Monday, November 28, 2011

Kick depression to the CURB!

It is no secret that getting the blood flowing in your body via any type of workout is better than any anti-depressant out there. Studies have been conducted, particpants have been studied, and the facts are out there.

While that is really great news for people like me who struggle with depression it still isn't the cure-all UNLESS you learn how to apply it. I have never been offically diagnosed with depression, but there is no doubt that it is there. There is a history in my family and after studying it and experiencing it first-hand in my family, it affects me also.

Being depressed does not mean that someone is suicidal or hates the world. It feels more like a trap and can come on at any time. This morning started off pretty great and then it hit me out of nowhere...Feelings of no self worth, wanting to crawl back in to bed and not have to look or talk to anyone (And it's my birthday, who wants to be around such a downer).

I have mentioned before that right now my family and I are in a transitioning period that has been longer and more difficult than I had anticipated and I know that this is the major (current) cause of these very discouraging feelings.
The first thought that popped into my head this time was that I needed 1.) to be in prayer and 2.) to get some sort of workout in. I have always loved the saying that you never regret a workout once you've completed it, it's only when you don't do it you feel those feelings of regret.

The power of prayer is very strong because you don't have to have the perfect words to say or have any standards to live up to. God already knows your heart and your struggles, he is just longing for us to turn to him and hand it over..Kick those feelings right to the curb because YOU cannot be DEFEATED when God is on your side!
The scripture that he has given me this week is: not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its owntrouble.   -Matthew 6:34
That has been very encouraging to me and I can write a whole post on that alone. I just wanted to encourage you today if you are feeling depressed or down, take some time out of your busy day and spend it on YOU!! You will feel so much better and your body will love you for it!
Click if you are interested in learning more about exercise and depression
Todays workout:
Ab Ripper X
3 mile interval walk

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