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Quarantine Workout

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. Marianne

    Well of course it has changed! My husband is working from home. I have to do my workouts in the living room because here in Florida NO ONE has a basement. Our gym has been closed since March 1st. I am doing various workouts with free weights since the weights go up to 35 lbs. Then after weights I go on a 30 minute walk outside it is already 90* outside. Florida is ONLY on a social distancing order which is ridiculous. We have Avery large senior population but a dumb governor! But making the best of it. My car hasn’t moved in six days.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have to admit, I am jealous of your sunshine, even the 90 degree weather. It’s been raining here for a week and looks like rain for the next 10 days which means being cooped up in the house even worse. It was nice when we could at least go for walks a few times a day. 🙁

      My car hasn’t moved in 7 days!!

  2. Jennifer

    Did you list what app you are using for yoga and I missed it? I’d love to check it out. I’ve been looking for good online yoga with a lot of low/gentle level variety because I had a pretty major abdominal surgery almost 3 weeks ago. I need to start moving again! Thanks:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh sorry!! It’s called Down Dog. It’s great. You can choose your level, how long, etc. Give it a try and let me know!

  3. emmaclaire

    I miss my gym!!! Especially since I’m having a bit of a PF flare-up, so would love to be able to do more activities that are easier on my feet. I’m still running 4 days a week, 3 of those are at 5am, so no problems with social distancing LOL For the cross-training, I’ve dusted off some of my old workout DVDs – I have to say that I am NOT in Boot Camp shape anymore! And my workout room is currently doubling as hubby’s at-home office, so we have to coordinate our times a bit. I would love to get out on the bike more, but the weather is just not cooperating. It’s good for you guys that both you and Michael are at home so you can tag-team parent – I know that can be exhausting even in normal circumstances. Hang in there!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sorry to hear about your PF. Does yoga help it at all? I was thinking yesterday that I wanted to try Tai Chi again. I took a class a million years ago and remembered liking it. Maybe a video would be fun.

      Being able to trade off the parenting and home school stuff is a big help. We’re both tired from everything!

      What DVDs are you using?

      1. emmaclaire

        I haven’t tried yoga, just doing PT exercises from the last bout I had with it 🙁 The DVDs I’ve been using are Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, and I did one on Monday with Ginny Miller using bands and weights and OMGosh – I am really feeling it in the glutes! I knew I’d been neglecting certain aspects of my workouts, but jeez Louise – ouch!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Ha! That’s awesome they worked!

  4. christi in ma

    We stopped going to the gym on 3/10 and it officially (temporarily) closed on 3/16 which is when we started working from home.
    My Pilates studio also closed on 3/16. They are starting to do some classes via Zoom but I haven’t signed up yet.

    We have kettlebells so we cobbled together some strength workouts. We’ve also really liked the free Orange Theory FItness workouts which use some household objects as equipment.
    And I’m doing the Baby Shark abs challenge every day (12 days streak going on).

    It’s mostly been cold, grey, and rainy here so I haven’t gotten outside much. I really need to get better at that.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s great that so many places are offering free online workouts and videos! I’ve seen a lot of options so far, so that’s great. We just have to do them. LOL

  5. Fence Norman OK

    I love the view with that dog pic of yours. I love nature.

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