So here goes… this is my first blog post!
I just wanted to use this blog to introduce myself. So… my name is Florence (although I liked to be called Flo) and my Instagram page is @flothefoodie. My interest in health and fitness began around the age of 15 when I decided to change my lifestyle because I needed to lose weight. I then started to document this on Instagram in January 2017 and have loved doing it so decided to start this blog.
I am a university student at Newcastle studying Biomedical Sciences, where my interest in health and fitness has continued. I cook for myself at university and like to cook a variety of meals. I am a keen runner and run a lot at university as well as going to the gym. I have a great gym about 2 doors down from my house in Newcastle so never have an excuse not to go! To try and run or go to the gym before my lectures start usually means that I get up around 5am but I am definitely a morning person so it doesn’t bother me too much.
At home, I run a lot outdoors as well as on our treadmill. We also have a cross-trainer which is great for when I want to do a less intense workout, it’s raining or I am injured. Eating healthily at home is quite easy because my family are relatively healthy too but we do enjoy a treat every now and then. My Dad is a very keen runner and has participated in lots of races, marathons and half marathons. I like to run with him but he is way too fast for me so it depends on how I’m feeling! In October, my Dad and I are going on a running holiday in the Three Dee Glens in Scotland. We have to run on all three days: 8 miles on Friday, 20 miles on Saturday followed by 12 miles on Sunday. It is going to be some of the toughest runs I have ever done! We are then running the London Marathon in 2018 which is something that has been on my bucket list for ages and I can’t wait to do.
I also love to travel. I have just come back from spending a month in New Zealand which was amazing. I’m now heading to Sweden, Austria, Italy and Croatia in a few weeks which is going to be great. I like to eat healthily on holiday and try to run as much as I can or go to a gym if I’m staying in a hotel. I may write another blog about my time in New Zealand and my next trip but I’ll see how this goes first.
A bit about my personality… I find it really hard to describe myself so instead, I asked my brothers and my Dad to each describe me in three words and this is what they said: hardworking, funny, caring, kind, organised, ambitious, determined, patient and loyal. I love spending time with my family and always look forward to coming home in my university holidays. We do lots of fun activities together such as paragliding, rugby, go-karting, cliff jumping, snowboarding and other things as well as going on some amazing holidays.
I really enjoyed writing this post and I hope you enjoyed reading it! I want to write about a variety of topics including health, food, fitness, beauty and travel. So stay tuned!