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I Can’t

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

    For me it’s about taking a chance and taking a risk. I say “I can’t” when I think there is an exercise or movement that I cannot do. That my body isn’t “there yet” or I’m afraid of re-injuring myself. So, I have to really push my comfort zone and take a risk. Turns out that 4 out of 5 times, I CAN do it. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great point! There is a fine line between saying “I can’t” and not even trying and pushing it TOO far too soon. Thanks for reminding me that sometimes the body says “I can’t” and we need to listen to that!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    I worry about saying “I can’t” when it comes to fitness, but also when it comes to other aspects of life. Dennis and I are making a conscious effort to remove (as much as we can) the words “I can’t” and “I should” from our vocabularies. If we can’t, we defeat ourselves, and if we should…just do it, don’t talk it.
    Flakey I know…but we’re on a quest to better ourselves inside and out. Have a fantastic day Lisa.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes this definitely spreads to other parts of life, too. I often say “I can’t” to other things and then regret it later.

  3. Losing The Rolls

    Great post Lisa. I try not to say or think “I can’t”, but sometimes slip up especially when it comes to anything physical.

    I would be a total number 2, that is if I had the courage to step foot in a gym. Even though I hear time and time again, how others will not care or be watching me, I still fear they will. I know I need to get over this and someday will start to work through it. One of my goals for this summer is to take walks outdoors. I have a park within a 1/4 mile of my house, but am usually too intimidated to go there. this is one of my major hang ups.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I understand that fear. I had it too. Getting in a swimsuit was not easy. I am so glad I did it, though!

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  4. Brian @ New Me and You

    I know what you mean about the “weirdness” when it comes to weights. From my experience it always comes in one of two forms. The first are the old men who are doing some bizarre exercise that no one would ever have thought up. These guys are fine in my mind because they genuinely believe in what they’re doing even if it is ridiculous. The second type I can’t stand. These are the guys who do odd things so that others will look at them. They want people to think they’re ” bad ass” or “hardcore” by slamming the weights or screaming. Anyway it always seems like it’s the men who do this.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I see those guys a lot in my gym. I often wonder, if it’s so heavy you have to scream and grunt and then drop the weights–maybe it’s a little too heavy??

  5. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    I definitely subscribe to “fake it ’til you make it.” Honestly, I think it’s applicable in most parts of life! Feel terrible? Through on some makeup, smile at a stranger – you’ll feel better!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! It does work for all aspects of life. I need to do it more often!

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