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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Saturday, October 17, 2015

What keeps me motivated and going?

What keeps me motivated? What keeps me going each day? What keeps me going when life is tough and is weighing me down.

I would like to say friends and family, but that isnt the case, in that sense i am selfish. That when life is tough, those things dont keep me going, but what keeps me going is having a goal. Having some form of motivation and longing for the future and what it may bring, even if that terrifies me at times.

I have a goal and that is to help people. My goal is to learn more within nutrition and exercise, how the body functions and to help people with their nutrition and exercise. To help people with mental problems as well.

What motivates me is that i want to learn more. I want to learn new things and about things that interest me. I want to try new things... new food dishes, travel, see new films and listen to new music. I want to run in new locations, climb mountains and cross things off of my bucketlist. There is always a glistening of motivation for life and living and that is what keeps me going. That even when life is tough and i feel like giving up and life just doesnt feel fun anymore, there is still something that keeps me going and that is my spark of life motivation. A drive within me... wanting adventure and to experience new things. And you need to find YOUR motivation, your drive for life, because otherwise what is the point? If there is no motivation or drive for life it is so easy to give up because you have nothing to look forward to, no goals and nothing that keeps you going. But if there is something that keeps you going, you can grab onto that and keep yourself going.

My motivation to keep me going is to laugh, to have fun, to experience new things, try different things, make memories, take lots of photos and just to live life. My motivation is to make things better and to always fight for my goals. My motivation is to keep going.

Sometimes we all need to dig deep within ourself, find our motivation to get up in the morning. Whether you are going through a break up, a mental illness, a family member or friend who is sick with an illness, or maybe you are having financial problems or house problems or family problems etc most people have times when life seems tough and its hard to find the motivation or reason to keep going. But we all need our motivation and reason and its important to know what keeps us going.

What is YOUR reason to keep going, your reason to wake up each morning and follow your dreams, goals or motivation!


  1. That's lovely, izzy! :) it's good to have goals. Do you feel good when you reach them, or do you have the next goal in your mind then and can't enjoy your success?
    What keeps me going at moment? I'll start and study medicine next week. I want to become a doctor. When I became sick, they told me I wouldn't be able to become a doctor. But I fight every day for this dream. And next week, I'll start. It frightens me and I have to leave family and friends. But I went through this hard time. I eat, I laugh, I cry, I live. And I will become a doctor!
    That's what keeps me going. My dream, people who believe in me and never giving up :) hard .. but worth it!

  2. That is 100% true. I recently found my goal in life and that really keeps me going, When i have bad days i visualize the future i want to have and that gives me strength.

  3. Mycket bra inlägg!

    Har funderat länge på vad som motiverar mig, vad som kan få mig att ändra mina destruktiva mönster och vända denna nedåtgående spiral jag fastnat i?
    Tyvärr har jag inte funnit något som för mig är tillräckligt stark motivation och drivkraft att kämpa för. Jag älskar och brinner för träning och att resa. Jag drömmer om att få träna löpning och fotboll igen. Men inte ens dessa tycks vara orsaker nog för att jag ska ta tag i saken. Blir så frustrerad, besviken och ledsen på mig själv över det faktum att jag har fastnat här och inte kommer någon vart. Jag vill bli frisk från min ÄS. Jag vill leva det liv jag drömmer om. Men hur ska jag ta mig vidare? Hur kan jag finna motivationen att börja förändra?
    Har du några exempel på hur jag kan göra? Vad gjorde du? Hur fann du motivationen när du var sjuk att vända hela situationen och jobba mot ätstörningen?
    Hoppas du har en fin lördagkväll!