Trails are great! If you're in the Mississauga area there is a small lake behind Meadowvale Community Centre called Lake Aquitaine (sometimes Lake Wabukayne). It's more of a pond than a lake but that's what they call it. There is a paved path 1.5 kilometres long and no charge to use it. It's also near the 401 if anyone wants to make the drive. You would get off the highway at Erin Mills Parkway. There are lots of families around during the day so it's a nice place to spend an afternoon.
current weight: 299.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,627) Posts: 496 6/18/12 12:50 P
Janine, Scarborough, Ontario Today is a gift. That's why it's called the Present. I've Learned that People forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel - Maya Angelou, Don't look back! You're not going that way!
I agree Woodstockisme! I have a dog that needs to be walked multiple times a day. I can't look at that loving face, at walk time, and not take her out, just because I'm comfortable, or I'm busy on the computer, etc... I know that for me, it's easier to be motivated to walk my dog, than to walk for myself.
Go Wall climbing. I've always wanted to wall climb and I went a couple week ago for the first time. I absolutely loved it and will do it again and again. Join a tennis club, get your game on and also get some sunshine at the same time
current weight: 312.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,792) Posts: 1 5/28/11 9:00 A
I got myself a small dog as a companion three years ago, and he has been a very good inspiration to get out and take a walk every day no matter what the weather throws at me. We love to walk down to the off leash park at the beach on the sunny days, then walk along all the grassy parks areas.
Edited by: WOODSTOCKISME at: 5/28/2011 (09:01)
Fitness Minutes: (1,507) Posts: 102 2/15/11 5:58 A
It's a little quiet in this group... So I thought I might start an inspiration thread. What are some great ways to be active in Toronto beyond the gym? Bonus points for things that are free, cheap, unique, or something you can do with kids!
Here are some of my ideas:
- Cycling in the Don - Walk a municipal golf course, bonus if you carry your clubs - Toronto Islands - walk, cycle, canoe - Explore new neighborhoods on foot - take the subway and walk through places you haven't been, like the Junction, Bloor West Village, Roncesvalles, Greek Town, Little Italy, UofT, the Portlands... Toronto is such a walkable city! - Rollerblade on the waterfront trail - Go skating at one of the many free outdoor rinks in the city - Go swimming at the YMCA - the first time you go is free, and day passes are available for $10. The vaulted ceiling at Metro Central is supposed to be well worth the price of admission. - Go to the zoo, it's a great place to walk around. - Hike the Bruce Trail - Go surfing on the lake. (really!) Or try Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (SUP Boarding, for short.) - Hike the Rouge Valley - Have a handheld GPS? Go geocaching!
Your body is a machine, give it the fuel it needs:
*Eat before you're hungry, drink before you're thirsty. The machine works better when it's well primed.
*Plan ahead. You wouldn't drive through the desert on a quarter-tank of gas, would you?
*Quality in, quality out. Proper nutrition will help you get maximum benefit from your workout.
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