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Too Busy to Exercise

Too Busy to Exercise

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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6 Comments

  1. Lori

    I don’t get the time thing either. Yes, there are some days where we just have so much going on that you can’t fit in exercise (or something else even). But every single day? A lot of people with the no time excuse do watch TV. That is the perfect time to do something. You can multitask with exercise and TV, which is a good thing!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t get that either, Lori. A friend of mine used the “no time” excuse all the time and I would point out all the ways she could fit it in…walking at lunch time, getting up 30 minutes earlier before the kids get up and run on the treadmill or take the kids to a park and run around. In the end it’s each person’s decision whether they want to make the changes in their life, or just make excuses.

  2. Mayumi (@Fitnotfried2)

    I love this. It’s so easy to make excuses not to exercise after all these years! There’s always different reasons, but lately, cold & rainy weather has been getting me down pretty bad. “It’s raining out, it’s cold out. If I run outside, I might get cold or something, it’s not worth it.” I don’t know how many times I said that in my head during this month. But, I got this half marathon ahead so the training must go on! I basically just dress for wet & cold weather, and I tell myself “just do it! you know it will make you feel good!!” and off I go. Of course, I have a great support from my husband and we push each other.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is easy to make excuses. I made excuses when I was running a lot — it’s cold. It’s raining. It’s this and that. And I made excuses when I got injured. “I don’t like weight lifting” (actually tried it and loved it) or “I’m injured so why bother?” But I had to snap out of it.

      Glad you have your husband as a good support system!

  3. dietmaven

    Ha, as I tell people that ask me how I’ve been, what have I been up to, I answer, work, sleep, workout. Pretty much that’s it. The time commitment for enough gym activity to equal weight loss is just that – a major commitment. I’ve chosen to give up a lot of my social activities. I work out 5 days a week, at least 3 weekdays and a weekend at the gym. Then I focus 1 full day on the weekend to a hike (which can be a 12 hour endeavor including driving time), or a long bike ride. Yes it gets tiring, but I feel so energized and happy with the changes I’m going through. You just have to make it a priority!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are SO RIGHT. It does take a huge commitment to lose weight and an even bigger one to maintain it. Some things suffer because of that–like lots of social things. I still find ways to fit in my friends and family but it takes planning. And I know some friends are annoyed by that. I rarely can do last minute functions…

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