Thursday, 14 May 2015
Make your recovery your own
Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is the fact that everybody's recoveries are different. While it is ok to look for inspiration in others, you should not try to imitate others too much as what is healthy for some may not necessarily be healthy for others. For example Although I find it easier to keep a basic count of calories to ensure I am eating my calorie target each day, this does not mean it is the best option for all recovering anorexics. Not everyone is recovering without professional help as I am and counting calories should therefore be avoided if a doctor or dietician is able to put together a meal plan for you.
While reading recovery blogs is a fantastic way to motivate yourself in you own recovery, dont let others influence your recovery too much. I find that many people who are reaching the end of their recovery or who have recovered become super active and eat quite healthily but I am determined not to let this influence how I behave after I recover. I need to focus on doing what is healthy for me and what makes me happy. This does not mean that I will never exercise after I recover, but how much I exercise should not be influenced by others around me but only by what I enjoy.