Louise Thompson says anxiety is ‘unbearable’ as she returns to gym after traumatic birth
Louise Thompson has declared she's starting her "comeback" as she's returned to the gym following the traumatic birth of her baby boy Leo.
The 31 year old is yet to detail the “serious complications” she had after her child's birth, but has previously told her 1.4million followers that she almost died twice.
Since then, she's been fighting to get her "normal" life back as she's been struggling with anxiety while juggling parenthood with fiancé Ryan Libbey, also 31.
Now, Louise has taken to social media to share a short clip of herself in the gym, where she explained: "Hey guys, just wanted to do a little intro to say I'm back in the gym. This is the first time I've worked out in about four months, which is crazy.
"Honestly don't know where the time has gone, but I do. It's been spent recovering at home and in my head and it's been really challenging, but I'm pleased to say that I'm back."
She added: "This is the beginning of my comeback I suppose."
Several other videos showed the star performing different exercises.
In the caption, Louise first explained that she had originally asked her business partner to write a caption, but found it didn't truly reflect the "magnitude" of what she's been through.
Taking the reigns, she instead told her followers: "My brain tells me not to do stuff all the time. It's telling me not to write this caption now. The anxiety is unbearable. I feel like i'm trapped in my own head having a constant battle with the negative dialogue that is trying to protect me – the chimp that is telling me to stop stop stop because there is danger everywhere."
Louise went on to describe how "torturous" living can be for her some times as she always feels in a state of panic. However, she has moments where she's able to "do some normal stuff".
She continued: "Making it out to the gym was a HUGE deal for me. Yesterday I had the most normal day i've had in 4 months. I actually did some normal stuff out the house. I forced myself to go against what my mind and body were telling me."
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The former Made In Chelsea star shared that she would do anything to get better as she continues to struggle with her anxiety and admitted it's "so frustrating that it is taking so long".
Louise explained that she had an "amazing pair of people" who come to her house every day, who remind her of the progress she's made so far. She then shared how she's been wearing make up and "normal clothes" for the last few days, which is incredible after what's she's gone through in the last few months.
She said: "I almost feel like someone is playing a game with my head, giving me a good moment just to keep me going when things have been really bad. I guess recovery really is slow and incredibly up and down. It feels like we go one step forward then one step back again."
The TV personality then told her fans that she'll be "documenting some of the good moments of my recovery" on her social media to help remind her of what she's been able to overcome.
She added: "I wasn't ready for a routine AT ALL a week ago. I was paralysed, I couldn't move. Now I have built in a teeny tiny one. I've always preached that routine and exercise are good for health so i'm going to do my absolute best and go against my anxious brain and see how we get on.
"Every day is so unpredictable so I can't make any promises, sometimes you just have to go with the flow."
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