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Working Out With My Dad

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Elise

    My Dad was a runner through HS, college and daily until his 70s and his knees started rebelling. I am, to his chagrin, greatly uncoordinated. When I was in HS he wanted to show me how to jump a hurdle. We weren’t even USING a true hurdle and I landed on my face. Now we take the dog out for nice leisurely walks when we “workout” πŸ˜‰

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sounds like me….I never really got the coordination gene either. πŸ˜‰

  2. Kristina @ spabettie

    *ha* I always say the same thing… it’s three hours to Seattle, 2.25 if I drive πŸ™‚

    and I love that curve also… such a beautiful city, and seeing it come into view always puts a smile on my face!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hehe! Excellent! I’d definitely ride to Seattle with you then. πŸ˜‰

  3. Kelly

    How cool! Take your daughter to the gym day. πŸ™‚

    Never been to Seattle but I have had Seattle’s Best coffee.

  4. Carbzilla

    Awww, I love this post! That’s so inspiring that when your dad needed to get fit he just went and did it. We all know that sounds harder than it is. You must get your drive and determination from him.

    My dad golfs though he used to be a very good tennis player. He’s done Weight Watchers when his cardiac rehab nurse girlfriend gets on him about his weight and eating, but he’s from the Devil May Care side of the family (oh wait, I have it on both sides) where we’d sit around all day eating and drinking if we could.

    Glad you guys had a nice visit!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep I think you are right…I think I’m more like my dad than my mom in a lot of ways.

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  6. Lisa

    What a great post!
    My dad is into reading and music, not exercising. But at one time in his life he quit smoking and took up running, which we thought was bizarre, since we didn’t know him as the exercising type. He lived in CA at the time and would fly into Atlanta to come visit. Around that time he came to visit and it happened to be when the Peachtree Road Race (a marathon) was going on, so he went to a park near the starting line and joined in! I don’t remember if he finished, but I was quite amazed that he ran the race. When I visited him in LA we hiked in Grant Park together (definitely not something my mom would ever do).
    Unfortunately has has Parkinson’s now and although basic exercising helps tremendously, it’s very difficult to do.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for sharing that story about your dad. That’s so amazing that he just decided to run the marathon because he was in the neighborhood! Ha! I’d love to know how far he ran.

  7. Merinda

    I miss Seatttle too. I graduated High School in WA and haven’t been back since 2005. I know exactly what you mean about that curve.

    My dad’s a mechanic, the smell of WD40 always reminds me of him.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I go home to Seattle probably 3-5 times a year.

  8. ragemichelle

    This was SO nice to read. I do not have a very good relationship with my dad, and for that very reason, I am always so happy to read about GOOD father/daughter relationships.

    It makes me proud of my husband. πŸ™‚

    BTW..first time to your blog. I’m so impressed with your accomplishements! How inspiring!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hey Michelle–thanks for checking out my blog.

      Yes, it was very special for me to work out with my dad and spend some one-on-one time together!

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