Real talk: the last few weeks I was going through a rough depressive episode. I just laid in bed, binge eating cookies, feeling like absolute shit both physically and mentally. I gained 5kg+ during this episode and am the heaviest I have ever been. But I was lucky enough to get pulled out of it by an amazing person showing a bit of tough love to get me out of the house. If you have friends that struggle with mental illness and they are width drawing, reach out to them, try to get them out of the house. You never know how that one act can pull someone out of an episode. The first picture was from Tuesday and the second was taken during my episode last week. It’s amazing how much better I feel after a few days of hitting the gym again. Not only am I feeling mentally and physically better but also my confidence has improved, I have more energy and my mental state is back to being as stable as possible for me. If you struggle with mental illness I cannot recommend exercising enough as a natural antidepressant. And if anyone every needs a person to talk to please feel free to message me or reach out to your friends.
#mentalillness #depression #gym #transformation - 2 months ago