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Warrior Room Part 2

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. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    I hear you about getting stuck and comfortable. My friend created my strength plan for me for the gym and he has me going up in weight (if able to maintain good form) every week by 2.5 lb. There are some exercises I am just simply stuck at a certain weight, but I’m hoping I’ll move soon. I’ve not seen a physical difference, but I can feel it in everyday life, like carrying groceries or even just swapping the weight plates off the bar to do bench presses. Isn’t it wonderful?

    Looks like you really enjoyed the Groupon and it was a good purchase! I’m more than likely purchasing a Groupon for an obstacle gym to get ready for my Tough Mudder next year.
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You sound like me! I was the same way. I could progress with certain moves on my own but there were certain free weight activities I just got stuck with. I couldn’t go up in weight.

      1. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

        Yeah, it’s really weird! Like, I’ve gone up every single week (without fail) in the bench press to the point I can now bench half my body weight. Yet, I can’t get past 17.5 lb doing bicep curls (which I pretty much blame on the tendinitis in my left (weaker) arm). So bizarre. Our bodies certainly let us know what we need to work on, that’s for sure!
        Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I totally get that! For me it’s triceps kickbacks. I’m stuck at 17.5 pounds. Yet I can do tricep exercises with the machines at 60-80 pounds. What the heck??

  2. Carbzilla

    Your arms look AMAZING!!!! Remember where you started, and give yourself a BIG pat on the back with your incredible arms!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Tiffany! I appreciate the feedback. 🙂

  3. Yum Yucky

    Yep. Always knew you were a badass…
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  4. Steve

    I hate burpees.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There is a little bit of pain and misery involved in burpees…… 😉

  5. Ana

    I like your post! I saw the Groupon thing. I wish I had bought it now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh bummer! Well stayed tuned for Monday’s post. You might be happily surprised at an opportunity.

  6. Courtney

    Killer! Now I’m a little bit nervous about our group session.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Nah! Don’t be nervous. It’s a kettlebell conditioning class. So teaching proper form, learning some basic moves, etc. And you can always scale it back to your abilities. I’ve never been pressured to do more than I CAN do (i.e. to injury).

  7. Jess

    That all looks like so much fun! I love kettlebells but I seem to be the only one in my gym who uses them. I’ve just gone up to a 20kg (40lb ish) swing and a 16kg (32lb ish) 2 handed swing. I was stuck on lower weights with those for ages until I made myself use heavier ones and tada, I was stronger than I thought! The trainer has shown me a few other KB moves that I should start working into my routine.

    1. Jess

      Opps, that should say 1 handed swing, not 2 handed!

    2. Lisa Eirene

      Sweet! Glad to hear you like kettlebells too. That’s awesome that you went up in weight. I agree, you get stuck and comfortable and sometimes something as simple as going 5 pounds up makes a huge difference.

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