Hey there, I have been smoking just over ten years now and I am about to turn thirty. I always promised myself I wouldn't be smoking in my thirties. I have tried to stop a couple of times a few years ago but this time I know it has to be for good.
I have been psyching myself up for this for quite some time and wanted it to co-incide with me starting to go running again. Well, last night I went running. I managed two miles, which isn't much but what I noticed was above everything my lungs just could not keep up with my body. I would run for about 5 minutes and then my lungs would be screaming, almost suffocating me. This morning I woke up and knew today was the day.
So, Im four and a half hours in (had my last one at about 10:30pm last night but woke up at 7:30am) and feel oddly giddy and a bit tingly. I'm a bit of a masochist so I reckon I will be able to keep pushing myself on. One thing I never tried before was being involved with a community of people all doing the same thing.
I must add, this time I am going cold turkey with it. I tried NRT methods and just went back to smoking. Why am I sure I can do it this time? Because I owe it to myself. Even if the mardy nicotine monsters inside start running amok, they are getting nothing. Fcuk them. Time I had my quality of life back.
Wish me luck dudes. Will give an update later which may or may not make as much sense as this one!