The Puzzle of Movement: Find Your Mind

Work On Your Mind It is your biggest barrier and your biggest tool to self realisation and achieving fitness goals is your mind. I've said it a few times and I'll say it again, physical activity and incorporating it into your life can be just as much an emotional and mental challenge as it is … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: Find Your Mind

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Forget ‘Body Image’ It’s All About ‘Body Love’

My last appointment was my first appointment with my new psychiatrist. As is customary with meeting new health professionals the appointment follows the usual questions, and a recital of my life story, and my perception on that. We covered that I have quite a substantial history with eating disorders. She turns around to me and … Continue reading Forget ‘Body Image’ It’s All About ‘Body Love’

Switching Psychiatric Labels: And All The Resulting Qualms.

For years I had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I dissociated, and at one time in my life, I engaged with many of the unhelpful coping mechanisms that accompany the disorder: binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, drinking, cutting, and overdoses. I was constantly trying to understand, and ease the immense pain that I felt from … Continue reading Switching Psychiatric Labels: And All The Resulting Qualms.

My Itch to Exercise

It's like being locked between four walls. Each with subdivisions, and a double locked for between you and the world. The windows open by a crack, through which you reach your arm, cigarette in hand, and squeeze your face out as much as possible to get each cheeky puff. They say you're not crazy, but … Continue reading My Itch to Exercise

Anorexia – Relapse and Prevention: Anxiety and Control

Relapse Symptom: Feeling anxious and out of control: This is a more generic warning sign that is unrelated to food, but eventually winds up becoming all about food if left ignored; as soon as I'm feeling out of control of my life, or my self then I need to do something in order to feel … Continue reading Anorexia – Relapse and Prevention: Anxiety and Control

Hopes and Resolutions

I've dug out an old diary. It's my diary from last year, and in it I wrote a whole page dedicated to 'Hopes For 2014'. They were: 1. Start and access to science course at college. 2. Get discharged from CMHT and mental health services. 3. Reach 5th anniversary in my relationship. 4. Buy Wifey … Continue reading Hopes and Resolutions

The End of 2014, but Hello 2015!

It's the end of the year, almost. The 31st of December always brings about a sense of reflection on the year gone by, and a presence of focus for the future year to come. I remember last year, this time last year exactly I was really scared of the new year. I had it in … Continue reading The End of 2014, but Hello 2015!