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What’s Your Reason?

What’s Your Reason?

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. Scott

    Amazing! Congrats on all of your success, both with the weight loss and running.

  2. Debbie

    Lisa, you are super inspiring, as usual! I remember in one of your posts, you referenced an ap you used at the gym while lifting weights. If I remember correctly, what was the name of the ap? I’d like to start lifing weights at home. It would be handy to have a reference. Thanks!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was probably the Nike Training Club app. It’s free and it has TONS of exercises you can do at home.

  3. Debbie

    I’ll check it out. Thank you so much!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They have different types of activities:
      1) Get Lean – high interval cardio
      2) Get Toned – light weights and intervals
      3) Get Strong – increased weight and reps
      4) Get Focused – target 15 min workouts

      1. Debbie

        I have a Droid, darn it. (I actually love it.) My kids both have an iPod touch though. I’ll have to borrow one. I’m anxious to get some new ideas!!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          If you can get it, do it. It’s so useful!

          1. Debbie

            I will definitley check it out tonight. I bet I can even get my kids to try it out with me. Can’t wait!

  4. Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    My reason is that being fit truly makes me a better person inside and out. I can FEEL such a difference when I take care of myself…and that is reason enough for me. What a great post, Lisa!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      And that’s the BEST reason, honestly. I feel sooo much better when I am fit and active. I notice a difference in my moods, appetite, sleep, everything when I don’t work out…

  5. Lori

    I was just so tired of being obese. I hated it and finally hated it enough to really do something about it by making the changes that I needed to make.

    Now I don’t worry so much about a number as being strong and fit.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Me too. And I’d finally gotten to the point where I hated it enough to change for good. Not everyone gets there, unfortunately. I was just talking to a friend about some friends of her who weigh 350 pounds and 700+ pounds. They don’t want to change.

  6. Jill

    At first I wanted to lose weight as I saw a picture of myself and felt disgusted. As I started losing weight and my daughter began getting older it became more of me being a role model for her on how to be healthy. I didn’t ever want it to be about body image- just health. Now I have learned what being healthy and strong actually brings to my life. Happiness, confidence, stamina for everyday things, long bike rides……

    Losing weight has made me happy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sure there was vanity involved in my decision to lose weight as well, but it was mostly the medical issues that were looming on me. Diabetes scared the crap out of me and I knew I had to change. The more weight I lost, the better I felt and vanity definitely played a part. I suddenly liked what I saw in the mirror, I enjoyed shopping for clothes, the clothes I could buy were MUCH cuter! All of that helped motivate me.

      I think you are doing it for the right reason: your kids. That’s great!

  7. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa. I am in awe of the photo with you holding up your old jeans. You are amazing. I’m on this journey to be healthy and fit as I move toward middle age. Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

  8. Karen@WaistingTime

    Honestly, for me, not so much. I think it has always been vanity, to some extent. Wanting to be happier with my body and how I looked and felt. That’s still the same. Now as for exercise – that’s another story. I started in my 30s for health reasons – high cholesterol. Now I do it because I like how it makes me feel:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      And there is no reason why vanity can’t motivate us. Wanting to look and feel good is an excellent reason!

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