November 2011 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed an exercise around here but there’s one that I consider one of my most important in everything that I do and that’s the plank. It is so simple it hurts. Literally. You just need your body and some space and you can do them almost anywhere and […]

  I like to think of myself as a relatively fit person. I’ve completed ten races this year, including my first triathlon and three marathons.  I exercise (fairly) regularly, I eat (pretty) right, I don’t smoke, I don’t (hardly ever) drink. Do I struggle every day? Yes. But for the most part, I’m healthy. But, […]

What a ride SHRINKVIVOR has been! What started with hundreds of challengers was reduced to the TOP 7 SHRINKVIVORS last week. The polls are now closed , the results are in, and the tribe (and everyone else who was awesome enough to vote) has spoken!! Sponsors We would like to give a huge shout out […]

Holy smokes!  Can you believe we’re already at the FINAL check-in for the 2011 Shrinkvivor Challenge?!  This challenge seems like it just flew by so quickly!  We’re now only ONE DAY away from finding out who will be the Ultimate Shrinkvivor and win our fabulous prize package. Didn’t make the Top 7?  No worries, the […]

        Good afternoon! This morning you were lucky enough to read my confessions, and now we get to work off those confessions! That’s right, we’re having a Tworkout tonight! Just join us at 8 p.m. Central on Twitter and workout with us while we watch TV!   Tonight’s Tworkout: 1. Run in […]

Welcome to another edition of True Confessions, the post where you get to confess all of your unhealthy sins from the past week. Once you confess them, you are instructed to just let them go because the past is in the past and you WILL do better this week, correct? Correct. OK! I think because […]

{Ann Gregory has been around the Sisterhood for AGES! She’s one of our favorites (every Sister has one!), and also one of our most supportive members. Two weekends ago Ann did something amazing – she walked 60 miles in 3 days. Ca you even imagine? She’s stopped in today to share her very inspirational story……so […]

My friend Lori has allowed me to share her fitness journal – this is a perfect example of how creativity can help you realize your goals. She did hers digitally, but there’s no reason you can’t do something similar with paper and glue. Check all of them out here: Lori’s layouts     Even if […]

I have to be honest, I’m not very good at menu planning every week.  The two times I have done since we started this segment at Shrinking Jeans have been awesome weeks of eating at our house.  All the other weeks that I have not done it have still been yummy weeks of eating but […]

Hello, challengers! Today, we’re going to introduce you to our Top 7! They have outlost, outfitted, and outlasted the competition. They have thrown themselves into this challenge full-force, and I tell you, we couldn’t be more proud of each and every woman in our Top 7. Check out their vlogs below, and I can guarantee […]

I was doing the weekly grocery shopping I hate grocery shopping and came upon these new cookies. They are called WhoNu? nutrition rich cookies. I was pretty skeptical. How could cookies be nutrition rich and still be good? I decided the only way to find out was to buy some and give them a try. […]

The American Council on Exercise just released a report on the fitness trends for 2012 and I have to say I am not surprised by them at.all. In fact, this being a fitness site (and above all community) and many of us being immersed in fitness chats on Twitter and Facebook constantly, I think we were pretty […]

In honor of living in the moment and going with the flow, I shot today’s Shrinkvivor vlog with my six month old daughter. She’s much cuter than I am. Enjoy.   P.S. If this video is showing up sideways for you, switch from viewing in 360p to 240p. Or turn your computer sideways. (I tried […]

I’ve been up since 7 am. Dogs out. Make coffee. Kids breakfast. My breakfast.  Make husband’s lunch. Playtime for kiddos while I organize/clean garage. Nap for the babe. Five loads of laundry (three year old had an accident last night), washed, dried, folded, put away. Beds made. Load the kids in the car. Haircut for […]

Oh. My. Goodness. Can you believe it? We are almost to the end of the Shrinkvivor Challenge! As of today, the tribes have merged and we now have just one tribe left. Ladies and Gents, we now have Tribe LeanJean. And the results of today’s weigh in will lead us to the Top 7 Shrinkvivors. […]