Regular readers may remember an Eat. Live. Be. movement that me and Sarah came up with and ran last year. At the time, it was perfect because it partnered nicely with my whole Cate Version 2.0 movement. You know, the one wherein I got addicted to Zumba, clean eating, and a weight loss of over sixty pounds. But then, I sprained my ankle in May, and that put the brakes on a lot of what I was doing. I haven’t been back to Zumba since, and you have know idea how much that pains me. The good news is that while I haven’t been going as full force as I was before, I have managed to maintain my weight loss.
But that isn’t enough.
Or wasn’t for me.
I missed the mental zone that all that dedication afforded me. When people prattle on about the endorphin rush you get from exercising, it’s not just meaningless drivel. It’s the truth. And when I say that your body responds differently to how and what you feed it, again, it’s the truth.
And when you’re treating your body right, everything else just magically falls into place.
You’re able to handle stress better.
You have more energy.
And you want to do better.
It’s not just lip service.
So the fact that I wasn’t in the exact same spot as I was in the spring? Killed me. Like, seriously. Thought about it day in and out.
And in the grand scheme of things, there wasn’t much I could do about it.
Which, of course, frustrated me even more.
Zumba and clean eating is what started me back on the straight and narrow.