Finding a positive way to work through the pain

Most of the time we are working on core exercises

When my dad died, I was shocked and upset. He was only 62 years old and I expected him to live forever. He had a heart attack in the middle of the night and did not wake up in the morning. My mom was completely distraught and everyone in our family was surprised. It definitely shocked us, because none of us were prepared for the loss. My dad and I were always very close and I took the loss personally. I moped around my apartment for weeks and weeks. I was angry, sad, and I had a lot of time on my hands. The pastor at my church suggested that I find a positive way to work through my grief and pain. My therapist thought that a group physical fitness class might help. Luckily, there are some group physical fitness classes available at the same building where my therapy sessions are held. My therapist provided me with a brochure on the group physical fitness classes that were available. Zumba didn’t look like something that I would enjoy, and cycling on a stationary bike didn’t sound like fun either. The building offered a group physical fitness class on weight lifting, and I thought that sounded interesting. That weight lifting class is twice each week. Most of the time we are working on core exercises. I am already up to bench pressing 225 pounds. The physical exercise has really helped with my sadness and depression. I still miss my dad every day, but at least I found a way to cope with the sadness.

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