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Overcoming Exercise Obstacles

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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  1. Lisa

    I would avoid working out because I just don’t like it – I didn’t get this svelte figure by exercising. I realized that if I exercised early in the day (before going to work) then by 10 or 11 am I had forgotten I had worked out! It’s a great trick!
    Now I have children. If you can go workout at a place with childcare then that is time alone working on yourself and nothing beats that kind of treat!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, working out in the morning makes a huge difference! I wish I was a morning person…

  2. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    I don’t make excuses to not work out anymore. It is totally non-negotiable (like brushing my teeth. If I do miss a workout, there has to be some extreme issues going on like an emergency, but those I can deal with.

    The way I think when I don’t necessarily want to go out in the cold or dark or whatever is to realize this:
    You never regret working out, but you always regret when you don’t.

    And it’s true. Just do it. 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree 100% Lori!!! I never ever regret a workout!

  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I love this post!!! I will make excuses if I am feeling lazy – but I just have to remember how wonderful I feel after working out. Often I will tell myself I can stop after X kms – but then once I get started I generally do the whole planned distance anyway!

  4. @irun2befit

    You’re 100% right with the “Just do it” attitude. I know from experience, just freaking do it!! When does one ever regret working out? Never! I like this post, I hope it inspires someone out there to not make excuses and just do it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope it inspires people too! I really did hate exercise for a long time. Once I started doing it though, I loved it!

  5. blackhuff

    Curves is here where I live too and many woman opt for that. Also most gyms these days have a secluded section for woman as well. So there’s really no excuse not to exercise. I do not use a gym, I use weights at home, run at home and I see results without visiting the gym. So everyone CAN do it.

  6. Jess @ NZ Girl Runs

    I go through exercise phases. When I’m in a blah phase I tell myself I will just go for a walk and if I wanna turn around after 5 minutes then I will. Once I am out I usually end up running and/ or walking for 30 minutes. So basically I give myself an out, which generally makes me get up and just do it!

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