𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦.
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴? Because I’ve been so very guilty.
For years I masked everything from anxiety, to stress, to loneliness, to depression, with one thing: my fitness.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝.
Suddenly I realized my entire world revolved around my workouts and my only form of coping with negative emotions was through fitness.
It was the reality check I didn’t know I needed.
Since then, I’ve learned to embrace the fact that fitness can be therapeutic and a helpful tool to temporarily band aid some negative stuff, BUT I also…
𝘎𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘺
𝘚𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺
𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦
𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮
And I still use fitness as the occasional dose of therapy, but now I also go to therapy.