Happy (yes, HAPPY.) 2015.

Even though I am currently still in the throes of terrible anxiety, I am not giving up hope that 2015 will be great. I actually can’t really think of the future too much right now because I have to take things hour by hour and don’t have the energy to think of the future, but my big thing for this year is learning to accept myself. I never thought I’d be able to accept my body and over the last year I did, whether I’m right where I want to be or 10 pounds heavier, I learned to love and accept my body and stop trashing it. Why can’t I learn to accept that with my anxiety issues, I need to slow down and be okay with it? A jam-packed schedule is not something I can handle right now. Maybe one day I can do it again, but for my mental health right now I most certainly can not. I wish I could go back to being the girl who could work 45 hours a week plus teach 15 spin classes, but I can’t. Turns out- that girl was running from some deep-seeded issues that decided to explode out of me 6.5 weeks ago, out of nowhere. Anxiety has a way of coming out of (what we think is) nowhere and leaves us having to piece the puzzle back together. 2014 was SO AMAZING for me and I think it was too hard for me to accept that I deserved all of that happiness. Something inside me sabotaged it subconsciously and now I am left trying to figure out what to do. This isn’t just attacks I’m experiencing, it’s 24 hours a day of anxiety. Just chillin’. I’ve become a huge hypochondriac (anyone else out there feel me?) and every part of my day is a challenge. Teaching Spin has gone from my biggest passion in life, to my biggest fear. Intense workouts makes my anxiety worse, and even teaching off the bike gets my adrenaline going when it’s already high. I’ve cut way back on my classes and while it sucks for not just me and my wallet, I know my clients miss me but I also know they would want me to take care of myself. And right now and for however long I need to, that is what I am doing. I am trying to keep 3-5 classes a week (ha, kind of sad that I consider that cutting back! Hindsight…) as long as I can. Running helps me the slightest bit, but they have been few and far between as usually all I can muster up is sleeping. While my faith of this getting better has definitely been tested, reading this post today made me cry and reevaluate. By nature I am a bit of a negative person when it comes to myself, and I know that I need to change this to see progress. It is SO not easy to do, but all you can do is try. I need to learn how to live more fearlessly which seems incredibly hard for me right now. Positivity is the name of 2015!

 

What do you envision for 2015?

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4 thoughts on “Happy (yes, HAPPY.) 2015.

  1. What a gut wrenching post. The mother in me just wants to hold you and tell you it will be all right, just take it one day at a time. I realize that is much easier said than done. You do realize how strong you are, right? Just to be able to let your true, honest feelings out there for all of us to read is amazing. I have never had issues with anxiety so I cannot begin to understand your pain, I have never met you, but I do know from reading your posts that you are clearly an amazing friend, fiance, daughter, teacher, and co-worker to a lot of people. What I would like to envision for 2015 is that you are able to gradually work through your anxiety. Rely on your friends (even us cyber friends who only know you through your blog) and family to help you keep getting up every morning and laying your head down every night knowing that you are doing your best and most undoubtedly have affected someone in a positive way that day. You are an inspiration. Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2015 and beyond!

  2. Hi my love, if someone can get Oprahs January to you – I believe It may help guide your intentions. The issue is dedicated to overcoming our fears and living boldly. Loving and Holding Faith in YOU, ~Donnae

    On Monday, January 5, 2015, artificiallybalanced wrote:

    > artificiallybalanced posted: “Even though I am currently still in the > throes of terrible anxiety, I am not giving up hope that 2015 will be > great. I actually can’t really think of the future too much right now > because I have to take things hour by hour and don’t have the energy to > thi”

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