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You Are Stronger Than You Think

You Are Stronger Than You Think

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. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I used to LOVE spin before I got into running and hot yoga and I would go 4-5 times a week. Such an intense workout!

    Sadly I can’t justify the expense of a gym membership these days so spin has gone out the window πŸ™ I want to get a bike trainer so I can do my own spinning at home!

    Glad you liked it, I knew you would πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The bike trainer is definitely the way to go if you can’t afford a gym. I struggle with staying motivated on the bike trainer though. Even with TV shows to entertain me I get bored. And don’t push myself very hard. Way different than the class!

  2. Samantha

    Oh Lisa Eirene I am so glad you went to spin class and loved it! I have always been way to scared to try one thinking I’d never make it through it and they were only for athletes. Thank you so much for the wonderful review on it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Don’t be scared! Give it a try! There were people of all abilities there.

  3. Lisa

    I have always loved spin!!! I used to go a lot when training for my HIM and the weather was bad!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sorry that I came so late to the party! I wish I’d tried the spin class last winter! πŸ™‚

  4. Sara

    YAY so glad you finally tried Spin!! πŸ™‚ It’s addictive! And such a great cardio cross train exercise! πŸ™‚ The best part – my old instructor would give me the music from old classes we did and now I remember most of the changes and how we used to bike and can do it on my own. Enjoy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That was nice of your instructor. It’s a great idea to get the music used in class for bike rides later!

  5. Cindy

    I LOVE spinning. It is my favorite workout. I cannot wait until I have a job/money so I can get back to some classes! I’ve spun at a range of weights and have loved every minute of the classes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had no idea spin was so well-loved! I see why now. πŸ™‚

  6. Cheryle

    I have thought about trying spin, but never got around to it. Now I’m nursing a case of runner’s knee and am looking for other forms of cardio. Do the spin bikes allow you to set so there’s almost no resistance? I think that’s the only way I could handle it, in my current condition. πŸ™

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You can adjust the resistance on the bikes. I’m not sure what the lightest is but I could change the setting to barely any resistance (which actually bothered my knee more than lots of resistance). Give it a try and see if it helps you! Sorry about your knee, I totally get where you are coming from.

  7. Jill

    You did it! You tried Spin! I am glad you liked it and found an alternative to riding outside to help you through the cold, winter weather! I want to like it. I am going to try more classes this winter. For me- it is hard to push myself when my thighs are burning when I am in class. When I am outside on a hill- I have no choice but to keep peddling… in class all I have to do is peek over my shoulder and when no one is looking- turn the knob down just a bit!!! πŸ™‚ I know- I’m terrible!!!

    Maybe I have not found the right teacher who plays the right music and motivates me as much as I need yet?

    Thanks for this post- your tips at the end are helpful!!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it’s great that you can push yourself more on your own. And you are so right–what a good perspective–you HAVE to push through it when you’re faced with a huge hill. There’s no backing down.

  8. Karen@WaistingTime

    I used to do indoor cycling a lot and was one of the few in bike shorts. I really love the extra padding:) I would sweat in that class like no other! Always clipped in when I could.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was definitely more comfortable in my cycling clothes!

  9. Lori Lynn

    I tried spinning a few months ago, and really enjoyed it. I haven’t been consistent with it, and need to get back to doing it again.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I haven’t been consistent either. Each time I think I’ll get to go to the class something changes that. I go about every other week at this point. πŸ™

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