FITNESS Archives – Page 20 of 44 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


 This article is courtesy of The Athlete’s Kitchen, Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD, May 2012 More than 450 members of SCAN, the nation’s largest professional group of Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionists (, convened in Baltimore (April 2012) to celebrate SCAN’s 30th birthday and … [Read more…]

Good morning, ladies and gents! How did the first week of the weight loss challenge go? Are you finding support in your buddy? Staying accountable? Kicking ass and taking names? Speaking of names, I have to tell you that I was pretty much rolling when reading the team names you came up with! They … [Read more…]

Since we became a family of five, air travel of any kind is limited to non-existent.  I mean, have you checked lately how much it costs for five people to fly anywhere, then rent a minivan (because of the car seats for the young children) and then reserve a hotel room for any length of time?  It’s … [Read more…]

Congrats to all of our participants! You did great! Keep on training and we’ll see you for our fall race! Kids’ 5K {12 and Under}                 Jacob    R.    7    male    49:11:00 Emma    H.    9    female    55:05:00 Wade    H.    4    male    55:05:00 Emma    R.    7    female   … [Read more…]

Welcome to the June Tone-Up! This daily workout routine can be used to supplement your current fitness routine {you do have one, don’t you?}, and can also be used in conjunction with our June Tune-Up weight loss challenge for maximum effect! You can read all about the weight loss challenge here – … [Read more…]

Today, -Memorial Day-, May 28th, we’ll all run our own race, in our own place, at our own pace! It’s a Race to Remember! It’s time to lace up your shoes and head out to the open road for your Run the ‘Hood event! Run, walk, wog… it’s your choice! When you are finished, hang your … [Read more…]

Do you remember this picture of Alison Sweeney and myself? It was taken last May at the Self Magazine Workout in the Park event in Chicago. Workout in the Park was my first real press event as a writer for Shrinking Jeans. To say that it was an awesome day would be an understatement. I got … [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…]

Did you know that it was National Women’s Health Week? Me either. I wish I had found this out for last weeks post. That’s okay though. It’s not too late to find out what it’s all about. The government website gives this definition of National Women’s Health Week….. National Women’s Health … [Read more…]

This past weekend, an opportunity landed in my lap to try out a type a race that I have never done before- a mud race. What is a mud race?  It’s usually a fun run that includes obstacles of some sort.  The length of the run can vary.  The number of obstacles can vary, but there is ALWAYS mud … [Read more…]

If you are anything like me, it’s hard to find the time in a busy day for exercise. The month of May is manic for me. We have seven family birthdays. The last month of preschool gets really crazy. We have preschool olympics (which I love) but, it takes so much planning and getting ready for. … [Read more…]

Finale? Really?! Where has the time gone? I might be having a minor panic attack when I think about the fact that May is already half over and the kids are going to be done with school in two weeks. We have been Springing into Action for the past several weeks. Remember back on Day One when we … [Read more…]

Where in the heck did this challenge go? It is week 5 which means that there is only one week left. One week left to finish strong. Are you going to do it? How did you do with the Kick Ass April workouts? I am here to tell you that those workouts really did kick my ass. I missed some days in … [Read more…]

May is almost upon us! In the past few months, we’ve gotten our abdomens bikini-ready {or at least tankini-ready}, and our asses are looking more fabulous than ever. Are you ready for MAD MUSCLE MAY? Once again, we have three exercises for you. The goal of these monthly mini-workouts is to fit in … [Read more…]

It’s Monday, friends. I spent all weekend outside and have all the aches and pains to show for it. My back hurts. My ankle is bruised and swollen, due to one sneaky little garden gnome hiding out behind my feet and tripping me and forcing me to fall over the raised garden bed. Gracefully, of … [Read more…]