I started the gym last Monday (20th)
It’s been really great !
The first day I was with a personal trainer for induction and she went over what to do and not to do regarding my illnesses . She was really great with me .
I was so nervous before going . Although I went with a friend . I didn’t know what to expect and my anxiety was sky high .
I didn’t sleep properly the night before , I felt too sick to .
I had about 2 hours sleep before heading to the gym at 9:30am .
I was shaking but doing my best not to show it .
The trainer kept asking me questions and I could only answer with one word to start with . After 30 minutes I was ok . But to start with , it was hell (mentally) .
But I did it !! I fought through the anxiety and I went . I felt so much better for it 🙂
I am now on day 3 , going into day 4 of the gym and I am feeling the benefits already !!
I lost 10lbs on the teatox diet , in 9 days !! So that helped boost me a little .
I am currently waiting for my 28 day teatox to show up so I can carry on with it 😀
But the gym is helping on top .
I do feel tired after it , but it is only the first week 🙂
I am eating healthy still . But enjoying it . I have cut out rubbish but I do enjoy my food . I play around a lot with things to get the best flavours .
I’m not ready to put photo’s up yet of my fat belly , but once I get to a comfortable weight , I will show you all the results 🙂
I was 15.5 stone before starting and am currently down to 14.09 stone . So I am slowly getting there . Little by little 🙂
The gym has been challenging . I can’t push myself too hard as I have spine problems and knee and hip . But I am on the treadmill for 20-30 mins a day and the bike for 10 mins . I go on the rower for 10 minutes if my body is up to it . But that is my routine 🙂
I’m not allowed to lift weights , sadly , but the rower should make up for that .
I went to the gym yesterday with my best friend . She had been there longer than me so had to leave to make an appointment . As it was quiet I decided to stay . I lasted 40 minutes in there all together . I only left because someone else came along .
I’m still not ready to face the world alone . But I am getting there .
It is a struggle and I still get major panic attacks . But I am handling it a lot better now 🙂
With my depression , over the last 3 days , I have seemed to pick up a lot .
The Teatox was also helping a little , but the gym seems to be helping more , and I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to try it 🙂
Having to leave the gym after 40 mins did effect me a little . It didn’t last too long though .
I did think I was stupid and others would see it that way and call me on it . They haven’t though 😀
The depression and bad thoughts lasted about 30 minutes or so and then I just got on with my day . (Not that I do much lol) .
Today was a better day as myself and my best friend lasted an hour at the gym together . We decided an hour was enough for us today and next week we will try going for an hour and a half .
But we are building up to it .
Last thing we need is to push ourselves too far and have to take a break so soon haha .
We are going 5 days a week , but taking the weekend as a rest so we don’t over do it 🙂
I will keep updating my progress on the gym and let you know how my anxiety and depression weighs up too .
Hopefully , it will keep getting better 🙂