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Enough of This

Enough of This

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. Carbzilla

    One of the many reasons I admire you is that you’re wiling to try things out. So you go back to the gym, no harm no foul. You tried something new to find out what works for you – that’s awesome.

    I went back to the gym this week, and it was great. Since I only have an hour, I ran in, changed, did two circuits of light weights so I wouldn’t hurt myself, changed back and was back at my desk in exactly an hour. If I want to add sweaty cardio, I’ll just do it at home.

    I did check that I can do a 5:30 class and still get back into my office garage to get my car out. That’s a long day though and Chris would have to rush home to take the dog out. But I still may try it one day/week come the dark days. 🙂

    Hope you have a better day today!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Tiffany! I was so willing to try the gym-free thing, even testing out other gyms instead of sticking with what’s comfortable. But it was so miserable. And in the end, I need to take care of myself. And it’s not fair to Michael to be grumpy and irritable and stressed all the time. It’s just better to admit defeat.

      That’s great that you went to the gym, even for just a little bit. You can totally figure out different ways to fit it in. Maybe during lunch? Or before work. I know it’s a lot harder to have super long work days with a dog…that’s one thing I’m worried about when we get a dog. Luckily Michael works close to home and they are pretty laid back. He could always stop in at home during his lunch break to check on the dog. It would be harder for me since I work so far away.

  2. Rachel

    I go in phases….sometimes I love the gym, and sometimes I hate it. I mostly hate it when it’s busy…which is all the time, aside from weekends, for me. I go right after work and I’m lucky I get off at 4, because by the time I’m done at the gym by 6, it is CRAWLING with people.

    I hardly ever swim, even though it is my workout of choice, because I hate sharing lanes. Occasionally I’ll go on a Friday night, but part of me hates to do that because I like unwinding on Friday’s. Ugh. Too many people 🙁

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally get that, Rachel. It’s really annoying to go to a gym where it’s too crowded to enjoy it. And I hate sharing a lane with someone in the pool too. I know it’s selfish but I hate it. People don’t follow etiquette and just do wacky things that are annoying. Like why is this person swimming down the middle of the lane?!?!

      For me, swimming on Friday nights IS my wind down. I love it. It relaxes me, it gets me to work through stress so I can enjoy the weekend. It’s great.

  3. Lisa

    For me – working out has to be enjoyable! Otherwise it feels too much like a chore and I dont put enough effort in lol

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, if it feels like a chore I’m going to stop doing it.

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