A Walk In Audubon Park

Monday, April 7, 2014

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for AVEENO®. I'm a 2014 AVEENO® Ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own. I received a 12 oz bottle of AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and a $100 Visa gift card for participating in the #AveenoDailyChallenge. Come with me on my three week personal journey, as I commit to activities that will help me de-stress, meditate, reflect, and take time for myself. I'll be using AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion everyday, along the way.
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Challenge #1 - Hop Off The Treadmill! Walk Outside! One way I de-stress, is by walking. I listen to music and walk on the treadmill (at home). Participating in this challenge, made me think. Why am I not exercising outside? Instead of always walking on a treadmill, which can be blah, Blah, BLAH...TAKE A WALK OUTSIDE! TAKE A WALK IN A PARK! Enjoy the sun, birds, fresh air, sights and people! Get out there! Please realize, most parks in New Orleans were damaged due to Hurricane Katrina (2005) and were not accessible. I got into the habit of exercising indoors exclusively and didn't change. One of my favorite parks is Audubon Park (New Orleans - Uptown). It's where I first learned how to ride a bike. All my school picnics took place in Audubon Park. I needed to revisit it. Well, it's even more gorgeous now. Audubon Park's walking path is 2 miles. You'll see runners, walkers, joggers and cyclists along the way. It has beautiful flowers, fountains, sculptures, designated exercise & picnic areas, a meditation walk, golf course, an assortment of birds, benches, rest areas, heartfelt monuments, playgrounds, a cafe and beautiful homes. Audubon Park is across the street from Loyola and Tulane (my alma mater) University. It's accessible by streetcar. It's an excellent place to de-stress, meditate and reflect! There's plenty of visible security and emergency stations throughout the park. I love it! A treadmill is fine & dandy, but when you have beauty such as this available to you, get out and walk (it's free!). How relaxing is this? Ahhhh.... Now, I just need to invest in some cute work-out wear! HaHaHa You know what you exercise at home in, is not the same as what you wear out. LOL Have a great Monday everybody!

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Mica T said...

Looks like such a nice place for a stroll Kim! :)

that's one of the benefits of having Cooper - we get out and about a lot more, chance to get some fresh air and new scenery! :)

You could try a different park every week! :)

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Jane said...

What a beautiful park! I wouldnt mind working out there, so much to see. Im always watching the clock whenever Im working out at home :)

Chiara T. said...

This place is perfect , I would love working there
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Fashion-Bridge said...

Such a beautiful place! I'm sure it's a perfect spot for sunday walks. I like the idea of films-like photos;)

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Irene said...

Wow, that park is beautiful! I love the photo of the bridge over the canal :)
I also try to walk as much as possible as a way to exercise but I should take working out more seriously, anyway! Good that you're trying to enjoy more outdoors :)

Have a good and sweet week x

Busola Coutts said...

This is so lovely and the photos are exceptionally beautiful. Nice post dear.

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Stanislava E. said...

This park looks so relaxed and it is perfect for jogging! Personally, I go to the gym 3 times weekly before work, but just because I don't have time to go out in the park. I do it during the weekends though.

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Carole Poirot said...

That park looks wonderful and it's definitely much nicer to walk outside than on a treadmill - besides I wouldn't know where to put a treadmill in my small home ;-) It's funny, I'm not a runner, but give me a beautiful park or some lovely countryside and I can walk for hours without noticing. The fresh air clears the mind and listening to the birds feels like something good for the soul. Love the pretty details in that park. xo

Nicky mywishstyle said...

thanks for sharing this fantastic place!
ciao

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

It's a lovely place :D

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Lilli said...

Hi Kim! First of all, reading your yday's post, Id love to say that you did so well to accept the challenge and actually it inspired me too. With the new and warmer spring I need these activities as well, plus that lotion sounds a perfect complement. Btw, you are my opposite! Love to work out outside, really hate at home! You have this gorgeous park, you havent to exercize at home anymore please, at least when the weather allows it. Looking too nice, I wanna be there!:) Have a great week, big hugs! xo

Demi Mist said...

What a beautiful park! I wish there was a place like this near my house.
I love walking and now that the weather is better I try to walk as much as I can as at the moment I can't do any other type of exercise. Nice challenge!

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Jackie Harrison said...

