Honestly, I’m glad March is over. Yes, my birthday is in March so it’s normally my favorite month but I’m not going to lie, this month sucked.
I haven’t been able to work out because of my knee, which has put me into a bit of a depression. I need to work out for my mental health. I went to the doctor for my annual checkup and asked about my knee. The doctor checked it out but he made the pain worse. Worse to the point where I could barely make it down the stairs. It’s not like he did anything crazy to it, he just pushed this way and that and asked if it hurt.
Considering I was experiencing so much pain in my left knee and not in my right knee after the exam there is obviously something wrong. The doctor thinks I have a torn meniscus. I waited two weeks to be able to get in for an MRI appointment. I’m still waiting for the results…
My depression has put me into an all around slump. I went in and out of keto, which is incredibly unhealthy for you, and I just didn’t care. I left the kitchen a mess, I stopped cleaning around the house; all I wanted to do was sleep. I’ve been here before and I don’t like it when I’m here.
The one thing I’ve stuck with that I’m proud of is meditating. I’ve meditated almost every day this month! Most of my sessions are 20 minutes, but every now and then I’m running low on time and I squeeze in a 10 minute session.
If this month has taught me anything it’s that fitness and nutrition really do make a difference in your mental health. It’s okay to fall off the wagon, guys. Just get back up.
Be well and don’t give up!