Hello there people, I have been a long time reader of these forums and I think it is absolutely amazing the amount of support that is provided for new quitters on here I found it soo great reading these forums that I finally decided to give the nicotine demon a kick up the backside and give it up once and for all!
As of Midnight I am now on day 30 . . . . . WOOHOO!!!! Boy do I feel great.
Anywho the reason I am posting in this section of the forum is that I couldn't believe how much of an improvement not doing something has actually done for my health! Last night I had to run to catch a ferry crossing over from Gosport to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth from my friends house (my friend also came with me and happened to be on a bicycle which is why I decided to run to "test" what these smoke free lungs could do) which is about 2 miles might I add. I couldn't believe that I actually managed to keep up right to the end! Okay, he wasn't cycling all that fast but it was definitely a good consistent pace to jog at and I felt like I was going to die at the end (haha), but a previous attempt whilst I was smoking resulted in me not even making it a quarter of the way (and to top it off I was even threw up, ewwww!).
I am simply in awe. This doesn't even seem like it's possible to me. Has anyone had similiar experiences where stopping smoking has improved their athletic capabilities by this much? This has made me soo happy, I was almost in tears once I finished it. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Period.
Anybody struggling with their quit just get out there and run or something! I promise you will notice the improvements and they will want to make you stay away from fags even more than you do already!!! This has now solidified the idea in my head that I am a NON-SMOKER :D:D:D:D