Vegan Challenge, Year 3


It's that time of year. The time where I say goodbye to nachos, steak, ice cream, bacon, grilled cheese, yogurt, omelets and fish 'n' chips. Not that this is my normal, day-to-day diet, but it really makes a difference when you make a commitment to eliminate all of it. This will be my 3rd year of … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: February Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: February Photo-A-Day

Welcome to another edition of Sisterhood Shots! For February we will be focusing on losing our love handles! Take the time to love yourself this month {psst....every month this year}! Love yourself with healthy eating, at least 30mins of exercise a day, plenty of sleep and lots of water! Every one … [Read more...]

The Routines of My Life


  Lately, I've been looking at the routines of my life and trying to fine tune the things that I do daily, so that I can get more things done in each day and yet still have some much needed down time at the end of the day. I'm finding that the older I get the more I crave the routine in my … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much Running?

HELP! too much running

Last week, I posted a question to our Run With the Sisterhood Facebook page, asking our readers if they had any questions for me.  I received a few inquiries that may appeal to our broader audience, so in my next few posts, I'm going to try to answer them.  (Keep in mind, I am not a certified coach … [Read more...]

NYNY Wednesday Weigh-in #4

  Hi there fellow shrinkers. Can you believe we are heading into our final week of our New Year New You Weight Loss Challenge? Whether you are participating in this DietBet challenge or doing it on your own, today is the day we hop on the scale and see how things are coming along, one … [Read more...]

Yoga for All!

yoga for runners

I like yoga. Scratch that. I love yoga. I used to attend classes at the gym but then my schedule got a bit crazy and finding time to go to the gym for one hour plus drive time on either side got quite difficult for me.  What's a girl to do?  This girl turned to youtube, you know, that itty … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Fitness Inspiration

Fitness Inspiration

Being the older sister here doesn't mean that I know it all. As a matter of fact, some days I feel like I know very little about this quest for health and fitness. But, some days I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Today's post is inspired by a former preschool mom who is on her own quest … [Read more...]

Busted: The Muscle vs Fat MYTH

muscle does not weigh more than fat

Listen up, everybody! We've all heard it, we all know it, some of us have even believed it (and some of us are just plain sick of it): the muscle vs fat myth that Muscle weighs more than fat. Well guess what - I'm about to open a can of whoop-a** on this widely-accepted, well-known, … [Read more...]

Sleep Trackers

sleep trackers

If you are following our Year of Small Changes Challenge, then you know last week's challenge was all about getting enough sleep.  The change: get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night.  Christy talked about ways to maximize your chances in the last newsletter - doing things like developing a … [Read more...]

NYNY Wednesday Weigh-in #3

Good morning shrinkers! It's NYNY Wednesday weigh-in day and already week #3 of our NYNY  Weight Loss Challenge. It's time to weigh in and see what progress you have made over the past week. So go on and hop on the scale or in my case forget it exists for another fifteen days, since I'm doing … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

  Hello dear Shrinkers one and all!  Today is Tuesday which means it's a day where we do a little bragging around these parts. You are allowed to brag and in fact, encouraged to do so! Of course, we have to start out Toot Your Horn Tuesday with tooting our horn right here at the 'Hood. … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / This Girl Can


This Girl Can! Talk about a powerful statement. I saw the most amazing video the other night on You Tube. It was 90 seconds of pure awesome. Here it is. I jiggle therefore I am. Didn't you just want to jump up and cheer when that flashed on the screen? I know I did. I have jiggled for as long … [Read more...]

Marathon Training Update: Week 22


I feel like all I do is talk about running, think about running, and write about running.  However, I went back through my posts here and I see the last time I shared an update was at week 12. I am in week 22 right now. A lot has happened.  Many thoughts- good and bad- have crossed my mind. … [Read more...]

Motivational Tips for Whole30 and more!


***I was sitting in front of my blank computer screen trying to come up with ideas on what to write about for this post and had NADA, NOTHING! Nothing was coming into my brain. I had originally thought I might do a Vlog but decided I didn't feel like listening to my graveling, congested voice and I … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – My Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving

Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving!

Hello dear Shrinkers. I think this is my first chance to wish you all a Happy New Year! Aren't you glad the holidays are over and a new year is here? I sure am. I've been off to a good strong start so far in 2015 in terms of getting in regular exercise and cleaning up the diet. I'm doing a 21-day … [Read more...]