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It’s finally that time of year – Springtime! The snow has melted (mostly) and temperatures have stayed above freezing for a whole week! In Colorado, we are welcoming the sun after a looooooong winter. Living at a higher elevation means that the sun is stronger, which doesn’t usually bode well for my freckled, light-skinned complexion […]

There have been times that my roommates walk into the house only to hear *yours truly* uttering some astonishingly remarkable colorful language as I foam roll myself after a workout. I explain that, no, I am in fact not severely injured nor in need of assistance – I’m just stretching out my muscles. With as much […]

So, it’s Easter. A holiday blended with religious and secular traditions. And candy. Lots of candy. Today, you’re busy with friends and family and lots of food. You’ll either make ‘good’ choices or you won’t. I put ‘good’ in quotations because it’s alright to indulge every once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up over it. […]

I have decided enough is enough. I have allowed stress to rule my life and I am now saying NO MORE! I am weeding out the parts of my life that are not important to me in an attempt to make time for the parts that are. Or will be. We over-exert ourselves on a […]

It’s almost swim suit season. I don’t know about you, but my six pack is nowhere to be found and is probably still hibernating (and has been for years). In lieu of warmer weather and springtime clothes, it’s time to start focusing on my core. Our core is responsible for providing stability to our entire […]

Walking vs. Running: Which is better? While this may be the million dollar question, the reality is that it all comes down to what you want to accomplish. Aerobic activity added into any routine has been proven to promote weight loss, improve sleep, elevate mood, boost energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and […]

I’m not much of a cook, however, I believe in strengthening and healing the body through healthy food choices. And that includes spices. There are countless spices, powders and roots that are believed to have medicinal properties. One that stands out to me above all others, though, is turmeric. All of the research I’ve done […]

Habits. Routines. Traditions. We all have them. When it comes to health, fitness and nutrition, they can be good, bad and downright weird. Whether you listen to the same soundtrack during your workout or have a specific, nightly cup of tea to ensure slumber, these patterns trigger reassurance, motivation and comfort. We are a routine […]

Life’s busy. And sometimes (even though we hate to admit it), that can get in the way of a good workout. However, if you can put the excuse demons at bay and have a good 20 minutes, you can get a decent sweat fest in, especially if you do high-intensity interval training. High-intensity interval training, […]

Recently, there’s been quite a bit of talk about sugar: hidden sugars, good sugars and bad sugars in our diet. There’s another white, grainy culprit, however, that has been cast to the wayside. It has been quietly sitting on the sideline while sugar takes the brunt of the negativity freely thrown out by individuals striving […]

These days, it seems like there is an eating program, food planning, calorie checking and special diets galore. My current personal vegan challenge, has gotten me thinking a lot about just how many different eating styles are out there. Whether it’s allergies to certain foods, trying a new way of eating and thinking, or just […]

  This last week has marked what I can now call an annual tradition for myself. I have embarked on a one-month vegan challenge. It’s not for weight loss, it’s not because I’ve joined PETA (though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that) and it’s probably not going to stick past the ‘designated’ time frame I’ve […]

Today is the day!! As a Colorado native, I might be a little biased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GO BRONCOS!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok, I might be a lot biased. On this day, football lovers and non-football lovers unite – some to watch the game and observe every strategy, hoping the money they bet on the game turns out in their favor. […]

So every week, we create posts tailored to our wonderful Sisterhood readers…AKA all of you! The truth is, without our wonderful followers, there would be no SJ community. Well, there might be, but it would be A LOT smaller. We’ve touched on running, weights, diet, giveaways, recipes, staying on track, falling off the wagon, nutrition, […]

It’s a celebratory time of year. There are parties to attend and family get-togethers, all of which toast to, and celebrate, the past year and the year to come. The holidays are in full swing, complete with specialty beers, champagne bubbles and cocktails that will warm you from your head to your toes. Knock back […]