Busted: The Muscle vs Fat MYTH

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Listen up, everybody! We've all heard it, we all know it, some of us have even believed it (and some of us are just plain sick of it): the muscle vs fat myth that Muscle weighs more than fat. Well guess what - I'm about to open a can of whoop-a** on this widely-accepted, well-known, … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Some Motivation

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Back in the early days of Shrinking Jeans, we used to have something called The Monday Project. Almost five years ago today, our assignment was to make a motivation board. The idea was to make something that you could look at to remind you of your goals and to keep to give you motivation when you … [Read more...]

Plyometrics: harder, better, faster stronger

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What a week. How'd you do? Did you stick to healthy food choices, daily activity/exercise, a steady sleep schedule? Were you successful with the water challenge - the first of the 52 small changes? I tried. I really did. And I was successful....most days. I plan to continue trying to drink more … [Read more...]

Should you eat before a workout?

shouls pre-exercise nutrition really all that important? Will it make or break your workout? Will working out on an empty stomach aid in weight loss? #fitness #nutrition #dietd you eat before a workout

To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question Should you eat before a workout? That's the question athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I'm presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most people expect a simple response, such as “Eat a banana” or “Have a slice of … [Read more...]

A Year of Small Changes: self assessment

A Year of Small Changes Challenge

Have you heard about the Year of Small Changes Challenge we have starting this week at the Sisterhood? If you've signed up, you should have received your first email on Sunday tackling this week's small change - drinking more water.  How have you been doing?  As I type this, I've got my water bottle … [Read more...]

A Year of Small Changes

A Year of Small Changes Challenge

During our A Year of Small Changes challenge, you'll receive weekly emails, beginning Sunday, January 4th, 2015. Each week will tackle a small change you can make in your life, and at the end of the year, all these small things will be life-changing. Join us on this grand adventure and make 2015 the … [Read more...]

Time To Think

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    Christmas was just hours ago (or maybe you haven't had your celebration of choice, yet) but it's the end of the year and a lot of us like to use this time to think about the progress made over the year and the progress we want to make in the upcoming year. I know that this final … [Read more...]

The Crud is Going Around

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  I just finished taking my NOW ELEVEN YEAR OLD son to the doctor! He's been sick since Tuesday and now I'm sick, too! and he's not typically one to be down for very long! He has the "crud" that is going around! He was tested for both flu viruses and for strep! I'm thankful that he doesn't … [Read more...]

Priorities

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  Over the past few weeks I have felt beyond stressed. While I was talking with my husband about some things he told me that my priorities are all out of whack. I want to deny it, but in reality I know he's right. There, I said it!! I hope he reads this post so he can see that I actually … [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...]

The Older Sister / Why Yoga? Why Not!

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I may have told you before about how I have reconnected with many of my classmates from the CHS Class of 73. It has been a wonderful time in my life. We are all so accepting now. We are no longer the cute girls, the jocks, the nerds or the popular ones. We are all on the same playing field and I … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / The 6 Hard Truths

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At one time or another, we all have our own little excuses why we can't workout or stick to a diet or this or that. It's just human nature, I think. But, if we are ever going to stay on track. we have to be realistic about our goals and our plans. I read an article at Business Insider UK of all … [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...]

The Older Sister / Capable

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

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...]