Back to YOU Weight Loss and Fitness Challenge

Back to YOU Weight Loss Challenge #weightloss #virtualrace #workoutcalendar #motivation #c25k

It's back to school and that means it's a great time to hit the RESET button and get back on track with your weight loss and fitness routines. Whether you've managed to stay on track and shrink this summer, or you totally slacked and now your jeans are a bit too tight, it's time to get back to YOU! … [Read more...]

C25K + Strength Training & Abs {Monthly Fitness Calendar}

C25K-+-Strength-Training-and-Abs-Calendar

Our monthly fitness calendar for September is a little different than the calendars we usually put together. This time we're doing a C25K + Strength Training & Abs because on Sunday, we're kicking off a Sisterhood-led C25K program leading up to our virtual race on October 31st. This calendar is … [Read more...]

Building Confidence by Doing Hard Things

building confidence

In four weeks, a lot of wonderful men and women will be taking our sneakers to the streets of Seattle, and walking 60 miles in 3 days. Yep, that's 3 consecutive days of 20 miles of walking! Sounds pretty daunting, doesn't it? My first year taking part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, I really … [Read more...]

What Motivates You?

What Motivates You? #shrinkingjeans

I sat in front of my computer for a long time today before I started typing.  Something this week struck a nerve with me and I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle the subject. What subject is that, you ask?  The concept of "participation awards". In case you missed it, James Harrison of the … [Read more...]

Tips for Reversing the Lazies

Tips for Reversing the Lazies #shrinkingjeans

Dictionary.com defines lazy as:  1. averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent. 2. causing idleness or indolence. 3. slow-moving; sluggish. My own definition would be "I don't want to do it because something else is more enjoyable". Recently, a couple of my friends and I … [Read more...]

Yoga for the Morning

Yoga for the Morning #shrinkingjeans

A few weeks ago fellow Sisterhood writer Ann wrote a post about the benefits of waking up early. I use to love waking up early but now that I’ve given up my daily coffee fix, I’m finding it harder and harder to get up and out of bed. And the longer I stay in bed in the morning, the later into the … [Read more...]

Tips for Running with a Child

Tips for Running with a Child #shrinkingjeans #running

I had defined myself as a runner for about three years before I got pregnant with our daughter, Alice. I ran throughout my pregnancy and had full intentions of staying active after Alice was born – and I did. But it wasn’t without a struggle, though. Kids, as great as they are, always make things … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Fresh New Playlist!

Freshen things up with a new playlist! #shrinkingjeans #playlist

I’m a firm believer that a good playlist can make the most mundane things in life more enjoyable.  One hasn’t lived until they have belted out Taylor Swift’s “22” into pen microphones with the windows rolled down and a car full of 8-year-old girls.  You have not really mopped a floor until you have … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Annoy a Runner

Top 10 Ways to Annoy a Runner #shrinkingjeans #running

I took to the interwebs for a little blogging inspiration, thanks to a suggestion by my friend, Megan, at our last race.  We had a very positive experience (both running quite well and the race was nicely organized) but we still had little things that annoyed us during the race.  Since I "run" in … [Read more...]

The Benefits to Rising Early

The Benefits to Rising Early #shrinkingjeans

I am a well documented "night owl", but for nearly 6 months of the year, I force myself to rise before sunrise on the weekends to get my training walks started. When you live in Texas and have to walk many, many miles to prepare for 60 miles in September, you get up very early to start walking! … [Read more...]

31-Day Ab Challenge || Monthly Workout Calendar

FREE 31-Day Ab Challenge workout calendar #shrinkingjeans

Are 6-pack abs on your to-do list this summer? Or every summer? Don't worry, we are here to tell you that it can, in fact, be done! With proper diet, exercise, and our FREE 31-Day Ab Challenge workout calendar, you can have the abs you have always wished for! Let's turn our flabs to ABS! The … [Read more...]

Rest for the weary

Rest for the weary

I woke up at 2:30 a.m. feeling like a dump truck had run over me, backed up, and did it again out of spite. It had been a restless night of me shivering and wondering if my fever had spiked or if – just maybe – the thermostat was too low. Shivering, I reached for my phone and pulled up my Nest … [Read more...]

Yoga for Disbelievers

Yoga for Disbelievers #shrinkingjeans

I'll be the first to admit it.  I'm a runner who is terrible about stretching, rolling, and cross training.  Oh, I'll be good for awhile, particularly if I'm trying to recover from some injury, but then I fall back into the habit of only running. Because of some problems with headaches that my … [Read more...]

Exercise in the Morning: (Trying to) Rise and Shine

morning exercise

We are in the middle of the summer and where I live it's been hot and sticky. Hot and sticky makes it tough to keep up my regular activity level. Who wants to sweat in an exercise session when you are already sweating in a house that lacks this modern marvel called air conditioning, or for those of … [Read more...]