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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 6, 2017
Health is the greatest wealth
Everyone wants to look good and what a person thinks looks "good" is very individual.
One thing i notice alot of though both in real life and online is that people are so focused on their body image, so focused on the outside that they neglect their health, both physical and mental. So focused on changing their body or on hating their body and forget what their body can do, or why they should be thankful for their body.
But as the quote goes, "you dont know what you have until its gone", is very true. Just like when you end up sick and with a blocked nose, you never appreciate being able to breathe properly, to smell and to taste food as much as after having a blocked nose. Just like most people dont appreciate their health or their body until after they have been injured or sick. You should however appreciate your body everyday, be thankful for it everyday.
In the end what does stretch marks, cellulite, stomach rolls or anything else on your body really matter? Those are normal things and dont make you ugly or unattractive or anything else. Instead of focusing on those things which you might hate about your body, it is much better to focus on thanking and appreciating your body. Realising what your body can do, realising how hard your body works each day to keep you alive... how it adapts to different life situations, how it keeps you going and repairs itself after being injured.
Mental and physical health are so important and shouldnt be disregarded. I mean sure everyone wants an "attractive" body and wants to earn alot of money, but if you work so hard trying to get a job or earn lots of money that you burn our completely then its not really worth it. Just like if you harm your physical or mental health trying to achieve a goal body it is not worth it either.
Focus on your health, be thankful for your body and love your body. It fights each day to keep you alive, so dont let your mind try to kill your body.
Each day do things that make you healthy. And what is "healthy" is also individual, sometimes the healthiest thing you can do is to lie in bed and eat chocolate, other days the healthiest thing you can do is to spend several hours studying so that you dont end up stressed out later in the week, and somedays the healthiest thing you can do is to force yourself out to socialize because you know spending to much time alone isnt good. Health isnt just about eating a salad and working out, health is so much more than that and you need to do your best to stay healthy in all areas of life!
You wont ever regret being healthy and like mentioned, health isnt just about vegetables and exercise. But sometimes the healthiest thing you can do is to skip a workout and go for brunch with friends - and those are things you wont regret in the future!
Cherish your health because that is one thing you will regret if you dont.
Health before appearance, health before burning yourself out trying to get top grades or best job.