Hey Nerdy Peeps! WHAT!? Did I join a gym? Yes, Yes I did! I joined a gym and I couldn’t be happier. So, why am I excited? Well, that’s what I’m going to tell you about.
5 Reasons Why It Was The Best Decision
My mental health has gotten better. I mean a lot better. Yes, I’m still taking the meds, because I know I need them, but the gym has helped where the meds don’t. When I’m at the gym, my thoughts clear, my stress calms, my anxiety seems almost none existent, and the depression just falls away.
I feel stronger. No, not because of the weights or all the training but because I made a decision to better myself. I made the decision to get healthier and better myself, and that’s why I feel stronger!
I make healthier choices. Instead of a burger, I’ll get grilled chicken. I’ll order a salad instead of mac n cheese for a side. I drink more water than I thought I ever could, and it has helped with headaches and my energy levels. And trust me I need the energy.
My self-confidence is getting better. I put on a brave face for everyone when it comes to my self-confidence. I’m like “yeah I look good!” but on the inside, I’m like “nope I look like a fat cow, and frumpy, and gross,” but I don’t want people to see that. So, now thanks to the gym I don’t have to fake being brave.
Most importantly, I’m getting healthier. I’m getting to the point where I can walk without wheezing. My legs are getting stronger and I don’t feel as weak anymore. I’ve lost a few pounds, and hey that’s a big accomplishment for me. Last but not least, I am going to be beach ready by vacation time come September!
For me, there are more than just the simple benefits of joining the gym. There are all the benefits of getting healthy plus the benefits of helping my mental health journey. I plan to keep you updated on this journey and where it takes me! We are going to do this together. Well, I’ll be doing all the work, but you Peeps will be reading about it!