I had to step back for a few weeks, and evaluate my training and what I wanted to do, and how to go about accomplishing it. With my asthma/COPD diagnosis, I took on anxiety and depression once again … that is something I have struggled with all of my adult life, and was even agoraphobic for nearly ten years.
The anxiety and panic attacks crept back in my life, and I was on the verge of a panic attack at every moment of the day for over a week. June 2017 SUCKED for me, as I struggled to get ahold of myself. I decided to up my nerve pill to every morning, instead of just PRN. I also discovered that one of my trainers was recently diagnosed with asthma, and that set my mind more at ease. He is someone I can talk to, and I need that.
So I’m back. The anxiety and depression are gone, I’m back in the gym, and things are going well. I had cut my runs back to three miles or less at a time until I got cleared from my cardiologist. (the reason for this is a totally nother blog post) Today, I had a stress test and an Echo, which I passed with flying colors. YAY MEEEE! I’m back, baby!
I am so incredibly blessed to be healthier than I thought I was … there truly is no stopping me now.