An anxious wake up call-literally- from not exercising.
Monday, November 23, 2020
I have been slacking with minimal motivation for weeks now. I still was exercising just it was becoming less and less. I actually went a whole week without doing much of anything. Even though my depression (which I was suppose to be experimenting with----seeing my depression vs exercise) acting up, I blamed it on hormones. Though that probably was a major factor, I knew very well that cardio would have "treated it."
Then yesterday as I woke up from a nap I had a panic attack out of no where. I actually thought I would black out and all reason went out the window. I was alone with my children at home so I dialed 911. After the EMTs checked me out (I used to be a heart patient) I made the commitment that I brought this on myself by not exercising. I knew if I went more than 2 days without cardio I was risking having a bad panic attack. I cant believe I actually made it a whole week.
So this morning I recommitted and it was the first thing I got up to do this morning. I lost my stamina too. I'm going to have to build my endurance back up. I used to have anxiety attacks while exercising and my anxiety started to flare shortly into my workout. It will stop with a few consistent days. I was able to go 12 minutes, which it decent for getting back on track.
At least I learned my lesson. Now I have to remember it.