Originally Posted by Joel Lyndgohrd
But if I really put my mind to it I have to be able to quit, right? Tomorrow I'll quit, ok? I'll let you guys know how it goes...
I need to start a new life basically. And that is what I'll try to do. Right now, I'm going out for a walk, that's a good start I hope.
You're going cold turkey on the cigarettes? Best of luck to you - if there is a will, there is a way!
I'll chip in - first off, you've taken the most important step: deciding to stop smoking. The next steps would be to accomodate oneself to physical excercise and to change your dinner-habits. Now, I know you've got a very busy working schedule, but if you can find any advice that'd fit into your daily routine, try to go for it.
As far as excercise goes - if you can find yourself some time where you're not totally exhausted: go for a jog. That's the best form of general excercise I know. It's tiring, yet revitalising at the same time, and as soon as you get into it, it's even contemplative.
The trick to start excercising is to be consistent. Make a deal with yourself that you'll go jogging 3 times a week (and I do mean a proper run, atleast 2km). Start out doing it in your own pace - and don't be deterred if you think your stamina is bad. When I started jogging this summer, I felt a difference already after two weeks. If you're consistent, you'll be flabbergasted of how fast you'll shape up. And as time goes on, you become addicted to it (I kid you not) as it becomes a part of your daily routine, and also as it becomes a source of meditation (like I said before. Jogging gives you time to think).
As far as food goes: GO COLD TURKEY ON THE SUGAR AS WELL. And start eating selleri - apart from the great taste, it contains negative energy. Negative energy is when it takes more energy to chew and process the food than the food itself contains. If you absolutely want something to go with it, dip it in yoghurt. I eat it regularly at home for the sake of taste.
Anyway, the hardest part is getting started - after that, it's a cakewalk.