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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

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  • v CHEROKEE_ROSE
    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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    1121 days ago
  • v SLIMTHICK2
    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
    1126 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    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
    1129 days ago
  • v CARNETTE2
    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!
    1129 days ago
  • v STAY39
    Awesome! One day at a time is how I do it! I hope you enjoy spin- I am loving it! emoticon
    1129 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Glad that you're feeling better my friend. I love the story of your plates & memories. emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • v SHERIO5
    So glad you are doing better!
    1130 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    Keep Sparkin'!! It really is one goal, one step, one choice at a time.
    1130 days ago
  • v JACKSGRAN
    Perfect idea. Thankfulness always wins. So glad you are feeling better

    Praise the Lord

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    1130 days ago
  • v MELIS_24
    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!
    1130 days ago
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