A song once sung
“Head West” proclaimed
But what would we find there.
I headed west
Into a desert
Sheoaks and spinifex lived there
But not all wests give the same
And one day I went bushwalking
Endless vistas of mountain ranges
A city’s water supply
Hazy spring afternoons
Gave everything a muted tone.
One west a desert of open plains
One west bands of mountain ranges
What other wests are there out there
Sounds like I have some exploring yet to do.
Day 10 was not so good
But I did not stray too far
A small slice of apple pie
A bit of custard
Now I have to say of apple pie
The fruit was way too sweet
And custard, I did not get much of
My son he helped me there.
Even though I caved to temptation
I am not unhappy with myself
For all in all I’ve eaten most healthy
For the ten days before.
The morning dawns
The birds awake
No other sound to make
The kids are blissfully tuckered out
The house is content in cleaniless
My brain says time to rise
This means today I have the luxury
Of an early morning exercise.
A bird call and a car motor
Compete for making noise
The bird is done quite quickly
The motor fades away
Which will last the distance
Until the end of days?
Day 8 has come
Day 8 has gone
And just the slightest craving
Icecream I wanted
Icecream I drooled
I was very good
I simply distanced myself.
Those windows I have
Looked out of for weeks
Needed a wash clean.
One craving now abated.
I simply cannot remember
How many days I am into my health kick
I am not yet in the double digits
I am, somewhere, I hope past the sixth.
Perhaps it is my seventh day
And things are going surprisingly well
We had the end of term party
No sugar did I partake of.
I ignored the oreo muffins
And the lemon drissle cake
I did not touch the chocolates,
Nor the cranberry crackers and quince paste.
I stuck with the fruit and sushi and a small slice of vegetarian slice
No celebratory end of term wine
Greeted me at the door when I got home.
I did not crave a chocolate
I did not want a drink.
So today I was taken by surprise
When a relative gave me a call.
You see he’s getting married
That is something worth celebrating
But I have spent my life celebrating
With chocolates, wine and sweet cakes
How do you plan to celebrate
When all those things are out?
Guess I will have to be creative
With dinner now tonight.
Day Two is done
Day Three is finished
Perhaps I should have
Worked out what two peices were
Today I had a conference
And I avoided baked goods delicious
But no vege sticks or cheese and dip
Just scrumptious cut up fruit
At least I did not partake
Of conference mints and softdrink
Not a bad effort for Day Three
Day Four dawns a new challenge.
Upon this wood
Outlook over the sea
Brass plaques are attacted to thee
Memories of ones gone before
Lost at sea
Not on the shore.
Medical testing coming up
Preventative for sure
But just in case
I launched a job
30 days of fitness
30 days of healthy living
85 minutes of activity
12 000 steps each day to beat
Three strength sessions over the week
A swim per week in winter cold
Limit my bread to twice a week
And carbs to twice a day
No sugar added in anything
From chocolate I will refrain
Perhaps a glass of red will suffice
And put a hold on too much fruit
Lots of fish and veges
I’ll put my chompers into
And in a month once tests are done
Hopefully the results will make me smile
But even if something is found
I will have made a good start
To being a fitter and healthier me
My 30 day challenge to then continue
The trick, as many teachers will say
Is not the healthy living
It’s managing on restrictive chocolate
Come the next end of term time 🙂