By on August 7, 2018

So our the past few weeks I have fell into the pit of a self destructive behaviour and my depression has started to seep back into my mindset.

I feel as though this was compounded last week by the death of my dog, Tess. She has been a cornerstone of the family over the past 12 years and would have been 13 in December. She was a lovely little Springer Spaniel that never really grew up in my eyes and will always remain as the little puppy she was when we picked her up over a decade ago.

So i started my RebuildRob journey about being 100% honest and real about myself, my fitness journey and more. This doesn’t stop when im going through some pretty dark shit right now. I am hoping that this extreme patch in low mood and energy will not take me down the path that it did over 2 years ago and i am trying to throw everything at it. to try and stop the slide back into the rabbit hole.

The way i try to help myself with these issues etc is by writing blogs, creating on social media and talking to a camera and bringing back the RebuildRob Channels on YouTube is something i’m aiming to do.

Also, the fact that i know i’ve come through this in the past is motivation enough to tell myself i know i’ve overcome this before, i know i can do it again and what doesn’t challenge us makes us stronger right?

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    August 9, 2018

    Hi Rob,
    Sorry about your dog. Can’t imagine how you’re feeling.
    Be strong and have faith and hope. Try not to give into your mind.
    You mentioned social media, I know there are a lot of motivational Instagram accounts and such that you can follow for motivation, inspiration and hope.
    Will pray for you.

    Judy @sensibledove


Rob Smith
Glossop, Derbyshire

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