Confessions of A Stressed-Out Writer

Confessions of a Stressed-Out Writer #shrinkingjeans

One of my favorite things about The Sisterhood has always been how everyone is real –not hiding their struggles and sharing their successes. That truly was the first thing I loved, all the way back to the beginning and up until to now. Another thing I've always loved about the 'hood is that there is … [Read more...]

Run with the Sisterhood: Couch to 5k training

Run with the Sisterhood

Well, hello there! As we start our latest Couch to 5k training in preparation for our fall virtual race, I thought some introductions were in order.  Or RE-introductions as it were.  My name is Bari and I'm a runner.  Sometimes I'm training for marathons or half marathons and other times I'm on a … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Happy Knees

3 tips for happy knees (1)

If there is anything I hear more from people when I say I'm a runner, it's something along the lines of "You're going to destroy your knees!" I would like to be the first (really not) person to say this is a myth and totally untrue.  It will not cause arthritis – if you get arthritis in your knees … [Read more...]

Life vs. Exercise

Life vs.Exercise

So I started last month off right – I was running regularly and had started a great three (and up to four!)-day-a-week weight routine that would help me become a stronger and better runner. I was eating right, counting my calories on MyFitnessPal and excited to get even below my target goal weight … [Read more...]

The North Face || Mountain Athletics Training Progress


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face. All opinions are 100% mine. It's been almost a month since I told you about The North Face's Mountain Athletics training app and completed my first workout -and I'm happy to report I'm still going strong! I haven't been able to … [Read more...]

How Depression Can Derail Your Fitness Efforts

Depression and exercise

Everyone experiences times when they’re sad or blue, and times when motivation to exercise seems hard to come by. But if the sad times or blue moods last a long time and start interfering with your ability to function, you may be depressed. If depression is something you’re struggling with, if … [Read more...]

Making Time to Exercise

Making Time to Exercise #shrinkingjeans

We hear it all the time... "I just don't have time to exercise!" The truth of the matter is that exercise is something that we have to prioritize, just like we prioritize a meeting or a doctor's appointment or going to work 5 days a week, or anything else we have to do. I know we are all busy these … [Read more...]

Making Healthy the Norm

Making Healthy the Norm #shrinkingjeans

In 2011, my 6’1” husband of six years weighed 140 pounds. In two years, from his original diagnosis as a Type II diabetic, he had lost 110 pounds. He was then diagnosed as a Type I diabetic. That’s right – the diabetes kids get. Not adults – usually. In an instant, our world went from “Who … [Read more...]

Running Naked

naked running #shrinkingjeans

Let me set the stage:  An average Jane, mid-pack runner with more than a dozen half marathons and even a couple full marathons under her fuel belt is struggling.  After a couple years of steady improvement, she keeps seeing her paces and times go up instead of down.  Nearly every one of her … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hello, fellow Shrinkers. How've you been? It's Tuesday which means it's the day of the week we celebrate the big and small victories that we've experienced lately on this journey of ours to get fit and healthy. We often get fooled into the notion that success is only measured by what the scale is … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Starting Your Fitness Journey

8 Tips For Starting Your

Are you just getting started on your fitness journey? Congratulations! We know it can be daunting, and here at the Sisterhood we're committed to encouraging your every step. Even the first one. If you're just starting out, or need a fitness refresher, here are some tips on beginning the journey to a … [Read more...]

Combo Tuesday: True Confessions + Toot Your Horn

True Confessions & Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

It's Tuesday- the day we either toot our horns or confess the transgressions of the previous week (month/year). Today, I am going to do both.  I certainly have plenty of transgressions to share but I also want to share the good.  I am trying to lead a more positive life, yo. Let's get started, … [Read more...]

Thirty Day Tone Your Body: A Free Monthly Workout Calendar

April 2015 Monthly Workout Calendar #shrinkingjeans

April is sneaking up on us fast, and that means we're gearing up for a brand new monthly workout calendar! If you're not familiar with our fitness calendars, you can check ALL of them out right here! This month we've decided to focus on ALL OF YOU - YOUR WHOLE BODY! That's right, it's going to … [Read more...]

True Confessions

True Confession Tuesday #shrinkingjeans

It's Tuesday and time for some True Confessions! I hope that you have been treating yourself well and don't have any health and fitness-related confessions to make, but if that's not the case, please join in down in the comments section, where we will get all these things off our chest and have a … [Read more...]