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I suffer from not getting out and about...and have no excuses...except embarrassment

Friday, January 11, 2013

I use to be a lot more active. Active within my community, active with my family, active for just me. Now...I'm more of a recluse. I know that I could be worse off. I know I could be "bigger" and that there are some who wish they were at my weight, but for me...knowing I am bigger than I have been in years, its not healthy, nor attractive and so I dont "show myself" out in public anymore. I dont feel good alot of times, and I am well aware that this is just depression. If I got out and exercised the endorphins and all the good mojo would kick in and I would surely start to feel better. Eventually I would look better. I keep asking my sweetheart if he wants to go out and do a few things i.e. walk, run, even leave for a while to get away from the house, but he and I both know we spend he spends enough time away being active, so when he is home...he just wants to relax. I do understand that and I dont push too hard. I think he forgets though...if I ask him to hang with me...its because I WANT him to. I really dont want to exercise on my own, but I may have to start soon. Its starting to get nice outside, at least is was today. Perhaps if it continues being nice out...Ill take advantage of one of these days and go for a walk. Perhaps one of those walks will turn into a run and then perhaps...PERHAPS I might just be able to shed this dang 20 something pounds of fat! THAT would be AWESOME!
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    It's good to have company, and to make the most of the "home time" you can share together. But sometimes, you just have to do things for YOU. Try taking even 20 - 30 minutes a day for yourself, whether it's a brisk walk, some yoga poses, or even joining a gym.

    And who knows? Your example may just be enough to inspire him to join you!
    1955 days ago
    I completely understand not wanting to go out because of being self conscious. I feel self conscious everyday, and I'm sure people think I'm crazy. You can't help how you feel, and that's ok. It's really good that you know what you need to do to make yourself feel better so that's one step closer!

    Remember you are strong enough to get out there on your own for a few minutes a day; just start with 10 - 15 minute walks. You can totally do it! emoticon
    1955 days ago
  • ALIWVU121
    I just wanted you to know that I used to think exactly like that. I wanted so badly for my boyfriend to go outside with me and take a walk or bike ride or whatever. But he never wanted to. So you, like me, just have to make up your mind that you want to get healthy enough to do something! Btw, you don't have to go outside to get started. Do some excersises in your living room while watching tv or something. I eventually found that I liked to listen to podcasts while running/walking. It's all up to you. Hope you start feeling happier!
    1955 days ago
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