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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Friday, June 5, 2015

Progress takes time

Something which can be hard to accept is that progress takes time. Many want quick fixes... they want to reach their destination, reach their goal at once. But progress is a journey which takes time, for most goals anyway.

When you have a mental illness you wish that you could snap your fingers or just wake up and suddenly the mental illness is gone. But unfortunatly that is not how it works, even if i wish it did work that way. Instead you need to fight everyday, the good days and the bad days, and know that eventually it will be easier and you will no longer struggle with a mental illness. But it takes time and its progress, small steps all the time = progress and recovery.

If you are struggling with addictions, you dont magically wake up one day and the addiction is gone. It is an ongoing battle until the cravings and addiction are no longer there. Fight each day and when you are free you will proud of all your hard work.

Also when it comes to weight gain, weight loss or building muscle. That all takes time and hard work as well... its different for everyone how quickly/slowly these processes go, but they are a journey. One that shouldnt be done in 4 weeks time (all depending on the goal/individual/How much needs to be gained/lost etc). Many want and expect quick results but it doesnt always work that way, for some lucky people it does.... but for the majority it takes time to see or notice results and to reach your goal.


You need to accept that progress takes time. Your cant rush it as that doesnt always turn out best, instead you need to take it one day at a time. But instead of just looking at daily differences, as that doesnt always show how far you have come. Look back every month or every 3 months and see how much you have achieved, how far you have come. Whether its recovery from a mental illness, from addictions or some other progress such as weight gain/weight loss/building muscle/strength. Let it take time and try to enjoy the journey, fight for your goal everyday and know that if you got what you wanted right away then what would you fight for? Put in the effort and the reward will feel even better!!



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