"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?" I went walking today, and went to the gym yesterday, lifting weights. Exercise always makes me feel energised and content, and I try to do it every day. Weight lifting makes me feel like I can do anything afterwards, a fantastic feeling. Although I've kept up exercise while I've had TMS, it has limited my progress. I used to be very much into weightlifting. I've had shoulder and hip pain from TMS, almost 2 years for my shoulder and 1 year from my hip. This prevented me from progressing at all in terms of lifting weight. I was terrified of injuring my 'fragile' body or causing more damage. I didn't like carrying shopping or lifting heavy things out of fear. So while I persisted in exercise, I never made progress and was fearful all the time. I made great progress on Wednesday. It was the first time in almost a year I had no hip pain in the gym. My shoulder pain went down to a 1 instead of a 4-5. I was doing the same exercises I've always done, in the same way. There was a little pain after but that didn't make sense. After that session my gut acceptance of TMS increased hugely.