April 12, 2013

Rage Against the Muffin Top: Week 5 With Revolt Fitness

This week I want to talk a little about exercise and anxiety.
I'm pretty frank about living with generalized anxiety disorder. I have a very mild case and control it very well on my own without medication using deep breathing and visualization techniques. Now, I can add exercise to that list.
Over the past six weeks working with Revolt Fitness I have noticed a huge drop in my anxiety. I'm more relaxed and I smile and laugh a lot more (not that I was always cranky and on edge before, I'm not Daria). I've been told for years by doctors and friends alike that exercise would help with anxiety, but I never really got on the bandwagon. I guess I thought they meant you would be too tired to feel anxious or something. Either way I was entirely wrong!  
Turns out, that not only does exercise release endorphins (which is why you feel awesome after a workout), but it also helps your brain produce more serotonin (which I always refer to as the happy neurotransmitter). For a person dealing with anxiety this is huge.
Since I started this program I feel less and less touched out and more receptive to giving and receiving hugs. I feel happier and lighter and intrusive thoughts are almost gone. That feeling of worry in my gut (if you deal with anxiety you know what I mean) doesn't happen so much anymore.
Now let's get to the good stuff, the numbers and such!
When I got on the scale for my weigh in I saw this number 145.8!!! Sorry friends I forgot to take a picture this week. But still! 145.8! I am crazy excited!
Starting Weight: 158.1lbs
Weeks 1&2: 149.0 lbs -9.1
Week 3: 149.2 lbs  +0.2
Week 4: 147.2 lbs -2.0
Week 5: 145.8 - 1.4

Total Lost: 12.3 lbs!

Weight left to go: 20.8 lbs
Here's to finishing off week six and this uprising strong! I am looking forward to starting the next uprising on Monday!
If you want to start your own Revolt with Nichole Huntsman email me for more info!
Thanks to Revolt Fitness for sponsoring this post. My opinions are real and my own. I think the results speak for themselves.