Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

The One Year Mark

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Some days are not like others and today is a special day.  Even though it has only been about nine months since Alex and I started this blog and way of life, today marks one year since I started with my diet and exercise.

I have written several blogs on the subject of maintaining momentum and keeping the weight off.  Today at least shows me that I was able to keep it going for a year and I look forward to the next year and what it will bring.

What I have to keep reminding myself is that this is a change for the rest of my life, not just this one year.  There are going to be weeks I don’t feel like eating as healthy as I should or don’t want to go to the gym as much.  However, I need to make sure these don’t become trends and then habits.

One of the sayings people quote when they are in the middle of losing weight is “I didn’t put on all this weight at once” and this is true.  I didn’t loose all the weight at once, and I wont gain it all back if there is a backslide here and there.  One of the helpful hints I read about while researching weight-loss strategies is once you reach your goal, set a warning weight limit and if you hit that it is time to go back on a more restrictive diet till you get back to the range you want to be in.

The goals for the next year are I want to get back into surfing on a regular basis and I want to run a marathon this year.


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.

One thought on “The One Year Mark

  1. Stay awesome.

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