Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy SIX MONTHS to ME!!

How did this happen? How did I manage to go more than SIX MONTHS with out a single cigarette? I simiply am elated! Right now, I am losing my voice and feeling sick, but constantly aware of the fact I would be so much sicker if I was still smoking.

I love being thankful for the little things, but I am not sure if NOT smoking is such a little thing....

Yay for all the ex-smokers out there!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A NO smoking miracle

Just a short note that I am still not smoking. I honestly have thought about it in times of recent stress. Then I feel like I want to throw up. It has been almost 5 months since my last cigarette! My longest time is 7's see what happens a day at a time!

I still love my yoga and work out sessions, but it seems I may have some knee issues. I will get in to see a MD, I promise! More later. I just want to stay in touch. I am thinking of getting a new page as to start fresh, you know?

Let's see!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spanx? No Thanx!

I seriously do not know who developed these? I thought it was a fabulous idea to slim down my tummy for a first of first dates....until I picked one up. I'd just slipo on one of these bad boys and hide a not ready for prime time tummy.....ummmm. Nope. Not in the plans. Underwear takes <10 seconds to put took me more than four minutes to don the Spanx. No man I have never met is worth the LONGEST extra 3.5 minutes of my time.
So Spanx? No thanx!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Enough is enough

Every thing must come to end. Eventually. I.can' I hope everyone knows "this" only refers to some specific issues and not anything overly global or dramatic!!

In spite of this, I am still loving yoga (but not doing it as much as I would like to ideally) and cardio training. I bought some excercise/lifestyle/diet books, but need to actually read/open more than one of them. The cool thing is that this activity does a few things:
1. makes cigarette smoking more disgusting and repulsive to me (that's just me...not judging...just saying).
2. keeps me distracted and busy and my head is not obsessed with current events.
3.oh, my....could I possibly look better and lose a little weight in the process?!! Who knew!
4. provides me a bit of future insurance on my general health status

It's enough to make me feel a little bit better about everything else.
I am looking forward to checking out an Ashram next weekend in Boulder with a friend of mine. It's a lot closer than India and I think the bugs are smaller. Yoga, meditation and vegetarian lunch (okay, what veggies???...arghh...)...

I will check in soon!
Have a great week!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day by day....doing it right

So here I am, a few days (or months) after my last day of smoking (May 10, 2011) and I absolutely am glad I don't smoke. I can't lie. There are some days that I totally feel like smoking. You know, the days where I know that first few seconds of relaxation are going to feel good and I may even curb my appetite by a few bites. It's funny, but this is the exact reason why I just can't bring my self to start again. A few seconds? This relief is so momentary, it's certainly Big Tobacco's big joke on us! Seriously, I know that I have been consuming more food since this most recent quit date, but I am working on changing those food choices as well. I have bought some new books (I had to satisfy the need to buy something, right?!) on healthy eating/lifestyle choices that are making these changes so much easier.

I think the take home message is that my life is new, refreshed with bright novel opportunities (intense meditation, yoga, eating right, new healthy people in my life) that I am done giving my power to the behaviors and people that drain me in every way . My emotional budget is dwindling; I only have room in my day for people I can detach from and still love at the same exact same time or people that add to my life and I can effectively add to theirs.

This almost makes me want to go buy something. Kidding. Kind of. Stay tuned. I am about to go and work out....30 minutes. See you soon!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been a long long long time...

I know this will be a very short post as I am about to go on vacation. I have learned so much about life in the last six months. Things have been ever changing and I have had to be really careful, but I want to share one exceptionally imporant and fabulous fact:

I quit smoking May 10, 2011. This was a legally significant day. I love that I don't smoke. I have not had the urge to even smoke, especially since I started yoga.

I will get moe into this yoga kick when I get back, but I have to tell you that I have tried yoga before and NEVER ever felt the way I do about yoga today. More on this later. Friday, I am finally taking off to D.C., the first time since September when I was just left there by my ex-husband. We have a wedding to go to Sunday, then it is off to Maine Monday morning. I will return and venture forth into more frequent blogging.

I will share my experience and adventures when I return.
Till then, maximum strength, experience & joy to all!