I have made a decision today to alter my date for stopping smoking … I had originally picked 14th February (Valentines Day) … but today I’ve decided to stop on the 1st of February.

The 1st has negative connotations for me … and so I have decided to turn it into a positive day … out with the old and in with the new and all that …

I am a bit frustrated that this week I have not been able to do much exercise … I have been far too busy and needed every spare minute for writing … next week is looking busy but more manageable and I will pick it up again then … I am also due to pop into the local health club to visit and join … the improvement in my back has really opened up my life again … it feels great to be able to do what I want to do instead of making up excuses because of my back.

My life is mine again … I’m going to live it!