𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲.
The other day I posted about struggling with unknowns of surgery, and I want to be clear that I could care less if my body changes appearance-wise during recovery.
What worries me most is how I’ll be able to move physically.
I used to work out to ‘𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘺’ and ‘𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴’.
Then I learned better.
I started working out to feel good in my own skin.
I started working out to enhance my health.
I started working out because I enjoyed it.
I started working out because it became 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲.
Fitness has become a huge mental outlet for me. It’s a way to clear my mind, beat depression, tackle my anxiety, and just improve my mindset overall.
But what this is teaching me is to find new and different outlets to improve my mindset, manage anxiety, and let’s be honest, get through 2021 in general.
Lately I’ve been focusing on things like more family time, getting outside for walks, more time with friends, journaling & reading more, listening to podcasts, and seeking support when I need it. They have all been huge, and will continue to be incredible tools as I heal and scale back on my regular activity.
I always want to be fully transparent and remind you that it is 100% okay to take a break, rest & recover, BUT it is also 100% okay to feel anxiety about that rest & recovery too.
& just in case you haven’t yet discovered what an amazing tool fitness can be for therapy, I want to encourage you to get moving. Not to burn off calories or change your body, but to enhance your health & improve your mindset.
𝐅𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮.