Exploring London

One of my favourite things about where I live, is it takes me less than an hour on the train and I’m in central London. We decided to take a trip on Saturday, not plan anything and just see where we ended up.

We went to London on Saturday at lunchtime, with only a plan to visit the Asics store; after that, the day was open to anything!

I visited the Canary Wharf Asics store this time last year and had their Foot Gait Analysis test taken. Throughout the test they look at the way you stand, walk and run using cameras and scanners, and once you’re finished they advise you on which trainers are right for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough; it costs £20 and if you buy a pair of trainers that day, the cost of the test is taken off. Having dealt with shin splints and horrendous blisters for over a year when I finally went, I found out I was wearing trainers far too small for me when running and they weren’t providing me enough support under my foot and around my ankle. £130 and a year on, they were the best money I’ve ever spent on a pair of trainers and I will continue to buy Asics for running forever!

After the Asics Shop and a quick lunch at Pret and the brand new Magnum shop in Covent Garden (Massive OOPS!); we walked towards the River in search of a bar with a view. We must have walked for about an hour and a half before finally finding a hidden gem in Vauxhall right next to the Thames; where we sat for the rest of the day, eating, drinking and taking in the view.

Sometimes, people get so caught up in healthy eating and exercise you need to take a day to relax and forget everything else. I ate terribly on Saturday but I didn’t once feel guilty for it. Being healthy is an amazing thing, it’s an achievement and takes some serious willpower but it’s days like Saturday that I work hard for. I enjoyed myself, walked about 6 and a half miles throughout the day, ate food that I LOVE and most of all, I relaxed!

Take a day off from exercise once in a while, eat food that you enjoy without the worry – one day won’t ruin all your hard work if it’s not a regular occurrence.

GL xx


2 thoughts on “Exploring London

  1. loveandlowcarbs says:

    Loved this post and your blog!

    It’s hard not to get caught up about cheat days (and hard not to spiral after), but it’s important to realize that one bad meal won’t ruin your journey. Just like one good meal won’t solve all your weight issues!

    Looking forward to following your blog for more tidbits and advice. I just started Kayla’s 12-week program and am excited (and terrified!) to get into it.

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    • gemmalina says:

      Starting the Kayla guides was honestly the best thing I have ever done fitness wise. I’m nowhere near where I want to be but that’s the best part of it – Once you start, you’re hooked forever haha! Don’t be terrified, give it a few weeks and you’ll be hooked too! x


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