Inspire me to quit smoking.
October 4, 2012 1:37 PM Subscribe
How did you (or someone you know of) beat smoking with clean living?
posted by futureisunwritten to health & fitness (22 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Over Christmas, I hit my highest weight ever, 220lbs (I'm 5'7). Since February, I have lost 40lbs by cutting out sugar and junk food, drinking loads of water, and exercising at least four or five hours a week (combination of Zumba, hula hooping, free weights, and yoga). And I'm really enjoying it. I work out with an amazing and supportive group of women. Even though I'm only halfway to my goal of 150, I really feel happy and energetic lately.
Except for one thing...I still smoke cigarettes. I have been smoking since I was 15. I know it's smelly and nasty and expensive and I need to stop now, but the thought of never having one again makes me panicky. I have quit before for a couple of months at a time, but I always start again.
I need some inspiration. I'm loving the active life but I know that it would be a million times better if I quit the bitch sticks. So I'm looking for personal anecdotes, blogs, or articles about people who quit smoking and changed their lives with exercise and eating clean. Reading blogs and the stories of others has helped me clean up my life in terms of eating and exercising, so I figure maybe it'll help for smoking too.
Plus, winter is coming up and I'm so done with smoking outside, since I live in a place with lots of precipitation and wind.