Lisa – 6/17 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Oh Christmas Season- how you must laugh at me- ha ha ha. The Christmas cards need to be addressed and stamped My husband’s surprise 40thbirthday gift needs to be finished by this weekend The kids have a slew of parties and special events to attend Our family has a slew of parties and special events […]

My last Polar product review was 3 years ago.  It’s about time for an update, isn’t it? Back then, I had barely started running and when I did run, it was the same route, with the same mile markers.  Mainly, I used my heart rate monitor to tell me my heart rate and calories burned. […]

It is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States The day where we give thanks In no particular order, I am thankful for: my family my health my running legs my iPod The Sisterhood What will I be doing today to keep the damage to my waistline at a minimum?! EXERCISE! Specifically, a RUN with […]

Yes, we are in between challenges and YES, we still want you to check in.  You might be thinking like me- there is no way in heck I am stepping on a scale during the months of November and December maybe that is just me.  However, the fact that the holiday season is upon us […]

You guys impressed me with the response to the Runner’s Corner-Introduce Yo’Self post.  I loved reading about each and every one of you and I can’t wait to get to know ya’ll better.  Also, I think we are one bad-ass group of runners, if I do say so.  I am still hashing out in my […]

We’re starting a new segment here at Shrinking Jeans called Runners Corner.  Now, I know not everyone is a runner around these parts but I do know there is a large group of us that are.  And don’t give me that baloney about *I run/walk*, sometimes *I walk more than I run*, or *I only […]

The other day at the gym I was pumping iron, I was busy looking down at my droid phone, not paying attention at all to where I was going. I pushed open a door to what I thought was the women’s locker room.  Wanna know how I knew I was in the wrong locker room? […]

Why do I find it so easy to toot everyone else’s horn and so difficult to toot my own horn? I’ve been thinking about this post all day long, trying to get myself *tooting* along (snicker snicker). Regardless, it’s time for each and every one of us to share the positive from the past week, […]

Some are related to health and fitness, some are not. Shall we begin? I need to register for the 3M Half Marathon on January 13th and also, I need to make some time to buy new running shoes too. My feet hurt.  And while I am thinking about running, am I ready to commit or […]

Growing up, my mom repeatedly told me that *you are who you hang out with*, or *you are who your friends are so choose wisely*.  As a teenager, I would roll my eyes and give her the *I know it all, MOM* attitude and think to myself, *does she always have to say that*. Well, […]

I wrote this post before reading Christie’s post about negative chatter and Barb’s post about celebrating fitness and what our bodies can do.  Apparently, all of our great minds are in the same place- GREATLAND!!!  Join us. ******************************************* The only folks I pass on the running trail are the ones walking……and I am running. When […]

I need this check-in so badly- do you?! The past two weeks have seen me even busier than normal with a move which involved packing and loading TWO 26 ft moving trucks, driving across town and unloading those trucks (we hired movers, of course!) and now, the long, arduous task of unpacking all those boxes. […]

Got your attention, yet?! I’m here to talk about eye candy, specifically eye candy at the gym.  You see, most of the time when I exercise a the gym, it’s during prime-time mommy time.  Meaning, a morning week day between the hours of 8:30am and 11am.  The older kids have been dropped off at school […]

So, it’s Tuesday night and I am wondering how the heck it became August so quickly. I mean, life is moving at a warp speed and before you know it, I will be moving into our new house and my kids will be starting at a new school. WOWSERS! But first, today, on this beautifully […]

The last 18 months have been the most stressful time of my entire 40 years of life, even MORE stressful than when my husband was laid off from work for 7 months and we had a 5 yr old, 2.5 yr old and a 6 week old. The last 18 months have held a death […]