Heart Rate Recovery

heart rate recovery

This past weekend while my team mates and I were walking, one of the ladies asked us a question that has been on her mind lately. That question is the topic of today's post.... How long should it take for your heart rate to return normal after an intense exercise session? I decided to do some … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: July Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day

The 1st of the month means a brand new edition of Sisterhood Shots! This is a fun and creative way to document your weight-loss/fitness journey or an awesome addition to what you have done so far. Grab your camera and make our photo-a-day part of your daily routine. If you’ve not participated in … [Read more...]

Dealing With Hip Pain: My Latest Setback

hip pain

Full disclosure: this is a little bit of a venting session. Sometimes I feel like a 27 year old trapped in an 88-year-old's body. I've always been extremely active and enjoy exercising, playing sports and living a healthy lifestyle. I've been relatively healthy my whole life, but there are times … [Read more...]

Are You Too Hot?

Are You Too Hot? #shrinkingjeans

It's summer and that means that it is HOT outside! As most of you have heard, I live in north Texas and we were blessed with a extremely wet, and unseasonably comfortable spring. Then one day, it became SUMMER and HOT, like oh my goodness it's hot and humid!!! I didn't get a chance to get used to … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye To Gluten

Saying Goodbye To Gluten

I'm still in a little bit of denial, but I am begrudgingly coming to the conclusion that I will be joining the "gluten-free club." I have thought that I've had an issue with gluten for years - yes I have been tested for Celiac Disease, which I do not have. Celiac disease affects approximately 1 in … [Read more...]

Is This Perimenopause?


My body has been doing some strange things lately, and I've begun to wonder if I'm entering the perimenopause zone. I am gaining weight. I want to eat all the salty things, all day long. TMI alert: My period has shortened from an ever constant 28 days for the past 25 years to 21-25 days. … [Read more...]

Just Say YES to Fats!

just say yes to fats

Last week, a group of us pledged to ditch the coffee creamer, forgo the flour, and give up grains - we're doing a Whole30 Challenge–30-days of eating a very specific diet of only whole foods. I went through the Whole30 a couple of months ago and had great success with it, so I decided to join in and … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: June Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day

Welcome to the June edition of Sisterhood Shots! It's the time of year to be outside and get active! If you're starting a weight-loss/fitness journey, or you're in the middle of one, Sisterhood Shots is a great way to help document your journey. Each day, use the photo prompt list to capture a … [Read more...]

My Whole30 {And SJ Challenge!}

Sisterhood Whole30 Challenge

This post is about the Whole30 program. I am not a doctor, dietitian, or nutritionist. This is simply my experience. All opinions are my own - I was not compensated by any Whole30 affiliate. As always, before you start any new diet or exercise program, consult with your doctor. To read about our … [Read more...]

13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout

13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout #shrinkingjeans #playlist

I would like to share with you a Latin Workout Playlist.  But first, let me give you a little history. Back in the day (my much younger, pre-marriage days), I was a salsa dancing queen. I loved hitting the dance floor with my bestie, who happened to be fluent in salsa and merengue.  I was not … [Read more...]

The Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Hummus, oh yummy hummus.  My family loves hummus. Most times, I just grab a tub of hummus at Costco and we dip all kinds of veggies and crackers in it.  However, my mother-in-law makes the BEST homemade hummus.  We devour it. Let me back up a minute. My husband's mother is from Mexico (yay- … [Read more...]

HikeGoo Review + Giveaway

HikeGoo Review + Giveaway

    I "Big Puffy Heart" walking and I ABSOLUTELY HATE getting blisters. But, I am one of the lucky people on the planet that has wonky feet that have a tendency for blisters! When I started training for my very first Susan G. Komen 3-Day five years ago, my first training walk was … [Read more...]

Minimize Stress, Find Balance

Set Yourself  FREE From Stress

Stress. We all experience stress from time to time - some of us may handle it with deep breathing and meditation, while others jump straight to the pint of Ben & Jerry's (I know I'm not the only one). The important things to keep in mind is knowing your limits when it comes to stress so as to … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

The May edition of Sisterhood Shots is ready, and we can't wait to see what you capture through the lens of your camera in May! Our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document your weight-loss/fitness journey, and if you have been on your healthy journey for a while, this can be a great … [Read more...]