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, June 27, 2015

High on endorphins and not wanting the day to end

23.45pm when I'm writing this post and I just feel like smiling constantly. I don't want this day to end, I want to stay in this happy moment!!! I love races and running sooo much. I can't even put words to it. And I am so thankful that I made the choice to rebook train tickets to Gothenburg, I would have regretted not running and missed out on this awesome experience!!!

I am not going to go into so much detail as there isn't much to write. The pre race nerves made me want to pee every 10 minutes and by 2km into the race I really need to pee again... but it's just to shut off that body function and keep going. While running I made sure to keep looking around,  keep smiling and enjoy every moment of it!! I was in the group where you run 10km 50 minutes or less and I was a little worried but you know what, I ran one of my fastest 10km in a while :) (my fastest 10km is around 48min) it felt so good, though I admit by 8pm the tiredness hit in but it was just to put one foot infront of the other and keep smiling :)

Sooo much fun. Seriously,  if you enjoy running somewhat, don't hesitate to run races.  You always run faster and have alot of fun. But it's not about the time, it's about the experience and memories and I will tell you first hand,running races becomes a slight addiction ;);) but I don't mind, there is worse things I could be addicted to :)

Alot of fun and I high on endorphins. I feel I've gotten my running motivation back now (it sort of withered away slightly after my half marathon and the race I ran 2 weeks ago was not my best race and it felt slightly demotivating. I think I needed a break from running which is what I've done the past while and now I feel my running motivation is back.... but still going to focus on strength primarily and do some runs when I have time :))

Now sleep :)


  1. Well done izzy I wish I was as committed to running as you are :)

    1. Naaw thank you :) if you enjoy running then it's not a chore, and running shouldn't feel like a chore!!

  2. Your Name is isabelle? So beautiful!

    1. Haha yes... but everyone calls me Izzy ;)

  3. Did you get new running shoes for this race? Xx

    1. They're actually my gym shoes... bought them in New York! I have gotten some blisters form my new runnig shoes so i had to use them instead.

    2. Aw that's annoying that you got some blisters. I hope you didn't get any blisters in the race!