I changed my profile picture to me deadlifting 225lbs last night, because it’s been a goal of mine for a while now, and I am proud of myself for reaching it.
After watching the To The Bone trailer last night, my husband and I were talking about my own journey with Anorexia. 11+ years ago, I was that girl. The one who couldn’t walk across my college campus without collapsing, because I was so weak. The one who couldn’t stop my behaviors even though in the back of my mind I knew that my eating disorder was going to kill me. I thought I was “in control.”
It took inpatient treatment at Rosewood, outpatient treatment, and years of therapy for me to become healthy– body AND mind.
Now, 10.5 years in recovery later, and I’m able to deadlift 225lbs with the same body that Anorexia almost killed. How amazing is that?!? Powerlifting and weightlifting have not just given me physical strength, but mental strength as well.
My God is a God of redemption, and I have been REDEEMED. All Glory to God.