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October Goals

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. Becky

    I’ve been trying to think of goals for October and I can’t come up with anything particularly exciting! Sad, I know… But I am still trying to actively train for my half marathon as well as lose a few more lbs. I’m basically just trying to plow through the self-inflicted weight plateau!

    Also, can I say how jealous I am that you have a Trader Joes? They look amazing. I want one in my neck of the woods–there isn’t even one in Utah!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I would really miss my Trader Joe’s if I ever moved…

      Try weight lifting. It busted me out of my plateau!

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    haha I love that last quote about the dog!

  3. Sabrina

    That is funny! I just wrote a blog about goals I set before Labor Day and now I am reevaluating. My goals are coming along so-so. The good thing is I did not set out to accomplish them by mid-October; instead I have about 80 days.

    And I am also jealous you have Trader Joe’s. I read all about it in the blog world, but alas, Florida is not blessed with one. I get to stick with Whole Foods. 🙂

  4. Lyndsey

    You should take a spin class if you haven’t yet!! I am in the process of trying to lose 100 lbs. (I’m 29 lbs. in!) and most of my weight loss came after I started spinning. I burn about 600 calories per 45 minute class. If you can find a Les Mills RPM class, I’d recommend that. It involves stretching and rest periods and uses resistance more than traditional spinning classes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My goal is to take a spin class. I just need to get on that and reserve a spot. The classes at my gym fill up fast.

      1. Lyndsey

        Wow, you have to reserve a spot…that’s crazy. Our 5:30 class fills up quickly, but I’ve never heard of having to reserve a bike!

  5. Diane Fit to the Finish

    You are so right that goal setting is important! This October my goal is to increase the minutes I exercise each week and not miss a day of school with the kids. So far – so good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How many minutes are you increasing it by? And do you have a goal time you’re aiming for?

  6. shelby @ eatdrinkrun

    Oooh – not that you asked, but I totally think you should do a Tri next year! You’ve got a great background for it!

    One of my October goals is to get my bike tuned up and start riding a little again! It’s been a while. I’m gonna have a sore bum. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      A tri is high on my list! I am scared and intimidated and excited at the same time!

  7. Lisa @ I'm an Okie

    I think those are GREAT goals. I hate when I see girls put out completely unrealistic goals and then feel bad about themselves when they dont reach them!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I used to make unrealistic goals, then I’d beat myself up for not reaching them!

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