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How to Exercise Regularly

How to Exercise Regularly

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. Brie @ Brie Fit

    I kind of disagree with not taking more than one rest day in a row–I usually take my full weekend off, and it refreshes me and makes me excited to get back to the gym!

    This is kind of a spin-off of #1, but reward the effort, not the results. Don’t say “I’ll buy myself a new heart rate monitor if I lose ten pounds,” say, “I’ll buy myself a new heart rate monitor if I go to the gym ten times in two weeks.”
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Everyone is different. I split up my rest days because I found myself performing better that way. But some people could struggle getting back to the gym after taking 2, 3, 4 days off…

      I agree with the reward systems. I also see people reward themselves with food. Not a good idea, either.

  2. Tricia

    I really struggle with this as well! It seems for a few weeks I will go regularly, then find some excuse not to go. I do agree with you that it seems like if I skip a few days, that leads to a few skipped weeks. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I formed my workout schedule so I have 2 rest days during the work week. I know myself and if I’m ever going to want to NOT go to the gym, it will be after work one day.

  3. Ashlee

    I challenged myself to walk 150 miles in 15 weeks. This challenge has made me want to walk more. I have been walking on my treadmill regualrly for a few weeks now and I have noticed it is like an addiction. I want to work out and get all sweaty – It makes me feel great afterward! I know I am working toward a goal and that helps a lot. If you challenge yourself find a person or persons who is willing to keep track so you are accountable or even someone who wants to do it with you.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a great goal! Having a goal is a HUGE motivation. It worked wonders for me. It could be a specific goal, or a date, or event. Something that gives us that extra push…

  4. Carbzilla

    Great timely post for me as I HAVE to get back into exercise. That’s the only way I’m going to be able to keep off the weight.

    My plan is to get to the gym and when I don’t get to the gym I will do a video at home. Start small and build up. Make it part of my day again. 🙂 NO EXCUSES!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Do you still have free gym membership through your office?

  5. Lori Lynn

    I try to exercise 6 days a week, and usually take Sunday’s off. I was doing really well with getting up at 5 am to go to the gym, but once it got colder, it’s been getting harder to get out of bed in the morning to do it! I’ve been going more after school, but I have to say my heart it isn’t quite in it, and I really have to talk myself into going. I’ve been thinking for a long time that I need to try doing a class to maybe help with some motivation, but I’ve been a bit too chicken to try one– I’m not the most coordinated person!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never been a morning person and have always struggled with morning workouts. But the darkness and cold definitely don’t help. As for being coordinated, don’t let that discourage you!!! I am THE most uncoordinated person on the planet and yet I can take SOME classes. My suggestion is to try the Spin or yoga/pilates class. Those are easier for us uncoordinated folks, I think. 🙂

  6. Samantha

    Lisa Eirene this is perfect! I am having a really hard time getting motivated o exercise with the season changing and need this so bad! I esp. love the tip of workign out of Monday. That always really works for me!
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