Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 21: Skydiving & Fizzy Stuff

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He said:

Yesterday I went skydiving for the first time and it was amazing.  But it got me to thinking why I had never done it before and one of the reasons for that (other then being scared) was because I thought I was too self conscious about my weight.

I realize looking back over the last month (and last half of the year) that being active on a regular basis makes you want to be more active, and visa versa.  The day that Alex and I went on our urban hike, we got back and were just hanging out and then went to dinner and at dinner we decided to just go home and watch a movie, but I felt bad that that was all we were going to do.  This was before I remembered that we had hiked for 7 miles that day.

There was a time when I would drive to work, sit all day (maybe not even getting up from my desk for lunch), drive home from work and then sit and watch tv or play video games.  In the entire day I think the most exercise I got was walking up the stairs at work.

Now I bike to work and try to run or get some other form of exercise every day and I want to.  At first it can seem like a far fetched idea that you 1)can fit working out into your schedule and 2)that you will get to the point that it is something you want to do.  I am not saying that I feel like doing it everyday and that there aren’t days I’d rather not, but it is getting to be more and more a habit then just something I do sometimes.

Food Log

Egg White omelet (240 cal., 13g fat)

Plum (75 cal.)

Dinner: Vegan chili (286 cal., 2.5g fat)

Total calories: 601.

She Said:

I don’t really feel like writing much… I think I am tired or something from the weekend.

Maybe it’s because very little happened TODAY.

We are now giving ourselves 1 truly free meal till March 31st… because loosing weight each day all week makes us feel like we are stepping backwards on our free days. This free meal will be March 17th when we celebrate my Dad’s birthday. It’s going to be intense!

Quick food tip – Faux soda: squeeze half a lime into a glass and pour in 8 0z. of carbonated water. It’s my go-to drink at a bar when I can’t actually drink alcohol (like when I am working). Also – it’s a low calorie fizzy alternative to soda. If you need that sweetness adding agave syrup is still better than drinking 7up or Coca-Cola.

Food Today:

Egg White omelet (240 cal., 13g fat)

Mexican Soda (150 cal.)

Vegan Chili (268 cal.)

4 kalamata olives (40 cal.)


Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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