Trish Transforms is my project that started in 2015 but I have decided it is my project for life and it has no expiry date. 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. If you are only here for the book posts, they will be back on the agenda on the next post!
Trish Transforms: Keep on keeping on! My weight loss mantra!
I haven’t written a post on this since Sept 15 and I’m not really sure why! My weight loss journey is still going strong. I won’t win any medals for fastest weight loss but then again that was never my intention. I am far more concerned with making changes for life and in keeping the weight off long term. So far I have lost just over 3 and a half stone (since Jan 15) and am 20 pounds from goal.
Losing weight isn’t always easy!
During that time I’ve had times where I’ve been super motivated and saw results, times where I was disheartened and gained and lost the same few pounds, and times where I worked like a demon and saw no results! Which was beyond frustrating. But I kept telling myself you have to keep on keeping on.
So Keep On Keeping On!
Giving up is not an option. I have goals I’m focused on and that I’m determined to meet. It’s not always easy but at other times, it is the easiest thing in the world to stick to my healthy lifestyle. Right now I’m in that easy phase, I’m seeing results and it makes me even more focused on further progress.
Make Small Goals!
I’ve set myself a challenge to track everything for 100 days. And the inspirational Skinny Doll has a chart on her site for anyone who wants to mark off a 100 challenge. I love giving myself a star every evening when I’ve tracked my food and now that I’ve built up a good solid shiny streak, I’m determined not to break it. Try it, it works!
Choose Your Hard!
If anyone is in the middle of a similar journey, I want to share a piece of advise that I was given. I repeat it like a manta and it works for me.
LOSING WEIGHT IS HARD
BEING OVERWEIGHT IS HARD
CHOOSE YOUR HARD!
And don’t forget to keep on keeping on. No matter how long it takes, I just keep telling myself if I am on track most of the time, I’ll get there. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, it doesn’t matter if I have a bad day, all that matter is that I keep on going.
I also have a host of other tricks and tips that I’ve picked up along the way and I’m going to share them on my next Trish Transforms post. I know losing weight is one the most ongoing struggles I’ve had in my life and if I can share what I’ve learnt with others, then I’m more than happy to do so.
Talk to Trish: Do you have any saying that inspires you when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle?