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New Year celebration is somehow the starting point for many to make some decisions. Mine was not to let my depression stop me from walking every day. The ultimate goal is to walk up to eight miles a day before the end of 2018. Hopefully, with all the walking I will drop about 10 lbs and say no more love-handles. It has always been something I wanted to do, especially because the area I live in is so nice.
About two months after, my depression has done its best to hold me back. I’d say it stopped me a total of about 10 times in the past 50 days. Overall, not bad, but could be better. Just, some days I wake up and the drive to do anything is gone. Curling up in bed, under the blankets with my two dogs is the only thing I want to do. I just barely have enough motivation to feed my dogs and give them water, and outside of that – feed myself (sometimes).
Those are the bad days, the ones that get the best of me. Where I think I don’t matter and anything I do doesn’t matter. But luckily, I have been able to get past it a couple of times. Talking with my good friend helps motivate me and has helped me push through and do a walk on days when I didn’t want to.
Read more: Dealing with Depression
Right now, I feel optimistic about keeping up my New Year goal – I just need to remember why am I doing all of this. I am doing this for me, my dogs and for my life. That is my reason and it helps me to keep going.