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Burning Lunges and Loving Kale

Burning Lunges and Loving Kale

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. Eleah

    Hail to the Kale salad by Chef AJ is SO GOOD. The dressing take a bit of a time to prepare, but it’s totally worth it. (Chef AJ is salt/ sugar/ everything fun free, so she uses lime zest in place of salt, but I am lazy and just put salt in instead.)
    Recipe video:

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the link! That’s really interesting about using lime zest instead of salt. I’ve never heard of that before. I like it.

  2. Ashleysh22

    I have finally gotten to the point where I can DO lunges this past month. I love the way my legs are toning up. I just push through every other day and workout ev en when I’m sore. My bum bum is soooo sore today from yesterday but it’s a good feeling. I have the ft4 heart rate monitor. How do you like the ft7?

    I wish I had a kale recipe to offer but I haven’t really cooked with it yet. We don’t eat bacon though so we will have to keep looking. Best of luck!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for commenting, Ashley. I think it’s great that you’re able to do lunges now. I totally hear ya! It took me awhile before I could do them and I couldn’t really do it consistently because I’d be so sore. I think increasing the frequency of doing them helped a lot. I recover faster now. I did a bunch of lunges yesterday and I’m NOT sore today (shocker).

      You can do the kale in something other than bacon. I’m a fan of the grapeseed oil we use.

      I like my HRM a lot. It’s the best $100 ever spent!

  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    sounds delish! Now only if I could find kale regularly in Australia!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Is kale hard to find there?

  4. Beth

    Kale is the new hot veggie according to a news program I saw this morning. I have yet to try it but I need to get some. A lot of people tall about roasting it and making kale chips.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s what I’ve heard too. I had no idea it was so popular until someone told me. But I get it. It’s delicious and a “super food” in terms of nutrients.

  5. Diane, fit to the finish

    If I could only make myself like it. I need to try it again!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I didn’t like kale the very first time I had it at a restaurant. I thought it was spinach and when it was tougher I was confused…and it was a bit bitter. Then I had it again in another restaurant and it was much better.

  6. Roz@weightingfor50

    HI Lisa, over the last year, I’ve become a “kale-aholic”. I make kale chips in a dehydrator, and at LEAST once a week, I have a massaged kale salad for lunch. (I soften the kale with 1 tsp olive oil and lemon/vinegar/lime, whatever acid I have on hand…then top it with nutritional yeast, goat or feta cheese, and grapes or dried cranberries) My friends are actually teasing me about being the kale queen. Funny. Have a wonderful Monday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh! Your kale salad sounds DELICIOUS! I want to try that!

  7. Karen@WaistingTime

    I tried making kale chips once with great anticipation and didn’t much like them:( That was my only time buying the stuff! A friend was just telling me how much she loves it in salads.

    BTW – I told my husband to check out that show; sounds like something he’d love for his treadmill runs.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I haven’t tried kale chips yet. I’ve seen them at Trader Joe’s….

      Let me know if you’re hubby likes the show!

  8. maile

    Wish I could become a BIG kale fan. I only like it (so far) when it has been cooked in bacon grease and is served with bacon. Did get some spinach in tonight though…

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you on the bacon…..LOL!

  9. Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    Lower body workouts always get me so good. I have to be careful with them now with marathon training.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So true, Tina! I am getting better. I think increasing the frequency of lower body workouts has made the recovery easier. But ask me that again tomorrow…. πŸ™‚

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