Anxiety can cause a lot of roll on effects in life that we may not even realize is really the root of one's problems in life until we go on a journey into the past and become more self aware. Lisa Arney from the Skinny 2 Strong podcast has been living with anxiety for a long period of her life, but it wasn't always that way. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Arney on the Redesign Your Body podcast to discuss her journey to her improved health and how weight lifting and developing a greater relationship with food helped her manage the anxiety that gripped her tightly.
"We battle with something inside of us day after day, it tries to knock us down, it takes us to our lowest of lows and makes us feel worthless, it makes us question everything we do and makes us want to shy away from the world" said Ms. Arney."
"If it weren’t for me wanting to find a way out of the darkness, I don’t know that I would have stumbled upon this new version of me. It’s better than I could have ever imagined."
Listen to the Redesign Your Body Podcast episode with Ms.Arney here!
When Ms. Arney was asked for her top tips for other people who experience anxiety and want to get into a better health space, this is what she had to say. "Over the years I’ve had anxiety my triggers have changed. The triggers were a social thing at first, anything with a lot of people, especially people I didn’t know. These days stress and things outside of routine are probably my biggest triggers."
Tip 1. Get a workout buddy or find yourself a trainer to be there with you at the gym. Having someone to be there with me at the start was the support I needed to get me there. I could not have done it alone; I wouldn’t have even tried to be honest. 2. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Get yourself some headphones to wear too. Listening to music that makes you feel comfortable and can helps you get in the zone is a really helpful tool. 3. Understand that even though it may be really tough to do so. In order to grow you need to step outside your comfort zone. Those steps can be really small, get comfortable with one and then take another. It’s an amazing feeling when you take a step and try something new.
To connect with Ms. Arney, you can download her free ebook 'Conquering my Anxiety' here.