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...]

So close, yet so far: summer running setbacks

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So, a few weeks ago I recounted my hip flexor fail and how my running and half-marathon training plans were temporarily on hold until July. Push that back for at least another month. Friends, this setback has cut into my running and it is unbelievably frustrating. Setbacks at any juncture are … [Read more...]

Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Run/Walk Race Results!

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We want to thank and congratulate every one that participated in this virtual run/walk! We hope that you had a fantastic time and will join us for our next race in the fall. Thank you for sharing your Chasing the Sun race photos with us! We loved seeing them! All of you looked amazing! A special … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday

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    Can you believe it is FRIDAY already? It's nearly the middle of July so I wonder how you are doing with your fitness goals for this year. Fitness is a big part of our life around here at the 'hood, so sit down and think about how you are doing with your fitness goals. If they are … [Read more...]

You Never Know….

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I had a really busy day. A good day, a fun day, but not an up on your feet and moving kind of day. At 8:00 at night, I didn't even have 4000 steps on my Fitbit. This was not good, but I was really tired and thinking of just not walking for the day. I got to thinking about how I hadn't missed a … [Read more...]

31-Day Squat Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

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

It's officially summer here in the states, and with that comes less clothing and possibly even {gasp} a swimsuit. We want to make sure your ass is looking it's finest {and legs, too}, so this month we are challenging you to firm your gluteus with our 31-Day Squat Challenge. Not only are our monthly … [Read more...]

Summer Bucket List

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I've been thinking about writing a post about all the things I want to do this summer when lo and behold it dawned on me today that June is already nearly in the rearview mirror. How did THAT happen? But probably by now, your kids are already complaining about boredom like it's an incurable … [Read more...]

Hip flexor fail: a tale of fitness misfortune

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It's that time of year - summer officially starts TODAY! It's a season of new tennis shoes, a plethora of themed races, racerback tan lines, eating better and getting fit. I have signed up for two half marathons and was extremely excited to start training. The day I was to begin running, my inner … [Read more...]

Safety Apps for Runners and Cyclists

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Staying safe needs to be one of the most important aspects to your exercise plan.  We've talked here before about the importance of carrying or wearing ID - RoadID and Go Sport ID are two popular choices and I highly recommend you get yourself one if you don't have one already. We also know we … [Read more...]

AchieveMint

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You know me. I love to walk. I'm excited that yesterday was my last day of school for this school year. I am now free as a bird to walk any time of day I want. The plan is to do it first thing in the morning when I get up and I would like a lot of it to be at the beach. I always use the … [Read more...]

Top 7 Reasons to Interval Train

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Exercise and physical fitness are vital to overall health, strength, weight loss, energy, and a powerful metabolism. Here at Shrinking Jeans, you’re already well aware of this, so let’s talk about the specific body benefits of interval training. Here are the top 7 reasons to interval train: Less … [Read more...]

30-Day Strong Arms Challenge {a free workout calendar}

30-Day Strong Arms Challenge #workout #calendar @shrinkingjeans #fitness #exercise

Summer is here, and with that comes tank tops, dresses and swim suits! No one wants to show off their flabby bat wings, so if you're looking to showcase strong, toned arms, print out our free 30-Day Strong Arms workout calendar and follow along with the daily exercises. By July, you will be hosting … [Read more...]