I’m Bea! A British millennial on the road of Anorexia recovery. Empowering myself daily through fitness and inspiring others to do the
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My best advice to anyone who is starting out on their journey is this: Don't be too hard on yourself. There will be highs and lows, there will be stops and starts, and that's all completely ok! Take your time and ease into things. You don't need to commit to working out every single day of every single week and commit to completely changing your whole routine right away. Take it one step at a time and above all, ENJOY this process!
In 2015 I spiralled into Anorexia. I began hating myself, my body and started to dread any free time I had, choosing to spend it alone. I hid behind my job which sadly was tearing me apart, and each day I showed up I’d find myself ripping further and further into my own self-esteem. Thankfully I became inspired by fitness models and trainers I saw on Instagram and from this, their world of fitness became my world too. Fitness has empowered me and ultimately is my recovery.
I would use $20,000 to fund the launch of my current project idea. This is to open up a recovery gym/health and fitness centre for anyone who is recovering from any type of eating disorder. My vision is to empower and support those who are recovering, as, from my own experience, this can feel lonely and isolating. The purpose is to provide help, guidance, and an empowering sense of community and friendships as we embark on becoming the happiest and healthiest versions of ourselves!