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 always afraid that these posts make me sound like a know-it-all. And that’s far from the truth when it comes to weight loss. I’m just doing my best to learn from past mistakes, focus on balance in my eating and exercise and sharing what I’ve picked up. Coz sharing is caring, right! Except when it comes to my jars of peanut butter, they are all mine! 😀
One trick I have picked up and it’s partly thanks to The Happier with Gretchen podcasts is that forming habits are hugely important when it comes to sticking with a healthy lifestyle. But when it comes to forming habits, the more you take your own personality into account, the easier it is to stick to the habit.
Let me explain. I’m a bit obsessive about things. My eating habits are like that girl in the old nursery rhyme
“When she was good,She was very good indeed,But when she was bad she was horrid”
So I’d sum up my personality as follows:
- A bit obsessive
- I like to list things and I’m a bit of a control freak.
- I like positive feedback
- I’m very competitive
So when I take all those random things into account, it makes sense for me to follow an eating plan that allows built in treats, a way of tracking my intake, a system that allows me to compete with myself and has lots of feedback for me play around with.
How I apply this to dieting:
Talk to Trish : Do you think you have a dieting personality? Does knowing that, make it easier to form healthier habits?