I am in day 3 of SEP program and I am being advised to ponder on the following: “When was the last time you exercised or did another physical activity? What was this activity? How did it make you feel physically and emotionally? If it is has been a while since you last exercised, why?” My main symptoms bloating and constipation, making me feel heavy, distended, tired and unmotivated, but regardless of this I started running once again 3-4 weeks ago. I am discouraged because it does nothing for the bloating. I use to also like to go to a coffee shop and work on my crochet but now I have a hard time going there bc I find myself constantly comparing myself to before when I had no gastro issues. I use to swim as well but I am not comfortable with doing that as I feel very distended and uncomfortable. I would also like going for long walks but now I am afraid to do that because I will be alone with my constant thoughts on the constant bloating I suffer from. I feel like I am different from others bc my discomfort is 100% of the time present, very diffiicult to concentrate on anything else.