If you have been running, hitting the gym, swimming or focusing on your yoga over the winter months then congratulations you! Everyone knows that exercise is tough and keeping to your routine isn’t always something that comes naturally. Trying to maintain this when the mornings and evenings are darker, it’s freezing cold outside and most of our runs are damp and muddy, deserves a medal! Winter takes it toll on our bodies for a variety of reasons. Lack of natural sunlight means reduced Vitamin D which is a feel good vitamin helping boost our positivity and energy levels. It’s not unlikely we have over indulgedRead More →

February, yes, that’s right. It seems like yesterday we were attending Christmas parties and now we’re already planning Valentine’s Day (well, at least some people). With PIIT28 done and dusted, it’s time for the new month and having the North London Half marathon just around the corner (March 12), I need to focus more on running. I got a great opportunity to join Julie in her “Scream if you want to run faster” programme. It’s a 5k improvement plan and for the next 8 weeks I’m going to try to smash my 5k personal best. The techniques we’re going to use are mostly the onesRead More →

We’ve lived in London for almost four years now; we’re past the classic visits to the Big Ben, Tower of London or Hyde Park. So every time we have a friend visiting we try to do things that are also new to us. In Alex’s case, I wanted to do something involving sports, him being a fitness enthusiast as well. And I can say he’s even more hardcore than us, having already done a few triathlons and we’re far, far away from that. He stayed with us from Friday evening to Sunday morning, so we had one full day. Things to do if you haveRead More →

A couple of weeks ago we crossed the Finish Line of our first Obstacle Run – Rough Runner in Clapham Common, South London. We chose the 5k distance which had ten obstacles – the other option was 10k with 15 obstacles, but considering this was the first time, we decided to start small. Alin crossing the finish line. Intense 🙂 We loved the fact that all obstacles were safe – no electric shocks, no ice buckets, just a pure strength and endurance test. We had to jump over hurdles, climb walls, get through 2 rows of tyres (felt a bit claustrophobic there), avoid things thatRead More →

Last week I attended a lovely event by WeTrain. Who are they and what do they do? Based in South London, they have small group PT classes (max. 8 people) and they promote exercise as a social activity. Instead of going for a beer with your best friend, you might go for a HIIT session. And I think that’s a great idea. The classes are pay as you go, which is another plus, and all you have to do is get an account on the web or the phone app and you’re all set. The event happened in Brixton and was dedicated to London bloggers.Read More →

When I’m working out at home and don’t have a routine in mind, or I’m just too lazy to think about what to do, I have a few websites where I can browse workouts to help me at least get started. So if you’re too lazy to go to the gym or if you just do workouts at home every once in a while, continue reading. OnlineGym4me I found out about OnlineGym4me because they reached out to offer me a free six months trial. They have Yoga, Pilates, weight loss workouts, mobility workouts, live or recorded. I never tried a live class because the timeRead More →

We’ve been very quiet lately. Having the kid for a month took most of our free blogging time, but as you’ve seen, we still had fun and we did some cool sporty things together. Yoga, her first ever 5k and lots of walks with the Beagles. And let’s not forget about food. Even though we asked her many times if she would like some chicken or fish with her food, she said no. She loved our vegan lifestyle and the idea that no animal had suffered in any way really made her happy. Safe to say that she came with 1 piece of luggage andRead More →

We thought that just training for a race we never ran before would be too boring, so an additional challenge would spice things up. Andreea was a bit optimistic and she started the challenge in the “spring is just around the corner” spirit. Judging by those freezing nights and single figures daylight temperatures, I’d say a very shy spring arrived just a couple of days ago. A rather long corner. So, we committed to do the 30 days abs challenge together with the crowd from UkRunChat. I would split the challenge in 4 different stages: This is actually all right, we can do it (easyRead More →

You woke up one morning and decided to change your lifestyle! Good for you! You’re gonna get healthier, stronger, fitter. Excellent. Everything will take a turn for the better. And you have our support!!! Unfortunately, before it gets better, it gets a little bit worse. Whaaat? But you have to understand it’s normal, it’s just a phase you have to go through and you must not let it discourage you. 1. You will catch a cold. A bad one. I saw this happening to many people, including me. And it absolutely bums you out. You’re trying to get healthier but you get sicker? Yes :(.Read More →

We had this challenge on a wall in the living room for many months. We tried once in May, but we went on holiday and forgot about planking. Actually no, we didn’t forget, but it was our honeymoon! Why plank during our honeymoon? We tried again in August, but got bored. Having already set 3 challenges for us in October we said “what the hell, let’s add this one too”. Most of all, we wanted to get the paper off the wall, because it was mocking us… every time we were looking at it, it seemed like it was saying “haha, you never finished this”.Read More →