I used to walk around my campus (outside of walking to class) during my most depressed days. Would throw on the iPod and just walk and walk. Oddly enough it made me thin and now I'm trying to lose weight, but am less depressed.
I did back in 2011, but once I started taking my antidepressants, I gained 40lbs and gave up on everything, pretty much. EXCEPT FOOD.
I have been off Celexa for 3mos, lost a few lbs just on metabolism alone, but still can't bring myself to exercise. When I did, though, I felt like such a happier person. I liked the way I looked, and even getting sweaty and out of breath was something I looked forward to. I hope to start on Feb 1 so I can lose a bunch of weight before summer starts.
I can either be sad now, and be sad in the summer... so be sad now, start working out, and feel good once the season gets here.
If anyone wants to join in 3/4x a week exercise routines, let's do it.
Yes but not as often as I'd like or probably should.
As for motivation, for me it's primarily because a physically fit/toned body is more attractive and is also a sign that you care about your health. So it's... an attempt to look more appealing I suppose, to myself as well as others; 'when you look good you feel good' rings true to me.
I don't exercise (just no motivation to, and when I did it didn't help my mental state), though I used to like taking walks in decent weather...I couldn't engage in it much this past summer as I developed hypothyroidism and put on a lot of weight, plus am just dead tired all the time. :sigh I even had to cancel my yearly trip to a nearby island where I walk around all day. I tried to go through with it, but I felt so tired and ill it's a good thing I didn't.
I'd really like to get back into walking, though there aren't many places around here to do so that aren't too short or too long. I kind of wish I could invest in a treadmill so I could walk whenever I want, however long I want, but I haven't room for one. I did buy a (real) bicycle but nearly killed myself from exhaustion on the ride home so used it only twice; I'm not strong/fit enough to handle a bike yet, I guess. And the old exercise bike never helped me. Meh. :/