I never work out. No more than a little light yoga, and by light, I mean, light. I’ve tried analyzing why – because I used to love going to the gym, doing zumba, and taking walks. And now I just… don’t. Ever. I think reason number one is my anxiety. Being out of breathe, tired, and achy definitely brings me back to the time I had the panic attack after we literally climbed a mountain, so. I don’t know. Feeling out of control of my breathe, and feeling that exhausted just makes me really anxious. Also, dealing with a chronic illness comes with depression (fatigue, lack of motivation, etc.) and fatigue due to malapsorbtion of nutrients and other things. So all of these things combined has definitely put being active low, low, looooow on my list of priorities. But lately I’ve been really interested in trying to figure out what kind of workout will benefit me but also not push me to the point of anxiety and exhaustion. Something people don’t realize is that being “tired” and experiencing “fatigue” are two totally different things. I get so exhausted sometimes, I feel sick. Like burpees are 100% absolutely out of the question.
But I’m tired of feeling the way I do and I know the only way to overcome the anxiety is to do it and keep doing it so I’m starting reeeeeal real small. And I’ll just work up to how I was working out before!
10 minutes of light yoga with Adrienne on Youtube!
Arm exercises (variety/whatever I feel like doing) with 8lb weights
resistance bands (flutter & donkey kicks)
I do 10 each (20 for lunges) and repeat until I’ve been active for at least 15 minutes. And I am building up to 30, then 45, and so on. THE STRUGGLE.
+ Side planks
+ sit ups
+ light cardio
…If I’m feelin’ up to it. LOL. I went to the actual gym for the first time today in like.. two years. I was there for about 45 minutes with Kyle and it actually went really well! I’m excited to go back, already and get back into striving for a healthier lifestyle.