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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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Jim Burnett

    Remember this.

    Fitness = Rest + Exercise.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I take 2 rest days a week always. I just didn’t realize it had been so long since a rest day! Fail. πŸ˜‰

  2. Beth

    I find that 3 days in a row is the max my body likes. If I do 4, on the 4th day I am dragging and just not enjoying myself. I always try to step back and give myself rest when my body asks for it!

  3. Tina

    I exercise 5-6 times a week for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours at a clip and I feel that it’s just right. I find that it’s not just what I do during my workouts that prevent me from feeling like I’m overtraining (ie: I vary my workouts quite a bit which helps prevent overuse injuries and boredom), but it’s what I do outside of my workouts that matter.

    For example, I recently starting having a smoothie made with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, frozen berries or banana and 1/2 cup of skim milk before my workout and it fuels me better than any other snack I’ve tried. I blame the calcium! πŸ™‚

    Also, my 7-8 hours of sleep a night (with the occasional nap on weekends) is vital to feeling rested and staying healthy.

    I just met with my trainer today to review my triathalon training plan and discuss my issues with running (my feet hurt while doing it and I’m getting achilles tendinitis again) and she recommended a book called Chi Running that believes that anyone can be a runner and is chock full of information on developing the proper form that will make running effortless.

    It might help out with the pain you’ve had with running *fingers crossed* πŸ™‚ Excellent decision to take a day off though!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Thanks for the book recommendation. I’ll check it out!

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