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:


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Some people call me crazy but this is what i love

All week i have been longing for the weekend when i finally have time to go running!! My long school days mean that i dont really get a chance to go running outside but also leaves me so tired in the evenings so that i dont really feel like running, even if i could.
  But this morning i put on my running gear and decided to head out into the nearby forest and just run... i didnt have a plan of where or how far, instead i would let my body carry me forward and see where it takes me.
  By 10km i was neither tired, unmotivated or sore and i would still have had to run c.a 5km home again so i figured i might as well keep going and it was then in my head i put up the goal of running 21km.... I mean why not when i had so much energy and felt like i could keep running. It was by the 14,5km mark that i felt it in my left calf and hip so i turned back around. And by 19km it was then that it was tough, but the last km when i could pretty much see the apartment then it was easy again!!!

I came through the door of the apartment filled with endorphines. So happy and proud of myself! The last time i ran almost this far (it was around 17-18km) was last year. Ive only run 21km once before, so this was my second time!!!
 It felt so good :):) And all i can say is that if you want results you have to EAT FOR THEM,.Nacho chips, chocolate, chocolate covered nuts, rice pudding, lots of raisins and nuts etc was just some of the things i ate last night and that energy was used today!! I hadnt planned to run so far, but i listen to my body and if i know i have energy and can keep going, then i do!

Today will now be spent in bed with my computer and notes all around me and im just going to study, eat and lie in bed all day!!!

Quark, rice pudding, nuts, 3 fried eggs, an apple and coffee! 
Dont underestimate the amount i can eat!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Izzy! I know how good it feels after. You just feel like a superwoman! I ran almost 9km today and thats my record :D
    Have a great rest of the day!
    And if some breakfast and snack inspiration is needed check out
    A blog I found a while ago :)