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Weights - Fitness Friday
[ 10 ] 04/04/2014

Weights – Fitness Friday

  You’ve all seen them at the gym, right? The well toned girls lifting weights over in the corner with the guys….It’s Fitness Friday and we are going to talk about some of the reasons why the girls over there lifting weights are so cool! By the way, I’ve always been one of the girls […]

Fitness Friday / EveryMove
[ 12 ] 01/17/2014

Fitness Friday / EveryMove

I love all the possibility the new year holds. If you are like me, you have rededicated yourself to fitness. There are so many things out there to help us along and motivate us. I found one a year or so ago that I really love. It’s called EveryMove and it’s awesome! EveryMove is a […]

Fitness Friday / Giveaway
[ 25 ] 10/25/2013

Fitness Friday / Giveaway

Here in northwest Indiana, we saw our first snowflakes yesterday and it was wonderful. I love living in a place that has four seasons. I truly don’t know how people can live where there aren’t. But, along with the snowflakes comes, cold temperatures, big snows and ice. None of those things are very conducive to […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 9 ] 07/09/2013

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

I love Tuesdays! Especially here at Shrinking Jeans. I love that we get to do a little bragging about the awesome things that we have done in the past week. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a huge shot in the arm. It gets me pumped about the coming week and what […]

defining fit
[ 9 ] 06/29/2012

defining fit

I mentioned in my introductory post that I made the goal of fit by forty my mantra for the last four years or so. Earlier this month I turned the big 4-0 and I do considered myself fit, so goal achieved! Where’s my medal?? But along the way my definition of “fit” has undergone a […]

Crossing my Fingers
[ 1 ] 05/27/2012

Crossing my Fingers

Do you remember this picture of Alison Sweeney and myself? It was taken last May at the Self Magazine Workout in the Park event in Chicago. Workout in the Park was my first real press event as a writer for Shrinking Jeans. To say that it was an awesome day would be an understatement. I […]

Who's Going To Join Me?
[ 13 ] 03/02/2012

Who’s Going To Join Me?

Have you ever heard the quote, “This time next year, you’ll wish you started today.”? I ran across it earlier this winter and it kind of spoke to me. It got me thinking about all the times that I put off starting something till tomorrow. I am the worst during summer vacation from school. I […]

Fitness Trends for this Year
[ 1 ] 11/11/2011

Fitness Trends for this Year

The American Council on Exercise just released a report on the fitness trends for 2012 and I have to say I am not surprised by them at.all. In fact, this being a fitness site (and above all community) and many of us being immersed in fitness chats on Twitter and Facebook constantly, I think we were pretty […]

Would You Like A Little Cheese With That Whine?
[ 16 ] 08/26/2011

Would You Like A Little Cheese With That Whine?

Is it just me or is there an awful lot of whining going on over at Twitter? Day after day after day. It got so bad one day, I actually thought about deleting my Twitter account. Of course, I thought about the Tworkout and decided against that idea. I laid low for a couple of […]

Focus on Fitness: Holiday Traditions Not Based on *gasp* FOOD
[ 3 ] 11/26/2010

Focus on Fitness: Holiday Traditions Not Based on *gasp* FOOD

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! Raise your hand if you did a turkey trot yesterday! I did! I woke up at 5 a.m. to run with 16-thousand of my favorite friends in the world. Yes, in my town, more than 16-THOUSAND people got up to run the turkey trot. And I must […]

Fitness Friday – Exercise Your Options
[ 9 ] 11/12/2010

Fitness Friday – Exercise Your Options

Now that the weather is cooling off, I’m finding that I do NOT want to go outside for runs. Or bikes. Or to get in the car to go to the gym. I don’t wanna, and you can’t make me. So what do you do? What do you do when it’s too cold or too […]

Fitness Friday: ChiRunning
[ 12 ] 10/01/2010

Fitness Friday: ChiRunning

A couple of weekends ago, I had a breakthrough run. I really, really needed this breakthrough because I had a long string of disappointing workouts leading up to it and I was beginning to doubt and question myself and I was ready to quit. My breakthrough was a sub-30 minute 5k run during a triathlon!!! […]

Focus on Fitness::Circle it in RED!
[ 19 ] 09/03/2010

Focus on Fitness::Circle it in RED!

Psssst…can I tell you a secret? I’m not a big fan of working out. (ducks the rotten tomatoes) I’ve never really been a big fan of working out. I know that I have to. And I know that it’s good for me. But I don’t usually get that sense that endorphins are rushing through my body […]

Focus on Fitness::How my iPhone helps
[ 8 ] 08/20/2010

Focus on Fitness::How my iPhone helps

I was kind of resistant to getting my iPhone. I was already having trouble controlling my online time on my computer and I was afraid that having the iPhone would just become a huge Blackhole of Time. I promised myself that I would only get apps that truly helped me be more productive. I didn’t […]

Fitness Friday: Personal Trainers – Not Just for Actresses & Celebutantes!
[ 6 ] 07/23/2010

Fitness Friday: Personal Trainers – Not Just for Actresses & Celebutantes!

A couple of months ago, I landed in a fitness rut. I was running, running, running. And the weight? Not budging. Muffin top? It was still there. I knew I was working hard, but nothing was happening. I felt like I was in a hamster wheel. One night at the gym, I was going whole […]