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.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Don't exercise so that you can eat more. .. if anything, eat more so that you have energy to live life and exercise

Far too many people use exercise as a way to eat more. That they can only eat that piece of chocolate or eat at a restaurant if they have done extra exercise. But how about.... eat more so that you have the energy to exercise?

And I know that some people do need to think more about what they eat.  I am aware of that fact, but still.... the body needs food and exercise should be enjoyed. Not suffered through just so that you can eat some cake later. How about. ... You eat the piece of cake, enjoy it and then move on and if you have extra energy then use that energy!

A healthy body wants to balance things out... if you eat more your body will naturally give you signs that you have more energy, just like days when you eat less you will feel more tired and less motivated to do things.

Food should be enjoyed and eaten no matter if you exercise or not. And exercise should be enjoyed and you need to eat to exercise. .. not exercise to eat.

You wouldn't expect your car to run on no fuel, so why do you expect that from yourself?


  1. Aah, you're so right with this!
    I had friends into weightlifting who told me "eat to lift, don't lift to eat" and that echoes what you've said here.
    I so want to start lifting again but until my mind is healthy I fear I'll resort back to feeling like I HAVE TO do it, in order to "justify" eating.
    Eating and exercise go hand in hand, but the eating's gotta happen first!

  2. Yes! I totally agree with this, I wish more people shared your thoughts on the relationship between food and exercise.