Exercise for endorphins

I forgot my fitness

Today I woke up feeling low (as usual). I laid in bed far to long. I needed to do something different. Laying around isn’t helping my mind or my body at all.

The gym

Two years ago I basically lived in the gym. If I wasn’t there weight training I would be out improving my cardiovascular fitness on my road bike (now sold to fund my motorbike leathers).

Let go

Since then I have let myself go. When the gyms closed at the start of lockdown, I couldn’t weight train and only went for walks for cardio. I have been doing basic bodyweight and resistance training, but not very often.

Junk food

I went through a stage recently of living off of pizza and junk food. My skin got bad and I had zero energy. Obviously the energy is partly down to my mental health.

Diet

This week I have got my diet back on track. I’m drinking at least two litres of water and I only have one coffee (replaced with green tea). I’m trying my best to eat as clean as I can.

Baby steps

Back to this morning. I knew I had to do something different to lift my mood. So, I got up, dressed and went out on old hybrid bike.

26 degrees

Yup, it was showing 26 degrees centigrade on my phone when I left. Headphones on, gym playlist on….let’s go. I was aiming to cycle 10km, but ended up doing nearly 12km. Not great, but its a start.

Back home

I’m now back home and I’m a big sweaty mess. I feel good, no actually, I feel amazing. It’s so nice to actually write a positive blog for once. Now time for some raw eggs …..

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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