Melissa Archives – Page 25 of 26 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Sunday, 12/14: Miles and miles of walking during shopping. That’s what it felt like! Monday, 12/15: Sat in vehicle for 8 hours. No exercising. Tuesday, 12/16: 50 minutes Precor AMT, 5 minutes odd Precor machine, 30 minutes arm/ab weights. Wednesday, 12/17: 40 minutes AMT, 30 minutes leg/ab … [Read more…]

Working out this morning was hard. Really hard. I didn’t want to go. Wouldn’t that be awesome of me to skip exercising on the first day of our new little challenge?? Anyway, I couldn’t let you ladies and gentleman down, so I drug my ass to the gym. I did my 30 minutes plus 11 more. It hurt. I just … [Read more…]

We now find ourselves right in the middle of our “Dreaming of a Light Christmas Challenge” and I hope that we don’t start losing steam. Christmas is just around the corner and we may be tempted to skimp on the exercise and indulge in the baked goodness surrounding us. The girls and I have decided to … [Read more…]

(Cue Lorrie Morgan song…) These are a few of my favorite things -health and fitness related of course! :o) 1. My iPod. I could not and WOULD NOT exercise without this baby. I have a 30GB that I got for Christmas a few years ago and it is not even close to being even HALF full! I have to say those … [Read more…]

Sorry that I have been missing in action lately! I have been traveling like crazy and just can’t seem to get caught up with everything. Not to mention that having four children in elementary school is keeping my head spinning. Aaugh! I have been failing miserably keeping track of who needs what on … [Read more…]

There is one thing that has seriously been lacking in my workouts the last few months: stretching! I usually go straight from my cardio routine to strength training. I know I SHOULD be doing it and I really don’t have a reason why I haven’t been doing it other than pure laziness! So the last two … [Read more…]

My weight loss this week? I am down 1 pound. Since I started on this website? Down 2.2 pounds. The weight is definitely coming off slowly. I am not going to sit here and say that I have been eating great and journaling every morsel I put in my mouth, because I haven’t! It’s so HARD!! I do way better … [Read more…]

Monday, 12/8: 50 minutes AMT, 30 minutes arm/ab weights. Did I mention that I was a wee bit hungover?! And I still went? Yay!! Tuesday, 12/9: 43 minutes AMT, 7 minutes elliptical (my machine was taken until then!), 30 minutes leg/ab weights. Wednesday, 12/10: 50 minutes AMT, 30 minutes arm/ab … [Read more…]

I have been eyeing this machine at the gym all month long! Our gym just added two of them when they finished their remodel at the end of October. It looks odd and awkward, sort of like a cross between an elliptical machine and a stair stepper. It’s called the Precor AMT (adaptive motion trainer). … [Read more…]

I accomplished my goal of getting to the gym every weekday morning this week! Sweet! That feels pretty dang good! Happy weekend everyone! Monday, 12/1: 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 30 minutes arm/ab weights. Tuesday, 12/2: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 arc trainer, 30 minutes leg/ab … [Read more…]

So, how did everyone do over the holiday weekend? I did not do so hot myself. I had a little bit of every dish for dinner, but I also had a few more beers than necessary. And my self-control this weekend was all downhill from there. We went to stay with Justin at the rig for a few days, and I’m … [Read more…]

Another one from my friend, Megan. She had a great idea to use leftover turkey in place of the chicken! Servings: 8 WW Points/serving: 5 Ingredients 8 item(s) Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuit(s) 10 1/2 oz Campbell’s 98% Fat-Free Cream Of Chicken Soup 6 oz cooked chicken … [Read more…]

My good friend Megan shared this recipe with me and it is super yummy. Easy too, which I love since I am not the biggest fan of cooking! Servings: 12 WW Points/serving: 7 Ingredients 16 oz uncooked spaghetti 13 oz canned chicken 10 1/2 oz Campbell’s 98% Fat-Free Cream Of Mushroom Soup 10 1/2 oz … [Read more…]

If you are planning on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, chances are you will be skimping on the exercise. I know that I rarely get my workouts in when I am out of town. There are plenty of ways to get some exercise done while being away from the gym and without lugging a bunch of heavy … [Read more…]

I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your families and loved ones. Enjoy the food… in MODERATION. Portion control is so, so tough on holidays, but so important if we want to stay on our path to thinness!! Don’t forget our first weight loss challenge is approaching … [Read more…]