I have one of my big commitments which is going to the gym, and obviously struggling all the time breathing, so that’s when I decided ok that’s it I need to stop completely so I went cold turkey…

I’ve increased weights like that, very quickly, at the gym so fitness-wise I’m more fit than ever and yeah, just, better in general. Most of my investments now is on healthy meals and stuff. I have a better mentality now, awesome routine, just sticking with that so I know that I’ll be quitting for a very long time.”

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Seventeen, eighteen, that’s when I started smoking. I think I was just handed the cigarette and stuff and just started from there. I think when I just started my new job, the amount of stress that was there and just having that there just like, ‘yeah, I’m just going to go out and have a couple.’

And just continued from there packet after packet and then just continued.

October, that’s when I decided ‘ok this is it I need to stop’ because I have one of my big commitments which is going to the gym, and obviously struggling all the time breathing, so that’s when I decided ok that’s it I need to stop completely so I went cold turkey.

All my friends smoke, and I work in hospitality, everyone smokes there so, twenty times harder for me. So even if I saw them now it’s just like yep, I’m just going to go in that corner there, see you later, I don’t want to, you know, see you guys lighting up while not having one. They can smoke around me and stuff, I’ll just separate myself from them. It’s their little area that they want to do it there, but if they’re in my area, no smoking at all.

I have been tempted several times but I just tell myself ‘nup, don’t do it or you’ll just ruin your streak’.

My really good friend makes it a lot harder because she smokes a lot, more than me. We work together as well, so that makes it harder. And we do a bit of carpooling as well so she smokes in the car and I’m like ‘ok fair enough, it’s your car.’

I would encourage her to quit now. If she stopped smoking, honestly it would be the best thing.

It’s really upsetting that I know she wouldn’t, she won’t quit just yet and she’ll just keep going until something bad happens.

I’ve increased weights like that, very quickly, at the gym so fitness-wise I’m more fit  than ever and yeah, just, better in general. Most of my investments now is on healthy meals and stuff. I have a better mentality now, awesome routine, just sticking with that so I know that I’ll be quitting for a very long time.

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