Nancy – 6/10 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


July has been my month for really getting into fitness. The funny thing about that statement is that I have been on vacation over three weeks of the month. I promise you it’s true though. I started the month with those glorious nine days in NYC. Remember all the walking, sharing meals and heat? Then […]

I had today’s post all planned out in my head. Then….Mel posted a story about her cruise. Basicly, it was almost the same thing I was going to write about. I told her so in the comments. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great post. It just kind of took the wind out of […]

I swore to myself that I would not ever buy another “diet” book. I knew what was the right way to lose weight. I knew that exercise was an important part of weight loss. I knew that there was no quicky way to get the job done. I knew that I had to do the […]

I am guessing that many of you have lots of things to toot your horns about this week. With the end of the June Tune Up challenge behind us, who has weight losses to toot about? I bet there are race results to be proud of too. I had a small loss of 4.1 pounds, […]

I have spent a whole lot of time this past week at the hospital with my mom and step dad. He is going through some pretty heavy health issues right now and my place has been with them. I just got home and realized I had a post due. Christy covered my butt last week. […]

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 […]

If it’s Tuesday, it’s time to start tooting some horns. I know of several people who did some amazingly tootworthy things this past week. Were you one of them? My most tootworthy fete this week was participating in a two and a half hour zumbathon. It was so much fun. I got hot and sweaty, […]

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 Week is a weeklong […]

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 […]

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 […]

I was just reading Lisa’s Toot your Horn post and laughed when she said she forgot which day she was supposed to write. I was sure my next post was weigh in on May 2. I decided to check to be sure. Guess what? WRONG!! It said I had a post due in the morning. […]

Do you remember being a kid in school and your gym teacher telling you about the President’s Council on Physical Fitness award? I remember thinking that would be cool, but I was never motivated enough to actually go for it. I am facing the prospect of vacationing for more than half of the month of […]

Many, many years ago when I was in grade school, we learned a little rhyme about multiplying fractions. It went “Ours is not to wonder why, just invert and multiply”. I’m not sure what got me thinking about that last week, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was driving myself crazy […]

Is it just me or did the first week of this challenge fly by? Maybe it’s because I was super busy or because I’m just getting older. It just seems like the older I get, the faster time goes. Whatever the reason, I can’t believe it is time for our first weigh in. We have […]

With the return of spring comes the return of an exciting fitness event – SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park! There are three events in San Francisco (May 5), New York (May 12) and Chicago (June 2). Local fitness fans and I are invited to join Dolvett Quince (trainer on The Biggest Loser) at Grant […]