❗️Fitness: MORE THAN JUST THE PHYSICAL❗️
You see the word “fitness” and automatically think of the physical results. But have you ever thought that fitness could help you out mentally as well? 🤔
Ever since my early 20’s I’ve struggled with anxiety. It manifested around my first year of university as a result of being under so much stress >> the ultimate trigger for my anxiety 🌪
I will never forget my first panic attack, sitting at the back of a city bus on my way home from class...
My legs suddenly went numb, I didn’t know what was happening. My heart was pounding, I felt light headed, my stomach was churning in complete discomfort. I honestly thought that I was dying...
For a couple of years I really struggled with my anxiety. School was unbelievably stressful and then I had a really bad breakup on top of that 👎🏻
I knew that I needed to make a change and that’s when I found weightlifting!
When I pick up those weights, it’s like all my mental stress gets transferred to my body - where I can break it down rep by rep, set by set. I’m able to focus on myself and let go of the mental burdens ♥️
If you’re someone who is struggling with anxiety and have yet to find an outlet that helps, I HIGHLY encourage you to try lifting weights!
⭐️It allows you to free your mind from the constant worry so you can focus on YOURSELF!
⭐️Your body will release endorphins that just make you feel GOOD!
Fitness is so much more than a physical journey and can help tremendously with transforming your mental health!
How has anxiety impacted your life? Have you found an outlet to help you cope? Let me know in the comments below! 💕👇🏻