I just wanted to share a little personal victory! Last year I was diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety and (all due to a nasty and violent relationship) and one of the big things they said is exercise! Now during this stage all I wanted to do was hide under the covers and sleep my days away and the thought of exercise sent me into a panic attack…
Just last week my dad said common lets do this together! So we started every morning at 6am going for a 4km walk…for the first few days I was buggered and my shins killed!
Yesterday as a family we went to the markets and dad told me that oh by the way, we are going to walk home while the others take the car! I had a mild anxiety attack thinking I cannot walk that far home!!! It was about 2 – 3 suburbs away! But off we went! We power walked the whole way home and I thought on many occasions my legs were going to come out from underneath me and I would be on the ground but by supporting each other we power walked the 9kms home!
This is a massive victory for me and as we get fitter actually we are going to add more exercises and length. Without the support around me I wouldn’t have been able to do it. It is a wonderful feeling getting fit and healthy! I haven’t felt this good in awhile!
Posted by EllenG89, 25th May 2015