Holiday Hoedown Check-in: Week 4 | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Yee-haw!  I cannot believe that we are shooting into week four of this challenge. 

The holiday season is hard upon us and if you are like me, you are striving to see the forest through the trees and NOT get trapped in the commercialization of Christmas and all the things we *think* we have to do.  I am trying to stay focused and on-board with this challenge but let’s face it, IT. IS. HARD.  The point though, even if it is hard to find time to exercise, even if it is hard to put down that holiday cookie/alcoholic beverage/chip laden with dip- you have to try.   I am trying.  I need to try harder.

What about you?  How did the past week go for you?  How many exercise minutes did you rack up?  What was the one new thing you tried?  I’m too embarrassed at my low number of minutes exercised to share it a mere 189 minutesbut I did try two new things- I took my husband’s road bike out for a spin- I haven’t ridden a real bike since I was a kid.  Let me tell you that a real bike is way harder than the stationary bike at the gym- yo!  My poor buns are yelling at me to buy a gel bike seat, for realz ya’ll.  The second new thing I tried was the Body Kombat fitness class at the gym- it’s a combination of kickboxing, tai chi, karate and other stuff- ouch.  My body was SO sore the next day, which is a good thing, I guess.

Of course, you know that we want you to go weigh yourself.  I know, I know, weighing myself isn’t exactly my favorite thing to do especially during the holidays it ranks right up there with stabbing my eyes with a forkbut it must be done.  Go ahead……go do it……right now……and come back and share the news with all of us.  Blog about if you dare and/or drop a comment down below or use our friend Mr. Linky.

Fitness and Non-Fitness Challenges for the Week

For the fitness challenge, we are continuing with exercise minutes.  I challenge each of you to take a look at what your weekly exercise minutes have been thus so far and then I want you to try and blow it out of the water this week.  Yes, I understand that a lot of us have kids and holiday parties and Xmas shopping/wrapping/card writing etc to do (I am one of those people), BUT I want you to make a commitment to yourself to find some time somewhere in your day to exercise.  You will thank me later and your body will thank you now.

For the non-fitness challenge,  I want you to give yourself a pat on the back, a high-five, a job well-done about something, anything, every. single. day.  I picked this challenge specifically for myself because the past week has been particularly hard/stressful/overwhelming for me and I have been down on myself as a mother/wife/runner/blah blah blah.  I am good enough, smart enough and gosh darnit, people like me (name the TV source of that phrase) and now, I need to remind myself of why.  Every single day, share with us something positive about you- something you like or admire about yourself.  It could be ANYTHING- a physical trait, a behavior, something that you do for others……ANYTHING.


We like to give stuff away here at The Sisterhood so just in time for Christmas, we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card by following the instructions below.

Here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Check-in on the weigh-in form and leave a link to your blog post in our Linky widget. You must do both for one entry.
  2. You can also check-in on the weigh-in form AND leave a comment telling us about your biggest non-scale victory this week.
  3. The members of the team who wins the Fitness challenge this week will also get extra entries.

Other notes of interest (because this post isn’t long enough already- HA!):

OK, that’s it.  Really.  Not really.  Really.  Not really.  Go weigh yourself already : ).

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