Today has been spent, in PJ’s, watching The Walking Dead with the hubby. Oh, and writing motivational quotes and sticking them on my wall! All for a good purpose…. I’m quitting smoking tomorrow. Day 1 of attempt number 3! I’m hoping it’ll be third time lucky, and as I’m actually announcing it this time, it means I’m accountable for my actions. Have read Allen Carr’s Easyway to quit smoking once, and intend to read through again after I’ve posted this. I’ve also watched the videos of the same method. So, fingers (and toes, and legs, and arms…) crossed, I can succeed this time around.
As I listed 5 very good reasons to quit in my blog yesterday, I’ve got the motivation and the desire to do it. So am running with it. January 26th will be the day I go smoke-free, hopefully for good this time.
Here’s some of the quotes that I’ve written for myself to keep me strong and focused:
“I’ve endured this discomfort before and survived it, and so I can survive it today.
I’ve felt these feelings before and sat with them, and so I can sit with them today.
I’ve felt like giving in before and held onto hope, and so I can continue to hold on today.
I made it through yesterday, and so I can also make it through today.
I can do it. I will do it. I am doing it. I am strong and I am capable. I will not give up.”
“Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared and humble when you are victorious.”
“It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decisions.
It requires sacrifice.
You will need to push your body to the max.
There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal,
it’s worth it.”
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you greater than any obstacle!.”
“You are stronger than your cravings.”
“Stay strong, because you’re worth it!.”
“I’m going to succeed, because I’m crazy enough to think I can!”
“The voice in your head that says you can’t do this, is a LIAR!”
“Solid bitches, don’t crumble!!!!!”
So, yeah, there’s loads more, but I won’t list them all. They are just a few of my favourites! It’ll hopefully spur me on to keep going and resist the temptation. It’s going to be hard, but ultimately it’ll be worth it.
In other news, I did my workout again today, day 2 of week 1. I’ve even made a tick chart to cross off my progress as I go along, to keep me focused. As well as a list of weight-loss goals. I’ve been very busy making lists and posters today, haha!
Here’s a list of all the lists I’ve made:
- Weight-loss goals
- 21 Smoke-free days
- 28 workout days (Yes I realise it’s Ripped in 30, and is meant to be 30 days, but I can’t work out how to make it 30 days! So it’s 6 days of Ri30, and each day 7 is a yoga day. So a kind of rest day.)
I do love my lists! #2 is because it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so once I reach 21 days hopefully I’ll have broken my bad habit of smoking, and #3 replaced a bad habit with a good one!
I have a good day on plan food wise too; so far only had 2.5 syns. I know I’m supposed to have 5-15, but I just don’t fancy anything… I’ve filled up on pasta for dinner, and the only thing I plan to eat, if anything at all, is fruit. I may have another 2.5 syn treat to round it up to 5, but that’ll be it. Should probably save some fruit to eat tomorrow, instead of rubbish haha. But, I’m going to try to not replace cigarettes with food. Instead I shall drink copious amounts of water, coffee and green tea! Determined to get a good loss this week, as I really want my 1/2 stone award and to get down into the 12 stone bracket. Here is a list of my weight-loss goals:
- 1/2 stone award – -7lbs
- (12 stone bracket)
- 1 stone award – -14lbs
- Club 10 award – -10% of my body weight
- 1 1/2 stone award – -21lbs
- (11 stone bracket)
- 2 stone award – -28lbs
- 2 1/2 stone award – TARGET – -35lbs
- Get into a size 10
Each one is a milestone in my weight-loss journey, step by step I will get there. I will be fit, healthy and smoke-free when I reach that #9 too. The determination I have inside of me right now is huge. I need to take action to get where I want to be. Results over excuses and all that!! My new motto is “Keep Calm and Get Healthy!”.
On Saturday, I’m having my hair cut and coloured. Not cutting it all off, as I’m still growing it. Just shaping it up again, as it’s grown a bit out of shape. I’m also ditching the red, and going purple!! Am so excited! My stylist says he has an idea, but won’t tell me until the day what that is! I trust him though, he’s awesome. All I know so far is purple with a blonde streak in the fringe…. totally cannot wait!
Right, I think that’s enough waffle from me for one day! Hope you are all well and thanks for reading as always.
Take care and stay strong, and think positive vibes for me for tomorrow, I’ll need all the support I can get!!!
Until next time….
x Sara Phoenix x