7th April was my quit day. I'm a 31 year old, 30 roll up a day smoker. Been smoking since I was 15 and have tried to quit multiple times, patches, gum, cold turkey, 4 days was always my limit before I would cheat. With one exception, In 2010 i quit with the help of Nicorette minis.. But I got addicted to them, I was hooked to 4mg mints for 12 months. NOT GOOD FOR YOUR MOUTH! unfortunately, I started smoking again after my wife and I bought and moved into our first home...
So now I'm on day 6 , cold turkey, a milestone that I have never done in 16 years, I feel really proud, but its not been easy. I have stopped because of my health, I felt like I was half alive, everything I did was based around my next fag, as I said I smoke roll ups - I would roll a fag smoke it and not even realise that I've smoked. Autopilot.
I started running 6 days ago. My lungs are a mess, my heart was not doing to well, my blood pressure was through the roof, I only run 15 minutes a day, in 6 days a lot has changed, my blood pressure is a lot better, my lungs are able to absorb oxygen during my run, my chest is no longer in pain.
Cravings are still there but I'm getting into a good routine and finding that I have time and energy to do all the tasks that have been on hold for weeks and months, because I was always too "busy".
Breathing deeply helps a lot, eating helps too(I'm looking forward to putting on weight..I need it) Water is amazing,it helps in a weird way!
I just hope I have the strength to pull this off.. I don't want to smoke, I'm tired of being a smoker.