recovery warriors

Oftentimes we feel the urge to numb our painful feelings and do something to make them go away. But the thing is, the more you try to hide your feelings, the more they show and the more you try to deny them, the more they actually grow. The result? You lose t yourelf in destructive behaviors to make them go away, but treating painful feelings and emotions as enemies to be overcome, will only make them stronger. In order to heal you have sit with your true emotions and pain first. Allow yourself to embrace and accept your feelings fully as they are, knowing that this pain will pass. It won’t last forever. So have patience warrior, some day you will feel healed, empowered and alive again. One day, you’ll be free! Happy Friday!

Recovery is about learning to love and value yourself enough to stop destroying yourself. Recovery is about letting go of the expectation of perfection that you have placed upon yourself. It’s learning to love and accept yourself unconditionally. Recovery is about learning to use your anger as the fuel to create something good, rather than denying it or holding it inside you until you self destruct. Recovery is about learning that you have a choice. You can choose to be hopeful instead of hopeless and you can choose to enjoy life rather than merely survive it.
—  Donna Newman

It’s not the struggle that’s keeping you stuck, it’s the fear of taking the first step that’s preventing you from moving forward in your recovery. “I can’t start until I feel more confident/secure…” How often do you stop yourself from moving forward, waiting for something else to change before you take action? The thing is, you will never feel 100% ready and the time will never be just right. Just take that tiny first step because that may be the beginning of a beautiful journey!



After a much needed break from tumblr, I’ve decided to come back! I missed SO many of you guys on here and I’m really excited to be back! This time around I want to use this as a positive place where I can help you guys out! Answering questions about recovery, my personal recovery journey, mental health, basic advice, lifting or even just wanting someone to chat with - I’ll be here! :) I’d really love if you guys would reblog this to pass on the word that I’m back! ARE YOU READY FOR THE CINNAMON BUN POSTS TO START!?

en was the last time you acknowledged and appreciated yourself? To move forward in recovery, it’s important to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments because they are what give you the awareness and insights you need in order to learn and grow. So the next time you achieve a (small) goal, stop for a minute and acknowledge it. Compliment yourself. Pat yourself on the back and say something uplifting and encouraging like “Awesome job!”

Even if I never exercise again

I still have to eat. Even if I don’t burn any calories through exercise my body still needs calories. If I sit on my ass all day, I STILL need to eat. My brain, my heart, my lungs, they need energy in the form of glucose from food. Just because I didn’t work out doesn’t mean I can skip out on food. I will not get fat from this because I am still not eating to my bmr. Exercise is earned by eating enough, not the other way around, and I have not earned exercise lately.

One of the best ways to accept your own body is to start accepting others’.

Study paintings and photography. Follow body positive blogs and Instagram accounts. Sit in a cafe or on a park bench and watch an array of colourful, diverse people passing by and appreciate them all.

Because they are all beautiful, and so are you.