Quitting smoking is not an event. It's a journey, and you must give it the time it takes. You probably smoked for a long time, and you are an addict. You won't get over that in a week or even a month. It gets easier – but it takes awhile.
I LOVE swimming laps, but because of health issues, I haven't been able to do that for a very long time . As a matter of fact, last spring I couldn't even get out of a chair unassisted! But - I worked my butt off - a little at a time, day by day. I stood and sat and sat and stood until I could get up by myself. I started with short little walks, one part of the driveway at a time, every day, one day at a time. And then I walked farther. THEN I was able to go to the gym and I worked even harder.
THEN I fell and broke my hip (likened to a relapse, perhaps?) – so I started all over and worked, day by day, week by week, month by month.
It took a year all totaled - but I am swimming 30 minutes of laps and today took my first walk along the river in the park.
As oldbones says: one step and then another will get you to where you want to go. Each day you don't smoke brings you closer to FREEDOM. It does take quite a few days, but it is SO worth the effort...............just like my swimming!