Depression and workout
Hey guys! I just wanted to share my lack of motivation some days . The reason is that I'm going through a depression with some anxiety. I would like to know if there's someone else here that is going through the same so he/she could tell me how to motivate in the hard days. Thank you so much
I definitely know what you're going through! My life goes in cycles, extreme highs and extreme lows, and I've dealt with it on my own my entire life, no medication, therapy etc. What I've learned to do in those times is get introspective, sometimes it's helpful to have another person to vent to, but to really think, realistically, where I'm really at, in relationship to where I'm trying to go. Knowing that I go through these cycles, and accepting that is what makes me who I am has helped a lot too, because I can reason with myself understanding that this is normal for me, maybe not everyone, but it is who I am, and while others can take it or leave it, I take it every time.
The short version of all of this, IS be comfortable with yourself and take the time to work through it, and find ways to learn about yourself through it. And if there is someone that you trust and that cares, invite them to come along for the ride!
Listen Melisa, I will take you by the hand and you will move your sweet ass off from the sofa. We will do a fast walk or slow run, for 30-60minutes. Don't think, don't ask, just take on your shoes now and get up.
I once weighed over 210 not sure the exact # I hate scales still do I hated the idea of exercise then one day I said to myself it might not make much difference but I will make one tiny step toward my goal if only so I don't feel bad about myself today. the next day I did the same thing and the day after. I started with just eating mor veggies then moved on an on I when I started exercise I only did a few minutes and added on. Well its been twelve years I don't weigh 210 I weigh about 137 or so my resting heart rate is about 54 which means I'm pretty fit I also got the chance to work with others towards their goals. My advice do something today even if it doesn't do much if only so you can feel good about yourself then repeat again and again. I have depression too focus on keeping on there are going to be bad days its your ability to get up and try again that makes you a success. I promise u can do it its a simple math equation.