Sick no more

I’ve been sick for the past three months with a dry hacking sometimes-debilitating cough; that’s a quarter of a year and frankly I’m tired of it.

Diagnosed first with bronchitis and then with mycoplasma pneumonia, better known as walking pneumonia, I’ve been prescribed albuterol, promethazine, azithromycin and now levofloxacin.

That’s a whole lot of medicine I’m not used to taking and I’m not happy about it.

So I’ve decided not to be sick any more, not ever, and in order to accomplish that goal I’ve been forced to make some changes in my life.

Luckily I’ve fallen into a job I can do sitting down, that of a freelance writer, so I won’t be wearing myself out taking an eight hour walk at my old retail job.

That’s the good news. The bad news is my other habits aren’t so easily taken care of.

First, I’ve quit smoking after 18 years. Yay for me

Diet

The second big change I’ve made is improving my diet. I’ve dropped all fast, fried and greasy food and switched to a healthy diet plan that improves my metabolism and nutrition intake.

8 glasses of water a day

Breakfast consisting of either eggs, turkey bacon and toast with orange juice OR oatmeal with juice

Fruit or a protein shake as a healthy snack

A light lunch with a protein

Fruit or a protein shake as a healthy snack

A sensible dinner involving a small amount of protein and a vegetable

Exercise

Along with joining a gym I’ve also vowed to visit and use that gym at least three days a week. I’ll start out slowly with light workouts and gradually work up to four and five days a week with harder workouts.

Mixing both weight and cardio workouts together will strengthen my body and allow for physical improvement.

Now:

I’m 35-years-old standing 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 210 pounds.

Later:

Follow me as I track my progress and provide updates as to my status and how well my diet and exercise regimes are working.

 

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One thought on “Sick no more”

  1. Hope your health improves! If it’s allergy related in some way then you might want to take alfalfa. I take it in powdered form, not in a capsule but loose. I think it gets into your sinuses and trains them to ignore allergens. Works much better than drugs or shots, at least for me personally.

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