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.
Quick update first! I’m down 28 pounds now and feeling great. I still have a good bit more to lose but losing what I have lost so far has just made me a zillion times happier in my life.
One thing that inspires me daily to stick to a healthy lifestyle is Instagram. It doesn’t matter what diet you follow be it weight watchers, slimming world, whole foods, macros, etc, you just need to look up that hashtag and you will find a world of inspiration waiting for you. Recipes, fitness routines, motivational quotes; you name it, you got it!
When you see other people going to huge efforts to plan and prepare their food and you see how MOUTHWATERING healthy food can look, it just makes you want to dash into the kitchen and see what you can do too. And ditto with exercise, if you are feeling tired or fed up and just want to be a couch potatoe, just flick into IG for a few minutes. When I see a friend giving it socks in the gym or smiling with satisfaction after completing a long run, well that just inspires me so much to get there and do it too.
This month I’m taking part in a photo challenge hosted by Skinny Doll and everyday you take a photo for the daily prompt. For example, brekkie was Day 2. So one that makes you want to have a healthy breakfast and two you get lots of ideas for future menu planning when you see what everyone else is enjoying.
And I have also created my own hashtag on IG for #TrishTransforms and I tag all my weight-loss focused photos with that tag. That way I have a visual picture of my journey whenever I need a little push to stick with it. I can see just how far I’ve come but more than that how I’m loving the journey. Again it’s just something small but it can be the difference between sticking with it and giving in.
I think for me the reason Instagram works so well is that it gives me a place to post my own goals and successes but as well as that seeing everyone else working so hard convinces me not to throw in the towel. Knowing I’m not alone in my quest encourages me no end. Not to mention the encouragement you get back and the tips you pick up from other people. Plus it’s free, what are you waiting for!
Talk to Trish : Do you use Instagram? Do you find it motivates you to stick with a healthy eating lifestyle? Leave a link to your account if you want me to follow you.