Day 2

The second day is the most important of a new routine! It means it is not a one off deal!

Today is day 2 of my renewed journey towards health and happiness. I have eaten a keto diet with lots of good vegetables and some fatty chicken thighs!!! Also I am day two in a row at the gym! I will stay strong and writing this down here (whether it is read by anyone or not) is a huge phsycological help!

Never Give Up

Please join me in a journey towards wellness!

As all things worth doing are, making the permanent lifestyle transition from unhealthy to healthy is difficult! Like starting a cold engine that has not turned over in a year, my body aches with the change it so desperately requires! I had grand plans when I started Keto2Speedo. And like much of life, I made excuses and digressed instead of progressed! I know my goals are attainable and I also know the value of not giving up, no matter how far you feel you have fallen. Therefore, I will make my second attempt here to create a lifestyle change that is both permanent and healthy! Keto is the start to that! I have grand plans of keeping myself honest via this website. It will stand as a journal of progress and a sort-of how-to guide. If I can prove that it is possible for this 215 lb lazy person to get healthy than I want others to be similarly inspired by what I do!

Today I started a Keto dieting plan and went to the gym. I have done both off and on for years to little or no effect. I know it is because I am inconsistent and have not created a lifestyle of healthy and progressive habits!

That lifestyle starts today! Join me on Keto2Speedo! Please povide encouragement, advice and good recipes!!! And in return I hope to do the same for you and others!

How to Spoil Yourself on Keto?

It is no secret that dieting is not easy! How do you stick with it?

The real question is: How do you spoil yourself while on Keto? Because, let us be honest, no matter the diet you are on food should always be fun!! Eating just to survive sounds lame!

This is how I spoil myself:

I know what you are thinking… But Speedo Dude, we are not made of money! And I say neither am I but Sashimi is something that I am willing to spend my hard earned dollars on! Especially since my girlfriend demands it of me 😜!

All credit for this fabulous spread goes to Zen Sushi in Dana Point and more particularly Sean! He is a master craftsman!! Check it out if you are in the area. I will accept thanks in the form of likes and comments!

How I lost 20 pounds!

I lost 20 pounds last year. Find out how and follow me on my journey to continue this lifestyle change!

I lost 20 pounds in the last year. It was a sad fact that I had to face when I realized I was a fat guy. I weighed 232 lbs and I was only 5’8″. To be honest I still am only 5’8″ but at least I am no longer 232 lbs.

About a year ago I had the above revelation and I knew it was time to stop slipping down this slippery slope! So I researched, and mostly just talked to my cousin who is a guru of health and fitness (Julia Blake on Instagram), and decided to try this thing called the Keto Diet. Essentially it is a low carb ( more like NO carb), medium protein, high fat diet.

“High fat?” You might ask. “How can anyone lose fat on a high fat diet???”

The answer is very carefully and with a lot of discipline!

Now, as you can see from the above picture, I was not very disciplined and to be honest, I still am not the most disciplined person you have ever met. The 20+ pounds I lost in the last year mostly happened in about 2 months of sheer willpower. The rest of the year I fluctuated +/- 5 to 10 pounds or so because I lost the discipline for consistency.

Anyway, I am back in the Keto diet and am trying to maintain that discipline. This website will help catologue my journey to become a healthy individual once again. I hope it either entertains, encourages and/or inspires you to do the same.

I have many people I love in this world. I come from a family of short round people with heart problems on both sides. It scares me to be honest. I know how easy it is to slip! This is my journey to better myself, not only to increase my quality of life, but to be the best version of myself so that I can give myself completely to those in my life!

Thanks for letting me ramble on!! I will include daily logs and recipes. I will add some of the science of Keto and why it works. Keep in touch and let’s get healthy together!!!

I want to fit into a speedo again. And dammit, I want to look good in it!

Better than this: