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“I Don’t Have Time”

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. Jess

    For me there is no such thing as not having time for fitness. I take my gym clothes with me to work and go to the gym before coming home. I have to drive past it anyway! I spend 45min – an hour there and ‘miss out’ on an hour of late afternoon TV. Not really much of a loss, is it?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES!!! I pack my gym bag in my car and go right from work. If I went home, I’d sit on the couch and never go to the gym. And you are right, I’ve never “missed out” on anything by going to the gym.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    I love this Lisa, proof positive you can squeeze exercise in through the day. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Roz. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  3. Marie

    I Facebook standing up, to burn more calories…heh.

    No, but yeah: I love wearing my kid in the Moby wrap, but it means I have to stand, so I’m on feet a lot during the day. Also means whenever I have to bend over and pick something up off the floor, I’m doing squats! All day workout! Okay, it’s not much, but it’s one tiny way that I can try to stay active even when i’m home with the baby. (Oh, and when she naps, I can throw in a Jillian DVD on mute!)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Do you use your baby as a free weight and do lifts and lunges too?! ROCKSTAR!

      Seriously though, babysitting for a friend recently reminded me just how MUCH of a workout kids are. Good lord were my arms tired after that day.

  4. Beth

    This is a great post! When the weather is nice I add to the walk to and from taking my son to school – many times a half hour walk is not going to impact my day. Weather has been so nice I’ve even gotten in some after dinner walks with neighbors.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Walking is a great way to fit some fitness in. That’s one of the reasons I love walking during my lunch break at work. You are lucky to be having nice weather right now. It’s pouring rain here in Oregon.

  5. Kris @Krazy_Kris

    AMEN! This was HUGE for me! So I actually started getting “minutes” in here or there… Then I committed to 20 minutes in one shot…. And what I learned was that I do have time – that it was about choice – and really – I needed to quit the bullshit. Yep…. I was full of it.
    Really? No time to prepare food? No time to walk a mile to work? My GAWD! How did I get so twisted?
    Love this….. lots of ways to squeeze in the minutes!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes!!!! Sometimes all it takes is getting in 15-30 min here and there. Then you get into the habit of it and it’s easier to find the time.

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