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...]

Motivational Tips for Whole30 and more!

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***I was sitting in front of my blank computer screen trying to come up with ideas on what to write about for this post and had NADA, NOTHING! Nothing was coming into my brain. I had originally thought I might do a Vlog but decided I didn't feel like listening to my graveling, congested voice and I … [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...]

Dear Me, 2015

Dear Me, 2015

  For several years we did monthly (or weekly) projects and for a couple of years we had "Dear Me" letters assigned to us to write by the lovely Christie O! I'm revisiting the idea so that we can sit down this week and write a Dear Me letter. Here are the guidelines. Have fun with it, but … [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...]

5 Ways to Make Your Resolutions Attainable

5 Ways to Make Your Resolutions Attainable

The Psychology of Resolutions Lots of you are probably reluctant to, once more, make a New Year’s Resolution to improve your fitness. You’ve done it before only to see the motivation lessen and the old habits right back in place by mid-January. Why set yourself up to fail? But consider this - … [Read more...]

Time To Think

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    Christmas was just hours ago (or maybe you haven't had your celebration of choice, yet) but it's the end of the year and a lot of us like to use this time to think about the progress made over the year and the progress we want to make in the upcoming year. I know that this final … [Read more...]

Five Lessons I Learned By Not Training for a Race

Five lessons learned by not training for

This is a post about lessons learned when you are not looking to learn a darn thing. It can apply to runners, walkers, anyone really who has ever felt "I'm not ready for this" or "How did I get myself into this mess?" About a month ago, I ran the Across the Bay 10k. If you're not in the … [Read more...]

Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines

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Goals are dreams with deadlines.  I'm not sure where I first heard that expression, but I love it.  If you don't set that end date, what are you working towards? If you follow my personal blog, you know that in just a few days, I'm going to step up to the starting line of my second full marathon. … [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...]

Wednesday Weigh In – Write It Edition

Wednesday Weigh In - Write It

Here it is Wednesday again, and it's time for our weekly weigh in, so hop on the scales and let us know how you are doing this week! I really want to know, so don't hesitate to let me know in the comments. This week I'm going to challenge everyone to go old school and write down some goals on … [Read more...]

Thinking It Through

Thinking It Through

    This week has been a huge week of reflection for me and I've spent a lot of time thinking through the goals I have for the rest of this year.  This past Sunday was my birthday and I don't know about you but I always start thinking things through more around my birthday.  A good … [Read more...]

When the Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

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It's the start of a brand spanking new month, folks. Do you ever set a monthly goal for yourself? I do, but typically end up forgetting about it by the time the first weekend rolls around. But July was a different story.  On July 1, I set a goal: one full month of hitting at least 10,000 steps … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In – Keepin’ It Real

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Good morning ladies! It's Wednesday and this is the "Keepin' It Real" edition for our weekly check in! I'm calling this the "Keepin' It Real" Check In post because my reality hasn't been pretty for the past couple of months and it's time to come clean! I want y'all to know that I'm NOT perfect! I … [Read more...]