Hi Everybody - I just HAVE to tell you something.
After a few drinks with my daughters last night I left my car at the pub. The girls had said oh don't worry about it, dad will give you a lift tomorrow to fetch it back, so I knew I had that option. My other option was to walk back to the pub to fetch it, and after some "gentle" persuasion from Mr Monky Motivator Pete, that is what I decided to do!
So I set off at exactly 1.20 pm - and I arrived at the car at exactly 1.50 pm - it took me exactly 30 minutes to get there and includes going up, as it turns out, a pretty steep hill!!! I then immediately jumped into the car and drove straight home again because I wanted to measure the distance - it went from 98.2 to 99.7 so that is exactly 1.5 miles! WOW
By the way, I got out of the car at exactly 1.55 pm (so it took me exactly 5 minutes to drive home!)
The thing that makes me so happy is, although my breathing was a bit heavier, especially as I walked up the hill, I was extremely comfortable with it - before I stopped smoking I know I would been extremely breathless. Also I was warm, but I had on a top, a chunky cardigan, a coat and a scarf - prior to stopping I would have been "sweltering" after the walk and it's possible that my head would have been thumping! But I was just a bit warm and my head was fine!
Stopping smoking has made so much difference to me already I honestly can't believe it. It wasn't how long it took me to do it, it was how well I did it! I am just SO Happy!
I was always so exercise shy because I could feel the effects of smoking on my body and I was ashamed of that - so to me, this was just amazing! Do I want a cigarette now?..........NEVER!!! xxx