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Back to Back, Back in the Saddle

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. cindy

    I always find it hard to get back into the swing of things after taking a break. It is a mental thing with me I have to pump myself up and say ” I am only going to go for five minutes and then it ends up I go for longer period of time and that just starts me back up again. So it just takes that one step out the door for me 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good point. It is definitely hard to get back in the swing of things after a break or vacation. One step at a time!

  2. Mandi

    Now, when you say “saddle soreness” do you mean “the feeling that you’ve been hit in the crotch repeatedly with a baseball bat while doing the splits”?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Kind of! Like a bone soreness!

  3. Lori

    Yay for baking again! That saddle soreness won’t last nearly as long as when you first started riding.

    I love my bike so much that I can’t wait to get back to it when I am away. That’s no problem. For me it is getting back to normal eating. It can take me several days or more to rein that in.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Glad to hear that the soreness doesn’t last as long. I’m going to try and ride today!

      I did really well on this trip. I didn’t eat much out of the norm. I think because we had a kitchen and cooked 90% of our meals.

  4. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    Getting back in the saddle can be so tough! For me, I do best when I ease in slowly, taking extra rest days and not pushing too quickly.

    Great job getting back on that bike!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good advice. I tend to go all in and not really ease into it!

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