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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. Deb roby

    When I’m seriously training for a meet my program naturally progresses me at about a 10% pace. So I don’t have to think about it. But this is off season a time of no formal programs except to build my endurance.

    I stink at the 10%!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      If you stink at 10%, what do you find yourself doing? 40%? 50?

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I could do a much better job of following this, especially when it comes to cardio work. As soon as I’m feeling good, I push myself too far. It’s so frustrating!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am the SAME way! If feels ok, I want to keep going. This current injury sucks because I often feel just fine while I’m working out but it’s the next day the pain starts.

  3. Diane Fit to the Finish

    When it comes to walking/biking I do but I have to do the 5 percent rule if I am in a running mode. (Which I’m not right now because of a knee injury.)

    It can be hard to stick with 10 percent when our mind says, “More, more!”

  4. Lori

    I up my bike mileage more than 10% in the early season now, but it is a sport I am pretty conditioned in and don’t worry about it. Other stuff, yep – 10%.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep, I think you’re probably good with the cycling! 🙂

  5. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    So interesting! I definitely follow the 10% rule for endurance training (running, swimming, etc), but I never thought to also follow it during weight training. Thanks for giving me something to think about!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely do with weight lifting. I am so freaked about injuring myself!

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