Cooking and Exercise

Just recently, I started making my own healthy meals!

Big deal, right? For some, maybe, but for me, it’s helped me not only stay healthy, but also in keeping a positive attitude. Misophonia threatens to kick me down and keep me down, but this is one of my ways of fighting back.

Not only have I been eating healthier, I’ve also been exercising. I fell out of exercising since the last time I posted about it, but I decided that it was time to respawn. In other words, I felt it was time to start again and get serious.

The exercises I’ve been doing focus on strengthening every part of my body. It’s called body weight workout. I’m not going to go too much into detail to spare you of fitness talk if that’s not to your liking, but I will say what I need to get my point across.

This exercise routine is something new I’m doing, and I started doing it because I wasn’t feeling the best. I was slacking in school and kept having invasive negative thoughts, as well as frequent anxiety. My body was also feeling like crap because I was eating unhealthily. Additionally, my misophonia seemed to be winning more often than usual. To go more in depth, allow me to give you my “big why”:

I have a multitude of problems that I deal with on a day-to-day basis. A few of these, but the most prominent, are anxiety and misophonia. These issues threaten to bring me down and keep me there everyday. While I’ve been successful in frequently keeping a positive attitude, there are days when it gets so overwhelming that I isolate myself from many people. My body not getting the proper foods makes me feel awful at times as well. Nerd Fitness [the fitness website I’m using for my workouts], I feel, can help me get on my way to being happier. It can help me get out of my comfort zone and discover things about myself I didn’t know before. By taking the necessary steps to eat healthier and become fit, I believe I’ll be able to more efficiently overcome my emotional and mental struggles.

It’s been about a week since I started eating healthier, and I’ve done two workout routines. On my off days, I make sure to go for a walk and take my dog, or do some work in the kitchen (hand washing dishes is a real workout, let me tell you!). I already feel so much better. And, cooking is a great learning experience. I don’t particularly like cooking, but the satisfaction of eating something I made myself–or helped to make–is just great. I really hope that as I continue to strengthen my body and eat healthy, I’ll be better able to handle my misophonia and any other issues.

Update: Misophonia Weekly is going to be down for awhile at some point for perhaps a few days. That’s why I made my post early. I apologize for the inconvenience.

See you next week, hopefully!

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