Before I became a health nut, I smoked like a chimney. Yes- I am only 19 years old, but back when I was 16 years old I smoked a few packs a week. If you add that altogether for about 2 years, that equals roughly $2,000 to $3,000.
Those numbers KILL me! I could have went on a very expensive vacation! Or paid off my car way early! When I started working out about a year ago (wasn’t taking the healthy lifestyle quite seriously still) but was making an effort on changing my lifestyle, I slowly quit smoking.
Smoking and exercising = A BIG NO NO
For the people that are able to give hard workouts and still smoke like a chimney - You are gifted! I found it impossible. Exercise has not only given me the great feeling of endorphins, but it has helped me quit smoking.
I know for a fact I could never go back to cigarettes, and when I’m around them I actually get quite sick! So do your best to quit the bad habits! Whenever you want to go for a cig or other bad habit- go for an EXERCISE instead!
Do you drink a lot, or do your friends always bug you go to out to bars/clubs?
Although I am under 21, I used to go out ALL the time! If I didn’t go out on the weekend, I felt out of the loop of what was going on. My social life was my ONLY life!
When I started exercising and eating healthy I definitely lost a good majority of my friends. No one quite understand why I was doing what I was doing. A lot of my friends judged me and would talk poorly of me over Facebook. If you want to become a healthier YOU, you have to surround yourself with positive people.
Are you a binge eater?
This is by far the worst habit to have, in my opinion. A lot of people don’t consider binge eating an eating disorder, when in fact it IS a disease/eating disorder. This subject is particularly sensitive since I was a binge eater.
It definitely takes a lot of time to end binge eating, just like any other eating disorder. I somehow ended binge eating by myself, but found much online support to help me on my journey as well. I could NOT have done it by myself. I did read a few books on binge eating, and it definitely helped.
Sometimes I still feel like I’m recovering from it.