Tag Archives: Health

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

I have given a lot of thought to this weeks challenge. Asking myself the question: what do I regret? There are a lot of things that have happened to me that I regret, but I did not have any control so I am not responsible.  I wanted to think of a choice I made. The biggest regret I have is the choice to smoke. I was only 18. Not an excuse, just a fact. In those days, it was the non-smokers that were the minority. stupidly, I wanted to fit in. I soon became addicted and smoked for too many years. I quit about 15 years ago, but not soon enough. My lungs have been permanently damaged. I have to live with COPD. I must take an inhaler every day or I struggle to breathe. I still live life to the fullest, I exercise daily, love hiking, canoeing and am training to run a 5km race. Yet I do regret smoking and damaging my lungs. When I get a cold, it often leads to further complications like pneumonia and that is not fun.

This is not a pretty picture but I think It looks like a picture of me with my head hanging down in regret

Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch… of a new healthy lifestyle

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week stumped me … Launch? are you kidding? None of the spaceships I am working on in my backyard are ready to launch. So I resorted to thinking….

It is a new year and I have resolved to change my ways. I need to embrace a healthier lifestyle. So…. Right here, right now, I am officially launching the new healthy life of Maggie.

I resolve to eat a rainbow of colourful veggies every day.

a rainbow of veggies everyday

I resolve to eat fresh fruit daily:

Fresh fruit

It is important to get enough fibre and to eat healthy whole grains. Quinoa is a great choice.  in 1/4 cup I will get 3 gms of fibre and 5 gms of protein. Take that white rice, you are outta here.

A healthy lifestyle includes so much more than eating the right food. Excercise is also crucial.

I resolve to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and to walk at least 15 km each week.

I resolve to keep fit and to hit my goal weight by April Fools Day. so for inspiration, I indulged and bought a magazine.

Do you think I can look like that by Apriil 1st?, Shake your head Maggie, you are retired!. those days are gone. (but not forgotten.)

I have been suffering with a cold and Bronchitis for the past week or so. I am feeling better and finally ready for 2012, better late than never. I am ready to start my new Lifestyle.