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Everywhere I look and every professional I have spoken to always refer me to do some sort of exercise. I know the benefits can be massive, with the release of dopamine and other chemicals, as well as making yourself look “better”.
When I was at my lowest the last thing I wanted to do was go out and do any sort of exercise but when I did, I felt better.
Then as if my brain forgets that it worked, I didn’t want to do any form again for a week or so. No matter how exciting I try to make it.
I would start going to the gym with a friend. Then I would still make some sort of excuse. Even though I know that it would have helped me?
What are your thoughts on exercise and how has it helped you?
What gave you that kick up the arse and how did you maintain the motivation?
I love exercising.
For me it is one of the best ways to relax and get my stress levels down. The pandemic has changed my routine alot though. I used to go to the gym with my friends, 4 to 5 times a week. But now that’s not an option anymore. So I try and do 4 or so sessions a week from home. There are plenty of YouTube channels to pick from. But admittedly, it’s not as easy to stick to a routine when you have to do it allone.
I also absolutely love going for walks on the beach. Another thing the pandemic has restricted.
I’ve gotten into having compassion for myself and my routine. Especially during this time. Not being to hard on myself if I really don’t feel like exercising, but also pushing myself when I know that I need to move my body.