Trish Transforms is my project for 2015. I want to get fitter, I want to get leaner and I want to enjoy the journey. Dieting doesn’t have to be hell and this isn’t a diet anyway, I want to make changes for good. So I’m going to document my random thoughts along the way in an effort to inspire and motivate myself.
I’m an iphone addict and my phone is never beyond hands reach. And when you see just how many apps I use to keep me on the healthy straight and narrow, you will see just what I mean. I love, love, love these apps and they are a huge part of my weight loss journey. By the way, I’ve used all these apps for a long time so it’s hard to remember exactly but I think they were all free except for MyScorePlus which cost a few euro.
First up, the app I use all day, every day. And its MyScorePlus. I use this to track all the food I eat and to give it the right weight watchers points value. Logging this on my phone is effortless and this in turn means it happens. When I use to use pen and paper, I got lazy about it. And there is a database on there also that you can use to check points values on loads of foods.
My next favourite is FitBit. This is only a new addition, not to mention a new addiction but I’m obsessed. I love taking part in challenges and seeing what my friends are doing. Seeing them pushing themselves makes me push myself too.
Running is an app that I use for both walking and running as I like to track just how far I’ve gone. Especially for my running as I can see that I am VERY slowly getting a bit faster. Sometimes it feels like I’m making no progress but then when I check the times to the ones earlier in the year, I can see that I am. Plus I love that it shows me on a map just what route I took.
Spotify is an essential for me. I need music to keep me moving when running and walking. I often find that when a song I love comes on that I speed up effortlessly. I do get bored easily though so I’m always updating my playlists.
Instagram is another one I adore. But I already talked about just how Instagram inspires me so I won’t get in to that again. Suffice to say, when I need a motivation boost, IG delivers.
Audible is often my choice when I’m in the gym and am not in the mood for music. Come on I’m a book blogger, you knew books would sneak in somewhere!
Talk to Trish : Do you use phone apps to help you stick with a healthy lifestyle? Which ones do you love the most?