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Walking vs. Running
[ 6 ] 03/30/2014

Walking vs. Running

Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and […]

Just Walk
[ 2 ] 03/30/2014

Just Walk

You know how you sign up to be on an email list and then your box is flooded with stuff you don’t even look at? That’s how it was with me. Every night, I would delete, delete, delete email after email without even looking at them. In one of my new goals for the new […]

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts
[ 1 ] 03/24/2014

Top 10 podcasts to keep your mind occupied during long workouts

Fellow Shrinkers, let’s see a show of hands for those of us who are always looking for ways to break through the boredom we all know exercise can sometimes be. We see many posts about the importance of switching up your workout play list. Today, I am sharing my top 10 NON-music podcasts that are […]

10K a Day Plus! 10,000 steps a day, plus daily exercises to tone and tighten! A free monthly workout calendar by @shrinkingjeans #fitness #calendar #steps
[ 6 ] 02/28/2014

10K a Day PLUS {a monthly workout calendar}

This month, we are challenging you to accumulate 10,000 steps each and every day! Yup, 10K a Day! The goal is to get up and moving. The more steps you take, the better you will feel and the lower your risk for future health problems! Why 10,000 steps? The Surgeon General recommends 10K (10K = […]

Shamrock Shuffle Run the 'Hood Virtual 5K/10K/Mile Walk and Run: Register NOW! #c25k #race #fitness #run #walk
[ 3 ] 12/31/2013

Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K/Mile Run and Walk: A Run the ‘Hood Virtual Race

Top o’ the morning to ya! We are just overflowing with awesome challenges, announcements and events the past few days, and today shall be no different! For the past few years, we have put on two virtual races. Due to the overwhelming popularity and success to our Virtual 5K/10K race series, we are hosting THREE […]

Hey, take it outside!
[ 2 ] 11/22/2013

Hey, take it outside!

I have discovered something wonderful lately. It’s called the great outdoors. It’s become my latest workout venue and I am hooked. HOOKED!  As in as soon as I wake up in the morning,  I am thinking about when and how the great outdoors and I can meet up again. Take it outside has become my […]

A Lot of Walking….
[ 4 ] 11/20/2013

A Lot of Walking….

  Most of y’all know that I am a Susan G. Komen 3-Day walker. Some of y’all know that I just finished walking my third Komen 3-Day 60 mile yes, 60 miles is a LOT of miles walk in beautiful San Diego, California. Today I wanted to talk a bit about my adventures this past weekend […]

The Top Secret Undercover Workout
[ 5 ] 10/18/2013

The Top Secret Undercover Workout

The agent enters her small, windowless office. A manilla folder awaits, placed neatly on her desk. CLASSIFIED the label reads. Instinctively, she quickly looks left, then right, to see if anyone is watching. She moves her breakfast of Greek yogurt and a banana off to the side, takes a sip out of her ever-present water […]

The importance of tracking your exercise
[ 4 ] 10/03/2013

The importance of tracking your exercise

When you are trying to lose weight, you often end up reading a lot about that topic. Time and time again, you will come across articles touting the importance of keeping a journal of  the foods you eat.  It is an eye-opening experience, as those of you who routinely track your food intake can attest. […]

Add Some Wow To Your Walk
[ 2 ] 09/20/2013

Add Some Wow To Your Walk

I walk. I really like to walk. I have been walking for years. I’ve walked 5k’s and half marathons. I’ve walked for fun. I’ve walked for exercise and I’ve walked to get from one place to the other. But, I didn’t really realize until recently that you can really add some wow to your walk […]

So...You Don't Love Running?
[ 9 ] 08/05/2013

So…You Don’t Love Running?

So, you say you don’t love running? Guess what? Neither do I! I detest running and it doesn’t like me anymore than I like it. But you know what? It is okay to not love running. There is no rule that you have to love running. In my world, it is a no running zone. […]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday
[ 9 ] 07/09/2013

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

I love Tuesdays! Especially here at Shrinking Jeans. I love that we get to do a little bragging about the awesome things that we have done in the past week. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a huge shot in the arm. It gets me pumped about the coming week and what […]

Hold the phone! {fitness apps review}
[ 3 ] 01/18/2013

Hold the phone! {fitness apps review}

Did you all see Christy’s recent post about her love of  gadgets and how they motivate her to keep moving? Let me just say, I can relate, sisters! I feel the same way about health and fitness apps.  In honor of my six month anniversary of being a proud owner of my very first smartphone, […]

Couch to 5K Virtual Program
[ 197 ] 12/23/2012

Couch to 5K Virtual Program

Have you ever thought of becoming a runner but had no idea where to start?  Or maybe you knew that you could start, but then had fear that you wouldn’t finish, or that it might hurt too much, or that there is just no way you could ever be a runner?  Do you want to get […]

Travel Off the Beaten Path
[ 0 ] 12/15/2012

Travel Off the Beaten Path

I love to travel.  One of my favorite places to visit is San Francisco.  I don’t know what it is about this city, but I just love it. Given my love of the city, I’ve been fortunate enough to be here all week on vacation with my BFF, Tracy.  Since we’ve both been here in […]