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Strengthen your core...without crunches
[ 1 ] 04/05/2014

Strengthen your core…without crunches

It’s almost swim suit season. I don’t know about you, but my six pack is nowhere to be found and is probably still hibernating (and has been for years). In lieu of warmer weather and springtime clothes, it’s time to start focusing on my core. Our core is responsible for providing stability to our entire […]

Walking vs. Running
[ 6 ] 03/30/2014

Walking vs. Running

Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and […]

Just Walk
[ 2 ] 03/30/2014

Just Walk

You know how you sign up to be on an email list and then your box is flooded with stuff you don’t even look at? That’s how it was with me. Every night, I would delete, delete, delete email after email without even looking at them. In one of my new goals for the new […]

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts
[ 1 ] 03/24/2014

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts

Fellow Shrinkers, let’s see a show of hands for those of us who are always looking for ways to break through the boredom we all know exercise can sometimes be. We see many posts about the importance of switching up your workout play list. Today, I am sharing my top 10 NON-music podcasts that are […]

The Older Sister Talks Menopause Fitness
[ 1 ] 03/14/2014

The Older Sister Talks Menopause Fitness

Christy tipped me off to a website to check out for all of us “older” sisters. It’s called Changings Ways from Estroven and it is really great. There is tons of information on there. They have workout plans and workout schedules. There are workout videos. My favorite though was the workout tips by Deb Horn. […]

Habits and Routines: the good, the bad & the quirky
[ 1 ] 03/09/2014

Habits and Routines: the good, the bad & the quirky

Habits. Routines. Traditions. We all have them. When it comes to health, fitness and nutrition, they can be good, bad and downright weird. Whether you listen to the same soundtrack during your workout or have a specific, nightly cup of tea to ensure slumber, these patterns trigger reassurance, motivation and comfort. We are a routine […]

A Question / Answers Part 1
[ 2 ] 03/08/2014

A Question / Answers Part 1

A few weeks ago, I asked you to tell me what you would like to see here at the Sisterhood. A few of you answered, so I’m going to answer your questions a little at a time. Today’s question came from Stacey. She asked “I really need help with what workouts to do and when. […]

10K a Day Plus! 10,000 steps a day, plus daily exercises to tone and tighten! A free monthly workout calendar by @shrinkingjeans #fitness #calendar #steps
[ 6 ] 02/28/2014

10K a Day PLUS {a monthly workout calendar}

This month, we are challenging you to accumulate 10,000 steps each and every day! Yup, 10K a Day! The goal is to get up and moving. The more steps you take, the better you will feel and the lower your risk for future health problems! Why 10,000 steps? The Surgeon General recommends 10K (10K = […]

Creating Sunshine
[ 2 ] 02/20/2014

Creating Sunshine

  It’s winter in case you didn’t already know that and sometimes you have to just create your own sunshine when you haven’t seen the sun in a while!! It’s been dreary and cold for the past few weeks and in north Texas that’s a rarity. This week has been nice and sunny and I have […]

A-B-C's of Healthy Weight Loss
[ 0 ] 02/10/2014

A-B-C’s of Healthy Weight Loss

This past week there has been A LOT of talk about weight loss and the “healthy” way to do it. It made me start thinking about healthy weight loss, so I’m going to share some of the basics or ABC’s of weight loss with you. There are many ways to lose weight and every where […]

The Older Sister / I Was You Once
[ 4 ] 02/09/2014

The Older Sister / I Was You Once

Do you remember what it was like when you were first starting your fitness journey? I started my journey at home. I watched what I ate and I walked. I did some wii games like the wii Fit and the Jillian Michaels one. There was no way that I was going to any studio or […]

I Work Out Because.......
[ 6 ] 02/03/2014

I Work Out Because…….

I work out because…… The last few weeks, including today, the way I would fill in this blank is NOT the way I want it to be.  To be honest, I would say *because I have to, not because I want to and some days I don’t work out at all*. My last race was […]

Super Bowl Workouts
[ 0 ] 02/02/2014

Super Bowl Workouts

Today is the day!! As a Colorado native, I might be a little biased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GO BRONCOS!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok, I might be a lot biased. On this day, football lovers and non-football lovers unite – some to watch the game and observe every strategy, hoping the money they bet on the game turns out in their favor. […]

Monthly {free} Workout Calendar by @shrinkingjeans : #loselovehandles Lose the Love Handles #exercise #fitness
[ 19 ] 01/31/2014

Lose the Love Handles {a monthly workout calendar}

We have waged war against our asses, we’ve buffed up our arms, and we have rocked the leg workouts… but what about those relentless love handles?  ‘Tis the season of LOVE, and to celebrate, we are going to melt away the LOVE handles! Yup! We are going to #loselovehandles! Kiss that extra baggage goodbye! If […]

Stop kicking the dog!
[ 3 ] 01/30/2014

Stop kicking the dog!

It’s been a crazy, crazy week, so I am asking for your indulgence as I dust off a previous post from the SVOA (Sisterhood Vault Of Archives.) This was not just any post. It is actually the very first post I ever wrote for this wonderful community of ours. I had asked if I could […]