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24.4.14

A Fitness Post - Running in Neverland...♡


I have mentioned in my healthy food post before that while I love eating clean, I absolutely detest sports - especially running. I was sitting in front of my desk for about 3-4 hours straight 2 days ago, doing some revision for my exams, when I felt my back starting to hurt. This is not uncommon for me, as I have been having back pain since I was really young - but this really got me into thinking how I have not done ANY sort of exercise apart from well... walking since maybe Christmas and if I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and be more productive everyday, I need to actually get out of the house and MOVE.

Feeling super inspired and determined out of a sudden (I have always been a very obsessive person haha - if I want to do something I want to do it immediately - if I see something I like I want to buy it WITHOUT THINKING :P), I decided that I would wake up early in the morning the next day and take the tube to Hyde Park for a little run/walk :)

Anddd I did! Yesterday at about 8:30am, I put on my gym clothes and headed out the door for Hyde Park. The feeling was quite amazing :) While I was doing something COMPLETELY random and unplanned, I felt really happy with myself that I took the effort to do something that I have never done before and is good for my body. ♡


For anyone living in London, I would say running in Hyde Park is probably better than running in any gym because it is SO BEAUTIFUL around this time of the year! I tend to feel super bored when I am on the treadmill as I have nothing to look at, but running outdoors especially in a park is quite a different experience! :)




Since I have never been a runner and I absolutely hated it, I didn't expect myself to be able to run for that long and I literally thought that I would feel like dying after 20 seconds! When I ran yesterday the longest time I could go without stopping was about 2 minutes hahaha but then after resting for about 5-6 minutes I could run again! Before I started running I also downloaded the free Nike running app from the app store and although I am not too sure if that is the best thing to use for other people, I found it quite easy to use for me as a beginner :) It basically tracks how long and how far you have been running for, and also your average speed ♡


After the run I just made myself some super delicious fruit infused water (I put lemon, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries inside my water)! ♡ 

I am definitely planning to run again very soon and I think I will do another post on how my progress is and maybe do a gym/ running outfit post as well! :D


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Your berry and lemon water looks very yummy. xo

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    1. Thank you dear! <3 It is very yummy haha and easy to make! :D xx

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  2. The park looks absolutely amazing!! Good luck with your running!! (I am exactly the same! I die every time I start running!!)
    I love your blog! Definitely following!
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    Elizabeth x

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    1. Thank you! <3 yes it is crazy how London is so busy and then suddenly there is this little piece of green paradise :) xx

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  3. Nice photos! Your shoes are awesome! x

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    1. Thank you dear! :D I have had the shoes for about 2 years and they still look brand new! (Although it is probably because I don't do enough exercise to get them dirty! hahaha) <3

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  4. Your pictures here as so beautiful!
    I love to read your blog and find your life of travel so interesting!
    This is why i have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award!!
    If you do decide to complete the tag then please let me know as i would love to read your response:)
    you can check the award out here on my page : http://misslozzieloves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

    x x x

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    1. Thank you! <3 I am going to do the post very soon :D will let you know when it's up! <3

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  5. I'm exactly the same with running but have recently got into it and did my first 10km in Crystal Palace! I literally could run about two minutes at the start but I did the couch to 5km podcasts and they worked a wonder :)

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    1. Wow that is amazing! :D I am going to check out the podcasts you mentioned! <3 xx

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  6. Yay good job on the running!! :D And running through Hyde Park sounds so lovely.

    PS I am 100% the same in that when I want to do something, I MUST do it as soon as possible haha. I'm very obsessive like that.

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    1. Thank you!! Hehe <3 It is so satisfying to do something as soon as you get the idea :P xx

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