Quitter’s Flu

I’m never quitting smoking again.

16 days into it and Quitter’s Flu is in full effect. After 30 minutes of arm/shoulder/chest/burpee circuits and a 2 mile run at the gym, I’m pretty sure I hacked up enough crap for nine people. Still, I can run faster and farther than ever before, and there’s already a marked difference in resting heart rate and cardiac response during workouts. Removal of a fist full of inhaled stimulants is leaving me feeling pretty tired, but that’s temporary and I’m not forgetting it.

That said, I’m spending the month of January focusing on fitness benefits of quitting and ignoring pretty much everything else. While I’m obviously still eyeballing diet and exercising (harder than before), I’m not going to weigh in or shift back focus to anything weight related until I’m past this initial month.

Number 11

Stats:
Weight: 294
Body Fat: 28.9%
Energy: Nuclear powered

Progress:
-88 pounds, 18 pounds to go to goal

11 trips up The Incline. ¬†As if my life hasn’t changed enough, I accepted a new job recently and will start in a little over a week. Since I began this, I have genuinely felt awesome about getting further and further outside of my comfort zone more and more as time goes on. It seems like my new comfort zone is to try new things as often as possible. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would be here today, I would have suffocated to death from laughter.

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