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A Retro Workout

A Retro Workout

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

    I’ve been trying to mix up my cardio during this month because I’m not currently training for something and it’s nice to switch it up. I’ve been running 2ish times a week, and then doing the elliptical and biking for cross training. I’ve also been better about strength training more consistently and I am really loving the change!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it nice to change things up once in awhile?

  2. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    I love mixing it up. I think the elliptical is great. I also love the stepmill. It’s been awhile since I’ve done them since I usually do spin as cardio at the gym, but they really do work well.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was reminded how much I used to like the elliptical. I used to also do the stair-master. I stopped because of IT Band issues but I hope some day I can pick that up again too.

  3. Michelle

    Most favorite when forced to resort to a machine: Elliptical
    Least favorite EVER machine: Stairmaster

    That being said…I really prefer to do my cardio in other ways. I get way to bored on the machines. I’m trying to develop a love (or even like) of jogging but it’s slow going. I know that my endurance will build as I lose weight and that will help me to like it more (at least that’s what I am hoping for!).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Why do you hate the stairmaster? I grew to LOVE it! It was such a good workout. I’d be drenched in sweat.

      I also prefer to get my cardio in other ways. I’d much rather run outside, swim or bike outside than use a machine in the gym. But winters and spring in Oregon don’t always allow outdoor activities.

  4. Michelle

    In general, stairs kick my butt … again, I’m hoping that it’s just an endurance thing! Our trainer had us hop on the stairmaster one night for about 5 minutes and it was torture!

    I am still about 80 lbs from my goal weight, though, so I have high hopes that I will learn to enjoy other types of exercise as I lose the weight. I have found physical discomfort to be a hard thing to “get over” in terms of exercise … pushing through the pain is a hard mental state to achieve!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah, pushing through pain and discomfort is a hard one to learn. For me, the best and quickest way to learn how to do that was to start running. There’s nothing like a newbie runner experiencing all the aches and pains and the desire to QUIT that makes you stronger!

  5. Jess

    I mix it up every week. I go to classes, so the instructors do something different every week. The only class that is the same is boxing, since there is obviously always boxing. It does get mixed up with squats and crunches etc.

    I hate solo workouts, group classes all the way for me!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      And I hate classes! I’d much rather workout solo. To each it’s own.

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