Making a Difference

Making a Difference #shrinkingjeans

Do you ever have days where you just wish that you could make a difference in someone's life? Do you ever feel like all your effort is for nothing? Do you ever feel like just sitting down and letting someone else take charge? Some days are just hard, y'all! Some days, I just don't want to be a grown … [Read more...]

Spring Motivation

Diet and Exercise - Get Back on Track!

Everyone needs an extra boost of motivation occasionally, right? I have some to offer you today (and in turn I hope it will motivate me more). Over the past month I've basically been coasting along the road to health and fitness. The past two months have been crazy-busy and I've been slacking on … [Read more...]

Spring’s Sweet, Sweet Arrival

Happy Spring!

Say it with me people, we've all been waiting so so long: HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Spring!! Today is the first day of spring!!! 'Bout damn time you showed up! Yes, there is snow in the forecast for this morning where I live, but I won't let it dampen my joy in welcoming the season of renewal and … [Read more...]

Walking for a Cause

Walking for a Cause #shrinkingjeans

In just over six months, I will be traveling from my north Texas home to Seattle, WA and walking for a cause very dear to my heart. I will be walking my fifth Susan G. Komen 3-Day and seeing the wonderful state of Washington for the first time. This year, I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and … [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...]

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...]

Fitmas Playlist to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf!

What can put you in a better mood and push you through any workout? MUSIC! Specifically, festive holiday songs! We've got this amazing Fitmas Playlist! These songs will help put you in the Christmas spirit, motivate you to Get YoursElf Off the Shelf, and stay healthy during this stressful … [Read more...]

Get YoursElf Off the Shelf: 25 Miles to Christmas

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Are you all loving our new fitness challenges here at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans?  I'm so inspired by everyone who has signed up to participate.  Last week, Melissa told you about our latest wellness challenge - Get YoursElf Off the Shelf.  If you missed that post, click on that little … [Read more...]

Kicking Cancer’s Butt

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    As most of you know I am a Susan G. Komen 3-Day walker and this past weekend I walked my fourth 60 mile, Susan G. Komen 3-Day  to kick cancer's butt, in sunny, beautiful San Diego, CA! I had so much fun walking with my friends and 2400 of the most amazing men and women in the … [Read more...]

IT’S RACE DAY!!!!

turkey trot virtual race

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...]

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...]

Chafing and Other Woes

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    Chafing is something I never really gave much thought to as an athlete. Chafing is something I have never really gave much thought to as a non-athlete either. UNTIL this weekend, when I discovered that if the chafing is ignored long enough, it will cause you plenty of … [Read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

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As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [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...]

Best Workout Playlist of 2014

You can run to it, walk to it, lift, or do bootcamp. Heck, if you clean your house while you're listening to this workout playlist, your house will be twice as clean in half the time. #workout #running #playlist

It's funny what a good playlist can do for a workout you really don't feel like doing. It's summer, and it's hotter than hell in Texas, which means my motivation is running on EMPTY. It's been awhile since we've put together an awesome workout playlist around here, and I was really feeling the need … [Read more...]