FITNESS Archives – Page 10 of 45 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


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 … [Read more…]

Can you believe it’s already September? It seems like summer just barely started and now it’s already time for the kiddos to be back in school! That means more time for working out, right?  Last month we had a Fab ABStravaganza… you are probably rocking a six-pack by now, right? This month, we are … [Read more…]

For those of you who follow us writers here at The Sisterhood, my name is Melissa. I’ve been with the SJ crew now for almost nine months and have yet to tell my story. Most writers use their first post to introduce themselves and talk about where they’ve come from, why they’re doing what they’re … [Read more…]

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 or I … [Read more…]

Enell, Shock Absorber, Moving Comfort, Panache. What do all these companies have in common?  They make fantastic sports bra for women, meant to keep *the girls* in place- supported, comfortable and stylish! Let’s take a look at each one, shall we? ENELL SPORT The ENELL SPORT’s patented … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

We’ve got a big announcement for you today! One that only comes twice each year! We’ve been busy brainstorming and planning the next big Run the ‘Hood event and it’s going to be an awesome one, for sure! Mark your calendars, October 27th is the big day, and registrations start RIGHT NOW! It’s time … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

  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 … [Read more…]

  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 to add … [Read more…]

Last week, I touched on the issue of muscle soreness after new or difficult workouts, and provided different ways to alleviate the stiffness and discomfort. This week, I’d like to talk about sore muscle’s cousin: muscle cramps (and spasms). If you’re like me, you’ve been there: peacefully … [Read more…]

Strenuous workouts can illicit feelings of euphoria, immortality, and world domination. While these feelings may be short-lived, another less-desired result of grueling exercise can hit you the next day and linger longer than welcome. This often unavoidable outcome is that of muscle soreness. … [Read more…]

So, you say you don’t love running? Guess what? Neither do I! I detest running and it doesn’t like me anymore than I like it. But you know what? It is okay to not love running. There is no rule that you have to love running. In my world, it is a no running zone. I’ve tried to run on … [Read more…]

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 seasoned runner wanting to try some new … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]