This is a Big Deal

I feel truly accomolished. My goals are not fully acheived yet but I must reward myself for this important milestone!

Today marks a pretty big day for me. I have officially seen a number on the scale that is less than 200 lbs. I know what you are thinking… That doesn’t mean I am actually less than 200 because weight fluctuates constantly, but today I actually stepped on the scale and saw a number that starts with a 1. It has been years since this was the case.

I still have a long way to go to meet my goals but it feels good to have real progress. I started at 232 lbs. I moved down to around 210-215 for a year (I got lax in my keto) and now I have hit a new milestone!

I have an insane amount of energy, my clothes are starting to fit and I can run a relatively smooth mile. There is still a long way to go and I am still above where a healthy person of my body type and height should be, bit this is real progress!

It takes a lifestyle change not just a gym trip no and again and the occasional salad. It isn’t easy but it feels good and is worth the effort.

My advice is to not have exceptions to your rules. “Oh I haven’t seen these people in awhile so I will indulge because we are having a good time” or “well its the holidays” are things that kill all progress because they halt the lifestyle change. If you make excuses and exceptions you will always find “special occasions”. Make a plan and stick to it. It works!

I feel proud and hopeful and thought I should share!

Ahi Tacos

The 5th day and the beginning of a new challenge!

The journey continues as the first work week ends. The true challenge of the weekend is upon us! Tonight I was victorious with a keto classic of Ahi Tacos! Sometimes it pays to live in a harbor town where you can have fresh fish frequently!

Keto Genius

When I say genius I am not kidding! This is the best thing to happen to the sandwich since sliced bread (shoot! Thay actually made sense). It isn’t a lettuce wrap but it is still a keto sandwich! Find out how!

I cannot claim credit for this marvel. My lovely girlfriend made these! The idea is simple… How do you make a keto sandwich, because let’s face it, I used to live off of sandwiches (thus the need for drastic life change). But so much of a sandwich is good:

Mustard – nothing wrong there

Lunch meats – OK maybe not the best but definitely not bad, especially since I love turkey

A slice of cheese – not bad in reasonable quantities

Some lettuce/tomato/onion/peppers – not only ‘not bad’ but actually really good for you

So I ask: Where does a sandwich go wrong?

You’re smart so I am sure you have guessed it, especially since this is a Keto thing!

Bread: So useful to keep all that good stuff in line, but not the greatest thing to eat consistently! That is where my love struck pure keto genius: Cut a bell pepper in half and use that!

It is so simple and so elegant! I cannot believe I never thought of it before! Not only does it add a satisfying CRUNCH to your sandwich, but I freaking love bell peppers too!!! It’s a win-win for sure! Anyway, today was day 4 of the new regiment! I went to the gym and maintained my diet goals!

I am serious about getting to a healthier and happier state of being!

Third Day is the Charm

I like animals but I need to kill my fat cow!

Today marks the third day of my renewed vigor and spirit! I have successfully maintained my Keto meal plan:

Breakfast – Yogurt and Blue Berries

Lunch – Green Salad w/ Blue Cheese dressing

Dinner – Italian Sausage soup. Full of amazing vegetables and spicy flavors!!!!

Along with that my journey to health and wellness included a trip to the gym where I ran a mile (doesn’t sound like munch but for me that is like running to the moon…I will get better!) And worked my arms and shoulders!

It feels so good to be sore. That sounds counterintuitive but when you work in an office and are constantly mentally exhausted, it is a great feeling to be physically exhausted! It feels like a cleaner kind of tired! Anyway, I am done rambling for now!

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!