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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. Courtney

    I’m actually working on a post about walking and how to make it more interesting. I’ve had my FitBit One for almost a month now, and I love it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Listening to music or podcasts helps a lot. I do that when I go for walks. Or go with someone–like Michael and the dog. 🙂

  2. Deb Roby

    I have been a walker for decades. Through the first jogging craze, through -ercize fads left and right, through the current obsession with running. Me? I walk.

    Tips: Think of walking as controlled falling (it is!). Work on lengthening your stride (the amount of time you’re falling before the other foot catches you).

    Get a dog! They are great companions while walking! And will always go “just a bit further”!

    Don’t think this is just until you’re fit enough to run. Walking is actually a healthier/better exercise than running!

    If you live somewhere with snowy, frigid winters work with your school board/city to open up a public building (often a school) at night a couple evenings a week for community walks in a safe environment.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree! Having a dog helps a lot!! Bella could go forever if we let her.

      Your tip for winter walking was great. You could also put on snowshoes. 😀

  3. Lorna

    That Malcom in the Middle pic totally caught my attention!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s the best picture ever. 🙂

  4. Christopher James

    Walking alone does wonder for the body.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree with that! Clears the mind, gets the blood pumping…

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