Hi everyone! One of the most important things to remember when changing your lifestyle and habits is you have to want to make this change permanently. If you plan on just doing it for a while until you feel okay, you are almost destined to fail. Lifestyle changes should be for a lifetime! With that being said, an important part of keeping your body strong and healthy is exercise. When I was just starting to overcome my addiction, I turned to exercise as an outlet to keep my body and mind tired so that I could get a good night's sleep. That's when I discovered Zumba Fitness. Zumba Fitness is a type of cardio exercise program that uses dance to help keep your body strong and fit. Doing Zumba while holding small five or ten pound hand weights will give you both a cardio and strength workout! The cool thing about Zumba is that it uses dance styles and music from all around the world, so you're not just endlessly bouncing to the same lame pop song over and over. There are burlesque, meringue, salsa, and more genres to help keep your body strong. I am now a certified Zumba instructor and a lot of my clients are people like me, who needed an outlet while battling their addiction. If you want any information on how you can get started with Zumba (most classes are absolutely free and are offered in a ton of gyms around the country) just let me know! I can also share some techniques as well.