I've always exercised rigorously. I LOVE rpm (spin) class, body pump... zumba.
My (flawed) thinking was this; "ok I love to smoke, so I will counteract the negative effects of smoking with the positive effects of exercise". Right? Wrong......
Well today my positive thought is this; during spin class this morning, I was not worried about breathing, coughing, huffing, puffing etc, and I kept turning that resistance up higher. I was AMAZED at how much stronger my lungs have gotten in 27 smoke free days. I was energetic, but could WORK so much harder, that I'm gonna have Tina Turner legs before you know it;-)
smoking has held me back in many many ways for so long, I'm finding new freedoms every day!;-)