Everyone has shit days. Mood, life, work, family, relationships, whatever. My shit days more often than not are the product of mental illness.
I deal with CPTSD and Anxiety each and every day. And there are days when self-soothing takes precedence over self-care. (Staying home in a blanket fort vs. exercising) Those are not gym days. Those are home days. Today, though...today was a gym day.
I had a really tough day. Everything was setting me off, and I’m exhausted from being on high alert all day.
But I rubbed an ice pack on my forehead (Vagus nerve. Look it up) and hit the gym. And even exhausted, I can still run 6mph for 45 seconds at a time! 💪 And now I’m gonna sleep way better than if I’d skipped.😴
Sometimes, emotional struggles make us feel alone and like progress is so far away, it’s not even worth trying. If you need a day on the couch, TAKE IT! And if you need a weekend at home, TAKE IT!! But whatever you do, don’t let the struggle keep you from TRYING. 💜
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And before I go, if you need help, reach out. It may not always get you what you need, but every day in the gym isn’t great. Reaching out is like Burpees for the emotions. Nobody likes that shit. But getting good at it feels badass!
I love you. Be good to your self.
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