Not been on here for a few days. Took my mum over to visit my sister in Switzerland to help her celebrate her birthday.
A lot of smoke-free firsts for me: the whole airport thing (where can I smoke? How many can I cram in before boarding? etc etc), a coffee or a beer in the sunshine watching the world go by, meals out, duty free - the list goes on..
Seemed to me there were more smokers than non-smokers over there. Maybe it's a cultural thing, or maybe it was just me!!
I managed though and it wasn't too painful!
Anyway, day 23... A month soon enough. Determined to keep on going.
Not quite embracing it the way I did.
Sounds daft but the first few weeks I thought I could feel a definite improvement in my chest, my breathing, my mouth, everything.
I am exercising almost every day but starting to feel crappy again- unable to take a full breath in, lack of energy, horrible taste in the mouth.
Is this the next stage in my body clearing out all the yuck that's been deposited over the years?
It was the obvious improvements that motivated me initially. I'm a little scared of becoming demotivated and weak if I can no longer feel/see the benefits