Time to share my story with all of you fantastic, passionate people.
I guess you could say we’ve all had our ins and outs with physical fitness over time. I know I have! I never realized how it could pull me out of a personal hole until about a little over 3 years ago.
I had left my steady 9-to-5 job to pursue a passion of mine (although maybe not as financially stable…big mistake! lol) in the hopes that it would let me spend more time with my daugther, as I am a single mom. I worked weird hours and fell behind financially. I barely had time for my daughter and then my father was very sick.
At first, I thought I was in a funk. Just weighed down by the day-to-day and out of sorts. It started to envelope me. I began to notice that I was not engaged. I lost my joy for the simplest of things.
I decided that maybe I should go and see the doctor. I arrived at her office and sat in the waiting room. I love my doctor. Been with her forever. She delivered my baby.
I sat down, she asked me what was wrong, and I cried. Sobbed. I thought I would not stop. She was able to calm me down and ask questions about how I was, what was happening. I was diagnosed with depression.
She, along with my awesome family, were an amazing support system. She told me that I had to continue my physical fitness, as it was important for not only my physical health, but for my mental health as well.
Through a personal trainer I had had before I ventured down the rabbit hole, I was able to continue working out, and start running again. As hard as it was for me to go out and be amongst people at that time (because in my head, people would SEE my mental illness, like a cartoon bubble over my head), I did it.
But it was running that became my outlet. Running that helped me clear my head and connect with myself again.
I started my blog when I became injured, as I wanted to share my story about running and mental illness. To reach out to the running community and connect with like minded people. I have met so many wonderful, passionate, supportive people in doing so.
My newest passion is hot yoga. I can’t get enough of it. I hope to start cycling once I have my knee operated on here in the hopefully not so distant future!
I am so excited to get to know other SPAs and support everyone on their own journey.
………..and I can’t wait to Sweat Pink!