I'm new here, quit 3 days ago! I have decided not to tell my friends yet(I want to wait untill they notice) so felt I needed to share.
As a lover of the great outdoors, I hate feeling held back by my poor fitness. So after 5 years, enough is enough. My reason to quit is so I can attempt to get fit enough to climb Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador next summer, using the money I've saved for a good tour operator. I have started my exercise regime, which feels great! And at the moment I'm finding it really helpful to have such an exciting goal and a deadline. In the past i've really struggled with the "I'll quit tomorrow " mentality.
I really hope this will kickstart a more productive and healthy lifestyle. Going back to university will be the biggest challenge as almost all my friends smoke! I just hope the thought - "cigarette or mountain.." will get me through.