Squeezing in Fitness When You’re On the Road

Squeezing in Fitness When You're on the Road #shrinkingjeans #fitness #exercise #travel

Help!  You're traveling for the holidays and your worried about NOT being able to exercise. I get it, I really do.  Sitting for hours, legs cramped, back tight, eating crap food, sharing the air with other folks, trying to keep your kids at a mild roar, tired from lack of sleep, stressed about … [Read more...]

Healthy Living Spotlight

I don’t need to be a member of Mensa to know one important thing; our readers here at Shrinking Jeans are remarkable. You are running marathons, when you used to only do Netflix marathons. You are working, raising children, and living a healthy lifestyle. You are reaching your weight loss goals or … [Read more...]

The Great Pumpkin Dash: Race Results


You dashed across your self-declared finish line, placed your shiny medal around your neck, logged your race time, and now it's time to view the complete results from the Great Pumpkin Dash virtual race –AND register for the Holiday Hustle! We spend so much time rushing around during the holiday … [Read more...]

The Lone Runner

The Lone Runner

Somehow, back this summer, my three running buddies and I tentatively decided to run a half-marathon. We were all at different stages of training – one of the girls had run at least one halfie a year for about three years; one friend and I hadn’t run that distance in more than two years, and one of … [Read more...]

Accountability Buddies

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Having someone to hold you accountable on your fitness journey is just as important as diet, exercise, and mental health. Sometimes we need someone else who can remind us why we started to keep us going towards our goals. There are important qualities you need in an accountability buddy - they have … [Read more...]

Overcoming Setbacks

Overcoming Setbacks #shrinkingjeans

In August, I started noticing my right thumb and right wrist (yes, I am right-handed thankyouverymuch) were hurting A LOT by the end of the day. Each evening, I would need to ice it and started being watchful of what I was doing to it and with it. I couldn't think of anything in particular that I … [Read more...]

Holiday Hustle Virtual Marathon in December

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We spend so much time rushing around during the holiday season it's easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Parties abound and clean eating gets hung on the back of the tree in exchange for cookies, sausage balls, and eggnog. And exercise? Pffft. It gets stuffed in the back of the closet with the … [Read more...]

Working Out Without a Gym

Working Out Without a Gym #shrinkingjeans #fitness #workout #exercise

There are many reasons why it’s hard to get to the gym or even have a gym membership to begin with. Money might be tight, your spare time might be sparse, or it could be both. As a new mom, I have both of those problems. Even though I want to go to the gym every day for an hour or two, most days … [Read more...]

4 Core Exercises That Aren’t Sit-ups

4 Core Exercises

Over the past few weeks, I've been in physical therapy as part of my rehab program after my hip surgery. While I'm still not able to do a lot, I'm thankful to be working toward full range of motion and increased movement and intensity. --I was cleared this week to begin walking short distances for … [Read more...]

Be Someone’s Cheerleader

I think we need MORE COWBELL!

This past weekend, I watched a couple of my friends run the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairview, Texas. To me, that sounds much like a torture chamber, but they both willingly signed up for the run and ran it without someone forcing them to do it! My body is still on the … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Fall (Back) In Love With The Gym


The weather is changing, which means less daylight, colder temperatures, and snow, ice, and all of the other wonderful tricks Mother Nature comes up with during fall and winter (sleet, anyone?). If you're like me, you're not a huge fan of exercising outdoors in the frigid, dark, cold while you try … [Read more...]

Is Your Device Protected? {sponsored}

Is Your Device protected

After a long hiatus from running, I've finally gotten back to it and I'm following the Couch to 5K program from Active.com. I absolutely love everything about the app, including the fact that it gives me verbal prompts, and tells me my running and walking pace. It's funny, because when I started … [Read more...]