Busy Philipps Opens Up About How Exercise Helps Her Anxiety
Busy Philipps is one of the best celebs to follow on Instagram. In the past two months alone, she posed for a makeup-free selfie with best friend Michelle Williams, wore her mom’s wedding dress for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and dyed her hair millennial pink. Now, Philipps is using the platform to do something even cooler: open up about her anxiety while proudly showing off her post-spin class sweat.
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How much sweat is too much sweat? Someone asked me if people like my sweaty Instagram stories and my feeling is that, honestly, I don't really care all that much. I post those for myself, as a fuck yes for showing up. I have anxiety and I have a tendency towards depression but I have found if I sweat like this, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I feel better, I'm calmer, I'm a better mom and those fogs of anxiety or sadness seem a little lighter. I've been picking my skin less, engaging in less binge eating and I've just felt better about myself.(And obvi I go to therapy too) My goal is not some perfect bod (I like chips and salsa and margs too much for that) My goal is to feel the best I can in my body and my brain for the rest of my life. ❤️👊🏻@lekfit @shapewithangela @soulcycle #ipaidforthis
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“How much sweat is too much sweat?” the Vice Principals actress opened her post. “Someone asked me if people like my sweaty Instagram stories and my feeling is that, honestly, I don’t really care all that much. I post those for myself, as a f*ck yes for showing up.”
After that strong declaration, the mother of Birdie, eight, and Cricket, three, revealed that daily sweat sessions help her deal with her anxiety and “tendency towards depression.”
“I have found if I sweat like this, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I feel better, I’m calmer, I’m a better mom and those fogs of anxiety or sadness seem a little lighter. I’ve been picking my skin less, engaging in less binge eating and I’ve just felt better about myself,” she explained.
Philipps ended the heartfelt note by clarifying that she isn’t aiming for a model body and that she just wants to feel healthy in her skin. In her own words, “My goal is to feel the best I can in my body and my brain for the rest of my life.”
She also tacked on her now-signature hashtag, #ipaidforthis, which really brought home the point that she does these workouts to better herself, and not for the approval of her social media following. (Although, her 592K followers don’t seem to mind Philipps’ openness and have commented with many star, praise, and applause emojis.)
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