May 2013 Archives – 2/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I think of myself as an average person. A person who is just doing her best to get back in shape after years of neglect for my body. For the first time in a long time, I am serious about making this fitness and exercise journey mean something. I am serious about making it right. […]

Meet our next featured runner- Ginny. She lives in Texas, just like me (and millions of others- ha!). Make sure to give Ginny a shout-out in the comments below- do you have something in common with her, does something she writes resonate with you, or something entirely different? Have you liked The Run at the Sisterhood […]

Hello Shrinkers! It’s hump day, which means it is time to get on the scale and weigh in with your bad self. Having a dedicated day of the week to face the music and access your efforts can be a valuable tool. Whether you have been derailed a bit (ahem! raising my hand) or moving […]

Despite what mainstream marketing would have you believe, fat does not make you fat. Quite the opposite actually; our bodies actually need fat to function properly. Fat helps the absorption of vitamins, keeps you satiated, and even helps you shed pounds.  That’s right; you need to eat fat to lose fat! As with any food, […]

  When I run, I’m super finicky. All equipment must be secured properly….there can’t be any loose iPod wires. No loose running pants that I have to constantly yank back up. And there must absolutely, positively be no untied shoelaces! Which usually means I have to spend a great deal of time before my run […]

First off- HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of you mothers out there.  What are you doing today to celebrate YOU?  Some keep it low key and others do not but either way, I want to wish you a heartfelt day that is filled with love, laughter, peacefulness and kindness. MWAH! Now, for all you new […]

It is known as royalty among its counterparts, often referred to ask the ‘queen’ or ‘king’ of greens. You can put it in a smoothie, juice it, make chips of it, use it as a wrap, put it in a salad, or just eat it as is. I am, of course, talking about KALE. Kale, […]

I’m curious to know how many of you out in the ‘hood lift weights? Have you tried, half-heartedly, and given up? Did/do you feel lost and intimidated when you look at a stack of dumbbells? Are you worried about getting hurt? Or are you in the weights setion of your gym with the big boys […]

Do you like our new *Featured Runner Series*?  I do because I love reading what other runners have to say- the good, the bad and the funny!  I can always find something to relate to another runner- can’t you?  We runners are a special community! Have you liked The Run at the Sisterhood Facebook page yet? […]

Good morning, Shrinkers! I know it flew by, but here we are in WEEK 4- the FINAL weigh in for our Spring Fling Weight Loss Challenge! Go get on that scale and do your thing sweet things! How did you do? What progress did you make in the last four weeks? We would love to […]

I am resurrecting Toot Your Horn Tuesday and I couldn’t be happier. I achieved a major goal last Saturday and I want to share it with you all. Toot, toot!!! In January, I decided that it was time to get serious about my weight loss and fitness journey. I had let myself fall off the […]

We used to have a regular feature here at the ‘Hood called Motivation Monday, with an aim to offer ways of picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and getting back on the horse again. After reading Melissa S.’s inspiring post on this topic, I thought I would share my list of things I turn to […]

The Run at the Sisterhood Facebook page is growing by leaps and bounds! In hopes of inspiring and motivating new and seasoned runners, as well as the ones still sitting on the couch, we have started a new series of posts where we feature runners from around our ‘hood. Our first featured runner is Amanda… […]

Good morning runner lady friends! This will be a quick check-in. How did your week go and are you ready to tackle this week’s runs? Just a heads up that day three of this week includes a 2 1/4 mile straight run (no walking)- eek! I know full faith that you can do it. The […]

For some, it’s turned on full-speed like a kid who has eaten too much sugar and put in a bouncy castle. For others, it’s like a misplaced set of keys – you know you have them, you’re just not sure where. And then for some, it has gone completely AWOL, and merely the faintest memory of it […]