Sisterhood Shots: April Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day Challenge

Happy April, Shrinkers! Are you as excited as we are that warmer weather is coming? Short sleeves, shorts, long walks or runs outside, gardening, sitting poolside or ocean-side....all those things make us smile and do a little happy dance. How about you? I have April's edition of Sisterhood Shots … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: March Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: Photo-A-Day Calendar. A healthy living, fitness, and weight loss themed monthly photo challenge. #shrinkingjeans

Spring is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but I am so over winter and can't wait! We are Stepping into Spring with a brand new Sisterhood Shots photo-a-day challenge, fitness calendar and a weight loss challenge! You will want to join us for all three, because we are going to … [Read more...]

Motivation Tips from A to Z

Motivation Tips from A to Z

As I write this, snow is still falling on top of the 10 inches we already received since 11 this morning. The record low temperatures have been doing a number on my motivation in the last week or so. If you're in need of some ideas to give you a boost or just some new things to try to break out of a … [Read more...]

Are Abs Made In The Kitchen?

Are abs made in the kitchen

Have you ever heard the phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen," or that getting fit and healthy is "80 percent diet and 20 percent gym?" According to a recent article in the Washington Post, studies show that a foods-as-reward dynamic is often a culprit of weight-loss efforts. According to a study … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: February Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: February Photo-A-Day

Welcome to another edition of Sisterhood Shots! For February we will be focusing on losing our love handles! Take the time to love yourself this month {psst....every month this year}! Love yourself with healthy eating, at least 30mins of exercise a day, plenty of sleep and lots of water! Every one … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Fitness Inspiration

Fitness Inspiration

Being the older sister here doesn't mean that I know it all. As a matter of fact, some days I feel like I know very little about this quest for health and fitness. But, some days I find inspiration in all kinds of places. Today's post is inspired by a former preschool mom who is on her own quest … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – My Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving

Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Keep You Moving!

Hello dear Shrinkers. I think this is my first chance to wish you all a Happy New Year! Aren't you glad the holidays are over and a new year is here? I sure am. I've been off to a good strong start so far in 2015 in terms of getting in regular exercise and cleaning up the diet. I'm doing a 21-day … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Some Motivation

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Back in the early days of Shrinking Jeans, we used to have something called The Monday Project. Almost five years ago today, our assignment was to make a motivation board. The idea was to make something that you could look at to remind you of your goals and to keep to give you motivation when you … [Read more...]

Plyometrics: harder, better, faster stronger

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What a week. How'd you do? Did you stick to healthy food choices, daily activity/exercise, a steady sleep schedule? Were you successful with the water challenge - the first of the 52 small changes? I tried. I really did. And I was successful....most days. I plan to continue trying to drink more … [Read more...]

Should you eat before a workout?

shouls pre-exercise nutrition really all that important? Will it make or break your workout? Will working out on an empty stomach aid in weight loss? #fitness #nutrition #dietd you eat before a workout

To Eat—or Not to Eat: The Pre-Exercise Question Should you eat before a workout? That's the question athletes of all ages and abilities most commonly ask when I'm presenting a sports nutrition workshop. While most people expect a simple response, such as “Eat a banana” or “Have a slice of … [Read more...]

A Year of Small Changes: self assessment

A Year of Small Changes Challenge

Have you heard about the Year of Small Changes Challenge we have starting this week at the Sisterhood? If you've signed up, you should have received your first email on Sunday tackling this week's small change - drinking more water.  How have you been doing?  As I type this, I've got my water bottle … [Read more...]

New Year, New You: Weight Loss Challenge Kick-Off

New Year, New You: Weight Loss Challenge

We are now five days in to the new year! You've had your Christmas cookies, your midnight toast, and your hangover munchies... now it's time to get serious about YOU. New year, new you! We want you to bring your best self forward during 2015, and we are here to help you do just that with a brand new … [Read more...]

Kicking off 2015: Challenges, Goals, Changes

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So, we're already FOUR DAYS in to the New Year. How's it going? How are you feeling? How are those goals and resolutions looking? I have yet to jump into anything - my own personal detox will start tomorrow....the same day I start back at work AND classes start again. I thought I may as well pile … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: January Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: February Photo-A-Day

Welcome to the 2015 A Year of Small Changes, Sisterhood Shots! With the new year comes a new beginning, a new fresh start. Here at the Sisterhood we are making it a year of small changes! Small changes, over time, add up to big accomplishments in the end. If you're like a lot people (me included) … [Read more...]