I just have to say that I thought all along that NO ONE knew I smoked. I used to wear a jacket, gloves and a hat no matter what temp it was to ensure "the smell" didn't get in my hair or the clothes I would wear out in the world. Last night, I had someone come into my Shred class that smelled like an ashtray soaked in perfume! It was so obvious as was the fact that she was trying to cover it up!!! The kicker was that she was probably the strongest in the class. She struggled with cardio as I predicted, but not so much that she couldn't do it.
I discovered we had a lot in common- her husband in law enforcement working nights, the majority of child-rearing on her. I didn't discuss smoking with her, but it occurs to me now that I would be the PERFECT person to bring it up. I am positive I can do it in a way that doesn't embarrass her. I will when the moment is right. I feel sorry for her, I like her and connected with her, and I want her to see what is possible if she could let it go. Of course, I'll recommend EX!
There is no way the world was clueless about my former habit... Who was I KIDDING???