Trish Transforms: Keep on keeping on! My weight loss mantra!

April 28, 2016 Trish Transforms 18

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!


The dreaded abs workout! Got my game face 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.






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?



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18 Responses to “Trish Transforms: Keep on keeping on! My weight loss mantra!”

    • trish

      Thanks Maureen, that means a lot 🙂 And funny enough when I’m in the zone, I find it the easiest thing in the world. It is sticking with it when I’m not in the zone is the struggle but hopefully I’m finding ways to do that too.

    • trish

      I’m trying really hard to think like that about setbacks too Grace. It doesn’t come naturally to me as I prefer to comfort eat my way though problems! But I think I’m improving my mindset around this all the time.

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Great job Trish! I don’t have a saying but I may borrow yours. I’ve been stuck in the losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over and have become so frustrated that I’ve kind of given up which hasn’t made me any happier. I have added food tracking to my weekly to do list and that seems to be helping but I’m going to start reminding my self to keep on keeping on when it doesn’t feel like anything is working.
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    • trish

      Feel free to borrow Katherine! Anything that makes it easier is worth a try! Food tracking is a must for me but that suits my personality as I like to monitor things and review data! I know it doesn’t work for everyone. When it’s only a few pounds at least it’s not such an issue but I kept my ignoring how many of those pounds I was letting mount up. I know how frustrating the lose/gain cycle is though so hopefully you’ll gain control back.

    • trish

      Exactly I know I have to do this for life but because I’m not doing anything too drastic, it does feel sustainable. Thanks Christy!

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    BIG CONGRATS, TRISH!! I’ve missed these posts and appreciate you sharing your journey and inspiration. I love the advice – choose your hard. *haha* Yeah, losing weight is hard. And I feel as though I’ve been in the ‘working at it but seeing no results’ phase for quite awhile. But my main goal is to be healthy (at least that’s what I tell myself) and I hope (really hard) that the weight loss will come. 🙂
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    • trish

      Thanks Brandee! It’s so hard isn’t it when you are making healthy choices and the weight loss isn’t coming. I had to rejig things around a bit. I added walks at lunchtime to my exercise routine and tried to focus on more protein in my diet. Those two things seem to have kick started my loss again but I was so frustrated for a while there!

  3. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Great job! I love that mantra. I’ve been trying to do better with being healthier and losing weight. I don’t watch how much I weigh. I’d rather just notice a difference in how I feel and seeing how things fit. The number is a bit too difficult to judge, you know? I’ve been going to the gym with a friend too so that helps. We motivate each other!

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  4. Vi @Inkvotary

    I just found your post about your weight loss journey, Trish. Thank you for sharing the before picture. You definitely made progress compared to the pictures you were posting during 2018. My plan for losing weight is stuck at the moment. I know, that I have to get back into the game, but for whatever reasons, my head isn´t in it.

    Best wishes

    • trish

      Thanks for posting Vi, it was inspiring for me to see these photos again! I’m struggling too, but I feel so much happier when I eat well and exercise. It’s not easy though is it?! i was very happy with my weight in 2018, so I need to get back to where I was. Good luck!!

      • Vi @Inkvotary

        Glad that your photos brought the inspiration back. I took a “before” picture a few days ago while walking through the shopping street of our city and what I saw in the mirror of a shop window was not amusing at all. It was a shock! Good luck to you too! I know that we both are able to reach our goals, no matter what they look like.

        Happy reading, happy healthy eating, and happy transforming!
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