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:


Monday, September 14, 2015

New Week, New day, Fresh start

Monday 14th of September 2015.

Its a new week and a new day and i am choosing to leave behind the old and focus on the now and the new. Let go of yesterdays feelings and emotions and just focus on the fresh.

So when i woke up at 6.30am after a restless night i decided to get up, put on my running shoes and wait until around 7/7.15am when it starts getting bright. It goes from dark to light crazy quick here and also vice versa. One moment its dark and the next its bright! I ran/walked along the water, focusing on what was infront of me instead of all around me as there were so many people staring, guys in cars honking their horns and people trying to cat call me as i ran. Not really sure what they expect to happen when they do that? I dont find it flattering at all and if anything it makes me irritated and angry, not exactly like i am going to turn around and starting flirting with them. But thats something to take up else where, not on here!!

I then finished my run with some intervals in the hills which are killer but so much fun. I really havent been doing alot of cardio recently.... even though some of you seem to think i am doing lots of running and intervals? But i feel proud if i even do  it once a week, but its not that often at all. Running and intervals anyway, i do go for walks which yes is exercise and i count it as exercise but its not as "intense" that is more therapy (same as running, but i havent had the motivation for it). But now i feel the cardio girl inside of me coming out and reminding me just how much i love it and how fun it is. Though i am missing strength training alot.... though its not so bad because we do so much during the days so the restless person inside of me can be still. You feel mentally and physically tired by the end of each day as you have seen so much.

After my awesome morning start it was breakfast time and soon we are going to wander around Lisbon and maybe go into the shops as we havent done that and also try the famous pastry (cant remember what its called.).

(&& more bread because bread is my absaloute favourite!!)

Now its time to get ready and leave :) Have a lovely day everyone.


  1. So glad you had a nice run/walk, Izzy, though I am sorry about the cat calls (groan!). I hope the route was pretty? It's always motivating to me to hear you enjoying these things. x. Have a lovely day.

    1. Haha it was a lovely start to my day anyway. I ran along the river which is sort of pretty! Though I miss trees and running in the forest that is my favourite place to run. I hope you have a lovely day :)

  2. What I really think is you're hypocritical. Do you actually like helping people or do you just like all the attention you get? Because really, you don't stay in regular contact with many other bloggers trying to reach out to you. You don't read their blogs or support any of them as religiously as they support you. You never miss a single day of blogging as I assume you are too much of a people pleaser. You never consider that with everything you write and all the advice you give that you may be wrong and consider alternative opinions. You keep going on about how positive and happy is your attitude every single day when it's at times just unrealistic and a cover up. You have no idea what depression really is, go read all the descriptions of people who actually have mental illnesses and how much they know about it when you are anti-therapy, anti-medication and "just think positive and it will all go away" instead of actually facing your feelings and dealing with them. You go on and on about how much you love sport and weight training when a big part of it is because you love looking "fitspo".

    1. You don't sincerely care about other people or their stories. You just pretend to so that you can keep all the attention. In reality you are very self-centred.

    2. I hope that makes you feel better.