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It Didn’t Start That Way: Part 1, Exercise

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 Glamour.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Star Studonivic

    Good insights and am so happy u r approaching diet and exercise in a healthy manner-a long journey. Most of all I’m happy u r treating yourself with more kindness❤️

  2. bethh

    It sounds like you’re making great progress in coming to understand yourself better! That’s really so great.

    I’ve always been socially motivated for fitness (hike or bike with friends; train to meet a goal set with a few others) and over the last 5+ years as people got busy or sick I haven’t been able to count on that external motivation. I really have not been consistent about exercise at all. I do notice that for me, interest in and dedication to exercise comes in waves so I try to ride that wave when it appears!

    I’m taking a year off work and it’s too early to see what space I’ll give to exercise. I have some hopes and also some reality about how much I’m likely to do. After all … I’m still me and I have a baseline love of leisure!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s definitely taking a lot of time, but it’s also a relief to be able to see what was happening before and how I want things to be in the future.

      That’s interesting that you recognize the social motivation for yourself. I know there are lots of local fitness type groups. There are a bunch I belong to on Facebook. Like local hiking groups, local Hike It Baby groups etc.

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