What a beautiful park and the pictures are amazing best of luck reaching your goal. I nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award come see.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is wonderful doll, I love the challenge and yes you should get out here more often and have your walks!! It's such a beautiful place. Doing exercise inside can get boring at times, being out in the fresh air can help you keep going really. Loved the challenge!! You look radiant!! Happy Monday doll xx

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Beautiful place and such a wonderful way to unwind and stay fit at the same time! I love walking, especially since it is now my main exercise activity :)
x

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

What a beautiful park! I love walking outside to de-stress too. And I definitely agree that the workout clothes you wear outside are not the same as the ones you wear for an at-home workout!

mysecretfashionpoison said...

Simply amazing! I love that park, great pics!
Happy Monday Kim!


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Emmylou said...

I can see why you love this park, Kim:) I'd be so motivated to walk around too if our park is like this.
What a great challenge you're doing.

Pamela Soluri said...

love this place,very beautiful garden
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MaysaAndSunshine said...

You look so cute, Kim. That park is beautiful. I probably would never go to a park if I didn't have a child. Since I have her, I have been to a countless of parks...haha. It sure is nice to enjoy fresh air.

I am so sick of the cloudy days and rain here, it manages to rain EVERY weekend. Cant go do fun stuff.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous. I want to go. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Ramona said...

You look so pretty Kim. What a beautiful park, perfect for walks.

xoxo Ra

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

The park looks beautiful! I think getting outside for your exercise is great, especially now that it is warming up!

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Irene Papadopoulou said...

such a beautiful walk!

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rosemary ofelephants said...

Ahhh, these photos are so beautifully Springy. I have seen so many floral pictures about I think I will have to get a few up myself. Challenge #1, leaving the treadmill, definitely gets a thumbs up from me. Firstly, I am so glad you have taken on this challenge and you chose the "de-stress, meditate, reflect, and take time for yourself" journey because I think everyone could use a bit of that. How lovely of Aveeno to have thought of something like this and encourage wellbeing. Anyway your park looks beautiful. I have to say, I'm very sorry about Hurricane Katrina! My knowledge of America's geography is shockingly and embarrassingly poor so I had no idea Katrina had its effects where you are, but obviously I knew it happened. Thanks for your comment on my post, once again. If I haven't said it before, I really appreciate that you read through all my drawl and take your time to add a thoughtful note. As I ALWAYS say, I think of you as a very busy lady! You say you have a busy month - good luck to you. Hope the de-stressing challenge helps you chill.

TheTinyHeart said...

That park looks beautiful! Thanks to my dogs, I get outside for a walk every day :)

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

Everything looks so beautiful.Love your photos!! The parc also looks like a great place to shoot outfit photos haha. You are so cuutee :)
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Sam said...

Your images are beautiful Kim, looks like Spring in is sight with all these delightful blooms, you actually make me feel like taking a countryside stroll now and that not usually my line. Thanks for stopping by sweety, have a great creative week ahead!

Jane said...

such a pretty park! that's what we did as well. we got off the treadmill and went for a walk at a nearby park! :)

MITCH said...

what a beautiful scenery for a jog!
have a great week too!

xx
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Alicia Mackin said...

Yes it is true walking is so much better. I use to do this more but since I started blogging I have had less time to do this, need to try and make more time to fit this in to my life.

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Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Gosh can't imaging going through Hurricane Katrina - and New Orleans is full of history. I think going outside is a GREAT idea. I'm about to do that. The park looks lovely. You take good pictures.

Cee said...

Any time you show photos of New Orleans, Kim, you make me want to visit even more. What a beautiful park! I hope your outdoor walk helped with your de-stress challenge :)
xox,
Cee

Missy May said...

Oh this is such a beautiful and lovely park. Great photos! Thanks for sharing with us dear. :-)

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Sara Gerard said...

Oh what a beautiful park! Kim you are making me want to document more parks by us, lol. I don't think we have any that are quite as pretty!

Sara Gerard said...

Oh what a beautiful park! Kim you are making me want to document more parks by us, lol. I don't think we have any that are quite as pretty!

crafty-zone said...

It has to be amazing place! :) it's perfect for long walking!

