April 2013 Archives – 2/2 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I will never qualify for the Boston Marathon. That is OK. However, I am a runner and also, part of a larger running community. The Sisterhood introduced me to running a few years ago. I have met the most amazing people by participating in Team in Training through Shrinking Jeans. I have run several half […]

  Here we are- week 3 of the Couch to 5K program!  Are you still around?  Are in this for the long haul?  Lots of folks fall off this week- they get tired, life gets busy, the run segments get longer and they wonder what the heck they are doing.  Is that you or do […]

(credit: sheknows.com) Finally, finally, finally! It is warming up where I live and perfect weather for outdoor runs.  But a long-lingering winter taught me a valuable lesson and put a new tool in my health and fitness journey toolbox: The Office Workout. Office workouts became my new “thing” while Old Man Winter wouldn’t let go. […]

Why Can’t I Simply Lose a Few Pounds? Dieting Myths and Gender Differences Despite their apparent leanness, too many active people are discontent with their body fat. All too often, I hear seemingly lean athletes express extreme frustration with their inability to lose undesired bumps and bulges: Am I the only runner who has ever […]

As of today, I have successfully been a vegan since March 11. That’s about 5 weeks, people! I have been diligent and faithful with minor unintentional slip-ups. And guess what? I survived! It IS possible to go vegan without starving yourself or depleting your body of the vitamins and minerals it needs. In fact, I have […]

Yesterday was the official end of our Spring Clean You weight loss challenge, but since our customary check-in day is Wednesday, we want you to check in now! How did you do over the last 4 weeks. Did you meet your goals? Exceed them? Come up just a tad short? However you did, you should […]

Today is the final day of our first Shrinking Jeans Diet Bet game! It’s been an amazing 4 weeks for all of the 244 participants. And even more exciting is the 1,233 pounds lost (so far) and $6,100 up for grabs. If you didn’t get in on the action, never fear! We are starting a […]

3 Seeds for Supercharged Smoothies One of the best ways to get a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients packed into one meal is adding seeds to your favorite smoothie. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds fortify your body with energy, fiber, and omega 3 fats. If you’re a seed novice, add any one of these […]

Good Morning Lovely Runners! Well- you’ve done it. You survived Week 1 of Couch to 5K. I have to know- how did it go? Easier, harder, or just what you thought it would be? Did you have your breathing under control? Any weird aches and pains besides the ones you would normally expect from embarking […]

It’s that time of year. The time when the sun doesn’t have a strict curfew and can stay out a little later, the flowers start to muscle their way up from the ground, the trees decide to clothe themselves with leaves, and the world becomes a little more colorful. Spring time. Sounds great….with a few caveats. The […]

I love going to classes for exercise. I love the motivation I get from the other people in the class. I enjoy the fun we have together as we grunt and pant our way through a class. But, sometimes I just can’t get out to a class and I have to workout at home. Luckily, […]

So…. I had planned to come in here with exciting photos and stories from my first week of 30 Days of Biking, and leave you all aching to join me in this quest. But in reality, although I have been out on my bike every day, most of those days have been uber-cold, can’t wait […]

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE We are three weeks in to our Spring Clean You weight loss challenge – which means we are in the home stretch. You have one week to finish up sweeping the dust bunnies and cleaning out the fridge. So to speak. But you know, really cleaning out the fridge is probably a […]

Spring is here, and while some of us might be in denial because winter won’t let go, it’s time to start thinking about the warmer months ahead. You know what that means, right? It’s time to shed our, ahem, winter coats. And I’m not talking about your super-cute down puffer jacket. Let’s be real. It’s […]

Well that’s it. It’s over. I officially give up on this vegan challenge and lifestyle. Sayonara veganness, welcome back meat and dairy! APRIL FOOLS! I just couldn’t help myself. *Chuckle* All joking aside, week 3 has probably been the toughest week so far in this challenge. Not due to a waning enthusiasm for all things […]