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We can always find some reason for our lack of activity in a day. We have kids, household chores, work, errands to run, preparing for the Christmas celebration. We can always tell ourselves that we need to rest at the end of a long day, instead of getting some exercise. Obviously, eating happens … [Read more…]

Dictionary.com defines lazy as:  1. averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent. 2. causing idleness or indolence. 3. slow-moving; sluggish. My own definition would be “I don’t want to do it because something else is more enjoyable”. Recently, a couple of my friends and I … [Read more…]

I’m pretty good at making goals. I absolutely love outlining every awesome thing I’m going to accomplish. I’ll spend hours planning it all out, creating calendars, reward programs, daydreaming about how great I’ll feel once I’m on the other side and have attained my goals. Two weeks later I’ve lost … [Read more…]

Funny thing about that month of June. While I’m personally partial to it (ahem, it’s my birthday month!), one can’t help but notice that at the same time June is ramping you up for summer, she is also bitch-slapping you in the face because the year is half over. HALF. OVER.!! Remember back in … [Read more…]

In exactly 90 days, I will turn 50 years old! The age that I’ve always thought of as officially being OLD! The age that most people think you’ve lived half your life. The age of “over the hill” and “black balloons” (and believe me, if any of my friends decide to surprise me in this way there will be … [Read more…]

Good Morning, Shrinkers! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s check-in day at the Sisterhood! Remember the 3 goals you made for yourself last week? Let’s evaluate how you did. Did you lose a lb or 2, if not check your measurements. Lost an inch? Are your clothes fitting a little better? Did you get … [Read more…]

It’s Tuesday and time to toot your horn! In case you are new around these parts and have not a clue what I mean when I say “toot your horn” let me take a minute to explain myself! We are here to encourage you and help you in your health and fitness journey and one way we do that is by letting you … [Read more…]

  Lately, I’ve been looking at the routines of my life and trying to fine tune the things that I do daily, so that I can get more things done in each day and yet still have some much needed down time at the end of the day. I’m finding that the older I get the more I crave the routine in my … [Read more…]

Back in the early days of Shrinking Jeans, we used to have something called The Monday Project. Almost five years ago today, our assignment was to make a motivation board. The idea was to make something that you could look at to remind you of your goals and to keep to give you motivation when you … [Read more…]

  For several years we did monthly (or weekly) projects and for a couple of years we had “Dear Me” letters assigned to us to write by the lovely Christie O! I’m revisiting the idea so that we can sit down this week and write a Dear Me letter. Here are the guidelines. Have fun with it, but … [Read more…]

I know I’ve written about SMART goals here before.  This is an area I feel passionately about and as we look at the last days of 2014 and ahead to 2015, I feel it’s important to look at SMART goals again. SMART Goals Revisited To review, when you set goals for yourself, you must look at these … [Read more…]

    Christmas was just hours ago (or maybe you haven’t had your celebration of choice, yet) but it’s the end of the year and a lot of us like to use this time to think about the progress made over the year and the progress we want to make in the upcoming year. I know that this final … [Read more…]

  Over the past few weeks I have felt beyond stressed. While I was talking with my husband about some things he told me that my priorities are all out of whack. I want to deny it, but in reality I know he’s right. There, I said it!! I hope he reads this post so he can see that I actually … [Read more…]

Oh sugar, if only you weren’t so tasty. And so toxic. How is one to reconcile our innate human desire for sweetness with the harmful effects of sugar consumption? By knowing that not all sugar is created equally, for starters. One of the biggest misconception in the world of weight loss and healthy … [Read more…]

    This week has been a huge week of reflection for me and I’ve spent a lot of time thinking through the goals I have for the rest of this year.  This past Sunday was my birthday and I don’t know about you but I always start thinking things through more around my birthday.  A good … [Read more…]