One thing I learned from the 2007 quit is that exercise really makes it easier to stop smoking. A lot could be said about that: relating to mood, hormones, etc.
I’ve been getting myself psychologically ready for this quit. I’ve discussed in recent posts how depressed I get when I stop smoking. So, starting about a month ago, I put the gym routine back into effect.
I felt some guilt too…because, I felt bad about how I got out of my exercise routine. Geez, it’s so easy to get out of the good routines.
But, tonight I was actually doing some trap bar deadlifts. I only had 90 pounds on the bar. I’m going to ease back into this thing! And, I took some light dumbbells (25 pounds), and did a standing overhead press. One set of 8 and another set of 9.
Then, I used the pull up assist machine. I set it to 135 pounds and knocked out multiple sets of dips and pull ups. And, oh yea… I also did shrugs with the trap bar.
And, I drove away feeling great. Just as always.