Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

The Big Five-Zero


(On the left at -50 with some other photos from the past year and a half pre-weight loss)

Nathaniel and I took a break from blogging for a variety of reasons…

One of them being there was a series of tragedies in my family and I wasn’t home much as a result. Things were really chaotic and I think what I’ve learned over the past several months helped me abstain from junk food and kept me from rationalizing poor eating habits with “stress” and “sadness” although there was certainly plenty of that.

I lost only a little bit of weight during this time period but Nathaniel gained some pounds (which I am sure he will talk about with you later).

Today – I finally broke the -50 lb. barrier and I am feeling really motivated for the next 10.

I can really tell how much my health has improved when I have a physically strenuous photo assignment because I can jog along with a crowd for so much longer with all of my camera gear on. My camera bag fully loaded easily weighs 20 lbs… but probably more.

Sunday Nathaniel, several of his friends and I are going to be running a 10k in San Francisco. I am a little worried because I am still really slow and my running has really fallen off lately but it should be a lot of fun!

Expect more blog posts this week.

We are back!

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.

2 thoughts on “The Big Five-Zero

  1. washburn, your journey to physical health is inspiring.

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