Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.
I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.
I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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?