Welcome to this week’s photography and poetry prompt. A reminder that I am linking up to Mummy B’s Photography challenge and using it as a poetry prompt too.

This week’s prompt is rather appropriately ‘Lifestyle’. Regular readers of my blog will know that, at the moment, I am trying to get fit and healthy and lose weight in order to make me feel better and assist my fertility.

This week I have started my hardest challenge in the form of the New You Plan TFR diet but I am of the opinion ‘no pain, no gain’ (or should I say ‘loss’ hopefully in this case!!). Anyway, the image is of the diet I am now on for 4 weeks and it has helped to inspire this week’s poem.



It’s your life, you need to see it’s up to you
Exactly how you live and precisely what you do
Making excuses for why you don’t achieve
Well who exactly are you trying to deceive
Get off your backside and make some effort
One step at a time, first the right then the left foot
It isn’t going to happen unless you do something
After all you get out just what you put in

Exercise your willpower, it’s a state of mind
Look deep inside, you might like what you find
Maintain your body and keep your mind healthy
It doesn’t take much, you don’t need to be wealthy
Whether it be a diet or self-help book you need
Pick up and run with it, do yourself a good deed
Because in the end it will all be worthwhile
Go ahead and find your healthy lifestyle

Victoria Welton 2nd February 2015

Prose for Thought

Photography ChallengeYou Baby Me Mummy Running in Lavender

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  1. Mum Tum Diaries
    February 7, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Fab! and good luck with the diet! 🙂

  2. February 6, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    I love this poem, the line “get off your backside” made me smile! Good luck with the diet, this is a new one to me x #MyCapturedMoment

  3. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood
    February 5, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    These inspiring words could not have come at a more appropriate time. I was just beginning to slack off my healthy lifestyle change, and needed to read something positive. Thank you x
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  4. February 5, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Vic your poem has really inspired me! I have almost no will power and have literally just made chocolate brownies with Poppy but I need to take your advice. I’ve never heard of that plan but their hamper looks impressive!! Good luck with it and all that comes after.

    Thanks for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx
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  5. maddy@writingbubble
    February 5, 2015 / 7:47 am

    Your poem makes a resoundingly good point and I loved the effort/left foot rhyme! Xx
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  6. February 3, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Love the poem. Struggling a little with the Lifestyle prompt this week – maybe it’s because I’m not loving what I see all the time? Although that has just given me an idea…. 😉
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    • February 4, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Thank you 🙂 Hope you come unstuck with it – look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂 x
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  7. FromMummytoMum
    February 3, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    That all looks amazing! I have never heard of this plan before.
    Your poem is fantastic! I totally agree with every word – you have quite a talent there.
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    • February 4, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Nor had I until they contacted me 🙂 Thank you so much xx
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    • February 3, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂 I hadn’t either until they approached me x
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  8. teacuptoria
    February 3, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Victoria you’re such a clever lady! You can write poetry about anything. I love it and you’re so right! We are the ones who determine how healthy and happy we are in this life….we have to make it happen. xxx
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    • February 3, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Aww, thanks Toria 🙂 I love the challenge! Next weeks is going to be interesting!! xx
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    • February 3, 2015 / 10:00 am

      I love it! Already wracking my brain for next week 🙂
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