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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Been depressed these last few days. I have cyclic depression, so I go through cycles. Affects my activity level, and my nutrition, especially cheese. I love cheese anyway, but when I'm depressed, I swear it is all I want to eat. So yesterday was a big cheese day.

Yesterday was also a no cardio day, I just couldn't push myself into it. But I did do strength training, an arm video and a lower body one. When I feel so down, its easier for me to do strength training instead of cardio.

I asked on the fitness message board about recommendations for on-line cardio videos. I received a few responses. I do some of the spark ones but want to mix things up too. I work out most at work, so I need to bring in some sweats and a t-shirt. I have a big enough office that I can close the door and do a video. Plus there is a bathroom down here, I can't do a shower but can do a clean up at the sink.

My husband also set up the WII again at home. My thought is that I can do the step program as a warm up/down and also get on the exercise bike. We'll see.
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  • JIBBIE49
    I listen to the lectures by Eckhart Tolle on YouTube from his book "The Power of NOW" and I haven't dealt with depression since. I've learned so much from him. I did take Prozac for 14 years after I started menopause and it just helped me feel "normal." and not like I was down in a pit.
    1041 days ago
    So proud of you for taking care of yourself! I love to see my SparkFriends being kind to themselves!
    1072 days ago
    emoticon moving even though you are dealing with depression . i usually use walking off the pounds DVD"S
    1072 days ago
  • NHES220
    Hope today is a better day! I do not do any of the videos. I typically just do my own thing on the treadmill, elliptical, strength training or head out for a run. Sorry, not much help here!
    1073 days ago
    First of all emoticon emoticon . I will keep you in my prayers today, depression is a tough, tough thing to deal with.
    second- way to go to push yourself to do strength training! emoticon

    Last- on the videos, I like Denise Austin- I find my exercise videos on you tube. She has some fit and light, that don't work up too much of a sweat- also, what about yoga?

    Keep pushing! and take care of yourself today! hugs!
    1073 days ago
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