The first day I decided to walk for my anxiety it was pacing the porch with my body vibrating and shaking felt like I was walking off some sort of seizure, I wanted to call an ambulance or lay on the floor but I had to keep moving for fear of dying. The next day I decided to walk around the yard five times, my chest was tight, I couldn't get a full breath and I had left sided shoulder and arm pain. I was told I am not dying and this is anxiety, so I figured I would just walk, five times around the yard, I mean if I was going to drop dead the back yard was a good a place as any, at this rate I was going to drop dead in my bed anyways! So I ventured on my journey around the yard, I surrendered to everything around me, I put my faith in the dogs that they would somehow find someone when I finally dropped to my knees and fainted in the yard! So off I go, I cant breath, I keep walking, faster and faster, I don't care what happens I am going to finish my five laps, I mean moving your feet is logical isn't it, you must get somewhere if you move! Sweating like a pig, I finish my first lap, and on an on finally by lap 5............ I can breath, I'm ALIVE, my chest pain is gone, and I am floating on my feet, I surrendered and found freedom during my back yard trek and I'm still alive what a PLEASANT SHOCK! I walk everyday now, sometimes my husband takes me and I sweat and imagine having to lay down on the road until my dizziness passes, but I never do lay down, I always make it back, and I always feel better after! I would like to start a walking for anxiety group, I wonder how many people are frozen at home without a walking partner to take them down the driveway or around the block while they sweat and feel like fainting from the fear. If I could find it in me to hold someones hand and take them around the block with me or to the end of the driveway, together we would heal and the group would slowly get larger and larger and more people would get better and better! I am glad I found this site as it is like we are starting to walk together building strength and trust, one foot in front of the other has to lead to something and the more feet the stronger the steps!