This is part of a series of letters from QuitNet members who shared their experience with quitting smoking using QuitNet, and offered their encouragement for others to do the same. If you'd like to share your experience or motivate a loved one or smoker who wants to quit, please submit your story to email@example.com.
Quitting was a rough ride full of emotion, bad-tasting food, and crazy dreams.
We all need a secret weapon for our quit, and for me, it was running and cycling. I started exercising on the first day of my quit, and with every day, I saw improvement. I only managed 200 meters on my first run back in January 2015, but week by week, I got better. I even completed a half marathon last August!
One of the biggest changes is in your complexion. You will notice a big change in the way you look as the oxygen levels increase inside you.
And don’t forget to take a look at your bank balance!
Once you’ve put your smoking money away, you can reward yourself! So far, I've bought a cool Hybrid Bike and a Disneyland vacation.
I can't begin to tell you how much my life has improved as a result of quitting. So will yours!
You will learn a lot about yourself on this journey. You will make new friends, too! They’re online at the Q and in all the new places quitting will help you go, like the running club I joined the night I quit.
No two quits are the same, and people quit for all kinds of reasons. The most important thing is that you must want to quit.
Don't forget to join QuitNet!
Your smokefree friend,