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:


Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday morning workout, lunch and studying

This morning i had set my alarm so that i would have time to get up and do all the things i wanted and needed to do today, however i managed to turn my alarm off and sleep for another 2 hours. I guess my body needed extra sleep ;) Though it did mean a bit of a stressful morning!!
   After breakfast i got ready and headed to the gym and i had given myself enough time to spend X minutes there but in total my whole workout, including warm up with weights, actual workout and 10 minutes intervals took a total of c.a 50-55 minutes. That is the average and a perfectly normal time for working out, so dont misinterperet this and think that i spend like 2 hours working out, because i dont. But in general when i go to the gym from the time i go in to the time i leave its like 90+ minutes - mainly because i stretch and do headstand practise and just spend loads of time resting inbetween sets! But today i was in and out of the gym within 65 minutes!! 

I came home, super hungry only to find that my leftovers from yesterday had been eaten up -_-' not happy, so i had to be creative and throw together soemthing simple for lunch which resulted in:
Tuna, bulgur, vegetable, cottage cheese and 2 fried eggs!!! Ive never been a huge lover of fried eggs, hence why i have always eaten them boiled, but topped with some salt they are super good :)

Since then i've half studied.... but felt unproductive as its so grey and rainy outside. Makes me just want to lie in bed and watch a film... which is exactly what im doing now :)

The last day i watched Gone Girl, yesterday i watched You're not you and now im watching A walk among the Tombstones..... Yup, December is the month of movie watching. I love it sooo much :) Movies, my bed, a cup of tea, water and snacks.... dont need to leave my room or bed at all :)

How are you spending your Monday? :)

^¨Daisy  loves to sit on the stairs and just watch everything!


  1. I wrote an exam at school and then I had a kick-ass workout! I also ate a looot of food, including 5 bananas. I eat too many bananas, but then again, is there even such a thing as too many bananas? Too yummy ;)

  2. Dear Izzy, I would like to ask you a question. When I read your blog you seem to have accepted both your body and your personality. You once wrote than you were kind of introverted and sometimes shy. Well, I'm like that as well, but I dislike my personality. It's the reason why I feel disconnected from my family, why I don't have friends I can share problems with... because I'm always so withdrawn and I don't dare to open my mouth. What's bothering me the most is that people will never say "Oh, Sophie, she's such a pleasant girl. I love spending time with her.", because how can you have fun and a good time with someone who doesn't talk or has difficulty with connecting to others. Could you name a few positive aspects of being introverted, there must be some,right? Thank you very much.

    1. I'm not Izzy (obviously ;)) but I am also very introverted so I know where you're coming from. But being introverted is not necessarily a bad thing! You can focus on getting to know yourself & your passions. It's easier for you to be independent. You WILL find friends who love spending time with you - it will be a smaller circle, but they will be TRUE friends. Introverted people tend to think things over in more detail and put more reason into their actions etc. You may feel disconnected now, but I promise that one day you will see there are others who feel like you and you will form amazing friendships! That's not to say you can't connect with extroverts of course. My best friend is definitely hugely extroverted. Love yourself! :) You can try opening up more and speaking up with tiny baby steps, but you shouldn't force yourself to change!