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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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Finding your identity

I was listening to a podcast this morning and they began talking about identity and trying to find who you are. And I began thinking, I guess I identify myself as the fitness girl... the gym rat... The runner. But what would happen if I could no longer do that anymore?  What if I got injured and could no longer workout or run.... who would I be? I am pretty sure I would go through a sort of identity crisis. But then I realised that my previous post "more about me"... that is who I am. That is my identity. Sure working out and exercising are large parts of who I am and my identity,  but they aren't me. I am more than fitness,  I am Izzy.  I am my hobbies and interests, my personality,  my humor etc

This is important to remember in recovery.  You are not your illness,you are YOU.  And you need to find yourself again. Try thinking about who you are without your eating disorder.  What things do you like, what makes you YOU? 

Because you are not your eating disorder and you want to find yourself,or create yourself. Don't be the sick person, be your own person because your illness is not your identity,  even if it feels like it especially after being sick for many years.  But you are more than that,you are a special and unique person with your own identity.


I can be the fitness girl, but i also need to know that i am MORE than the fitness girl, that that is not my identity.









3 comments:

  1. Hey girl! I would love to know more about what you do outside of fitness! Your blog is focused a lot on that, and I'd love to learn more about what you do outside of this because I'm also in recovery and I try my best to stay away from getting too involved in fitness. Thank you! :)

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    1. The truth is... I really don't do much outside of it. At the moment I amnt studying or working so I'm either blogging, working out, lying in bed, helping at home or out wuth my dog. When I can I try to meet friends but as I am also battling depression at the moment, just leaving the house and going to the gym is a big thing. ... so at the moment my life isn't so exciting but next week I start studying and next year hopefully I will move and study and then my life will be more than it is now :)

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  2. that last photo of yourself simply SCREAMS happiness. :)

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