Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.

I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!

If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Why do I strength train?

Why do I strength train?  

Not because I want to be super muscular or lean.  
Not because I didn't want to gain fat and  just wanted to gain muscle. (infact i only started really strength training the beginning of this year)
 Not so that I can squat 200kg or bench press 300kg.
 Not because everyone is doing it. 

But because it makes me feel good.... It makes me feel happy and powerful. All my life I have spent as the skinny, weak girl. But not anymore.
 I love FEELING strong. It's the feeling of knowing I can run 10km,  knowing I can leg press X kilo or deadlift X kilo. It's knowing that I can do things... not have to ask others to lift a box for me or not being able to run 1km. 

 I strength train for myself and for life. Forget about looking a certain way or six pack abs.

 Ask yourself so you enjoy what you are doing? Is your only reason to strength train so that you don't become fat or only have to gain fat in recovery?  Then I think you should rethink your choices.
Exercise should be fun, an enjoyment, not a punishment or chore.

I strength train because it makes my outside match me inside. Because it makes me both physically and mentally strong, something which i love feeling. Strength training helps build me up, it gives me endorphines and makes me happy. Its something i long and love to do. Its a part of my life and a part of my lifestyle!

So if you strength train... whats your reason for it?


2 comments:

  1. My genetics didn't give me the gift of running. Most of the youngsters in my year grades have at least the same paces as I do in the tests regardless of if they run for sports at all.

    I don't know if I'm any more skilled with my gym sessions or if I gain strenght with a small amount of effort or not, but I do know that there are those times when I would never prefer going out and running around to some intense lifting. And then there are reverse occasions.

    Going to the gym means spreading my energy all over my skin with the happiest (or maddest) hormones and at times even sweat. It makes my limbs' tension match the charge in my mind - makes me a whole, a walking slice of balance. I feel one with my physics. That's pretty damn good reason in my opinion.

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    1. That sounds like a very good reason to strength train!! If you love it and feel good while doing it, then you should definitely do it :)

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