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Trying New Exercises: Plie Squat

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. Leah

    I also dislike fennel. With a passion. I think it tastes like black licorice. YUCK.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed! I do not want fennel in anything. And it just threw off the whole meal for me.

    2. Jane~ Keepingthepoundsoff.com

      I absolutely hate black licorice and yet I love fennel. Yes, I am a contradiction in my own life.

      1. Lisa Eirene

        Funny I hate fennel, I like licorice!

  2. Susan

    Awesome pointers on the plie squat!! I also recommend not doing it in short shorts in a weight area full of men. It’s an, um, compromising position 😛

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, Susan, it was a tad uncomfortable but I found a spot near a mirror where it wasn’t crowded. LOL!

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I’ve never tried a plie squat before but I’ve seen them done at the gym before and have though about trying them – maybe now I will! My DVR got messed up recording the finale of Dexter so I haven’t gotten to watch it yet… argh!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh no! Watch Dexter!! Try the squat. I am totally feeling the effects today! In a good way.

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  5. Lisa

    oooh I love fennel!!! So much so I am including it on our Christmas menu 🙂

  6. Julie

    I love plie squats. Possibly one of my favorite lower body moves!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am so glad I discovered it! Wish I’d known about it sooner!

  7. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    I love pliet squats as well! Squats are king 😀

    I thought that mac and cheese was bread pudding there for a second!

  8. Rachel

    Dude you showed my card on your blog! I feel honored! 🙂

    I love making hand made cards. I don’t know if I’m the best at it, but I love having an outlet for calligraphy every once in awhile, and it feels nice to make something personalized for the people in your life!

    PS. Plie squats are evil. I hurt so bad every time I do them, hahahaa, but I guess that means it’s doing what it should, and I’m pushing myself!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m STILL feeling the squats! Ouch!

      Of course! I love the card. 🙂

  9. Heidi

    I LOVE plie squats on leg day – I usually superset them with the leg press or leg extension. My inner thighs burn like crazy the day after!
    Sounds like your return to running is going well. It is so important to listen to your body when recovering from any injury. I wish you lots of luck for continued improvement!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The plie squats will now be part of my normal routine!

  10. MizFit

    our injuries? not so much.


  11. Carbzilla

    Totally off topic but I need your pan-cooked steak help. I tried to cook small steaks on the stove top last night, on a grill pan, and it was a disaster. Do you have to do it on medium heat? (I started on high and I had overcooked outsides and rare insides). I usually broil them so this was all new to me. Hope you can help!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Let me ask Michael! He’s the Steak King!

    2. Lisa Eirene

      From Michael: “The only size that you need to pay attention to is the thickness. I cook our 1″ steaks on a cast iron grill pan that’s sat on the stove top for about 15 min on medium heat. Season them to your liking and then cook them for about 4 min a side. Take the steaks off the heat and wrap them in foil and allow them to sit for 5 min before serving. This seals the juices into the steak.

      Your cooking time will vary based up on the thickness of the steaks and the heat of your stove. We have a halogen stove which I feel runs a little on the hot side.”

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