What I've learned ....and more importantly , what I'm finally willing to admit:
2.Depression doesn't come from God.... so where does it come from? So many great scriptures to support my conviction that depression is a part of Satan's plan. Ephesians 6:12, 1Peter 5:8, John 10:10, Gen 3:1... Bottom line... exercise, prayer and being open are all a part of God's plan.
3. Exercise = my anti depressant. I've written before about my need for exercise why I need exercise and how it helps me. The science supports this. As John Ratey notes in his acclaimed book SPARK, vigorous exercise has been proven to be just as effective as Wellbutrin ( a popular anti-depression medication).
So why have I been unhappy? I'm not sure... but I'm working understanding myself. I'm working on seeking greater fulfillment in my life- through how I spend my time, greater significance through service, deeper connections to my family, getting the help I need and strengthening my relationship with God. and of course.... continue stop working out.