Fitness – 5/25 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


  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 […]

Winner Winner! Lauren S- check your email for details. Thanks to all who *played*! I sweat….. a lot.  Also, I have a lot of hair.  So finding a hair band that is heavy duty enough to do the trick of keeping my hair back as I exercise or go for a run can be tricky. […]

If you take a look over on my personal blog, you’ll see that I LOVE to race.  I sign up for races to keep myself motivated, because I love the race environment, to keep myself on a plan, and because I am a slave to bling.  If you are a new runner (or even a […]

I’ve been making excuses for the past couple of months…and I’m DONE with a capital D.O.N.E with those excuses! **I’ve been doing so good….it’s ok to relax a little. REALITY: No, it’s not ok to relax a little when that relaxing leads to drinking gallons of coke and barely any water! **It’s too hot outside […]

Can we talk? I want to let you all in on a little secret.  Are you ready?  I’m not a model.  I don’t even play one on TV.  In fact, I’m a regular girl in my early 40s who loves to run.  Most of the time my size ranges between a 6 and 8.  Sometimes […]

We are in the dog days of summer, folks. Are you lucky enough to be part of this heat wave that has been going on lately? If you are like me,  it is sucking the life outta ya! Raise your hands if you could use a dose of motivation this Monday morning! Who doesn’t need […]

You’ve back from vacation. Bags are unpacked. Laundry started. Pictures shared. Memories made. Stories already being re-told. Relationships with extended family still intact (hopefully!). Work life or the normal routine starting to set in. Everything is set for you to move on and move ahead. Everything but you. Maybe your mind is still back on […]

Come on, you know you just read that title with the tune from that song from Grease. Admit it.  I could’ve alternately titled this post “Confessions of a Tomato” since that’s the usual state of my face after most of my summer runs, but I digress. You see, it’s hot now where I live – […]

Hi there, friends! How is everyone’s summer going? Have you gone on vacation yet? I have recently returned from the land of lobster rolls, fried clams and chowder chowdah – also known as Cape Cod. As a result, I want to talk about keeping your goals afloat while you are on vacation- something I did […]

Are you a new runner or thinking about becoming a runner in the near future?  Have you wondered exactly how you would make it happen?  I am not speaking of running form, that is a post for another day.  I am talking about *what the heck do I do to make sure I am successful […]

This has been weighing on me lately. All you new runners so down on yourself. Calling yourself a jogger, not a real runner, too slow, too much weight to lose, taking walk breaks, having a entire litany of excuses of why you don’t fit this perceived notion of what a runner is. Look, I am […]

No one enjoys making a trip to the doctor. But on this recent visit, there was a little bounce in her step. Yes, she was there due to not feeling well, but she was eager to see the physician, a woman with whom she had talked about her health and fitness journey, as well as […]

Happy first day of summer my friends! When we were kids, summer started as soon as that final school bell rang and the sense of freedom washed over us like a tidal wave. Pure joy. Pure abandon. It  meant waking up early and heading outside to play until dinner time, then more outdoor games as […]

    Tuesdays are our BragAboutyerBadSelf Days here at The Sisterhood of Shrinking Jeans. We toot our own horn. Sometimes, as you will read in a bit, it means sharing a story about when the impossible becomes possible. This is also known as sharing  our victories – big and small -with each other. Whether that […]

It’s full blown Summertime in my part of the world (Texas) and that means it is hot hot HOT to the tune of 90+ degrees by noon.  Ugh. I mean, I love running in the heat. That is a TOTAL lie. I am a hot runner by nature (my body gets pretty hot when I […]