Corinne Crabtree is the founder of Phit-N-Phat.com and host of the podcast Losing 100lbs with Phit-N-Phat. She lost 100lbs after battling obesity since the age of 9. Simple, healthy changes she made in her mind and life has helped her keep the weight off for 12 years. She learned how to love exercise, enjoy eating healthy, and worked on believing in herself without fail. The belief she COULD change her life was the key to learning what she needed TO change. Now she works with overweight women helping them lose their mental weight with the same small steps that helped her.
Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:
Kelly introduces Corinne and asks her to share how she learned that mindset is so powerful in her life.
Journaling and how important it’s been on Corinne’s journey.
Removing shame from the process of losing weight and getting her mindset right.
Look inward to figure out why you keep stopping yourself from achieving whatever it is you want.
Change is possible, even in the toughest moments.
We get so afraid of failure that we tell ourselves we don’t know how to do something.
Tapping into your inner wisdom by journaling first thing in the morning.
What will allow you to finish the day proud?
The ladies discuss a few of their favorite journaling prompts.
Mindset = the action = result
Drop the massive to-do list and work on your mindset and belief in yourself.
Being committed to the changes that you want to make within yourself.
Most people are overeating because they want to escape some kind of emotion, avoid some kind of emotion, or create some kind of emotion that they’re not already getting.
Mental Weight and what Corinne means by that term.
How Corinne overcame her victim mentality.
Corinne shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.
In Corinne’s Voice:
“I decided that I would never do anything that I wasn’t willing to keep doing for the rest of my life. I didn’t look for a diet.”
“I didn’t allow myself to think that anything I was doing was not enough. I just started saying that everything I do, I just needed to do a little bit better the next day."
“I started with a fundamental belief that change was possible and what I had been telling myself wasn’t working.”
“We get so afraid that we’re gonna fail that we tell ourselves we don’t know how rather than “I need to fail over and over again so I can figure out what that right way is.”
“Our brains get very messy. And when our thoughts are not put into some kind of order, it’s very hard to find the ones that you want to access.”
“I can ask myself one question: is this gonna help you finish today proud?”
“For me, feeling proud is all about knowing that I’m balancing life in a way that is not just about how much money I make; it’s not about how many things on my to-do list I got done and things like that. It’s more about are you really proud?”
“I was a victim to everything. I blamed everything. I was a happy person. I was the kind of person that everybody loved being around. But in my mind, the reason I wasn’t able to lose weight was always someone else’s fault. It’s my genes’ fault; my history growing up; my lack of success. I was so focused on taking no responsibility for it that I took no responsibility for it.”