Fitness – 4/25 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Like it or not, every one of us is getting older, day by day. As a fitness exerciser or an athlete, you might wonder how aging impacts performance—and what you can do to retain youthful fitness. The following information is gathered from a workshop ( presented by Dr. William Evans, an exercise physiologist and expert on aging, […]

  It’s Thursday and time for three bullet points. It’s late, I’m tired, and suffering from a migraine that isn’t going away, so that’s what you get!! **In FIVE weeks I will get on a plane and travel from Dallas to San Diego and be away from my entire family for more than 2 days […]

The last few months have been hard. Really, really hard. The reasons for that aren’t important to this post. It just helps build the framework as to how I fell off track with my exercising. It has been just about nonexistent. I just checked the studio website where I work out and I attended four […]

If there’s one debate that I hear over and over again, it’s whether treadmills or running outdoors is the better option.  It seems to me and this is totally scientific based upon my twitter and Facebook feeds that there is no in between.  Either you are an indoor runner or an outdoor one, and when forced […]

When you are trying to lose weight, you often end up reading a lot about that topic. Time and time again, you will come across articles touting the importance of keeping a journal of  the foods you eat.  It is an eye-opening experience, as those of you who routinely track your food intake can attest. […]

Hi, my name is Bari and I’m a broken runner. I wonder how many times I can drop the f-bomb in this post before it gets blocked by most filters.  If I was going to make this a movie and rate it PG-13, I’d get 4 according to the Motion Picture Association of America film […]

I walk. I really like to walk. I have been walking for years. I’ve walked 5k’s and half marathons. I’ve walked for fun. I’ve walked for exercise and I’ve walked to get from one place to the other. But, I didn’t really realize until recently that you can really add some wow to your walk […]

Since taking 17 minutes off of my half marathon time this year, one question I get asked a lot is how to become a faster runner.  It’s actually very hard, butt-kicking, exhausting, rewarding easy! Well, it’s not really “easy” – not physically or mentally – I worked my @$$ off.  The concept of how to improve your […]

I don’t know about you, but there always comes some point in every workout plan, healthy eating plan, or just life in general where I start to think, “Why am I doing this again?”  It’s very easy for me to lose steam and motivation.  Scary easy, actually. I’ve been told that I’m not a quitter […]

You have your handy little training plan all worked out in a spreadsheet.  You have copies on your fridge and your computer.  But….what happens if you get sick or injured, or the boss just handed you a huge project at work?  We all know that nothing ever goes 100% according to plan and you WILL […]

Now that we are into the first week of our Couch to 5k  Virtual training plan and many of you are planning to run our Virtual 5k in October, I thought it would be a good time to talk about running safety.  If you haven’t joined us yet, join our *closed* Facebook group- Run the Hood C25K.  Lisa […]

Are you ready? Excited? Nervous? Dreading it? Ready or not, here it comes. That’s right. The Couch-to-5k program starts TOMORROW! It’s time to dig within yourself and awaken your inner walking or running beast. Take it one day at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. I know, it’s WAY easier said […]

Hola!  For many runners, we get our start by lacing up our shoes and just heading out the door, without much direction or focus.  We don’t know what we’re doing, we start out expecting too much, and we get discouraged.  One way to increase your running success is to find a group of crazy like-minded runners […]

  Hello there dear friends! How is everyone doing? How did Week 2 of the Summer Blowout Weight Loss Challenge go? Someone who I know whom shall remain nameless may have forgotten she had signed up for said challenge until it was her time to do a weekly check in post about it! Confession, and […]

  Who wants to be a runner?! Once again, we are launching a sisterhood version of the Couch to 5K program, a 9 week program geared towards getting you from the couch to running a 5K in 9 weeks. Ya’ll know that we have a large, loving, supportive group of runners here and we want […]