What's your relationship with exercise? I really want to exercise because I know it would help my ADHD and I would love to feel healthier overall, but I feel incapable of creating the necessary structure to develop an exercise habit.
Anxiety (Including GAD)
just take the moments of doing what you enjoy! (or try a new exercise hobby, and let it keep switching up!)
I CANNOT STAY ON/ OR DO THE SAME THING LONG ENOUGH TO EVER COMPLETE ANYTHING AND IVE BEEN THIS WAY SINCE THE AGE OF 8-9 YEARS OLD ALWAYS GOT INTO TROUBLE CANT Concentrate LONG ENOUGH TO ENJOY 😢 OR FINISH ANYTHING HOBBY OR LIFE WISE!! I WAS 😟 DIAGNOSED BIPOLAR 1- DEPRESSED, & ANXIETY DISORDERS. BUT I DON’T FEEL LIKE MY SMALL TOWN DR 👩⚕️ S, TRULY DIAGNOSED ME CORECTLY? So I’M IN SEARCH 🔍 FOR SOME REAL ANSWERS AND DIAGNOSES…. BECAUSE I KNOW MY BODY AND ADHD FITS ME MORE THAN BIPOLAR, Depressions. BUT I DO KNOW I HAVE BAD PANIC 🙀 ATTACKS FROM DAILY STRESSES AND ANXIETYS INSECURITIES I CAN SAY IN MY SELF. 🙌 😥 ✋ ❤️
Well I do what I can. I have physical issues that prevent me from doing the exercises I want to do, but it helps me to make a schedule with alarms for times to switch tasks
If you can get a buddy or a trainer. That is the only real way I’ve found to stick to a routine is if someone else is depending on me to do it or measuring even small progress.
Start small. I used to lift weights on a structured program with a gym buddy, and it was amazing and I saw results. However it wasn't sustainable, it was too much commitment for me (along with other health issues). So now, I walk every Tuesday with my boss after work in their neighborhood. We start with our normal route and then walk further if we feel up to it. Less pressure = easier/sustainable commitment.
It’s so hard for me to make a schedule, so I don’t exercise that often but when I do I just do it when I remember about it and do it right away. Like right now you just reminded me that exercise is a thing, so I might go exercise in a minute. I like to watch a short YouTube video so that I don’t have to plan what I’m doing. I like MadFit, especially the “roll out of bed” workouts. Those are meant to just wake up and do without any preparation. Just to get your body moving and get a little exercise. Someone I know with ADHD just exercises every morning before getting ready for school, maybe that could work for you. She says it makes her feel better all throughout the day.
It’s definitely hard to get into it but I really see a difference in my focus, happiness, and confidence when i do workout. Just slowly start with a couple times a week, find a time that works good for you and just work out to help you mentally before physically
also change it up, if you feel like running one day do that, or if you get sick of a certain exercise try something else. there’s so many to try out
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