😬✌🏼This isn't easy to share, but I am STOKED and damn PROUD ✌🏼😬Some of you are going to judge me. Some of you aren't going to like me. That's fine. I'd rather be hated for being my true self, than liked for being a fake. That's just me.
Before you do judge (smokers and non-smokers), there's two things I'd like you to consider:
1- Nicotine is a DRUG. It is just as or MORE addictive than cocaine and heroine.
2- People who smoke don't have a bad 'habit.' It's an ADDICTION, not a habit.
The last time I was 'one month smoke free' was probably when I was 15 years old. I grew up and was raised in a rural area near a small town. Everyone smoked. Athletes even smoked. Smoking was much more popular then compared to now.. it was in restaurants, bars, and other public buildings in my small hometown. Again, no excuses, but northern Michigan is where I fell into the trap... and didn't shake it until 14 years later at age 29. I thought it made me feel better, I thought it reduced anxiety, I thought I enjoyed it. I thought I could still be active... and live a positive life. Actually, I knew the truth but ignored it. I was addicted to a drug- nicotine. (In fact, 2-4% of athletes today smoke 😳) Cigarettes are a big mind f***. 'I don't want to quit smoking. I need to quit smoking' were the exact words I told my dr just over a month ago. She prescribed me Chantix. I'm not a big fan of just taking a 'magic pill' or 'quick fix' so I did a ton research and reading- Allen Carr's book was game changing. Knowledge is a powerful tool. Both Chantix and Allen Carr's book were a great combination. (I'd be more than happy to share my Chantix experience- the good, bad, whatever 😜) A month later
✨I can smell better
✨I can taste things better
✨my workouts are more powerful
✨I'm more productive
✨I smell better (I was so excited that I could smell my hair- and it smelled good 😂)
✨I don't need to 'plan' or 'schedule' smoking times in my day
✨I'm saving money and trips to the store
✨I have more time
✨LOST 2-3 pounds when everyone said I'd gain 8-10 😂
It's not all rainbows and butterflies though.... trust me 😔 I've had days and times where my anxiety is up, I feel lonely, and like so