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Depression Gone

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Finally got out of my depression, and realized that being in my depression wasn't getting me anywhere. I sat down and wrote out what I am thankful for vs. my negativities, and my thankful list won. It made me so much better. (Thanks Dawnwaterwomen).

I had a lot of memories today, as I was unpacking my grandparents dishes. These dishes have been in our family for over 50 years. My grandparents, my mom, and even us grandkids, and great grandkids have eaten off of these dishes, when we have made our trips up to see our grandparents. I felt really good when my aunt asked me if I would like to have their dishes.

Went to the gym this morning, and had a great workout. I did 60 minutes on the bike. Going to try and start doing a beginners spin class on Monday. Hoping it goes well, and I am trying new things. I am a little nervous about taking a spin class, but I want to up my workouts, and get out of the same routine.

It is a beautiful day, and it is going to remain beautiful as long as I don't let things get me down.

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
Lee Haney


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHEROKEE_ROSE 7/29/2013 2:58PM

    I struggle with depression and anxiety. Exercise is my best therapy of choice. It does a better job than pills and I prefer the side effects of exercise vs pills. Changing your workout routine is a good thing too. I like to do that when I hit plateaus. They can be depressing too when you are trying so hard. Take care. Thanks for posting.

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SLIMTHICK2 7/24/2013 5:34PM

    I love the attitude and the fact that you have the desire to pull yourself up and make the necessary changes, you'll be just fine as you continue that upward trend. All the best. emoticon

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JUDITH316 7/22/2013 1:17AM

    emoticon I'm thrilled you are feeling better, my prayers are with you as always...

emoticon emoticon I'm impressed, 60 minutes of exercise on the bike...good job, keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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CARNETTE2 7/21/2013 5:19PM

    I struggle with depression also and, like you, find that small goals are helpful. I try not to worry about tomorrow too much and just focus on the now. Spin class sounds fun. Enjoy!

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STAY39 7/21/2013 11:27AM

    Awesome! One day at a time is how I do it! I hope you enjoy spin- I am loving it! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/20/2013 11:01PM

    Glad that you're feeling better my friend. I love the story of your plates & memories. emoticon

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SHERIO5 7/20/2013 8:12PM

    So glad you are doing better!

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TATTER3 7/20/2013 5:10PM

    Keep Sparkin'!! It really is one goal, one step, one choice at a time.

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JACKSGRAN 7/20/2013 4:27PM

    Perfect idea. Thankfulness always wins. So glad you are feeling better

Praise the Lord


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MELIS_24 7/20/2013 3:54PM

    I'm so glad you're feeling better. I also have issues with depression so I know how bad it can get. I hope you enjoy your spin class!

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