October 2012 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Hey, everyone!! How has your week been? What’s new in your world? Let us know in the comments below what you’re up to! I tried something new this week! I’ve been paying a lot of lip service to the “try something new” campaign lately, but my follow through has been severely lacking. Not so this […]

  Hi gang! It’s my first time since I had the honor of becoming a contributing writer here at the ‘Hood that it’s my turn for the weekly Toot Your Horn Tuesday post! For those of you who are new to the site, today is the day where we brag, brag, brag about ourselves. No […]

Welcome to Becoming Me, a monthly blog series where I set out to answer questions developed by Christie Inge, HHC in an effort to dig a little deeper and get to the heart of some of my esteem, body, and food issues. Last month, I tackled the issue of the role exercise plays in my life. […]

It took me awhile, but I’ve learned that if I don’t like it, I won’t do it. I know that I need to exercise, but I had to figure out what makes me want to exercise. You have to like what you are doing. And finally, I do!! I was kind of lost for a […]

Ok, so we’ve all heard of Zumba® by now, right?  Well, did you know there are several different flavors of Zumba® these days?  I had no idea until recently!  I only knew about the traditional Zumba® Fitness classes offered at various gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, etc. and the DVDs for home.  Imagine my surprise […]

My life has been a stressful whirlwind the past couple of months. Not all of it has been bad stress, heck, a lot of the stress has been in anticipation of good things on the horizon, but stress is stress, and it takes a toll on my mind, body, and soul. How do I combat […]

Which way do you go? Do you turn around and go home? Skip the workout? Half-ass it? Twice this week I had opportunity to *just* skip the workout. Scenario 1: I wanted to try out the Zumba class at this particular time. I’ve done Zumba before (love it!) but this was my first time to […]

Hey, friends! How are you? How was your week? Tell us below! I’m going to change things up a bit today. We are looking for input on The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, specifically, we want YOUR input. Take a minute and tell us your thoughts, m’kay? Pretty please? What do you like/dislike about The […]

It’s Tuesday and I’m ready to TOOOOOT! It’s Toot Your Horn Tuesday, y’all! This week, I’m not here to talk about how much running I’ve been doing nonexistent or that my eating habits have been pristine notevenclose. No, I want to toot about something else. Something that I feel really good about, that is helping […]

A few weeks ago, I started a new exercise plan. I was motivated. I was focused. I was 100% dedicated to seeing it through. And then my world kind of imploded. My husband’s accident and becoming a full-time student once more came in the same week. I could have handled maintaining my exercise plan and full-time school. But the added responsibility […]

Is a Zombie Dash or a Wicked Race on your calendar this year? Are you looking for a spooktacular running playlist? Well look no further! The ladies of Shrinking Jeans have compiled all of their favorite bloodcurdling songs into one place – we certainly don’t want to be responsible for your capture by Zombies! There […]

By now, you’ve probably heard that we are putting on a fun Halloween race in a few weeks! The thing is, registration ends today. Yes, TODAY! We need to get our orders placed for our super-awesome t-shirts and medals, yo. Yup, race swag! Delivered right to your mailbox before the official race day! Our zombies […]

The new calendar for writing assignments came out last week. I saw that my first post was on October 6 and it said Saturday Review. I immediately knew what I would do. I had received a new FitBit to replace my old one that had broken. Somehow, somewhere, it was just gone one day. I […]

Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase first penned by the Roman poet Horace in ancient times.  It was made famous again in these modern times in the 1989 film Dead Poet’s Society (Holy crap!  That movie is 23 years old already?!!).  Anyway, back to my point, the phrase is interpreted as “seize the day.”  It’s […]

Where I live, it’s getting cooler.  I  love the crisp air that the fall brings (sooo much easier for running  than in that blasted humidity). That’s the good news. The bad news is fewer daylight hours and the ever-present urge which returns each year around this time: hibernation mode. For me, those hibernation tendencies may […]