The second week of being smokefree, I hurt my back pretty bad and had to go to the emergency room. I had to rest for two whole weeks!! Finally they released me to go back to my bootcamp and training and my trainer decided (I totally agreed) that I was not ready for bootcamp yet.
So, I started doing some yoga exercises for the lower back every morning upon awakening and every evening before bed (or at least I try to). One evening while I was trying to do these stretches, my cat Sophie who just loves that blue yoga mat - well just see the picture below.
I am still smoke-free and doing cardio everyday and training once a week and now I am enjoying Cat Yoga too!!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I turned 50 on May 11th and decided that I had enough of this smoking!!
Sunday May 27, 2012 - My first day smokefree
Days one and two are a blur. I just hung out at home and watched movies chewed two packs of nicotine gum and wore a nicotine patch.
Day three: I stopped all nicotine gum and patch. Oh thats better! That stopped most of the major cravings. I did two bootcamps and still had energy.
Day four: I did 40 minutes of cardio followed by a one-hour training - and Kristin did not ease up on me. After dinner that night - went for a 2.5 mile walk and ran half way up Forest Avenue. Then went downstairs and finished a load of laundry. The last two days I had only a few craving episodes and mostly when I was driving.
Day five: Today was challenging. I did a 9am bootcamp before heading to work. This was the first day I had clients - and today of all days - 2 clients with pretty big problems YIKES!! Chewed several pieces of non-nicotine gum and a couple a dum-dums along with hot green tea and made through without a smoke. But I completely forgot to eat lunch - not good! Fell asleep around 9:00pm - but woke up at 1-am then back to bed at 3-am and up again at 6:00am. I sometimes do this when I go to bed too early.
Notes from day five: It appears that when I exert myself more the less I have those annoying cravings. When I do have those cravings, I take deep breaths - get up and walk or do pushups or squats. If I just keep moving forward (Literally) they seem to subside quicker.
Day six: Today was a bit easier. Still having cravings but they don't last as long. I was only able to do one bootcamp today - I think my energy from earlier in the week just got zapped. I took a long nap, washed dishes, ordered some cool t-shirts from cafe press, watched a movie and went to bed around 9:00.
Day seven: My cat woke me up around 6:00 am on a Saturday morning! I suppose she is accustomed to us getting up during the week at that time. Made it through day seven and starting to feel really good.