How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 24 Turning Negatives into Positives

Today is Day 24 in my personal quest to stop using marijuana. A couple of days ago, I re-injured my neck at the gym and have been in quite a bit of pain. Yesterday, I decided to quit focusing on the pain and do something positive.

Before the holidays and about the time I started this project, I added some goals to my ever-changing list. One of them was to learn how to do yoga. So yesterday I went to the local library and checked out some books and dvds on yoga. Once I digest the information in them, and start practicing a bit on my own – I will start going to the yoga classes at my local gym. Learning and practicing yoga should help me stretch, relax and build more muscle without lifting weights (although I’m going to get back to that as soon as I am physically able to).

That’s what I call turning a negative into a positive – and I’m grateful for the ability to do so! Thanks for watching and your support. Please take a minute to subscribe and leave a comment!

4 Commentsto How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 24 Turning Negatives into Positives

  1. Joe Kennedy says:

    Great to hear from you Richie! So many more positives than negatives – very proud of you!

    Way to hang tough. I'm sure it would be easy to go out and 'score', but you are only helping yourself by not doing that!

    BIG CONGRATULATIONS on two weeks!

  2. Richie says:

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry I ain't been in touch. I have had a mad busy week working the usual crappy 10 hour day. Just got in now at 10pm.

    The form is ok although I had a very rough Monday to a point that I very, very nearly relapsed. I had actually posted on Monday from my smart-phone but it somehow didn't post which is a good thing because it was kinda negative saying 'I'm floored, sorry guys but It will be a miracle if I don't go and score some sticky after work'.

    Anyway, turns out I didn't and still haven't touch anything. I was just just wrecked tired and was seriously down due to fatigue.

    I came home on Monday and crashed into bed at 9pm and slept like 10 hours or something. I felt fine the next day.

    I have noticed that my head feels so clear this week even though I have been necking the few beers every night. I wake up a little fuzzy from the beer but by 11pm I feel reborn. Weird.

    I ain't craving anymore. It's all about 'habit' as Joe says. I'm smoking a lot of ciggies to compensate but then only in the evening. I will reduce that with time though.

    Sorry about your neck Joe. 🙁
    Great no more nightmares Katie 🙂

    lol about your dream Katie. I have being dreaming every night but no nightmares. I haven't really dreamed in years due to the Doob so it's like cinema and entertainment to me. During the week I dreamt that I was in NY with you and Joe on top of some skyscraper. The weather was great and there was a swimming pool overlooking Manhattan. It was really neat because the there was no handrails or balustrades on the roof and when you were in the pool there was just the edge of the pool (the water line) and then a clear view over the city. The building was towering about 50 storeys above any other building. It was so cool and the mood was great. Weird as F**k. Funny eh?

    Tomorrow is my DAY 14. WTF…! I can’t believe it. Really, 2 full weeks and no Doobie when I can pick it up any time I want? That's F**king cool man.

    I still feel up and down sometimes but generally feel good and am kinda starting to feel high without it due to the new found clarity I am experiencing.

    I honestly have you 2 dudes to thank. No shit. 😉

    I will try and Post at the weekend although I have my boy so I shall be busy with him.

    Love you guys,

    Love as always,

    Richie

  3. Joe Kennedy says:

    Thank you for your kind words and thoughts Katie!

    So glad you are having dreams and not the bad kind. That one sounds real cool – and I hope it is a premonition! (except that we get to see Richie's face …).

    I'll let you know about the yoga – still too painful to try it, but I've started to try to learn a bit.

  4. Katie says:

    Oh, Joe I am SO sorry you have hurt your neck again!!
    I wish there was something I could do – or some advice I could offer 🙁

    It is amazing that you are managing to turn your negative into a positive though, this is one of the many reason you inspire not just me, but I'm sure anyone else who may be reading your blog!!

    I have not done yoga before, but am also thinking about giving it a go!
    I used to dance (for many years) and I seem to have 'stiffened up' for lack of a better term, and would love to work on getting some of my flexibility and balance back!!
    Please let me know how you go with it!!

    Oh and I haven't heard from Richie in a while (I'm sure he's flat out with work and all though) but I hope he is doing well!

    I had a dream the other night (yep, dream!! No nightmares for 4 nights in a row) in which you, Richie, Chris and myself all decided to go to Thailand for a holiday and to meet up.
    It was funny, because as I haven't seen Richie before and don't know what he looks like – my subconscious obviously couldn't create his face or something, because every time we spoke, his face was hidden behind a plant, or beach-ball, or fence, or anything haha – kinda like Wilson off Home Improvement LOL 😀
    I thought it was hilarious when I woke up!

    Anyway, I hope your neck isn't causing you too much grief today

    Have a great day!! x x

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