Have an amazing Monday!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I sure wouldn't mind taking a walk in that gorgeous park Kim! I also like to de-stress by walking. It's such am excellent way to clear your head. Yes to taking time for yourself! You look so cute girl!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Tanya W. said...

How beautiful of a park, so quiet and pretty place to walk..

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Lorena said...

What a beautiful park Kim ! it's a luxury to have a place like that for a stroll :)

Anya Jensen said...

Lovely place for a fab stroll, you look fab:) Happy Monday doll,
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Corinne said...

Walks in the park are the best way to relax =)

Corinne x
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Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I love going for walks :) And your scenery is lovely Kim x

Carmen said...

Wow, what a super pretty park! Reminds me of Milan and London parks but even more beautiful :)
xx

Joie Fatale said...

wow! That seems like a great places to walk and run! So pretty!

Svetlana said...

That park is super beautiful!
I am totally exicted that after friday I will have some more time that I can spend outside in the nature :)

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LoveT. said...

What a wonderful Place <3

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Anne said...

What a gorgeous place for a walk Kim! Lovely cheery post to start the week:)
~Anne

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Park your city is very well maintained, run in such a place definitely contribute to your emotional health Kim

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A•Mused said...

New Orleans is so beautifully romantic. When my parents moved us from our home on Pratt Drive to Hawai'i, I was convinced that nothing could measure up to my beautiful New Orleans.
I was a very dramatic 9 year old. However, while I of course feel in love with my island home, I still miss my 'Narlins very much! What a lovely park Kim! That fountain is stunning!

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Corinne Figliuzzi said...

you're such a cutie & that park is gorgeous! we don't have ones that big by my house but i suppose all of the nyc parks near my job makes up for that haha! but yes to de-stressing in gorgeous weather!
happy spring, kim!
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Tropical Colours said...

Lovely post! I really love the gifs! They make is very original and quite personal! I like them!!

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Laura B said...

What a lovely park! I wish there were more parks nearby. We do have a great running trail though. Working out outside is so much more refreshing!

Andrea jueong said...

Beautiful! Love the moving picture!
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Pamela RG said...

What a lovely park Kim. The weather seems fantastic too. I love taking walks too especially now it is getting warmer and no more snow here so far. Taking time for ourselves is very important. All the best to you Kim.

Dawn GT said...

Hey Kim...

I love the pics! That place is gorg! I also really love your vines!

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Cindy Quero said...

These pics make me wanna go outside #wahhh but its pouring right now in Jersey so I'll live vicariously through you!

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Linda B said...

Yes, walking outside is a great alternative to the treadmill! I used to be a heavy treadmill user, but lately, I can't stand the thought of staying inside more than I have to. Walking/jogging outside is perfect when it's nice out!

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Samantha Mariko said...

what a nice park! I agree with you - I would much rather run or walk outside than go on a treadmill! good luck!!
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Ahleessa C said...

It's great to meet my fellow Aveeno Ambassador! This sounds like a great challenge for you and love the scenery.

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Ambi Page said...

Such a beautiful relaxing place . i love walking out side .. feels so fresh :) xx
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Elle Sees said...

ooh you're making me wanna go on a walk today!!

Ailyn Koay said...

lovely park to destress in! wow

oomph. said...

most of my running (during the week) is done on the treadmill after the kids are in bed....but oh how i'm aching to hit the pavement!! haha! you are too cute...i totally agree my workout clothes would not be the same for in/out!!

Tina Bradley said...

This park looks like a slice of heaven, Kim! I cannot wait for the flowers to bloom here. :) Walking is such great exercise and truly a spiritual practice as it connects me to nature. You go, Gal Pal! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Stadin Style said...

Nice pics! Like the movement!
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Coco said...

That park is so beautiful! I mostly exercise indoor as well, but it's far healthier to walk/jog in the open air. Plus you must definitely show off your gorgeous self and those lovely sneakers!
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Annie Sand said...

I love taking walks to de-stress, I always come home feeling much more energized than when I left. And walking in a lovely surrounding like this park makes it so much more enjoyable! Such a darling place! I wish you a great day my dear!

jo said...

Kim, I love your smile! This is a beautiful park! I'd love to walk here too.

xo Jo

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Emdem said...

My fave kind of post! Haha, those flowers are soooo prettyyyy! You looked radiant, yay! Haha, such a beautiful parkkk!

xo,
Emm