Sisterhood Shots: November Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: November Photo-A-Day

Welcome to the November edition of Sisterhood Shots! This time of year is full of cooking lots of food and baking all sorts of pies, cakes and cookies, but we want you to use these photo prompts to help you eat healthier, get up and be active. If you are starting a new health, fitness or weight … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned

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From the look of that bling rack, I've run a couple races in my short running "career" term used very loosely since I'll never make a living by running.  The fact is, I'm a bit of a bling junkie.  Maybe it comes from never being athletic as a kid and missing out on all those soccer trophies, but … [Read more...]

Get Off Your Broom & Get Moving – Check in Week 4

  Hello my beloved Shrinkers! Here we are with another Wednesday on the calendar. Time to assess the situation when it comes to the scale! This is the start of Week 4 for those of you who have been killing it in our latest DietBet game. How's that going? Are you ready to finish out the … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hello fellow shrinkers! Today is Tuesday, so that must mean it's time to toot our horns. Time to be proud and tell everyone what awesome things we did this past week. If I hadn't already written about it here on Friday, I would certainly be telling you all about my amazing 3 Dune Challenge. … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Sports Bra MEGA-Extravaganza Review + Giveaway

Sturdy Girls Miami Bra

It was so much fun to do this last year that we decided to do it again this year! Yes, it's time for our 2nd Annual Sports Bra MEGA-Extravaganza Review + Giveaway, where we share with you our thoughts on some great bras and at the end, we giveaway ONE of each of them.  Totally awesome, … [Read more...]

Being Schooled By a 10 Year Old

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    I've been a mom for over 24 years now, so my two sons have taught me many lessons, but over the past three weeks I have been being schooled by a 10 year old. How can a 10 year old teach a 49 year old mom something, you might ask? It's not too difficult when your 10 year old is … [Read more...]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver: My First Half Marathon!

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On Oct. 19, I ran the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Half Marathon - it was my first ever!! And wow, what an experience. I didn't realize how much fun running a half marathon would be....yes, I did just put 'fun' and 'half marathon' in the same sentence. But for real, you guys, it was FUN! I'll be … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Conquering Challenges

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I felt like a kid. I felt like a hero. I felt healthy. I felt strong. I felt unstoppable. I felt proud. Yesterday, I tackled one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went with one of my best friends since middle school and we attempted the 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State … [Read more...]

Mile 27 Marathon Recovery

A beautiful woman happily running outdoors on a Summer's day

This past weekend, I ran my 2nd full marathon.  This marathon was almost a year in the making - from the time I set a goal to run a sub-5 full, to creating a training plan, executing said plan, and finishing my marathon with a nearly 35 minute PR and 4:52 finishing time.  To say I had a very good … [Read more...]

Get Off Your Broom – Check In Week 3

  Today is Wednesday, so that means it's time to "get off your broom" and check in with us! Stop right there and go weigh yourself and let us know how you are doing! This is week 3 for our Diet Bet, but even if you aren't participating in the Diet Bet we still want to see how you are … [Read more...]

Tuesday Three’s

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  My fellow writer, Lisa, did one of these posts over the summer and I thought at the time, it was a neat and fun thing to try myself some day. Some Tuesday. See, it's called Tuesday Three's. She used the tabs across our SJ home page as inspiration to come up with a list of things to … [Read more...]

Not All Sugar is Created Equally

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Oh sugar, if only you weren't so tasty. And so toxic. How is one to reconcile our innate human desire for sweetness with the harmful effects of sugar consumption? By knowing that not all sugar is created equally, for starters. One of the biggest misconception in the world of weight loss and healthy … [Read more...]

Pop Art Snacks Review & Giveaway!

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Whether it's watching the newest episode of Scandal (#addicted - anyone else?), during my 6 p.m. economics class, or that lull between lunch and is-it-time-to-leave-work-yet?, I am a habitual snacker. I am a lover of munching between meals. Knowing this, I am careful to pick and choose what I nibble … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / How Are Your Knees?

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

How are your knees? The older you get, the more apt you are to answer this question with a negative answer. Our knees support nearly 80% of our weight while standing. That a big job for two knees. I follow a blog called Fitknitchick and I really like it. The author of the blog is Tamara Grand and … [Read more...]