At the beginning of December I said that quitting smoking was easier than losing weight.
To back this up, since I truly did find quitting smoking easy, once finding a site and believing that it was at least a realistic possibility. After all I am not special in any way, even if i would never have believed many things that have come to pass.
I did not believe I could quit smoking.....but have passed the two year mark and don't really count the days anymore cause there is nothing that smoking can give me that I want to go back to.
I did not believe that I would have a stroke one year after retirement at the age of just 61! While 20/20 is a year others will remember as one of the worst, I will believe that I came to appreciate life and family and friends and the simple things in life even more than i thought i already did. I had been in good health until that fateful day
I didn't believe that I would ever WANT to exercise, but am grateful that I can, and actual enjoy my walks and the time it gives me to reflect and give inner peace. Exercise will relieve stress! Make you more energetic!
I didn't ever believe that I would WANT to exercise. Period.
But did believe that I could draw on the belief in myself, that I could make a road to recovery. I only have to put forth a little more effort to do what I used to do. I know walk 3 miles a day and exercise on a peddler and recently taken up resistance working with resistance bands.
When we can envision what we want for ourselves, we can find the determination, strength and belief to follow through.
I can't quit food.
Food is not an addiction. I have to have it yet control it.
I do that amazingly well, have lost weight and have found the key to doing it without feeling hungry or sacrificing nutrition. It is the way of eating and believing that I can enjoy food . Even diet food can taste great!
How does this have to do with smoking.?
It is the mindset. We do what we WANT to do. What we DESIRE to do. Perhaps maybe something we want to prove to ourselves! By making a vow publicly can make you feel the goal is more real and make you feel more accountable. If you already stress easily, then perhaps not. The happy ending to this post is that I did lose the 5 lbs by the year end . My goal is to now lose another 10 pounds by Valentines Day.
] Can you say you are smoke free then?
I Challenge you to make your dreams a reality!
We can do what we put our minds to!
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