Exercise is NOT good for you (sometimes it doesn’t feel ‘good for you’ anyway).

I saw that my thighs and upper legs were a little bit flabby compared with everywhere else which had shrunk a little bit because of exercises and walking I’ve been doing recently. I decided to download an app with exercise plans specifically designed for that part of the body. I did two sets of exercises. However, this morning and for the whole of today, I’ve been regretting it. I can feel the muscles in my thighs aching. I know that it goes off after you’ve got used to it, but the aches feel like they’re pushing on my knee cap and making my thigh muscles feel heavy. I tried to do some of the exercises today but it hurts too much to really do them properly.

I do need a break. I know that I said that I was having a break. I ended up going for a few long walks this week. It wasn’t as much as last week though. I like walking with music in my ears to have a break from life. It’s my me time and obviously also has the added benefit of keeping my weight under control while on medication. I haven’t really got a lot to say tonight. I’m too tired to say any more. The new medication I’m on really helps with sleep. I actually feel like I am ready to sleep when I get to bed at night. I’ve never been great at sleeping since I was a child. I wake up very early each day since I have been on my new medication. I can’t believe how chilled they make me feel. I’m so used to feeling wound up and hormonal constantly throughout my life. I actually find this chilled laid back feeling quite nice because that was never my character. I was always stress and intense but I’d rather be like this because I feel more at peace. 

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Author: Diary Of A Painfully Shy Introvert

A blog written by a female diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome but suspected PDA in more recent years. The blogger was labelled a criminal for the affects of her illness. Diary Of A Painfully Shy Introvert was created to not only create awareness of the PDA part of the spectrum; but also to educate the public hopefully creating understanding in order to stop future generations being let down and labelled negatively. Disclaimer: There may be parts of this blog which viewers may find upsetting as it contains accounts of real life events which have been quite traumatic. However, it is all to help create a sense of understanding and combat the fear surrounding all aspects of mental illness and Pathological Avoidance Syndrome (a very little understood part of the autistic spectrum).