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Some days you just have to tell your inner voice to be quiet!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some days you just have to tell your inner voice to be quiet. This morning I did that exact thing!

Work was very stressful. I don't really want to go more into that on a public blog. Let's just say I was so stressed and felt like puking, lol.

I know what I needed... the gym! I needed to run, hop, lift... whatever I had to do. I knew if I didn't go, I'd be craving carbs and sweets later and that's just dangerous cycle. So, I worked out after being on my feet, walking, and lifting residents for the last eight hours.

I am actually proud that I did work out after work. I didn't sit down in my apartment when I got home. I left my bag I brought to work in the car, ran in and changed into gym clothes and grabbed my iPod. Didn't let my body feel being tired.

I run 1.18 miles, did some kettlebells swings, TRX squats, 15 minutes on the elliptical. Overall, it was like 35-40 minutes long. It felt good to soak in the feelings of endorphins. emoticon

I do like the feeling of doing it before work but I think my body is ready to take on a little more daily exercise than the lifting of resident and walking all night (estimated 4-5 miles/night). I feel September's goals coming on... emoticon

On a side note, I noticed this week I haven't taken my depression med for like three days. I've been trying to get off them for almost 6 months. The method that the psychiatrist recommended was too fast. I knew this because I would get anxious or nausea. I do not recommend trying to get off any med before talking to your doc. For the last three days, I haven't felt those symptoms. It probably helps that my stress has decreased and my physical activity has increased significantly - both factors that affect my (or really anyone's) depression! I feel really good about this accomplishment!
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XRSIZE16 8/25/2014 9:53AM

    Hooray!

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SNOWFILLY 8/25/2014 8:04AM

    Good for you!!! You can do this!!! I am so PROUD of you!!! You are just so emoticon !!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/24/2014 10:35AM

    GOOD JOB Savannah. You nailed identifying what you needed, went for it and that's the exact right thing! Kudos. Proud of you, my dear.

((((HUGS))))

An
d yes, you are sooooo right. Its never a good idea to wean off of or stop a med w/o talking to your health care professional first.

HUGS my dear.

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NATPLUMMER 8/24/2014 10:30AM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/24/2014 10:07AM

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TIFFFIT 8/24/2014 9:54AM

    Congratulations! It sounds like you're making healthful changes and feeling the positive effects. I wish you success as you keep weaning off your meds!

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HOLLYM48 8/24/2014 9:50AM

    I agree that exercise is a great stress buster. I hope you have a better day tomorrow at work.
Keep up the great workouts! Awesome job.

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