I never did try Zoloft, and yes I am still taking the Intramax multivitamin. Although I only take half the recomended dose because it’s so expensive. Taking just half hasn’t had a negative effect so I mainly take it just so I’m getting my vitamins. I’m sure it has helped with my success thus far, but probably not the main reason.
The way I exercise I think has a lot to do with how to get a strangle hold on this thing. Here’s how I do it- Monday, I hit the weights for about 15-20min, jog about another 15-20 min. Tuesday, same as monday. Wednesday I do weights with my legs, NO JOGGING. Thursday-no gym, Friday or saturday (whichever day you want), jog for about 30-40 min.
It took about 3 months to figure out that routine. I was getting smashed a lot in the beginning, so I adjusted my program. But I made it a point to go and work out, no matter how smashed I was. You just have to fight through it. Sometimes the bad bad days would quickly start to get better because I didn’t stop working out. In the beginning I was working out too hard and too much I was going hardcore mon-fri and lifting too heavy and running too fast. So I lightened the load a bit, slowed the running down and cut out some days of working out and bam, that seemed to be the right touch.
The main reason though is the consistancy. Sometimes even now if I push it a little too hard, I get kind of smashed for a bit. But only usually till the next few times I work out, and that seems to reset things for me too.
There’s also the fact that I hardly ever drink now and quitting chewing as made a noticable change in my circulation (I can actually tell) that may have helped some too. But the main thing is the exercise, I can’t stress it enough. Staying with it is key! I’m 8 months in now and have been able to take a week off here and there, and it’s crazy because just being off for a week, I can feel some dizzy stuff starting to creep back in, then it’s gone within the first few workouts.
My spirits are better now and that is probably helping more than I know. To get to good spirits though, you gotta workout (for me anyway). It all goes hand in hand and new cycle of good feelings start coming around. It’s crazy, I’ll go on for days with good days and bad days are so far few now, that I kind of forget about them. It’s great!