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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

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Great post with some excellent advice. I have recently grown to love lifting and strength training. It’s so empowering and really makes me feel strong!! I love that feeling.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Balsamic Chicken (improved!)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great! I’m glad you are starting to like it. It’s so beneficial.

  2. Marc

    Why do I think many Resolutioners quit on their goals? I’ve read that it takes 30 days of doing something to make it a habit. I don’t know that is completely accurate. I believe the reason so many quit on their goals is they aren’t mentally prepared to cross over to an active lifestyle. They have a favorite chair with their name on the seat cover calling them home.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve read the similar. I think a lot of people (me included) expect instant change or instant results and when that doesn’t happen we lose our motivation and drive. When I first started to lose my 100 pounds I was super lucky in that I lost 10 pounds in that first month. It was the first time I’d EVER seen the scale move on a diet and that motivated me to keep going!

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    Fantastic post from a very dedicated, inspirational fitness guru. (and Suzanne too!) Thanks Lisa!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Aw thanks Roz! I agree, Suzanne is my go-to guru!

  4. Jody - Fit at 55

    I LOVE Suzanne! We are sistas from afar! 🙂
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    1. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

      Love you back Jody! Aren’t we lucky to learn from each other online? Hopefully I will meet both of you in person someday… that is surely a necessity :).
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  5. Trevor

    For most of my life I refused to lift weights. I’d tried a few times in my teens and early twenties and absolutely hated it. Of course, I was training like an idiot.

    When I finally gave weightlifting an honest shot — at the ripe old age of 34 — I grew to love it. It actually changed my entire life. No exaggeration. It helped that I trained a bit smarter than back in the day.

    Weightlifting just plain rocks! And chicks that lift weights rock even more.

    Trevor recently posted..Slim Down AND Get Strong with this One Ridiculously Effective Exercise.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad you grew to love it and it was life changing. I had a similar experience. I hated strength training & was a total cardio junkie. I think I hated it because I half-assed it and expected to see immediate results. When I didn’t, I quit.

      I’m glad I learned to love it!

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