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:


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mindset is everything

If there is one thing I have learnt in my short life time is that mindset is everything. If you think you can't,  then you most probably can't. But if you think you can or more,  convince yourself that you can.... then you will and can.

You need to convince your mind, believe that you can and of course take action as well. For example, if a person who never runs decides that they want to run a 10km in x weeks time and they keep thinking, i cant do this. i cant do this. i wont succeed, and each time they do run they just think of what a failure they are. How they arent running as fast or as long as they want to and it's like they have made up their mind that they wont succeed and so they most probably dont.  Or there is a person who never runs and decides to run a 10km race and they keep telling themselves, i can reach my goal. I can suceed. Even if its tough, even if at times running goes awful and at times they dont want to run at all, it takes them  closer to their goal of being able to run that distance on the race day. And the positive mindset and believing that they can is what helps them and helps them succeed.

With anything, if you believe you can't do something it becomes even harder than it already is. If you keep telling yourself that you will never recover, that it is not possible for you well.... then you have told yourself that you can't. Convinced your mind that you can't, just because it is hard. But what if you begin telling yourself that, I can recover. I can fully recover and live a healthy and happy life. I can eat my meals, i can eat my fear foods, i can rest and when i exercise do it because i enjoy it. I can recover.

Try thinking something like that each day, convincing your mind that you can and you will notice that actually you can.

With all things in life, if you want to do something new or different or scary, you often need to tell yourself and convince your mind that you can and when you have done that, it is alot easier. But also, you have a goal when your mind is set on something. You might have experienced before when you are worried or anxious about something but then you convince yourself that it will be ok, that things will go well and then suddenly you are so set on that goal, so set on completing that goal that you actually feel excited and happy instead of worried and anxious like the beginning!!

Set your mind on your goal and convince yourself that you can!


  1. YES!! Having a positive 'I CAN' attitude / mindset is so important.

    Even if you fail. Even if it's harder than expected. Even if you go forward 2 steps and back 3, before reaching a goal..

    Every day I fuel the fire with something to keep me motivated - - and we all have better days than others! Xx

  2. Needed this today. Thanks, Izzy

  3. Mindset is practically everything! I can attest to this because in my martial arts classes, we are required to break boards on our black belt test. It can be mentally and physically challenging for some, and the majority of the participants do not break the board (especially on the first try). However when I mentally tell myself, YOU WILL go through and YOU CAN do it, I always do break it (if anyone wants to see, my instagram is life_with_niki), but I just wanted to say that you can apply this to any aspect in life, and that it will follow through if you believe it will <3.