Hi everyone my name is Gary and I've been toying with the idea of quitting smoking for a while now, after realising at the age of 26 that I have nearly been smoking for almost ten years. I got back from holiday yesterday so decided that today would be as good a day as any to quit. I am going to try the cold turkey method first of all.
So far I am not finding it too difficult, but then it is very early days and I am still focused - plus I know my body probably still has nicotine inside it. My original plan was to substitute my smoking habit with keeping fit and I was going to start running for the first time ever. However unfortunately I sprained my ankle on Friday so that will have to be postponed for the time being.
I was thinking of putting the money that I will be saving by not smoking aside to spend on a pair of running trainers for when my ankle recovers. Does anyone else have any good ideas for rewarding myself for reaching smoke-free milestones? And does anyone have any useful tips to help get me through the first few days and weeks? I think for me it's going to have to be a case of keeping myself as busy as possible.