Mindfulness was definitely a buzz word in

2015, so much so I got sick of hearing the

word, it sounded so vague and airy fairy

Then through my studies I learned what it

actually meant and involved and I changed

my mind completely

I will probably still avoid using the word

(do you ever feel like that about a word or


but I’m guessing a lot of you don’t

understand it either, so I thought I’d write

a wee post on it.

be mindful!

do it mindfully!

eat mindfully!

Ok, so when eating, I’m to be mindful?

but what does that actually mean?

I’m going to use a client as an example

for this one, we were doing a 1:1 which

involved a sit down, going through her

plan, exercise, nutrition and coaching

and one of the things she said was that she

would like to drink more water

so I asked her why?

she felt it would help her energy, give her

clearer skin, help her make better food

choices and so on

her reasons were very valid and it wasn’t

something she just said to give me an

answer, it was clear that she wanted to

drink more water (and less coffee)

So all she had to do now was drink more

water and that would be the end of it?

No, not really

drinking more water has to become a part

of her daily routine, it has to become a


step one is to do it every day

but step two is to be ‘mindful’ while

drinking the water, which could translate

as ‘oh I’m drinking this lovely water’

only it’s not

drinking the water has to be given a level

of importance to become a habit

your brain has to decide whether or not

this action is worthy of becoming a habit

and this is what you need to do…

while drinking the water you think about

the clear skin you will have, how much

your energy levels will improve, how you

won’t snack as much from confusing

dehydration with hunger

and you need to do this every time!

This is what mindfulness means and this

is how you develop a habit

there are actually another couple of points

to go with this but for today I want you to

know what it means to ‘be mindful’

It’s not just thinking about what you are

doing but thinking about why you are doing

it and what it means to you…

This gets covered quite a bit in the

FSF Nutrition programme, it’s so easy to

follow and it really works!

It’s not just for people who want to lose

weight, if you want to improve your diet

i.e. eat well and have more energy, you

should check it out.


p.s. it can be applied to any area of your

life too – FSF Nutrition


Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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