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Captain_Honey

578d

how do I make myself exercise? I know exercise would help me manage all my symptoms (even the pain once I get going) but I can't make myself exercise. I have trouble finding the time. I get horrible anxiety with gyms and making noise. not to mention when I move in certain ways I can feel my body and it makes me feel gross. I don't know what to do.

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    • Jazzyj1448

      433d

      I had a lot of anxiety when I first started going to the gym as well. I would recommend starting a workout schedule and research what workouts you want to do before you get there so you already know how the machines work. It helps boost confidence and you will feel less like a newbie. I also recommend working out with a friend, it really helps to stay motivated when you have someone there with you yo hold you accountable and encourage you. I started to really enjoy going to the gym after only a couple weeks and even excited to go back and try new things.

    • Jazzyj1448

      433d

      I had a lot of anxiety when I first started going to the gym as well. I would recommend starting a workout schedule and research what workouts you want to do before you get there so you already know how the machines work. It helps boost confidence and you will feel less like a newbie. I also recommend working out with a friend, it really helps to stay motivated when you have someone there with you yo hold you accountable and encourage you. I started to really enjoy going to the gym after only a couple weeks and even excited to go back and try new things.

    • danika_

      450d

      I definitely feel this but what I've found is just find smaller things that you like to do just at your house or something! If you like bike rides or just dancing around or taking walks those are all easy and can be done at home, and they are a lot of fun! or if you have to go somewhere pretty close to your house you could walk or bike if the weather is good, instead of driving! hope this helps!!

    • Kittypop

      577d

      Start small & def at home! Make a special space for doing your workouts & set aside a little window of time each day to do it. Maybe something as simple as yoga to begin with (: there are tons of great, free videos online

    • Pisforpotato

      578d

      I think once you have found your “thing”, you might enjoy it more. I LOVE weight lifting, but LOATHE cardio. So I don’t do cardio. I try to do dance exercise sometimes on YouTube to my favorite songs and it’s actually really fun! I can’t dance, but no one else has to know that😂 also, I always had an issue with motivation, but I found two things that helped me. 1) push through it because your body will thank you for it. And 2) it feels amazing after your done, and it has become a natural energizer for me. I hardly ever need pre-workout or coffee even anymore because my body thrives on my water intake that I’ve developed and the dopamine I produce day to day. I don’t know if any of that’s helpful, but maybe you might find some of it helpful🙂

      • Captain_Honey

        578d

        @Pisforpotato I'll have to try that. I think I'm the opposite though lol. Cardio has always been fun. I use to run competitively until I had surgery. I'll do my best to push through it.

    • ATrainwreck

      578d

      Try to make it fun. There are plenty of free workout programs on youtube. Lots of them are dance cardio. If time is an issue make a goal to just do 1 (sometimes they are a single song) then if you feel up to it you can do more. I get anxiety about public gyms too. Maybe try starting at home. I know it's difficult but try to be kind to your body. It's doing it's best. It protects you and it can do some pretty amazing stuff. Your body works hard and deserves to be respected. You don't have to love it just yet (it's a long road, I understand) but you should give it the respect it has earned.

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