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January Goals

January Goals

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

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I did a whole post about this this morning. I did OK in December and set a lot of goals for the month. Mainly, training for my half marathon and sticking to the training schedule, and also doing one original recipe a week on the blog (and at home).

  2. Lori

    Trust me – 8 months is *plenty* of time to train for 100 miles.

    When I rode 100, I even did that after I herniated my disk. I had a good base of mileage from the previous year, but in 2010, outdoor training started in March and we did the 100 miles in July. Biking is just so much easier on your body.

    I would do one really long ride each week and 2 shorter rides (20 milers) during the week. We did our long rides on Saturdays, which were usually around 40 miles and then each week we increased. Once you get past 70 miles in a day, after that is is pretty easy to tack on the rest. You sort of reach that point where it doesn’t matter how far it is. Our longest ride was 75 miles before we jumped to 100. It wasn’t planned that way, but we took the opportunity when it arose.

    Hope that eases your mind.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Lori, I was going to email you about your training plan when you did the 100. That does ease my mind a bit. And when the weather improves we will do long bike rides on Saturdays as well.

  3. Liz

    just saw that one of your January goals was to try Iorio restaurant. i was just there last week for the first time and have to say, it is definitely one of my new favorite places in Portland. the food was delicious, the staff was excellent and the atmosphere was great! overall, an outstanding place. i would highly recommend it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that’s great news Liz! We bought a Groupon for Iorio months ago because I’ve been really wanting to try it. I think we’ll go for my birthday.

  4. kate

    I love your goals! My main goal for January is to get back in my normal routine which is going to be fabulous after such a long ‘vacation’.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you. I am so glad the holidays are over! Back to normal.

  5. Karen

    My butt is sore just thinking about all those miles!

  6. @irun2befit

    Okay, FIRST thing here, don’t say “FAIL” like that! Don’t be so hard on yourself! So what, you didn’t accomplish some mini goals. And what did you gain, maybe 2 lbs? 🙂
    And what makes you a good person is that you actually go back and analyze what you had intended for the month, and look back at what stopped you from doing that. That’s great. I’ll sheepishly admit that I don’t do that. This makes you an inspiration!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for listening to me vent Steena! I am actually doing okay now, I’m trying to focus on the positive things. And yes I may have gained 2 pounds but I enjoyed the holidays and ate a lot of good food. 😉

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