New Series! - Fit-Trish

Happy Friday everyone! We made it! I am sitting here thinking about all of the things I should do this weekend, but in reality I want to laze around and do nothing. Ever have one of those weeks? I have been having A LOT of those weeks lately. I have finally decided enough is enough and I need to get my butt moving. I am bringing you a new series every Friday where I discuss fitness and healthy living. I am embarking on a journey to lose some weight and get healthier.. on a budget.

Getting healthy can be really expensive. If you follow any fad diet you will probably fork out a lot of cash. Between food, equipment, supplements, and apparel you can be dropping hundreds of dollars in no time. I want to show you ways to get healthy without breaking the bank. You can achieve this with one main thought in mind. Stay Positive. Negativity gets you nowhere in life. Remember that.
Think Positive

Since this is the first week in this series I wanted to start off with one of the best tips I can offer when embarking on a weight loss journey. It's free and can really motivate you to getting yourself going. What is this awesome free thing? Take pictures! Full body shots wearing a sports bra and shorts if you are a girl and shirtless and shorts if you are a guy. This may sound scary at first, but once you start to see the changes you will appreciate that first scary photo.

I took my photo Monday night. It was really hard to look at because I saw how much I have let myself go over the past year. Even though it is hard to look at for me, it is also a reminder to work harder. I am even going to share my picture. It's hard for me but it's the only way I will continue to do better and get back to a healthy weight.

Here it is. The most awful picture I have ever seen of myself. I know its not pretty and I know that means I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have accepted the challenge and now I am ready to share this adventure with all of you! Keep coming back every Friday for more tips and tricks to achieving a healthy lifestyle on a budget. We can motivate each other to a happier, healthier life!

Share your stories with me! Are you embarking on a journey?
Join me!

Xo Trish
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  1. Kudos for being brave! And good luck - I hope this helps motivate you. I don't think you should judge yourself so harshly though. (unless that helps, then maybe?)

    One of the things I've been searching for is a good balance between self confidence and self improvement. I know (for me) the important thing is overall health rather than appearance, so it has to be a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet. Which is harder in some ways and easier in others!

    Best of luck in your own journey!

    Jenn | Business, Life & Design

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I try really hard not to get so down on myself and it is something I am working on in this journey. I hope to see you back next week! :)

  2. Oh Trish, I can so very much relate to you and this post. I have tried numerous times to lose weight. It is the most difficult thing for me. I have quit smoking, over 15 years ago, but I have loads of trouble losing weight. I almost always am successful in the beginning weeks and then I slowly fall off the wagon. I look forward to watching your SuCceSs! I hope to learn from you.
    Visiting from SITS
    Barbara @

    1. Thank you so much for the visit! It is such a hard battle for me as well. I am going to stick with it this time and hope I can inspire someone else along the way!