Walking myself to a smile.

Exercise is important right. It’s even harder to motivate yourself when your not feeling yourself, depression can make things seem much harder to do, anything from brushing your teeth to even getting out bed. I walk everyday, it benefits me on a huge scale, not just physically but emotionally too. It also gets the boys out In the fresh air too.

Exercise can reduce stress, helps with the feelings of depression and anxiety but also have the added benefits of weight loss, improving muscle tone and strength, improves heart health as well as giving your energy levels a boost. When you exercise your body releases feel good chemicals called endorphins and it’s these chemicals that help you have thatpositive outlook on life. It’s amazing what our bodies can do aye.

It doesn’t have to be walking, could be simply going for a jog, cycling or swimming anything that your comfortable with doing. There are days where I can wake up and feel an utter sense of dread and doom for the day ahead, going for a walk turns that around for me. Unfortunately it’s turned into a ‘need’ for me and i worry if I don’t go for a walk, part of its because of my weight worries ( damn BDD) I feel I have to walk to prevent myself from getting fat, gaining weight. It’s a vicious cycle which I’m finding hard to break. I’m still learning to love myself!

On a day if you feel unable to cope with he feelings of life or having impulsive thoughts try exercise. You’ll be amazed at how great you will feel.

Karina ❤️

Author: karinao86

Mother of 3 boys, wife to one man and lover of horses. Mental health sufferer in recovery.

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