The Older Sister – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Christy tipped me off to a website to check out for all of us “older” sisters. It’s called Changings Ways from Estroven and it is really great. There is tons of information on there. They have workout plans and workout schedules. There are workout videos. My favorite though was the workout tips by Deb Horn. […]

Do you remember what it was like when you were first starting your fitness journey? I started my journey at home. I watched what I ate and I walked. I did some wii games like the wii Fit and the Jillian Michaels one. There was no way that I was going to any studio or […]

The start of a new year has always found me looking for new inspirations. Looking for new ways to achieve my goals. Just looking for that certain something to get me started in the new year. I found lots of things over the last few weeks, but there is one thing that I keep going […]

So….there are four days left in 2013. It’s that time of year when we reassess what we’ve done this year and what we will change next year. Every year, I set the same goal as the year before. I will lose weight and get in shape. Every year, I get a little closer to that […]

It’s that time of year when we start to get a little nostalgic. It’s when we begin to remember the past year and all the things that came with it. It’s that time of year when we become thankful more so than other times of the year. We talked about being thankful with our preschoolers […]

The doctor sat at his desk writing. He turned around, handed me a paper and said, “Go home and Google this. You know you’ll do it anyway”. The paper said tibial posterior tendonitis and I did go home and Google it. Per The American Health Network…. Description Tendonitis can be a common problem in the […]

There is something to be said for getting older. You gain experience and hopefully learn from that. But, the older I get, the more I seem to hear people say “I wish I knew then what I know now”. I got to thinking about that and put a question out to my classmates from high […]

The older I get, the more I appreciate things. I shouldn’t even say things because they aren’t things. It’s not the kind of things you can touch with your hands. It’s the kind of things you can only touch with your heart. Does anyone else keep a gratitude journal? I started journaling (Oprah does it) […]

Every year on New Year’s Eve, I sit down and I set some goals for myself. I refuse to make what everyone else calls resolutions. I have had too many years where I have failed at those rotten things and then felt horrible about myself because of it. This year, I set a pretty lofty […]

Back when I first started the Older Sister series, I promised some challenges. It’s been over three years since we did the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Challenge and I think it’s time we older gals showed the younger girls what we are made of. I am in a weight loss and inches lost challenge […]

You may remember that when I started the Older Sister series, I promised you some interviews. Well…..have I got an interview for you. I started blogging a little over four years ago. One of the very first people I “met” was Sharon Couto. We met over a blog post about miscarriage. We have become very […]

Getting out of shape was a slow process. I didn’t put the weight on overnight. Five pounds one year and ten another. Do that for several years in a row and you’ve got yourself a big problem. One morning you wake up and you’re 40 pounds over weight. At least that is what happened to […]

Tis the season to be exhausted! It happens to me every year. I find myself going in 12 different directions and never getting to sleep at a decent hour. If I am in bed by midnight, I feel like I have really accomplished something and I get up at 5:30. I wake up tired and […]