Holy Crap where did that week disappear to?! I’m well into week 17 now. I have had an immensely busy month and the time is starting to get away from me! It’s not necessarily a bad thing, except my energy disappears faster than I like, and I’m finding myself constantly giving in to rest and relaxation to cope with stress and anxiety, instead of Exercise. Many of you probably think that is a good thing, but remember what this blog is about: ADHD. I run to get in shape, yes; and to manage stress and anxiety. However, ultimately, it is to manage my ADHD by providing exercise-induced hormones and endorphins, which help manage dopamine release, which in turn allows my mind to stay focused without seeking out additional stimulation.
so that was a mouthful. Simply put, if I don’t run, my ADHD symptoms are unchecked. I then backslide into junk food and video games. I did run last night, and today I decided to change it up a bit by trying the workout below.
I found it to be pretty fun, and the constant changing of exercises kept me interested. The only downside is that I’m still a fairly big man, and I still have back issues from a rollover accident a few years ago in which I fractured my spine. so some of the exercises I had to modify to avoid harmful stress on my back. Some of the stretches in her cool down were clearly for expert level yoga instructors, but again, I was easily able to improvise and stretch a little differently. So eventually I will try it again.
so, back into the usual routine of this blog. more than 16 weeks cigarette free. I’ve put on a few pounds, because I haven’t held myself accountable for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the past week and a half, and prior to that I had been sick. No matter the excuses, I’m back on the wagon and moving forward, with a goal of beeing below 180lbs by 2017. right now I’m at around 198.
wish me luck.