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Why I Dislike Fitness Classes

Why I Dislike Fitness Classes

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

    I get up at 5 am every day to make it to a 5:30 CrossFit class. When I’m struggling to get out of bed, I remind myself that once I’m there, I never regret it, and think about how nice it will be to come home right after work to the couch!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Very true! Whenever I’m “not feeling” a workout, I make myself go and I *always* feel better I went!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa, sigh, the world really is in a state of dissaray isn’t it? We had big protests here too. LOVE the look of the soup, thanks for sharing the recipe, and LOVE the picture of your kitty in the box in your last post. Our Neva does the same as soon as a box is around, she hops in and claims it as her own. So fun. Have a wonderful Friday!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I support the protests (didn’t really support the “squatting” in the parks though) and hope some change happens but I doubt it will…

      The soup was good and pretty versatile. You can do almost anything with it!

  3. Samantha

    Well I’m glad you made it through all the riots! That is just madness! I love fitness classes cause they push me when I might often slack on my own in the gym. But it’s true sometimes the schedule is annoying and doesn’t fit with mine.
    Hmmmmm favourite fast dinner is salad with chickpeas, green onions, avocado, cheese and tomato!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad I made the class. I needed it!

      That salad sounds really tasty. It’s been awhile since I’ve had some avocado. Good idea.

  4. julie

    My whole schedule (both work and social life) is dictated by my group classes. Fortunately, my gym is in a different part of town than the Occupy Oaklanders, though I’m usually on a bike, anyway, so it wouldn’t matter to me one way or another.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Honestly I plan my social life around my workout schedule too. Most of the time it works out pretty well. I think I have a good balance.

  5. Lori

    I have never taken a class. They don’t offer classes at my current gym, and when I was at the Y, the schedule never really worked out for me.

    I pay less for my gym membership because they don’t have classes there and I think I like that!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Classes would never inspire me to want to join a gym but it’s a nice “perk” when I find a class I like (like the Spin class). A pool is a must.

  6. Karen@WaistingTime

    Confession – much as I actually enjoy group classes, I haven’t been in ages for that very reason! I just can’t get myself out of the house in time anymore:(

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The classes never coincide with my schedule! Either there’s too much time in between when I get off work and the class, or not enough time to GET to the class!

  7. Cindy

    I don’t even know if you’ll read this but I clicked over here from Diane’s site. I was happy to see a fellow Spinner!
    Anyway, do you drain the cans (corn, beans, Rotel) when you make this?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I drained the beans and corn but not the tomatoes.

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