Getting back into the swing of things

It’s been hard lately to write. Not exactly sure why…

But I quit smoking again, FINALLY. I’m on day three and it’s a bitch. I really don’t think I’ll start again. For those who don’t smoke I’ll say this — the way secondhand smoke smells is not the way it is when you’re smoking. I think if they were the same, no one would ever smoke. The problem for me was that it seemed like a cigarette would be a much needed break to help me cope with stress, so I would go have a cigarette but afterward I realized the situation was still the same and all I did was make myself feel sick. I finally got sick of feeling sick, so I quit. I think the concept is the same with emotional eating, but I’m still wrapping my head around that one. I’ll post about that another time 😉

Back to writing, not a whole heck of a lot has been happening. I think it’s because I felt like I was in a big rut in general for most of December and January. But things have been changing. I finally quit smoking and that’s giving me the push I need to get the ball rolling again with having a healthier lifestyle.

Being healthy is a lifestyle and I think it’s all the small decisions along the way that add up. I think part of what made it hard for me in December and January was I was looking at the goal and beating myself up for not being there, while not taking steps to get there. I could acutely feel the huge gap between where I was and where I wanted to be, and I was getting down about myself because of it. It’s really not healthy…

I was reminded of something a friend said — Keep it simple.

After all, you’re either living a healthy lifestyle or you’re not whether you’re overweight or not. Being overweight and exercising is a lot better than being overweight and not exercising. SO, I’m getting back into living a healthy lifestyle by making small steps.




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