Wow... I finally made it into week 2 and I feel great
The weekend was always going to be the most difficult time; out every night (but no booze) and people smoking all round me didn't help but managed not to give in. Infact I had the craving mostly when at home, probably because at home there aren't any cigs so I will panic, but when out with people who smoke and there are plenty of cigs about I felt safe that I could have one if I really wanted one - strange logic but I'm sure it's partly the nicotine demon plotting something in the background, leading me into a false sense of security before pouncing :eek: I just need to make sure I'm on my guard at all times.
I joined the gym last week and am going to start running and hopefully run a couple of 10k races next year (maybe even a half marathon). I've run (or rather walked) a few 10k's in the past but this time I want to actually get a decent time and get below the 1 hour mark. I've read a lot of posts about people recommending eating more healthy and going out exercising and joining gyms etc. but I think this can put some people off quitting; giving up smoking shouldn't be about changing your whole lifestyle, just changing enough to kick the habit.
Anyway, I'm still listening to the Max Kirsten hypnotherapy sessions and the Allen Carr audiobook and they are helping tremendously - highly recommended. The strange thing I find about the Allen Carr sessions is that I (and probably most smokers) didn't believe half of what he was saying at first - I thought I enjoyed smoking and the taste, and also was convinced that the cigs relieved stress and helped me get through the day... WRONG... they are the CAUSE of the stress!
Hope I haven't rambled on too much but I do find it therapeutic
hopethistime - well done and hope you are still with me on this journey