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how can get over to the gym without my mothers encouragement & support

i suffer with severe paranoia and high anxiety too, and over a week ago i was mentally unwell and i regret that i had a shouting outburst at my mum on the phone, so understandably she is taking a break from me right now and not phoning me every day as she usually does...she usually phones me to encourage me in my life and give me support for the things i must do.....my mum lives far from me now.


as well as mental problems, i manage diabetes type 2 which i acquired in 2016 through an unhealthy lifestyle, since then ive been doing ok managing it, by watching my diet and going swimming when i can at the gym across the road.

but ive not been swimming in well over a week since i had that outburst at my mum, because im finding ive not got the heart to get myself over there without my mothers encouragement and pep talk?


but i need to resume going the gym as soon as i can for my healths sake, and to keep on managing the diabetes....but how do i get myself across to the gym without my mums daily pep talks and encouragement?


how can i find the heart to go to the gym off my own back when i deal with paranoia and anxiety as well?




i find the gym a daunting environment with all the men who go there who think they're great. *think* they are great when they aren't. and it puts me off going there.
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Mrsbetweenfatandfit · 26-30, F Best Comment
Remember nobody cares you are there or not except you. Everyone else is there for themselves & isn’t thinking of the others coming to exercise. No one else at the gym is thinking about you. Keep in mind you’re there for your health & don’t give yourself anxiety about something that isn’t happening. None of the gym goers come to the gym thinking of your work out. Enjoy your swim & get home.
ravenhill · 41-45, MVIP
[@455213,Mrsbetweenfatandfit] thankyou for helping mam.

Nayla · 51-55, F
So give yourself the same pep talk that your mother would give you and remind yourself that she would want you to go and that it is physically and mentally beneficial to you to go

 
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