I'm smoke free and feel awesome!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

So I still have about 10 pounds left to lose to hit my goal, but I'm really not worried about. I've lost 55 so far, I look great, I feel great, and I've dropped 2 shirt sizes (XL-M) and 3/4 pants sizes (14-8/6)!

I also stopped smoking again! I decided to quit on Monday night. I still had a pack of cigarettes so I rationed them until I had no more. I should have just thrown them away, but for some reason I couldn't bring myself to do it. If I have cigarettes I will smoke them, so I haven't bought any since I finished the pack on Thursday. Usually I smoke a pack within 2 days and I made this last pack last 4 days, so it was a good way to ween myself down to no cigarettes. I did have 2 yesterday that I bummed from my mom, mainly because I had a couple of beers and was craving it. I haven't had one in 14 hours and have been using my e-cigarette to help with cravings before I run up the street and buy a pack.

What really solidified how awesome not smoking is was my run this morning. I'm running the Color Me Rad 5K again this year and am determined to run the whole thing. It's on Father's Day and I've been slacking about training for it. I started pushing myself because I felt I was just half-assing my 1 mile runs or not doing it at all. I ran 1.5 miles on Tuesday and was dying. I had smoked before hand and it was 90 degrees and humid as all get out. I walked a lot of it. It was awful.

Today was a different story. 14 hours smoke free definitely helped. I ran the whole thing in 14 minutes! No stopping, no wanting to die. On Tuesday I had to keep telling myself "You can do this." and it didn't help. Today, I did it. AND I FELT FREAKING FANTASTIC. After I finished, I was out of breath, but in a good way. My legs burned in a good way. I couldn't stop smiling. I'm so effing proud of myself!

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