It's got to be said, that when it comes to alternative therapies etc, I'm not so keen. However, do to my rapid weight gain from Mirtazapine and the fact I'm sick of feeling low and expecting the NHS to help, I have started trying different workouts. I've little to no energy and so selected short regimes.
I borrowed an exercise bike from my brother and downloaded some spinning (Spinervals) programs. I had done spinning before at a local gym but due to my scaring from excessive self harming I lost the confidence to go. Spinning is basically a workout on an exercise bike accompanied by your favorite motivational music. It's so good! You sweat like mad so make sure you have time for a shower before meeting anyone gorgeous. You shed pounds and there is now evidence to support the claim that exercise is related to positive mental health as indicated by relief in symptoms of depression and anxiety! However, spinning can be a little tough on those not wanting to slog their gut out for a little emotional high.
Therefor, I must highly recommend YOGA!!!! It too is brilliant for your mood. I thought that it always looked easy (apart from needing to be bendy). I have downloaded Yoga Zone's Weight Loss For Beginners. It is around half an hour long. It is really well explained and i only really struggled the first time to follow the steps. After then i could focus on extending the movements and breathing properly. There is a tantric section at the end where you basically meditate and set you personal goal in your head. I thought that this was a load of mumbo jumbo, but when it finishes i fell so energised and happy. I've also noticed that i feel so much thinner even tho I've only lost a couple of pound. I still don't think i would start meditating when i start panicking, but i gives a little boost at other times. Plus it keeps me occupied on a night(when i start thinking about negative things)
Any one else tried these kind of things?
On a completely different note, I took up jogging through the summer and i used to push my baby in her pram whilst i was out. I had her weighed for the first time in ages today, she's two and a half stone! Guess that'll get the weight off my when the weather gets a bit better!