Quitting smoking and starting to work out.
I'm trying to quit smoking and starting to work out and exercise again but trying to quit smoking is killer and hard to do... Any tips?
Nikki said it all :) I'd just add that working out should make you feel like you don't want a cigarette... I mean, after you have run for an hour, for example, usually you need more time before feeling the need to smoke. Working out could help you quit smoking and quitting smoking will help you working out harder and feeling better :) Just stick to it! Good luck! ^^
Well the problem with not being around people that smoke is my girlfriend smokes too. (Not nearly as much as i do but even still.) And everyone i work with smokes. I've tried a few times already it's just so hard!
You can give her a good example :) I hope she would like to quit smoking as well, doing this together could also strengthen your relationship ^^ If she doesn't want to quit smoking and that's OK for you, you can still make it a challenge: every cigarette she will be smoking in front of you will be a challenge and every time you don't get tempted (or maybe you'll get tempted but will resist) is going to be a win!!!
Very true! This was actually a lot of help. Thank you both very much! I'm going to keep all this in mind. But I'm really going to try! Thank you! :)
I made a topic on here when I stopped smoking. Used it like a diary and wrote something each day. It helped me stick to it cuz I knew people were reading it. Find your reason to quit and remind yourself of it every time you feel like giving in.
Also keeping busy (work, exercise,...) helps to keep your mind of it.
Also let people know that you want to quit and tell them not to offer you cigarettes. Most will offer still, but it helps yourself knowing that you already expressed your dedication.
I know a few hardened smokers who have quit and some smoking for 40 years..using ecigs!
The change is a little strange at first but more than bearable and every month lower the liquid strength from 18mg to 11mg month after 8mg then 4mg at this point you can take it or leave it as its hardly any nicotine and the weening process means you don't feel the need for a real cig or the ecig.
Studies have shown that if weening off smoking people are more likely to stay smoke free...In the people I know its proven true. Some have tried quiting getting in the past getting as far as 3 months and starting again...the eciggers are now off everything and have been for well over a year some maybe 2 years now.