13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout

13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout #shrinkingjeans #playlist

I would like to share with you a Latin Workout Playlist.  But first, let me give you a little history. Back in the day (my much younger, pre-marriage days), I was a salsa dancing queen. I loved hitting the dance floor with my bestie, who happened to be fluent in salsa and merengue.  I was not … [Read more...]

YOU Are My Inspiration

My Mosaic Submission #M3489403

As the co-founder of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, my goal when this site started back in 2008 was to inspire and motivate women to take control of their weight so they could live healthier lives. I had previously lost a significant amount of weight, and remembered how long and lonely the … [Read more...]

Thinking Out Loud: Making Changes

Thinking Out Loud: Making Changes #shrinkingjeans

Before I get into this post, I need to emphasize that I am not a dietitian, nutritionist, personal trainer, or anything like that.  I'm just a normal girl trying to figure everything out just like the rest of you.  Before you start any kind of diet or fitness program, consult with an expert. That … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: May Photo-A-Day

The May edition of Sisterhood Shots is ready, and we can't wait to see what you capture through the lens of your camera in May! Our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document your weight-loss/fitness journey, and if you have been on your healthy journey for a while, this can be a great … [Read more...]

Traveling Athletes and Gas Station Nutrition

Traveling Athletes and Gas Station #shrinkingjeans

Are you among the many athletes, referees, coaches, athletic trainers, and support crews—including parents, partners and siblings—who spend too much time on the road, traveling from one sporting event to the next? If so, your food budget is likely tight, your encounters with unhealthy foods are … [Read more...]

What makes a good coach?

What makes a good coach? #shrinkingjeans

Have you ever worked with a coach?  Have you participated in an online support group for your weight loss or athletic goals?  My guess is, if you are here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, you probably have in some way, shape or form.  While I've never hired a "professional" coach, I've … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In!

Wednesday Check-In!

  Happy check-in day, Shrinkers! It's time to see how we did this past week, so strip down to your birthday suit (you know you weigh-in naked!) and step on that scale. If you had a loss this week that's great; if not, don't get upset. Remember, we count all the accomplishments we had … [Read more...]

Women Inspiring Women: Team SCA

Team SCA: Volvo Ocean Race

Thirteen women. One boat. Nine months. Team SCA has embarked on the trip of a lifetime -a life-changing ocean adventure spanning five continents and 38,739 nautical miles. These women have come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and have taken on one of the most challenging … [Read more...]

Giving Up vs. Listening To Your Body

Modifying Is Not Giving Up

I don't condone giving up. Ever. Even if it's the one thing I want the most in the world at a particular moment - it really makes completing whatever you're trying to accomplish so much sweeter. I do, however, believe in listening to your body. And, sometimes, your body is trying to tell you that … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In!

Wednesday Check-In!

It's check-in day at the Sisterhood -the day we take a closer look at how we did this past week! If you haven't already, step on the scale and see if you had a loss this week. Get your tape measure out and take some new measurements. And if you want, take another photo of yourself, to see if you … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Starting Your Fitness Journey

8 Tips For Starting Your

Are you just getting started on your fitness journey? Congratulations! We know it can be daunting, and here at the Sisterhood we're committed to encouraging your every step. Even the first one. If you're just starting out, or need a fitness refresher, here are some tips on beginning the journey to a … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check-In!

Good Morning, Shrinkers! It's Wednesday and that means it's check-in day at the Sisterhood! Remember the 3 goals you made for yourself last week? Let's evaluate how you did. Did you lose a lb or 2, if not check your measurements. Lost an inch? Are your clothes fitting a little better? Did you get … [Read more...]

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...]