It has been 2 years, 3 months, 14 days since I smoked my last ciggie. Back then I proclaimed that I was this healthy 23 year old who worked out daily and ate healthy foods when really I was a 23 year old who worked out daily, ate healthy foods and smoked cigarettes like they were going out of style. Who can really say they are healthy when they smoke? I am guilty as charged. But I gave it up on July 4th 2008 (of all holidays). It was sorta an independence day committment to myself: I was freeing my lungs. I will admit, the months following my decision were hard. I would crave just a little puff of a cig, but after a while, the cravings went away and I was able to sip my little Bud Light bottle without feeling that I needed one. I am so glad I gave them up, it was the best decision I made that year. Well, the best decision I made that year was to climb into a bread truck parked outside a bar at 2:30 am and rummage through some Sara Lee bags until the black delivery man kicked me out. I said I gave up cigs, not carbs!
Anyway, this post does have a point....
I was at the gym today, and noticed a pack of Marlboro Lights next to the free weights. Who in the world brings cigs into a gym? Who dedicates time to work out and get fit when they are just gonna leave and light-up? Who would spend money on something that could ultimately kill you in the end? Whoever it was is a fool to think they are actually healthy just because they workout ( I was once that fool). Reminds me of the time when I saw this fairly attractive, fit blonde walking out of the YMCA and lighting up a black-and-mild! Her crazy ass needed a slap in the face for that fail.
Lesson of the day, before you proclaim to be the person you think you are, revisit the habits you've been haboring and free yourself. Who says independence day can only happen in July?