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...]

The Importance of Rest Days

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If you're like me, you're not very good at doing nothing. I always feel the need to do some sort of exercise daily and often forget the importance of a rest day. This last week in particular, that caught up with me. After a 9 mile hike last Sunday, I proceeded to run 20+ miles before Friday without … [Read more...]

30-Day Buns & Guns Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

30-Day Buns & Guns Challenge: A Free Monthly Workout Calendar #fitness #exercise #workout @shrinkingjeans

We asked, you answered! The majority of our readers want a workout calendar that will do something about those arms and that butt! Here it is! It's time to strengthen and tone your BUNS & GUNS with our newest free monthly workout calendar! Bonus? It will work your lower abs, too! Ready, set, … [Read more...]

Is a 7-minute HIIT workout too good to be true?

The 7-minute HIIT Workout: Fact or Fiction? | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

When I first read about The Scientific 7-Minute Workout, I scoffed. Out loud. I practically guffawed at the thought of getting in shape/getting healthy with only 7 minutes of exercise per day. Even writing this, I'm using self-control to NOT roll my eyes. .....didn't work - I rolled them. What … [Read more...]

Back To School

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It's back to school time here in Texas (and most of the rest of the western hemisphere)! What does that have to do with health and fitness, you might ask? It has a lot to do with it, if you ask me!! All around me I see kids that are overweight. All around me I see parents that are overweight! All … [Read more...]

Desk exercises – stay fit at work

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Raise your hand if you have a desk job. *I'm raising mine* Hour after hour of sitting, reading, and typing, or job searching away can be tedious and literally wreak havoc on your body. We are not meant to be sedentary - we are meant to be in motion. If you're lucky enough to have a fitness … [Read more...]

So close, yet so far: summer running setbacks

HELP!

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...]

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...]

My Favorite Health and Fitness Gadgets, Apps and Apparel

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I love reading about the latest and greatest in health and fitness gadgets almost as much as I love changing up my workout. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and who know what fabulous benefits may result. I also love my tried-and-true products, which I faithfully stand by, no matter what new, fancy … [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...]

It’s Summer!

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For so many of us, it was a very long, cold and snowy winter. I hope all the kids are finally out of school now. I hate those make up days. It was fun to have the days off to play in the snow, but not so fun when you have to make those days up. We never had to do that when I was a kid! It's … [Read more...]

Life Is Short – Enjoy It

Life Is Short

  I was reminded this week of just how short life really is, when a dear friend's mom passed away. This mom was always around for big events and supported the things my friend enjoys. She did things that made her happy which made life something to enjoy.  This made me think about how many … [Read more...]