Having battled with an eating disorder since early teens, getting progressively worse during university years, my interest in the gym was sparked. Over the past 4 years id gone through phases of doing nothing but cardio to training nothing but heavy weights. Neither seemed to work for me as my issues continued to spiral and I would battle the binge/purge cycle on a daily basis. When I was 18 I was diagnosed with PCOS (policystic ovary syndrome) a condition that affects hormone levels and this emphasised my disorder even more.
I was introduced to Ellie around 2 years ago when although I was managing a regular gym routine, my self confidence was at an all time low and I would frequently use food and exercise to cope with stressful situations further fuelling my issues.