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Once in a while, I’ll run across an article that really strikes a chord. A few weeks back, that very thing happened. I was actually sitting and reading a magazine (which these days is pretty rare) and this piece leapt out at me. So much so, I immediately shared the article with friends and we … [Read more…]

I’ll make this quick cause I do realize it’s July 4, and our American readers are hopefully out enjoying a parade, or a barbecue and hopefully some fancy-schmancy fireworks. (By the way, happy late Canada Day to our Canadian readers!!). Even though we’re between challenges, I just wanted to stop … [Read more…]

About thirteen months ago, I had a baby. And since it has been so long since she arrived, I can no longer cry ‘its BABY WEIGHT!’ (it kind of is…) Basically, I’ve kind of had my head in the sand regarding my weight creeping upward, or hovering, but not going down, at all. After seeing a few … [Read more…]

Happy Friday, peeps! I wanted to drop in today and do a little promotion of Shrinking Kitchen, the sister site to Shrinking Jeans. If you haven’t checked it out, you most definitely should. And I’m not just saying that cause I’m the editor. It’s truly awesome. Here’s what we’ve got … [Read more…]

Summer vacation is upon us, and for many of you, that means travel. Whether you’re flying, road tripping, going to the beach or mountains, maintaining a healthy routine can be tough when you’re away from home. But it’s not impossible. If you plan a bit, you can find ways to incorporate healthy … [Read more…]

A few nights ago, I was on Facebook and a post from a friend of mine popped up. She had just signed up for a half marathon. My breath caught in my throat. Two years ago, I was on the cusp of running and completing my first (and only) half. I was in the best shape of my life. Let me go … [Read more…]

Breakfast has never been a priority for me. Like, ever. Honestly, I can remember as far back as middle school, trying to skip breakfast. And it wasn’t because I was dieting or anything. I was just too busy or not hungry or whatever. Like I said, it just wasn’t a priority. As an adult, I … [Read more…]

Hello, Internets! It’s my first ever ‘Toot Your Horn Tuesday’! I have to say, this is a great exercise for me. Because I’m going to have to really dig deep to find something to toot. It’s not that I’m really down on myself…it’s that I’m so exhausted lately that I can’t remember what the heck … [Read more…]

I’ve been busy as a bee over at Shrinking Kitchen. Menu planning. In fact, I’m getting pretty great at menu planning. The rest of my life? Well, lets just say I need to apply my menu planning skills to other areas of my life. I don’t know what it is…mommy brain, being flat out too busy, getting … [Read more…]

A few weeks back, I started watching a pair of 20 month old twins in addition to my 11 month old daughter and four year old son. It has been lots of fun but SHEW! I am completely wiped by the time 5 pm rolls around. Okay, honestly? I’m wiped pretty much an hour after I roll out of bed in the … [Read more…]

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re getting ready for a workout. You’re all dressed, shoes are laced, shades are on. But you’re not ready. Not even close. You still need music. A heart rate monitor. A gps. Your phone. Okay. Maybe it’s just me. But I’m a complete gadget-a-holic. I once … [Read more…]

This is not me. In case you were wondering. *Winner has been chosen! Check the comments to see if it’s you! Okay, this is probably TMI, but I have to admit that when I run, I wear three sports bras. You read that right, three. Ugh. It is ridiculous – not to mention, it’s a lot of … [Read more…]

So yeah, it’s Daylight Savings tonight. Spring forward, peeps. I can’t tell you how many times we were late to Sunday School when I was a kid because of Daylight Savings. Of course, we wouldn’t realize we were late until we pulled the burgundy minivan into the full parking lot and entered the … [Read more…]

Wait. WAIT. This challenge is over? It’s February 29 already?! Read it and weep, peeps. This challenge is in the books. Over. Done with. Finito. By now, you know the drill. Weigh, blog, check in.  Let us know – how did this challenge go for you? Did you reach all or most of your goals? Did you … [Read more…]

Today, I feel like I need to talk about water. Partly for you all, and partly as a reminder for me. I have to admit, I am pretty much the worst at remembering to drink water. And when I do, I don’t like it. My normal scenario is basically realizing that I haven’t had any water all day at … [Read more…]