inspiration Archives – Page 2 of 3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


You may have noticed that there was no spotlight last week. Cough. That was entirely my fault, as I forgot to send the info to the chosen one until, oh, Saturday night. 🙂 Tracie chose her partner-in-crime during the last challenge, Tami, as the next sister to be spotlighted! Name: Tami Blog: … [Read more…]

This week’s spotlight focuses on Kirsten. I love, love this woman. Not only is she one tough and speedy chick, she is an awesome mother and a great friend. I am counting down the days until she and her family show up on my doorstep in Bismarck in a few months! Name: Kirsten Blog: Running in a … [Read more…]

Last week, we got to know Joanna and this week she is passing the privilege on to Colleen! Colleen is our very own Social Sister and we just love her! Name: Colleen Blog: Twitter: tryn2bfit Age: 27 Hometown: Boston Tell us about your family. I have my peanut she is 18 … [Read more…]

As a person who has struggled with her weight for most of her adult life, I know what it is like to need that little push. I know how it feels to need something to spark that little voice in your head that says, “If they have the courage to change their lives, then so can I.” I found that … [Read more…]

When we put out a call for new writers last week, we had no idea there would be such an amazing response. Seriously. We were blown away by each email, each story, each testament, each woman. Those women were brave to put themselves out there so honestly, because this journey is hard. And each … [Read more…]

Today Elaine from the Miss Elaine-ous Life is sharing her South Beach Success story! On May 16th of this year I was sitting in my bed and eating my THIRD cupcake for the day and probably my FIFTH for the weekend.  See, the day before we’d had my son’s 3rd birthday party and there were too many … [Read more…]

I was so humbled to be chosen by TrishB for the Sisterhood Spotlight. Trish is one amazing lady and it has been so, so, so much fun getting to know her and being the recipient of her unending encouragement. She has been an amazing teammate on our Shrinkvivor journey and I couldn’t be happier to … [Read more…]

It’s Sister Spotlight day and this week’s pick is courtesy of Julianne, a.k.a. Pubsgal! We think she made a pretty awesome choice… So, I’ll be short and sweet.  Without further ado, here’s Pubsgal! ****** Boy, what a hard choice for nominating someone for the Sisterhood Spotlight!  … [Read more…]

Tiffany, our Sister Spotlight from last week has chosen an amazing woman for this week’s Spotlight! First of all I have to give a HUGE thank you and shout out to Brooke, for her very moving and humbling tribute.  I don’t often think of my vocation as a “gift” because it is just who I am and why I … [Read more…]

pho·bi·a : a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it. I have a phobia of classes at the gym. It’s not that I don’t like taking classes, because I do. My college bestie, Hannah, and I took step aerobics our freshman … [Read more…]

I’m fresh off my trip to Fitbloggin’ (which explains the lateness of this post, because HELLO, I haven’t slept in days and need to catch up!), and I am bursting at the seams with motivation. Let me share a some of my motivation with you! Motivation is finally meeting some of the amazing … [Read more…]

Most Sundays, my parents make the 1 1/2 hour drive south to our house to visit, maybe help us out with a house project, and have dinner. I love seeing them, even though I’m pretty sure the main draw for them is the grandkid. (Okay, not pretty sure, I’m positive. My mom flat out TELLS me as … [Read more…]

I don’t know about you, but every time the Olympics roll around, I get this huge swell of emotion and inspiration – watching all the absolutely amazing, determined athletes push themselves to the limit to acheive a dream. Seeing what the human body is capable 0f – witnessing the tears, sometimes of … [Read more…]

As we all know this October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and  I have decided to bring you the story of  a survivor.  I would like you to meet my friend, Rose.  Rose and I work together.  I’ll never forget the day that Rose told me that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her … [Read more…]

.!.You may remember TJ from earlier in the year when she put our inquiring minds to ease by answering our fitness questions! Well, guess what? She’s back! TJ and Christy created Run U Mother with hopes of empowering women and to inspire moms to get active and get moving. Today, the Sisterhood and … [Read more…]