recovery warrior

2 years of mental and physical gains. You can’t hate yourself happy; So I choose to love myself even on the days where I don’t want to. I didn’t choose this battle but I did choose to fight it. I won’t let this battle defeat me. I will win this fight.

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I think it’s really important to remember that calories aren’t bad. Society has put such a negative emphasis on them, but what people seem to forget is that we need calories. We need them for our organs to function. For our hearts to beat, for brain power, to simply put one foot in front of the other. We need calories to live.

They are not the enemy here, your eating disorder is.

A gentle reminder….Recovery doesn’t happen overnight and it takes time, patience, trial and error, exploring and experimentation. Just remember that whatever life throws at you this week, you can handle it. Some days, it will be easier than others, but it will all work out! Head over to our website (link below) to read our latest articles and be sure to subscribe to our Recovery Warrior emails and get inspiration delivered straight to your inbox. (You can sign up at the bottom of each article)

Left: 2 years ago. Right: Today. ———————————————————————

Recovery is a choice that I have to make every single day. Some days I feel on top of the world and some days I feel like the weight of it is crushing me. However, I continue to fight throughout the good and the bad. 35+ pounds later and it’s still a battle I fight everyday. However, the more I fight, the stronger I seem to get. I am no longer going to be a victim of my thoughts. I made the choice to be a fighter. A warrior. A survivor. So that’s what I’m going to be.

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