I have hit a point in my life where I realize that I have to do something for myself. I need to reset the direction my life is going. I need to take charge of my health. So, a week ago I quit smoking.. put the soda pop aside and decided to join the "Y".
I have to admit that once I put the determination to quit on the table, will power followed right behind and it wasn't half as hard as I expected it to be. As a matter of fact I have to admit that it was downright easy. Oh sure, I crave a cigarette but it is easy to just say no I am not having one and with each passing day it is easier.
The Diet Pepsi was actually a bit harder to quit than the smoking... especially when I am at work. However, I am sticking with the water or the diet iced tea... mostly iced tea because it is supposed to be good to help you lose weight and I have 55 pounds that has to come off. So far my trainer has me working on just the bike and the treadmill, he says that I need to build up my cardio before he will allow me to start any weight training... pfffffft!!!! Darn it after all I want to start loosing the weight now, not later but I guess he knows best. I was very discouraged that after one week instead of loosing I had gained three pounds... I was almost ready to give it up already. I blame that on Alan though because I know better than to weigh myself that often and I shouldn't have done it but he was excited to see how much he had lost... no more scales for me until the end of July.