My new found love: Kickboxing

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I have a new found love. We've only been together for a week, and only seen each other 4 times, but I'm head over heels. I have also spilled the secret to two of my friends who have become just as enamored as I am. Our hearts race, our palms (and the rest of us) get sweaty,  and sometimes we're even … [Read more...]

IT’S RACE DAY!!!!

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It's here. It's official. IT IS RACE DAY! It's time to lace up those shoes and head out for our Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K Virtual Run & Walk. Be sure and grab that leash and take your favorite four legged friend with you too. Whether you walk, run, jog or wog, it is bound to … [Read more...]

Brand New Holiday Wellness Challenge

Get Your sElf Off the Shelf Wellness Challenge

I'm not going to lie, we are going to have SO much AWESOME stuff going on between now and Christmas. You'll probably lose a few pounds just trying to keep up with all the awesome that is our Holiday Wellness Challenge. It's going to be so much fun! I'm not going to waste any more time hyping it … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Why Yoga? Why Not!

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I may have told you before about how I have reconnected with many of my classmates from the CHS Class of 73. It has been a wonderful time in my life. We are all so accepting now. We are no longer the cute girls, the jocks, the nerds or the popular ones. We are all on the same playing field and I … [Read more...]

Veterans Day and Fitness

Vets Day

    Today is Veteran's Day so I wanted to honor our military veterans because I believe they are worthy of our honor. I come from a long line of veterans from many branches of services and I am very proud of how they have served this country to make it a better place to live. In … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / The 6 Hard Truths

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At one time or another, we all have our own little excuses why we can't workout or stick to a diet or this or that. It's just human nature, I think. But, if we are ever going to stay on track. we have to be realistic about our goals and our plans. I read an article at Business Insider UK of all … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: November Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: November Photo-A-Day

Welcome to the November edition of Sisterhood Shots! This time of year is full of cooking lots of food and baking all sorts of pies, cakes and cookies, but we want you to use these photo prompts to help you eat healthier, get up and be active. If you are starting a new health, fitness or weight … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Hello fellow shrinkers! Today is Tuesday, so that must mean it's time to toot our horns. Time to be proud and tell everyone what awesome things we did this past week. If I hadn't already written about it here on Friday, I would certainly be telling you all about my amazing 3 Dune Challenge. … [Read more...]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver: My First Half Marathon!

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On Oct. 19, I ran the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Half Marathon - it was my first ever!! And wow, what an experience. I didn't realize how much fun running a half marathon would be....yes, I did just put 'fun' and 'half marathon' in the same sentence. But for real, you guys, it was FUN! I'll be … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Conquering Challenges

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I felt like a kid. I felt like a hero. I felt healthy. I felt strong. I felt unstoppable. I felt proud. Yesterday, I tackled one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went with one of my best friends since middle school and we attempted the 3 Dune Challenge at the Indiana Dunes State … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Capable

The Older Sister Series #healthy #living #mature

My husband and I are going on a little weekend getaway. I took a day off work to make it just a little longer. We are going to northern Michigan to do some hiking and see the colors. I'm excited. We don't do this often enough. I just got off the treadmill and was heading upstairs to get the … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: October Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: October Photo-A-Day

It's October 1st, which means it's time for  a brand new Sisterhood shots! With fall brings a tendency to be a little bit lazy. We would rather snuggle down in our favorite sweats and sit on the couch, than get up an get a nice workout in. Who wants to head out to the gym or go for a run when it's … [Read more...]

Are Your Fitness Tools STILL 20th Century?

Strong App

      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...]