Today is the first day of week 4!
I still can not really believe I have stopped smoking...but I really have done it!
It is funny how the memories seem to disappear so quickly, I can not even remember the first few days. The rest of the first 2 weeks is also becoming a blur.
Right now I am working very hard on staying positive. I am finding that I have to just push myself forward and this is helping a lot. When I feel down I just tell myself to stop it and then set out to change the way I am feeling.
Exercise is really helping with this. I have some garden steps, about 2 flights worth, and when I feel I need a mental lift, I run up those steps a couple of times. Just the moving makes me feel better, I am also too busy concentrating on making it to the top to worry about feeling sorry for myself...LOL I also bought an indoor exercise bike, any hint of a craving or a woe is me thought and on the bike I get. I am also riding it for 30 min each morning and afternoon. I am also walking 2 K every evening. Beside helping my mental health, I can really see the difference in how I feel, not near as winded, can keep going for a much longer time. All of this proves to me just how much smoking was ruining my life.
The other thing I am doing is rewarding myself every day with something special, a thank you gift to say how much I appreciate myself for doing this LOL. Today was a trip out for a latte and pastry. It is wonderful when others understand and tell us how hard we have worked to do this, but I think it is just as import to tell ourselves this important message too.
I am running out of ideas for thank you gifts for myself, anyone have any ideas, things that make you feel extra special?