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...]

Back to Basics Weight Loss Challenge: Check In Week 3

Hello hello, Shrinkers! If you are reading this and you know it's Wednesday, then you know that only means one thing! Time to strip down to those beautiful birthday suits and hop on the scale for our weekly weigh in.  How did you do? Good, bad or ugly, we want to hear about it. We are heading … [Read more...]

PEAR Fitness Tracker Review

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I LOVE fitness gadgets! The same way 12 year old girls have mini-meltdowns in the presence of boy bands is the same excitement I feel when new workout gadgets find their way into my gym bag. So pardon my giddiness as I tell you about the PEAR Fitness Tracker Review and how this lovely little tool … [Read more...]

Are Your Fitness Tools STILL 20th Century?

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      Or are you using the latest toys and gadgets? Or are you STILL stuck in the 20th century as far as your fitness tools are concerned? There are so many fitness gadgets and tools available for us today that sometimes we forget how good we have it. I have been thinking … [Read more...]

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...]