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...]

Hip flexor fail: a tale of fitness misfortune

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It's that time of year - summer officially starts TODAY! It's a season of new tennis shoes, a plethora of themed races, racerback tan lines, eating better and getting fit. I have signed up for two half marathons and was extremely excited to start training. The day I was to begin running, my inner … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / A New Challenge

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This older sister is getting older all the time and in six months, I'll be a big number older. 60! How in the world did that happen? I can honestly say that I don't feel 60 or at least what I thought 60 would feel like. I am still moving just fine. I don't have any health problems unless … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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I am still flying high with my steps on my Fitbit! I just got my email for my steps last week and they were so good. 113,275 steps and 49.62 miles. I'll take that. I am having some healthy competition with some of my classmates from high school who also wear Fitbits. They give me a run for my … [Read more...]

AchieveMint

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You know me. I love to walk. I'm excited that yesterday was my last day of school for this school year. I am now free as a bird to walk any time of day I want. The plan is to do it first thing in the morning when I get up and I would like a lot of it to be at the beach. I always use the … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: June Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots June Photo A Day

I'm so happy that the sun is out and the weather is warmer. It time to get outside and get moving! This is where Sisterhood Shots comes in handy! As you go through your weight loss/fitness journey this month, look at this photo prompt list and use them to take a photo that relates to you. If you … [Read more...]

Fitness Tracker Fury (and which one I chose)

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Fitness trackers are IN! You see them everywhere - or don't depending on what an individual is wearing. They're tracking steps, stairs, distance, calories, sleep patterns, and goals. If you're serious about your fitness, getting in shape, hitting your goals, or in need of motivation, you probably … [Read more...]