I am so tired and have lost all motivation to train. I take medication for depression as well. Should I push through this and get out or wait until it passes. I have no access to a turbo trainer or gym.
Don't train. Just go and have a gentle ride as much as you are comfortable with. Raymond suggested a walk which is an excellent idea if you don't want to cycle. Whatever you do just get out of the house for fresh air and a change of scenery. Good luck with it.I am so tired and have lost all motivation to train. I take medication for depression as well. Should I push through this and get out or wait until it passes. I have no access to a turbo trainer or gym.
there are some beautiful roads around there, (as well as some seriously dangerous ones), but try setting yourself realistic targets. Set a day and know that that is what you are going to do that day. Don't say once a week and get to the end of the week without having done it - its so easy to do and I know from experience and too much of it!Thanks guys. I live near Cardiff but all the cyclists I know are Mountain Riders. Will have to focus on a day and go for it. I know I will feel better when I am out.
That sounds like some sound advice to me, cycling always makes me feel happier even if i struggle on the rideAs a depression sufferer myself I'd urge two things on you.
1. See the doctor and tell him/her how you are feeling. I was once put on a new wonder anti-depressive and came close to topping myself before I realised the pills were making me worse. A change of medication worked for me.
2. Ride, no matter if it's not 'training' just ride your bike, enjoy the ride, stop and look at the view/wildlife/girls in short skirts/ men in bathing trunks, whatever is your bag. Forget training and go for a ride. I always feel better after a ride.
So why dont many people end up at the gym after a funeral service? I believe that if theres a physical cause such as a death, redundancy etc then exercise wont do much. He needs to tackle the root cause of his depression and I would agree what others have said about counseling or something.Sorry to hear about your depression but most health professionals would advise that exercise is an a excellent natural remedy for alleviating depressive symptoms.........release of endorphins etc. Obviously keep taking the medication described for you until your doc says otherwise but making the effort to get out in the fresh air and have a blast on the bike I am sure would help. Best of luck.