Don't be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others. .
I'm about to be #vulnerableaf right hurrrr in hopes that it helps at least 👆🏻 person. Before really getting into lifting/working out/this healthy lifestyle, I was struggling. I didn't know what I was doing with my future and my anxiety tearing me down. Medication was increased and I was meeting a counselor twice a week. I went to school, but besides that I was not very productive. I spent so much time just trying to "survive" and not have panic attacks. I used to think I was weird because people didn't openly share about their struggles. Millions of people deal with generalized anxiety disorder in the US along with other. M I L L I O N S. If you ever felt like you were the only one, you aren't 💕 I hate to be cliche but finding lifting, healthy eating, and competing saved me from getting worse. It gave me a hobbie, a passion, a distraction,something to look forward to, an idea for what I wanted to do in the future, and it has made a tremendous impact on my life. I still struggle and I still take medication. There's a stigma with medication that only people with serious problems or people who are weak need it.... FALSE - if it improves your quality of life, take it! It's not for everyone but some people get great benefits from it. The gym has made a huge positive impact in my life in so many ways. I hope at least one of you can relate to this and find comfort knowing you are normal. #bestselfmentality @bodybuildingcom