Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

The 1st of the month means new fitness challenges and a brand new edition of Sisterhood Shots! If you're just starting  or if you have been on weightloss/fitness journey for a while, our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document it! All you need to do, is look at the word prompt for … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Run Injury-Free

6 ways to run injury free

For the last 3.5 years, I have run injury-free....for the most part.  Sure, I have had aches and pains and soreness and there have even been times when I limped and hobbled and walking hurt for a day or two, BUT I *think* I have figured out what it takes to keep *me* running relatively … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In – Keepin’ It Real


Good morning ladies! It's Wednesday and this is the "Keepin' It Real" edition for our weekly check in! I'm calling this the "Keepin' It Real" Check In post because my reality hasn't been pretty for the past couple of months and it's time to come clean! I want y'all to know that I'm NOT perfect! I … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Realizations

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I turn 60 in about four and a half months. I am taking this very seriously. I have a "60 bucket" that I am filling with experiences that I have pushed myself into. I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and trying new things. I'm not worrying about who thinks what. I've spent far too long … [Read more...]

My Extra SUNday from Lipton

lipton update

Back at the end of June, the wonderful folks over at Lipton introduced their "Win and Extra SUNday" promotion to our readers here at Shrinking Jeans.  They offered me a 120 minute household service, as well as another 120 minute service for one of our readers.  Lipton has partnered with Fancy Hands, … [Read more...]

Quinoa – an ancient superfood


It’s gluten-free, it’s considered a superfood and it has taken the U.S. by storm. This description could actually be a variety of food products on store shelves right now, but I’m referring to quinoa. Salads, noodles, casseroles, breads – it can be found in several different forms and used in a … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Run/Walk/Run Intervals

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Before I get started on this post, I need a disclaimer.  I am NOT a running coach.  I am NOT a trainer.  What works (or doesn't work) for me may or may not be the same for you.  Everyone needs to find their own magic formula.  I'm just a marathoner-in-training doing just that and this is my … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In + Time Management Challenge

Wednesday Check In With a Challenge

So it's Wednesday and the title of this post is *Check In*, not weigh in.  Now, you certainly may weigh in and tell us how it's going for you or if you are like me, you don't want to weigh in (for whatever reason and believe me, there are a myriad of reasons), but go ahead and tell us how you are … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

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I love when I have a Tuesday post and I can do a Toot Your Horn instead of a True Confessions. It does a girl good to do a little bragging every now and then, right? We just got back from vacation. We go up to Diamond Lake in Michigan with my family and my sister's family for a week. The kids … [Read more...]

Forget Pills: Eat Your Vitamins!


With so much focus on the Big 3 (Fats, Carbs and Protein), the importance of vitamins and minerals sometimes get lost in the shuffle. We all know vitamins are an essential piece to the overall health and wellness puzzle, and it’s much more important to eat your vitamins instead of relying on a … [Read more...]

Fitness tracker review – Garmin Forerunner15

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It's been all the rage lately. Even here at The Sisterhood. FITNESS TRACKERS.  As promised, I have for you today a review on the one that I purchased and have been using. And I must say, I love it! Back in May, I wrote a post on Fitness Tracker Fury based on a shout out to you all. I was in … [Read more...]

Tap Into the Power of Forgiveness


Emotional eating is a topic that comes up frequently when talking about eating habits. Whether it’s related to stress, heartbreak, anxiety or boredom, many times we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. We overeat, when in truth, we're not actually hungry at all. We are lonely. Or angry. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Three’s


Taking a cue from the tabs across our front page, I introduce to you Tuesday Three's, where in I share with you THREE things I want to accomplish/do in the coming weeks.  Take a look at my list and then feel free to share your Tuesday Three's in the comments section below. Weight Loss 1.  Lose … [Read more...]

Detroit Women’s Half Marathon and 5k Giveaway!

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Have you ever run a women's only race?  Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like it. Back in April 2014, I ran my first women's only half marathon and I was HOOKED.  I hadn't planned on running but met so many first time half-marathon and 5k'ers while working at the expo that I absolutely wanted … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate


    Most of us love chocolate and today I'm going to present some evidence to show you why you should have a small amount of DARK chocolate on a regular basis. I'm glad I finally confirmed these facts because lately I have been having a strong craving for chocolate and haven't wanted … [Read more...]