Kingfisher

332d

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.

Attention-Deficit Disorder

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

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  • abbz

    332d

    just take the moments of doing what you enjoy! (or try a new exercise hobby, and let it keep switching up!)

  • 707kimber

    332d

    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. 🙌 😥 ✋ ❤️

  • Emo_Enby_99

    332d

    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

  • Helvetiquette

    332d

    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.

  • em.me

    331d

    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.

  • ___

    326d

    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.

  • rachelhoops

    326d

    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

  • rachelhoops

    326d

    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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