Take Care! Sam
Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/4/2009 4:29:27 PM (GMT-7)
I to have been slacking on the exercises I try to build up my 4x4 buggies up this time of year but it's WAY TO COLD NOW -35 outside but yes I really feel that we need a post on are breathing techniques as even one deep breath and holding it then releasing it tends to bring in more oxygen needed to help us to relax and not by getting in short fast breaths when oxygen is needed most in times of unsurities
Just think when it hits 20 above here it's t-shirt weather lol
Great thread to start on Maz
Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 1/4/2009 4:27:25 PM (GMT-7)
OK, I did it......the week start with Sunday and I took myself downstairs and did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have a Weekly Walking Log I printed out and my plan is to do 30 minutes everyday even if I have to break it into 2 15 minute sessions.
So No I have not been doing enough for myself........and the Pity Party is over. I will not improve sitting here crying over how ugly things can be.
Call me Nike-----------Just Do It.
Sometimes yes, but most times no. I've really slacked off on my breathing exercises and exercising in general. I, like Maz, was told by my therapist that exercising burns off the extra adrenaline my body produces when in high anxiety and the adrenaline is what causes the pounding heart. I, also like Maz, don't eat right at all. Junk food is my life. Now that I've put all this down, I realize just how much I'M NOT DOING that I should be. I am working on having a more positive outlook in my work area and have been really focusing on that and my CBT so those are good things I AM doing. Now I MUST start doing the rest. I think I am gonna start an exercise log like someone mentioned above. Lifting weights is something I can do here at my apartment that will help.
This was a great question and a real eye-opener for us to see just what we are and are not doing for ourselves and to see what others are doing.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.