Giving Up vs. Listening To Your Body

Modifying Is Not Giving Up

I don't condone giving up. Ever. Even if it's the one thing I want the most in the world at a particular moment - it really makes completing whatever you're trying to accomplish so much sweeter. I do, however, believe in listening to your body. And, sometimes, your body is trying to tell you that … [Read more...]

What You Can When You Can: book review #wycwyc

What You Can When You Can #wycwyc

Unless you live in a cave, over the past six months you've probably heard the phrase What You Can When You Can or seen the hashtag #wycwyc. It's been on Facebook and Twitter and everywhere else for good reason, since the new book by the same title is due out soon, although some of the pre-orders … [Read more...]

Making a Difference

Making a Difference #shrinkingjeans

Do you ever have days where you just wish that you could make a difference in someone's life? Do you ever feel like all your effort is for nothing? Do you ever feel like just sitting down and letting someone else take charge? Some days are just hard, y'all! Some days, I just don't want to be a grown … [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...]

Sisterhood Shots: April Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day Challenge

Happy April, Shrinkers! Are you as excited as we are that warmer weather is coming? Short sleeves, shorts, long walks or runs outside, gardening, sitting poolside or ocean-side....all those things make us smile and do a little happy dance. How about you? I have April's edition of Sisterhood Shots … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Eating Healthy on a Budget

EatingHealthyon aBudget

I've been guilty of splurging on food at the grocery store - mostly stuff I don't need, but think that I really might need at that point in time (Like, who doesn't need a random assortment of olives from the olive bar? Me. That's who.)  Now that I'm back in school, I've really had to pinch my … [Read more...]

Step Into Spring Week 3 Check-In

Good morning, friends!  We've made it to another Wednesday, which is check in day here at the Sisterhood, so if you haven't bunny hopped your way to your scale, head on over there and take a gander.  How are you doing?  Are you liking the way the scale is moving and your clothes are fitting?  Let us … [Read more...]

Review + Giveaway: Sweet Spot Skirts

Review + Giveaway-  Sweet Spot Skirts

I was a little anxious about trying a new skirt because I already have a brand I love BUT when I googled *best running skirt*, a new (to me) brand kept popping up. Sweet Spot Skirts. Although very loyal, I decided to give this new (to me) brand a try.  I am always willing to expand my brand love. … [Read more...]

Step Into Spring Week 2 Check-In

Good morning, Shrinkers! It's Wednesday and that means it's check-in day at the Sisterhood! If you haven't already, jump on the scale and check in with us! We want to hear all about how you're doing with your weight-loss/fitness journey. That means all victories, even non-scale ones. A lot of the … [Read more...]

Walking for a Cause

Walking for a Cause #shrinkingjeans

In just over six months, I will be traveling from my north Texas home to Seattle, WA and walking for a cause very dear to my heart. I will be walking my fifth Susan G. Komen 3-Day and seeing the wonderful state of Washington for the first time. This year, I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and … [Read more...]

Step Into Spring Check-In

Step into Spring Challenge

It's Wednesday and time for our weekly check-in. Are you ready to Step into Spring? Hop on the scale and check in with us. Is the scale going the way you want? Do you have other successes that the scale isn't showing? We are here to help you in your health and fitness journey, so be sure to check in … [Read more...]

Barre Fitness Class Review

Barre Fitness Class Review #shrinkingjeans

The marathon is over.  I have taken a short break from any distance running.  My body has been so tired and my foot is still sore in one spot from the race and all the training.  Truthfully, I am trying to find the joy of running again.  I have seen glimpses of it here and there and I am positive it … [Read more...]

Tips for an Active Spring Break

Tips for an Active Spring Break #shrinkingjeans

In north Texas, we are about to start our "spring break" (even though it doesn't feel anything like spring around here yet) and we have some fun things planned for the week off from our normally busy schedule. I know both my son and I are looking forward to a more relaxed schedule, but I also know … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In

Welcome to March Shrinkers and Shrinkerettes!  Are you as excited as I am to flip the calendar to another month with the hopes that maybe, just maybe, Spring is on it's way?  It certainly doesn't look like it will be in Michigan any time soon, but one can always dream, right? Send sunshine and … [Read more...]

When You Just Haven’t Trained…

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You've been there, right?  You sign up for a race with every intention of putting your all into training for it, then life gets in the way or for whatever reason your training has gone a bit off the rails.  Race weekend is approaching and you know you just aren't in the best shape to complete it as … [Read more...]