Day 001: kicking the habit.

I’ve had a great weekend. Every year our group of friends always try to get away for the weekend and it’s always around Christmas.

This year has been no different.

Me and all of the lads finished work on Friday and then met up for the weekend which mainly consisted of drinking beer eating food and for those who have kids or a wife it was spent talking about how tired they are or how nice it was to be away from the wife for a weekend.

One thing I did also notice is that only a couple of guys within the group still smoked, me being one of them and the other thing I realised pretty quickly was how guilty we felt about having a bad habit still at the age of 30/31.

Anyway the weekend passed we all drank to much and all had soar heads on Sunday morning but not only did I have a soar chest put I felt chesty from smoking to much and just pretty dam unfit. I am not unfit I go to the gym, run and play sport every week but I could still feel that i’d drank way to much and smoked to much too…. it wasn’t a nice feeling.

What we also discovered on the weekend was an acquaintance of the group who sometimes came away with us and who was a year older than all of us had recently had a stroke. A full on stroke at the age of 31 now living as a 32 year old with a loss of movement and strength in his right arm and so on.

All together the feeling of being so hungover and thoughts of the stroke actually scared me.

I am 31 years old with a wife soon to be trying for a family no doubt so something had to change.

So as of today i’m keeping a journal/blog of my attempt to give up the smokes once and for all.

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So far today I can tell you that:

  • I’ve woken up feeling really chesty from the weekend still
  • My skin looks and feels horrible (to much beer and junk food on the weekend)
  • I feel pretty miserable but motivated to stop
  • I already know that the rest of the day is going to test my patience with no cigarettes

And the best bit is I feel like this and it is only 08:32am.

Have a great day everyone.

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