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 Pan Fry a Chicken Breast

There is a simple answer to the question of how long to pan fry a chicken breast.

How do you pan fry a chicken breast?

Better yet, the quick answer to the question of how long to pan fry a chicken breast (some people don’t want recipes, they just want an answer) is…

Medium heat for about 10 minutes without flipping it. Then flip it and lower the heat for 10 more minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes! It is that simple. Because we are keto, use butter in the pan to cook!

Some people say flatten it, I prefer not to, mostly because I don’t like the extra work involved, but also because I like a thick, juicy chicken breast.

As for an actual recipe, I am not a professional… I rub the chicken with a little olive oil and some spices and such. These are my preferred spices:

Notice that 0 carb label!!! That’s what we care about with Keto.

I also like a big salad with my Keto meals as you can see in the pictures (

also I am unpracticed at taking pictures of food, I will get better). It is a good way to fillnup with no carbs. I use usually a ranch type dressing because (once again, keto is awesome) fat is fine and they usually have low carbs!

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!

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