over the past 11 months I have been getting back into exercise and improving my eating habits. Since I was officially diagnosed with my anxiety disorder I learned how important exercise and healthy eating is. This time last year I was in the hospital and weighed 113 pounds. When the anxiety became debilitating I lost weight and lost it rapidly. With anxiety if you don’t eat, it will literally eat you. After I was discharged and put on the right medication for me, I began eating smaller but more frequent meals. Once I gained more weight and a real appetite again I omitted a lot of fast foods and sugars from my diet. I started to go to the gym and gain back strength, and started to run. I am so glad I chose to run that first day in the gym because running clears your head, and improves mood. I always feel 100% after a run. I said to myself since anxiety sometimes feels like you are always running or running from something, I might as well actually run! I used to play soccer and once high school was finished I didn’t do much exercise besides bike riding, going on walks and roller blading. I did that all leisurely and didn’t really have an exercise plan, and when you don’t always have a plan you start to be more lax about exercise. With good nutrition and exercise I am healthy again. I feel great too! It was hard work. Don’t get me wrong I have days I don’t want to go to the gym, I haven’t gone at all this week lol, and I still love to eat a burger, get fast food and pizza too once in awhile!
The past few weeks I have started to use shakeology shakes as 1 meal supplement, I also have been doing my own version (that is healthier for me) of the whole 30 diet with my fiancé, and have been doing a little bit more at the gym, just increasing some of the weights. Now I am all about maintaining my weight and toning up! I am proud of myself and of these differences I see and what I did to build myself back up. thanks for reading!
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