After recently having my first “anxiety” attack, which scared me beyond words, I have since joined a gym and fallen inlove with exercise and the positive effect it has on my body.

I am overweight too so the goal is to lose weight as well as improve my mental health. I am a more calmer partner, better mother and finally doing something just for me. I just wish it hadn’t taken an attack to get my butt into gear and start doing things that needed doing. The next step is Yoga, to teach myself some relaxation techniques and how to unwind and shut off the busy day to day routine :-)

Posted by Kylie Smith, 8th July 2013

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  • Again; good on you for doing something positive and constructive for your health and well being. I hope you are achieving your goals. :)


  • I love my exercise, I feel much better when I’m doing it on a daily bases.


  • Thanks for sharing your story and best of luck with all of your goals!


  • During my first panic attack I had a sense of impending doom and thought I was having a heart attack and called an ambulance.


  • i had a panik attack once i felt like i was dying..


  • Good on you and well done. Keep up the good work!


  • Sounds like you are working to better yourself which is great. I used to go to the gym a lot & it becomes very addictive & releases good endorphins, you may find you will have more energy too. With this you will notice the weight dropping off & probably make better eating choices too. I haven’t dealt with anxiety although some say I’m a rather anxious person, perhaps a visit to the GP may help, good luck :)


  • good on you maybe i should join a gym


  • Good on you and good luck. Exercise and losing weight will make you feel so much better. Anxiety is tough and I get it too. Being healthy and active helps me, as well as spending time with my friends.


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