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!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

If you want to get better at something - keep doing it

A good piece of advice I  can give you all is that if there is something you want to get better at, then keep practising it. This goes for most things..... you want to be a better painter? Paint more often. You want to be a better runner, then run more often. You want to be a better baker? Bake more often. You want to be better at a certain subject? Then study it more often. You want to be able to  eat chocolate without guilt? Eat more chocolate.  You want to be able to do pull ups or push ups? Practise them more often.

As they say, practise makes perfect. You don't get better at something you don't do.... I mean some people are lucky and don't need to study but get top grades or can play an instrument with little practise. They're lucky, but for most people.... If you want to get better you have to do more of it/practise more often.

When there are things you know you need to get better at,for example when I was studying french. I wasn't good at it but knew I had to improve. Then I had to practise french almost everyday and it resulted in that I passed the course and got better. A few weeks ago I couldn't do front squats but I kept practising and now I can do it with 30kg. Usually when there is something you aren't good at you are hesitant to practise it because you know you aren't good, but progress is the best thing. Seeing yourself improve is one of the best things ever and knowing that you are getting better at something you once weren't so good at is even better!!

I also want to remind you all that to overcome fear foods you need to keep eating them over and over. Not just try them once, but practise eating them until they are no longer fear foods. Practise makes perfect ^-^


  1. Nothing does the trick better than practice! I have read many times that for someone to truly master something, they need to spend 10,000 hours practicing/doing it (Outliers by Malcom Gladwell). While certain things may require more/less time, it is good to keep in mind that those who are great at what they do have most likely spent a great deal of time mastering it!

    1. Yes exactly. I've had far too many times I've just hoped that I get better at something without actually practising, but that is not how it works. You need to put the work in to see the results! !

  2. This is so true Izzy! I also thing that you can make yourself believe something if you tell yourself that thing enough times. Like everytime I feel self conscious about my body or how I look, I always tell myself that there is nothing wrong with how I look and that it is only my anorexia making me feel that way. Now I dont only tell myself those things because I make myself, I am actually starting to truly believe them so think them without even trying. :) x

    1. Yes exactly, this is what i tell people that keep thinking positive and saying kind things about yourselves. In the beginning it might feel fake, but eventually you will begin to believe it!! Just like with other things, you got to keep trying and you willget better at it!