How to Reclaim Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery
Recovering from an eating disorder requires a lot of unlearning and reframing. You have to reframe your relationship with food and your body, and then comes another big challenge… reclaiming exercise. If exercise was only a means to a smaller body or a punishment for eating before, it can seem impossible to start working out again without those ideas coming back up to the surface. While reframing exercising can be a big challenge, you are not alone. Exercise is challenging to almost all people who have recovered from eating disorders, and with a little work, many survivors of eating disorders have found a way to move their bodies and reap the benefits of exercise without triggering old habits and thoughts. As you move forward in your exercise journey after eating disorder recovery, here are some things to consider.