My antianxiety drug
Friday, July 31, 2015
So about two years ago I noticed that I was inside my head and the thoughts were not good. I won't get into the details but things were pretty ugly. So I started seeing a therapist and I've been working hard to handle and conquer the nasty beast. One of the recommended treatments for anxiety is working out.
Now, I didn't get to this point in life loving workouts. You might be surprised to find out that I didn't love it. Weird right? However, I've had an amazing revelation over the past 48 hours.
My anxiety peaked yesterday after I was rejected by a man I was seeing. The nasty beast emerged and quickly took over my thoughts. I was a complete mess. I had planned to go to kettlebell in the evening so even though I had cry face I decided to pull myself together and go workout.
I can't even begin to tell you the drastic change in my anxiety and the improvement in my self-loathing after just a 30 minute workout. I realized I was managing my anxiety on my own and it was such a powerful feeling.
4 months ago my anxiety and self-loathing had control of me, I ate my feelings and I hated working out, but as time has gone by I've learned to enjoy working out and I'm working on teaching myself to make healthy eating choices. I am thrilled to add another NSV to my list. I have a coping tool for my anxiety. Working out! My next challenge is to not back slide when I'm feeling anxious, so I'm making a reminder that I will post on my wall.
It will say:
Working out is your antianxiety drug! GO WORKOUT!