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After 12 Weeks…

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. Yum Yucky

    It’s all about having a plan. But follow-through is an entirely different monster. So congrats for sticking to it and getting results! xo
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had a lot of set backs–lots of starts and stops and modifications that probably stunted my results. So I’m pretty happy that I got this far!

  2. Marc

    I’m glad your knees are better. I know the knee injury was causing you great consternation. That pic of the kid flexing is hilarious! A couple of my summer fitness goals are to win the weigh-in in September and tighten and tone my chest and arms.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Those are great goals. Good luck!

  3. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Fantastic testimonial to the power of strength training Lisa! And thanks so much for the shout out. Love how driven you are to get through this knee setback – you’ve continued to make good progress despite it all! Looking forward to training together again soon xoxo
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I appreciated the support. Looking forward to the next phase.

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Wow! Good for you! Isn’t it amazing how balancing and strengthening your muscles can help your knees so much? It’s always a good reminder for me–I’ve felt the benefits too.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a good reminder for me too. I’m definitely guilty of neglecting parts of my body!

  5. Tamara

    I LOVE Suzanne and am not at all surprised that you’ve seen results with her programs!
    But kudos to you too; you’re the one putting in the daily effort!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Suzanne is great. Are you training with her too?

      1. Tamara

        Nope. I’m a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Suzanne and I are online friends who’ve been able to meet in real life several times and chat about fitness and business regularly! You have a great trainer!
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  6. Biz

    OMG, I love that awkward photo!! Great job! I agree, strength training does help – even after the first few weeks of Insanity, I was able to shave a whole minute off my previous 5k time and did it in 33:11!

    My summer goal? By August 31 to run a sub 30 5k. 😀
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is awesome results! Way to go!

  7. mellissa

    What great accomplishments!!

  8. Lori

    Great job! Lifting affects so much more than you realize. I love the NROL programs because they are programs you can follow and always challenge yourself.

    My goal for this year is 2500 miles on the bike outdoors. I am almost halfway there. Of course, that goal will be shot if we get an early winter, but I will give it my best shot.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely feel challenged. I’m half way through phase 1 again since I can now do squats and lower body exercises. I definitely feel the challenge and the burn!

      That’s a great goal for you, Lori. Good luck! Hope they are easy miles. 🙂

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