Walking as Cardio – top tips for getting started

Lipsy7 Lipsy1Lipsy9Lipsy3Lipsy2Lipsy6Lipsy8Hands up if your new years resolution is to be fitter and healthier than you were in 2014? Yep you will find my hand in the air as well. And as the gyms are full to bursting with those taking their first steps on their very own fitness journey, a cold crisp morning was just too tempting not to let cardio take a more leisurely turn.

Walking is a great way of getting in some cardio that doesn’t feel quite so arduous, especially if you live in a good location for it. We live a stones throw from two beautiful lakes situated  in the middle of rolling hills, dense woodland and a few sporadically/perfectly placed sets of stairs which are ideal for upping the pace a little.  Also walking is a great way to get started. If you can’t be sure you will use a gym membership monitor how many times you get outside for a bit of cardio until you feel comfortable that you can stick at it. It will also mean you miss out on the January gym madness.

Here are few tips for getting out and moving more:

– Head out during daylight ours, not only do you get to take in the great scenery but it’s also a lot safer.

– Found some stairs or a hill? Run up and down a few times it will get your blood pumping especially this time of year.

– Keep your pace up, walking as fast and as comfortably as you can

– Aim for 10,000 steps per day at least, a great way to monitor this is with a wrist tracker and you can win one right now here!

– Sometimes it’s easier than you think to fit a walk into your day, just leave your car at home!


Whose on a 2015 health kick with me then?

Leggings – c/o Lipsy     Top (under jacket) – c/o Lipsy     Nike trainers – c/o Footasylum     Coat – Jaeger     Bag – Alexander Wang 



  1. Lauren 6th January 2015 / 9:16 pm

    I am, big time! I have posted with some very unflattering, but honest pictures, and written about what I am not happy with. I’m hoping this keeps me motivated. That plus reading your blog!

    Lauren x

  2. Joanne 6th January 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Heading out in day light is such a good tip. I was running as the evenings were getting dark and its so much more refreshing to go for a run in the morning!

    Petite Side of Style

  3. Taylor Rayner-Palmer 6th January 2015 / 10:57 pm

    I exercised a decent amount last year but I’m aiming to get out 5 days a week & walk/run (my favourite form of exercise), it’s made easier right now though because my boyfriend also needs to learn to run a football oval 6 times round so he can join the Navy. His motivation has turned into my motivation too, I guess.

  4. puresimple 13th January 2015 / 3:30 am

    hey lydia,
    absolutely love your blog. You are such a huge inspiration in many ways and I wanted to let you know how stunning you are!You are my inspiration>3
    xo puresimple

  5. Jessica 13th January 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Great post Lydia. You look gorgeous as always!
    Jess x

  6. SPORTCENTRAL 15th January 2015 / 8:33 pm

    You are relly beautiful! And really great blog, nice reading!

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