Are Your Fitness Tools STILL 20th Century?

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      Or are you using the latest toys and gadgets? Or are you STILL stuck in the 20th century as far as your fitness tools are concerned? There are so many fitness gadgets and tools available for us today that sometimes we forget how good we have it. I have been thinking … [Read more...]

Back to Basics Weight Loss Challenge: Check In Week 2

Back to Basics Weight-loss Challenge

Good morning Shrinkers! How did your week go?  Are you shrinking away?  Maybe not yet since it is only week 2 but soon enough, you could be.  I love the concept of this challenge- just doing what works and keeping it simple.  Notice I didn't say *easy* because as we all know, if it was easy, … [Read more...]

Outdoor vs. Indoor Running

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And so it begins. The air is getting cooler, the rain is turning to sleet, which turns to snow (at least here in Colorado ALREADY!) and the motivation to go on a run completely fades away. The imminent use of the treadmill is in my near future, and I'm dreading it. I'm the type of person who … [Read more...]

The Importance of Rest Days

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If you're like me, you're not very good at doing nothing. I always feel the need to do some sort of exercise daily and often forget the importance of a rest day. This last week in particular, that caught up with me. After a 9 mile hike last Sunday, I proceeded to run 20+ miles before Friday without … [Read more...]

Sunset – Fitness Friday

Sunset - Fitness Friday

    Hello Fitness Friday enthusiasts!! My favorite time of the day is sunset! This is one of my favorite pictures of sunset I have ever taken and it was taken last November while I was walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in San Diego. I was finishing up my first 20 miles (of 60) in San … [Read more...]

Journey to a Weight Loss Victory

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This is Donya. She is a wife and mother. She is a friend to many of us here at the Sisterhood. She is a former writer for us. She is my new weight loss coach. She is also a true weight loss inspiration. This post is all about Donya and her journey to a weight loss victory! This is Donya … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: September Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: September Photo-A-Day

Welcome to another edition of Sisterhood Shots! I am not entirely sure how it came to be  September. I'm not ready for summer to be over, I'm not ready for my kids to go back to school, I'm not ready for fall! I can tell you what I am ready for......I'm ready to get Back to Basis, Back to … [Read more...]

Is a 7-minute HIIT workout too good to be true?

The 7-minute HIIT Workout: Fact or Fiction? | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

When I first read about The Scientific 7-Minute Workout, I scoffed. Out loud. I practically guffawed at the thought of getting in shape/getting healthy with only 7 minutes of exercise per day. Even writing this, I'm using self-control to NOT roll my eyes. .....didn't work - I rolled them. What … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Regrouping

I'm sitting here eating black licorice and drinking a Bacardi and coke and trying to figure out what to write about. I am back at work. Today was our first full day with kids and I am exhausted. All I want to do is go to bed, but 15 minutes ago, I realized I had a post due. What I came up … [Read more...]

Desk exercises – stay fit at work

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Raise your hand if you have a desk job. *I'm raising mine* Hour after hour of sitting, reading, and typing, or job searching away can be tedious and literally wreak havoc on your body. We are not meant to be sedentary - we are meant to be in motion. If you're lucky enough to have a fitness … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

The 1st of the month means new fitness challenges and a brand new edition of Sisterhood Shots! If you're just starting  or if you have been on weightloss/fitness journey for a while, our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document it! All you need to do, is look at the word prompt for … [Read more...]

Fitness tracker review – Garmin Forerunner15

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It's been all the rage lately. Even here at The Sisterhood. FITNESS TRACKERS.  As promised, I have for you today a review on the one that I purchased and have been using. And I must say, I love it! Back in May, I wrote a post on Fitness Tracker Fury based on a shout out to you all. I was in … [Read more...]

So close, yet so far: summer running setbacks

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So, a few weeks ago I recounted my hip flexor fail and how my running and half-marathon training plans were temporarily on hold until July. Push that back for at least another month. Friends, this setback has cut into my running and it is unbelievably frustrating. Setbacks at any juncture are … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday

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    Can you believe it is FRIDAY already? It's nearly the middle of July so I wonder how you are doing with your fitness goals for this year. Fitness is a big part of our life around here at the 'hood, so sit down and think about how you are doing with your fitness goals. If they are … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: July Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots July Photo-A-Day

Welcome to July's edition of Sisterhood Shots! The 1st of the month is when a lot of people start a brand new weight loss and/or fitness journey. We encourage you to make Sisterhood Shots part of it. Take a photo each day using the prompts, as they relate to you! Make sure you share your photos … [Read more...]