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Old 10-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #1  
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i went to the gym today, i didn't even want to be there but i made myself stay. i didn't get the usual highs i do after working out. i know my endorphins are working but dang, this time i left there as low as what i went in.


i'm going to make myself go back tomorrow.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:46 AM   #2  
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I'm so glad your going back today. The hardest part of any journey is not giving up

Good luck today and let us know how you did.

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Old 10-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #3  
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I know its hard, cuz I've been there to, but the worst thing for being depressed is staying in bed all day like we really want to do - congratulations on getting out of the house and into the gym. You are strong or you wouldn't be still trying. You can do this!
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Yes, you can do this. I agree depression can make it very difficult to do most anything. Are you taking any fish oil? Are you able to get sunshine and are you sticking to whole foods. I do have some depression and I only ask you these things because it's what has helped me the most. You are definitely doing the right thing as far as going back to the gym. I definitely have to fake it until I make it at times. In the beginning, it was several months actually of faking it. I imagined the life of what a "healthy" person did. So, I started doing that every day--straightening my house, grooming myself, eating health giving foods, sleeping reasonable hours. It worked. There are days I still struggle but it's much better than before.

YOU CAN DO THIS!
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I thought I was alone in feeling so depressed that I had no energy to go exercise today. I am glad you did exercise. I didn't do any exercise today. I was too emotionally tired.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #6  
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I thought I was alone in feeling so depressed that I had no energy to go exercise today. I am glad you did exercise. I didn't do any exercise today. I was too emotionally tired.
my meds are really helping, they keep me from bottoming out. i have a wonderful support system, great dr's, nurse, therapist.


i hope you feel better very very soon. If you need a workout buddy just PM me.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:49 PM   #7  
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I too know exactly how you feel. I have belonged to 3 different gyms, but my depression kept me from going on any kind of a regular basis. I always just wanted to stay in bed or find some yummy comfort food. I usually felt better once I was exercising, but finding the emotional energy to go do it was so hard.

Kudos to you for going! You can do this! Just take it one day at a time.
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Congratulations for going to the gym and sticking it out! I am battling with depression too and know how difficult it is some days just to put one foot in front of the other.

You can do this!
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #9  
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Yes, you can do this. I agree depression can make it very difficult to do most anything. Are you taking any fish oil? Are you able to get sunshine and are you sticking to whole foods. I do have some depression and I only ask you these things because it's what has helped me the most. You are definitely doing the right thing as far as going back to the gym. I definitely have to fake it until I make it at times. In the beginning, it was several months actually of faking it. I imagined the life of what a "healthy" person did. So, I started doing that every day--straightening my house, grooming myself, eating health giving foods, sleeping reasonable hours. It worked. There are days I still struggle but it's much better than before.

YOU CAN DO THIS!
This is helped me too. Even though I am way bigger than I would like to be, I've started dressing better (as a fashion design major, I really need to stay on this) and going out even when I feel like holing myself up in my apartment all day. It's so easy to tailspin and fall into a downward spiral, but you have to remember that you can control your mood to some degree. You're not letting depression beat you now, keep going!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:49 PM   #10  
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One of my favorite quotes is “the only time you fail is when you give up”. Depression is certainly a big obstacle that is in our battle. You can do it!
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