Oh I have been working on my No, Thank You's in the last month and I have been doing pretty well. I am trying my best to stop smoking as well. At 28, I have been smoking for about 15 years
I was a child smoker. I can now go a month or so without one, but in a social situation I struggle. But now I am trying to properly quit smoking, its habit and not the addiction for me. So the No, Thank You's have came in handy recently.
I think the gym can be difficult for those who have a pretty active work life. When I was working on a bar, at the end of the day, the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym after working 10 hours on my feet. But I hadn't realised, that I didn't need to.... Working on my feet all day would of been the workout I needed, if only I had the diet to go with it. I could of maybe went to a workout class on my day off or went for a swim after work instead.
For those who office work or don't have as active work life, then I think it comes down to habit. People want to go home and watch their favourite TV programme, or go for an hour long relaxing bath, or they have kids that they have to rush home and spend time with. I am a sleep lover..... I must have 8-9 hours of sleep or I will be fatigued all day. So I know that I am not a morning workout person, I will never get a proper workout done when I am sleepy. I workout best between 6-9pm when the gym is full of people finishing work. But I home work...... so I take an hour during the day to walk the dog, then take just over an hour at night to go to the gym. Now that I am in the habit, I realise that I have more energy than I did before, so now it doesn't feel so difficult to do.
Habit and consistency is key. But only once you make the change, will it be realised