A few years ago I was in the best shape of my life. I was eating right, working out on a regular schedule – heck, I even had a personal trainer! But, slowly over the years – things have changed. I’ve moved quite a bit and have picked up some terrible habits, all the while – losing the good ones I had worked so hard to attain! BUT – not anymore. The older we get, the slower our metabolism works. We cannot continue to act and eat like we are 19 years old anymore. No more late-night fast food runs, no more filling our bodies with empty calories and most of all – no more laziness and excuses. I’ve realized enough is enough, and I want to get back to that healthy state I was in, both physically and mentally. Because your physical health plays a huge factor into your mental health too!
They say exercise is one of the best anti-depressants out there. Getting physical (ayyoo!) and working up a sweat releases endorphins which in turn are natural anti-depressants. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “runners high”, and that’s what it is. You get this energy that overcomes you. It’s a fantastic feeling! So, that being said – I’ll be getting back in the gym and training myself for the 5K Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon that’ll take place on October 19, 2014!
Embarking on my preparation for the 5K Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I have put together a simple list of easy things to do to prepare for your first 5k!