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hi. I'm going through a low at the moment and I can't break the cycle.
I walk the dog first thing in the morning and last thing at night. ( which I now find essential to keep me on any kind of level).
But I cannot get motivated to do any more exercise. I used to run, which I found really helped. But had to stop, through injury. I've tried on numerous occasions, but just literally cannot be bothered. Which makes me more down, because then i feel I can't do it. I need to shed some weight as I've been over eating. And so it goes on and on and on.....
any tips would be much appreciated.
@struggling I would suggest trying something completely new, then you won't have anything to compare it to and feel that you are not up to your old standards - also, the excitement of something new can help to jolt things a bit.
What about swimming, the gym, exercise bike? New routines, new faces, or simply something to do at home in small bouts as you feel like it. No old goals to try and reach, just new horizons.
I struggle with this one, but I recently weighed myself and have managed to shed a few pounds from doing an aerobic exercise dvd at home one day a week. It doesn't sound much, and believe me it is an EFFORT to even do, nevermind the fact I have to shut my curtains and pause it if any of my neighbours (I live in a flat near the entrance) come past so they can't hear I am doing it. Furthermore, I end up just laughing and feeling awkward at doing this silly dance aerobic routine on my own in the flat and probably not doing it right/good enough etc. BUT all this said, I do end up getting pretty sweaty and hot and feel fantastic after I have done it. A little sense of achievement.
Can you perhaps try something like that? Something very small, very easy to do in your own home, it doesn't force you outside with other people (unless you want to be outside?) and it doesn't cost you anything. I just use Youtube to look for the videos.
If you do want to be outside or with other people is there a class you could go to? I used to go to Yogalates with my boyfriend, (mixture of Yoga, Thai Chi and Pilates) it is pretty intense but my god you feel like you've had a good work out afterwards. If you had a regular class that you attended, it would become a routine 'habit' that you do it, because it'd be at the same time once a week for example. Also if you had a friend or someone in your life who could attend with you, that might motivate you to go more?
Hope some of this helps :-) Let me know how you get on
Make sure you have a decent breakfast ! .
It may sound trite to say this , the fact is though , depression , low energy levels , are ( partly ) simply the fact , that we need food , rather than pills , and we need to be in a fit state , to undergo an exercise regime .
Tons of stuff on the internet , regarding this .
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