My Journey

My Journey to ending my 10 year battle

I don’t want to wake up in 20 years and wish I had done something when I was “younger”. Nor do I want to wake up in 20 years and still be struggling with food, body image, anxiety, confidence, comparison, shame, guilt, etc. I want to begin working on my journey to ending my 10 year battle, with all of these things. When I first posted on this blog and admitted to the internet world that I had an eating disorder, at that time I thought I was all “better”. That was only 3 months ago! But now, as I …

Happy

Independent But Asking For Help

I like to think of myself as an independent female. When something needs to be done around the house, I find myself doing it before my husband can notice. I take pride in all of the years I was single and moved to a new state. Asking for help is something I struggle with. I need to learn to be independent but still ask for help when needed. During the worse times of my eating disorder, asking for help was not even a thought. To my mind, I was doing the right thing for my body. I was in control …

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CrossFit Gave Me My Life Back

This is the final post of a 3 part series that is designed to simply and vulnerably provide an introduction. I recommend reading part 1 and part 2 to help to understand this final post, CrossFit Gave Me My Life Back. My overall goal of this blog is to discuss all things related to Health and Wellness, not just about eating disorders. You can read a little bit more about my goals in my very first post and here. My intention with this blog is to purely connect with other women and curate a community focused on all aspects of …

My love

The Boston Marathon Saved My Life

If you are not up to speed, then I recommend reading part one of my eating disorder story, Eating Disorder? Well that was out of the blue. I left off with saying that I truly believe that the Boston Marathon saved my life. My disordered eating did not develop due to my running habits or from a desire to have less body weight in order to run faster. I did not meet and fall in love with the marathon until well into my eating disorder. Now I do know that eating disorders can be coupled with over exercising. In my …

National Eating Disorder Awareness

Eating Disorder? Well That Was Out of the Blue.

As I sit here and type out this post I am in awe of what I have been through, both physically and mentally. Literally, I am thinking to myself, “Eating Disorder? Well that was out of the blue.” The last week in February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For the past 5 years I have created an Instagram post to talk about my eating disorder and recovery. And for the past 5 years I have erased that content before publishing. Although I felt compelled to share my story, I always had a voice in the back of my head …

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The Power of Mind and Body Exercise

My name is Adria. I am a Physical Therapist, marathon runner, CrossFitter, and a mom to 4 dogs. With my experiences I have witnessed the power of mind and body exercise. I work over 40 hours a week. Prepare almost all of the meals for my husband & I. Work out 6 days a week. Make time for family & friends. Am an avid podcast listener & reader of non-fiction books. And recently began flexing my creative mind. Certainly a lot of you reading this do SO MUCH more than what I just listed. And you are AMAZING! Why am …