Working Out With The Davina Range At Next….

My new years resolution did not actually start on the 1st January as I had planned.It was cold and very windy and just too hard to get myself back out running after a lazy month of not much exercise and eating to excess over Christmas. The husband under my feet and four children still off school did not help either!!

After a few more days of wallowing, the 5th January was to be my exercise New Year. A quick weigh in to find I am 3lb heavier and off out the front door I go. A short few mile run to get the legs going again.As always after a spell on the sidelines it’s hard work.Hopefully it will get easier as the year goes on..

I have decided this is my year to get super fit I have had 5 years of getting to a stage where I call myself a runner, albeit a slow one.I did a personal best race time of 53 minutes for a 10k race in 2011 even though it was my best I want to get quicker.This year I want to do under 50 minutes and try if I can to get close to my ultimate goal of 45 minutes.

I am back into my running now,yet feel to go to the next level I need to do more, so have rejoined the gym and am starting a Zumba class this week with a friend.One thing Santa did not bring me this year was some new sports kit, I was pleasantly surprised then, when I found out I was one of 10 lucky bloggers to road test the new Davina range for Next.

Remember my post? Next New Shoe And Fitness Collection

My thing’s arrived Yesterday…

Here is my outfit I picked…

Here is some great tips for all your fitness plans for Davina…

This week exercise so far-


6 miles run this was the longest run since my race in December and felt good to run long again


Box fit class for 1 hour 20 minutes followed by a 4 mile run with a Friend.


Ouch from the Box Fit. 2 miles recovery run A.M

6 miles warm up rep session at running club and cool down.


3 miles recovery run.

I have lots of fitness plans for this week ….

What are your exercise plans?……

I have been sent the top, jogger’s and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review….

Claire Justine

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  1. Aleks
    11th January 2012 / 11:48 pm

    thanks for the motivation! i need to get back into running, but my couch is just so comfy!

  2. The Belly Dancer
    12th January 2012 / 12:41 am

    Great post. Great resolution to make! I didn't know about gym balls, I want to get one. So exited to hear about you trying Zumba. I own the DVDs and sometimes watch them everyday! I love them. I wish you lived close to me so we could dance together! I want to have a dancing blog with videos. I was born in Cuba where the most fun I had was dancing(the latin dances they show in Zumba) I am a dancer, I don't run or exercise otherwise. So good luck and you should post about Zumba!

  3. momto8
    12th January 2012 / 12:45 am

    go for it! The results are the reward!!

  4. hiker mom
    12th January 2012 / 1:09 am

    Nice work! Your workouts look great! Way to start the year off right:)

  5. adventuresindinner
    12th January 2012 / 1:19 am

    I'm back on the hamster wheel again and when it isn't awful out i'll run outside. I also plan to start some weight training ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. huda
    12th January 2012 / 1:53 am

    nice postnew follower of ur blogfollow my blog

    12th January 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Wow! God I WISH I liked running but I find it so hard. Am just awaiting delivery of the Capri Pants and then may give it another go.

  8. Mari's World
    12th January 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Running…that is something I cannot do, my mind won't let me but I have been exercising in my Davina for Next gear so feeling good with myself speak soon x

  9. Susi
    12th January 2012 / 6:38 pm

    I finally got on track again this week, as well. Kids are back in school and my routine is pretty much back to normal… I love my elliptical, I go walking and biking… and I want to start with my new Zumba Fitness for Wii and then take some classes at our club!!!! Love the outfit you picked…I fell in love with Next when we were in London years ago, wish they had them here.

  10. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:44 am

    @Aleks Thanks Aleks I know what you mean,its so cold outside here too ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:48 am

    @The Belly Dancer Hi Belly Dancer thanks for the lovely comment.The gym balls are great worth trying,I love Zumba glad to hear you do lots of dancing,keep me posted if you do a dancing blog it sounds a great idea. I love the music in Zumba too ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:48 am

    @momto8 Thank you,I hope so ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:49 am

    @hiker mom Thank you,I just hope to keep up with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:50 am

    @adventuresindinner Great plans I love to run outside where ever the roads take me,I need to start adding weight soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:51 am

    @hudaThank you,following back ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:52 am Thanks for the comment,I have run for years and I still find it hard !! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:53 am

    @Mari's World Sounds like your doing great,going to pop over now to read your post ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  18. Clairejustine
    13th January 2012 / 11:55 am

    @Susi Its so much easier when the kids are at school I find it hard at weekends,thanks for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Laura
    13th January 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Cute outfit–that always helps motivate me! Way to go on getting back out there. A 45 minute 10k is an awesome goal! I'm tapering this week, and running the Houston half on Sunday…can't wait! Visiting from fitness Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. KEFFitness87
    13th January 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Seems like an awesome week so far!! Good luck in your 10k I'm sure you'll reach your goal!! 2011 was a good year and 2012 will be GREAT!!

  21. Jennifer
    15th January 2012 / 4:30 am

    good luck with your goals…sounds like you are doing great!

  22. Clairejustine
    15th January 2012 / 10:55 am

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Michelle
    16th January 2012 / 1:25 am

    Sounds like you are doing great! I have yet to begin. I really, really need to start.

  24. Clairejustine
    16th January 2012 / 6:45 am

    Thanks Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

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