Hi, Casey Stevens with RealFitWomen.com and in this video I just want to share a confession with you.
Ok so last year, about 6 months ago now I has a photo shoot. And in those photos that came from that photo shoot it showed that I actually had visible abs for the first time in my life. Now, that was 6 months ago and to be honest I don’t have that physique anymore.
I’m not a big person anyway, and I’m not overweight by any stretch of the imagination but to be honest some pairs of my jeans don’t fit me anymore and it’s not something I’m proud of and it’s not something that I want to tell people but a friend of mine was recently going through a similar situation where she has put on weight through over eating, not exercising very much.
She works at a desk every day, as do I and I just thought I’ll put this out there. Take a leaf out of her book and just let you know that people fall off the wagon. Even someone that had visible abs six months ago can let themselves go.
And I say that not, I’m not fat and I’m not obese and I don’t need to lose weight but I definitely have let my eating habits deteriorate over the past few months and it’s something that I really want to get back on top of.
Not to get abs again and not to fit in to these really nice jeans that I want to fit in to again but simply because I’m not happy with myself. I was doing so well and I was feeling really good and just one thing after another. Working at a desk, excuses, whatever you want to call them, overeating, being tired, stressed all of that, just means now that I am not happy and I don’t feel 100%.
That’s the main thing for me. My health. Not to look good or to fit in to my skinny jeans but my health. And at the moment I’m not 100%. I’m constantly tired, I don’t sleep very well.
So this is just a quick video to let you know that everybody falls off the wagon. Everybody, unless you’re superwoman, people let things lapse and that’s ok, just if you want to change it, you’ve just got to change it.
So over the next few months to a year to hopefully my entire life I’m going to keep working day by day and try and improve my eating habits and hopefully my health as well.
If you’ve had experience with this, I’d love to hear from you and how you managed to get back on track and stay on track.
Hi, Casey Stevens from RealFitWomen.com and in this video I’m going to share a technique, lets call it the constant reminder technique.
Ok, so something I struggle with a lot is my eating habits. I eat when I’m sad, tired, depressed, hungry obviously. This year I’ve decided I really need to get on top of my eating habits and make sure they’re the best that they can be and install some good habits.
So what I’ve done is, for my birthday at the end of last year I was given a ring from one of my best friends. Generally I don’t wear rings, I don’t wear jewellery of any kind. so for me to wear a ring it’s really quite weird and it feels really weird.
I’m constantly doing this because I feel like I have something there and I have to get rid of it. So what I’m going to do, I’ve decided for at least 90 days I’m going to wear this ring as a constant reminder.
So basically all day, hopefully, this is the theory, in the back of my head and also when I’m thinking about it consciously I’m going to be thinking about my food habits. So if I go to the fridge and I go to reach for something I’ll see the ring and it will remind me that I’m trying to eat more healthily and install good habits.
If I go to buy something at the shop, I’ll go to reach for it and i’ll see the ring, I’ll feel the ring and it will just give me pause. I’ll stop and i’ll go ‘hang on do I really need this, is it in line with what I’m trying to do?’
We will see if this works and i’ll give you an update down the track if it’s successful or not but at this stage I’m constantly worrying with the ring, fiddling with it and touching it because it’s something new.
Hopefully I don’t get used to wearing the ring because I think that might defeat the purpose of constantly knowing it’s there and feeling it. But we’ll give it a try and see if it works and i’ll let you know how it goes.
But have a think about what you could put in front of you at least a lot of the time to make you stop and think and pause and go ‘do I really need this?’