31-Day Push-Up Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

31-Day Push-Up Challenge: Free, Printable, Monthly Workout Calendar @shrinkingjeans #exercise #workout

We may be heading into fall and putting our tank tops away for the year, but that doesn't mean it's time to slack on toning our arms and shoulders! This month's free workout calendar focuses on just that! Join our 31-Day Push-Up Challenge and not only will your arms be looking fly, your core will be … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: iBodyFit Review

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Hi, gang! It's Fitness Friday. It occurred to me that I never shared with you a great workout resource I tried out earlier this summer, iBodyFit.com. I first learned about this site when I earned a discounted month membership via the EveryMove app I am addicted to use often.  EveryMove is an app … [Read more...]