Long distance runner Emily Rudow, 31, was afraid that if she changed her exercise and diet routine, she’d lose the fitness gains she made over the years. The only thing holding her back from getting in better condition, she said, was fear.
“I was just scared,” Rudow, a freelance digital marketer who lives in Toronto, told TODAY. “It was like this fear that was holding me back from making a big change.”
But after a long-term relationship ended last January, she realized she needed to also break up with her routine.
“I just wanted to become an individual again and make a change,” said Rudow, who also co-owns a sports apparel company.
Rudow began researching how to switch up her workouts through online videos, journals and articles, she said. Educating herself about fitness, she said, helped ease her anxiety about change. “That opened the doors for being more open-minded to