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Gym-Free Swimming Challenge

Gym-Free Swimming Challenge

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. Jill

    When you first started swimming did you like it? If not how long did it take until you liked it and then loved it? I want to like it- it is just so hard to motivate myself to go. When I love something- I make it a priority. I want to love swimming. Any tips???

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Unfortunately I think it’s something you either love or hate. I always loved swimming–even as a kid. So it was a natural choice when I decided I needed to workout. It wasn’t a miserable experience for me. It was definitely HARD in the beginning because I was so out of shape, but I loved every minute of it.

  2. Diane Fit to the Finish

    It’s been about a year since I swam laps, but when I did I could not share a lap because I was/am very slow. You would hate me! I went at 6:00 in the morning so I could have a lap to myself.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I wouldn’t hate you! I used to be a slow swimmer too. It just takes lots of practice. I could in theory get up super early and go to the pool on my way to work to avoid the crowds but…’s so early!

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