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Mental and Physical Break Part 1

Mental and Physical Break Part 1

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. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa. Agreed…sometimes a mini break is just what the doctor ordered. LOVE the necklace. And so sorry to read your Cleaving review. Like you, I LOVED Julie and Julia…shame her follow up was less than stellar. Have a good and restful Wednesday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was disappointed by the book but maybe it was just me. Give it a try and see what you think.

  2. Jill

    I am not good at taking breaks- but I think they are important. I get extremely fatigues sometimes and never really thought that it could be because of too much exercise. I always assume a reset button has been pushed each morning when I wake up. Thank you for making me think about this in more detail! I am looking forward to hearing about day 3!
    Jill recently posted..Stubborn 10 Update

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I always felt the same way too. That one or two rest days were fine. But after awhile I could tell I needed more.

  3. Candace

    Your post came at a perfect time for me. I’ve been overdoing it lately, I feel like I need to work out almost every single day. And last week I did. Funny enough it was the 3 mile walk I took with my dog last Sunday that did me in. My ankles started screaming at me and I am forced to listen, so I’m taking a couple of days to let them rest, but it’s hard not working out! I’m grumpy about it.

    I also noticed that I wasn’t progressing anymore with my running and I couldn’t figure out why. I was doing great for a while, but recently it started to feel like such a struggle. Now I know I was just overdoing it.

    Thanks again for a helpful post!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I went through something similar a few years ago. I worked out every day for 28 days without a rest. I was trying to bust out of a plateau and wasn’t seeing any changes. I got so burned out. I realized then that I MUST have 2 rest days a week no matter what. And I’ve been doing that ever since. 5 days a week is enough working out.

      Hope you feel better! Rest up!

  4. Lori

    Breaks are really important. I really pay attention to my body to make sure I am not overtraining, particularly in the summer with a lot of biking. I take off a week from lifting every 3 months to get a break with that.

    The hardest part is really the mental part of resting because you feel like you should be doing something.
    Lori recently posted..Chilly riding

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, summer time is harder to take a break. There’s so much fun to be had! I didn’t think I’d survive mentally taking this break but I realized I REALLY needed it.

  5. Samantha

    I’m so glad you’re doing this Lisa Eirene. Listening to your mind and body, it sounds so good!
    I recently took a break too. Then started a completely different exercise routine and have broken my almost 1 year plateau.
    Samantha recently posted..Do- Champagne tasting

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Glad your break helped you! What new exercises did you try?

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