Hello from Tennessee! I am back and getting ready for the semester to start. It is nice to be back home. An update for you on changes I have made to my life. I have started the Core De Force workouts and 21 Day Fix eating plan. I feel so much better now that I am getting exercise and nutrition again. After each workout (which is built on the foundations of MMA), I feel more alive. I feel like I am beating up my depression. It feels great. I have already lost weight and am toning up. I can’t wait to see where this takes me. My Beach Body coach has entered me into her year fitness challenge/program, so I get a whole year dedicated to hardcore workouts. She has seen her program decrease depression symptoms and help eating disorders. I am ready to change this part of my life. I am sick to the depression, not wanting to get out of bed, and suicidal thoughts. It is time to take back my life.
For my fellow followers who also have issues with depression, grief, anxiety, and eating disorders, I want to help you this year as I help myself. Let’s make this the year we learn to fight back from our mental disorder even harder. Let’s punch it in the face and knock it down with all we have. Sure, it will win some days, but let’s fight it with all our might.
My first challenge for you is to find an exercise you love. Something that is fun and you want to do it. Walk in the park, take up boxing, go skiing, etc. Try something new. Yes, it is hard to take that first step and find something. But, force yourself to do it. I promise there will be some good benefits. Since I have started MMA workouts, I have noticed a decrease in my depression symptoms. It works. Take the first step and challenge yourself to try something.