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"How are you doing, what are your goals for May?", "If you had to choose one thing right now, would it be... I need to drink more water, I need to get up on my first alarm, I need to move my body for thirty minutes, I need to clear out my pantry of the sugary junk that I often find myself eating". This isn't about perfection, but what is one thing you can move forward and make a better decision with, what is it?.
Points to Ponder:
01:19 Stacking Habits
02:45 What is a System
03:17 Set your day right
04:28 Book Club starts May 7th
05:16 My goal is to get your mindset right
05:34 The 24 hour fast
06:40 Intermittent Fasting
07:07 Why Fast?
07:24 What is true hunger
08:27 Working out
09:34 Some helpful tips
10:53 Make better choices
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning. How are you doing? Welcome to the Keto Mom page, I'm tuning in to check in with you on this incredible May. So as you're tuning in, where you're tuning in from, and I just wanted to hop on here. I just got done working out, I was going over the book that we are going to be reading for the book club, doing the 24 hour fast. And so I wanted to come on here, really just to have a check in to see how you were doing. If you are brand new, I would love for you to post "New" in the comments so that we can connect, and I'd love to know what your goals are. Maybe you're brand new, and you have no idea what in the world Keto is, I would love to walk along this journey with you. Where are you tuning in from, and the question of the day is this, "Do you have a goal set for May?"
So if you've been here for a while, we talk about stacking habits, or we talk about going after one thing each month. And so we talked about it a lot in January and February, I don't know if I've really brought up the conversation so much this month, or even last month. But if you read the book, "Atomic habits" by James Clear, he talks about just stacking goals and not feeling like you've got to be perfect in the next thirty days.
But if you take one or two things you're going to focus on, once you do those for thirty days, the next month you can take something new, and you can stack habits or you can create this system.
We're going to go through it this summer, the author is James Clear and the book is called Atomic Habits. And I love this phrase, you probably hear me say it... "You don't rise to the level of your goals"... So let's say your goal is I want to lose thirty pounds, I want to maintain, I want to feel better, whatever your goal is... "You don't rise to this goal, you fall to the level of your system".
A system is... Do you get up early and workout, do you hit your alarm clock, yes or no. A system is... Did you prepare your food this weekend or yesterday, to have a really good week so you don't go through the drive thru. A system or systems are the things that you put in place to have success. So the alarm clock, are you prepared this week with your meals, I need to pull some meat out of the freezer for supper tonight. I talk a lot about mindset, did you get up this morning and were you thankful. Because if you set your day up right, meaning you're waking up a little bit early before your kids, you're not waking up to survive, and to go into survival mode, but you wake up with a purpose and a plan.
I love to read that's why we're doing a book, because if you can get your mindset right, you're going to make better decisions the rest of your day.
What systems do you have in place that helps you reach your goals, it's super important. If you just fly by the seat of your pants, then you're going to get the results of flying by the seat of your pants. And so I want to hop on here and go... "How are you doing, what are your goals for May?", "If you had to choose one thing right now, would it be... I need to drink more water, I need to get up on my first alarm, I need to move my body for thirty minutes, I need to clear out our pantry of the sugary junk that I often find myself eating".
This isn't about perfection, but what is one thing you can move forward and make a better decision with, what is it?.
So this is the book we're going through, I am completely out. We are hoping to start on the seventh, they should all be in the mail. And so I will come on here every single day, and we're going to read. I'm going to have you read three chapters a day, so we finish this in May. So if you're joining us on the book club, all you're going to do is you're going to get your book, we're going to start on the seventh, I know it's a random day. You guys the chapters are two to three pages, so we're gonna read three chapters a day, whether you do them in the morning or at night. The first chunk, it's chapter one to three, it's six pages and they're pretty short, but it makes you think.
So I'm going to come on here every single day, and talk about the highlights of the chapter, hold you accountable, check in, it's gonna be great. My goal is to get your mindset right, if you want to go through the book with us and you don't have it, this is what it's called, I don't know if it's on Amazon but you can look it up... "Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander. It's a super simple book to go through, that's why we're doing this one first. And then for those of you who are doing the 24 hour fast with me, we started last night. Whatever time you started at whether it was at three, or four, or five, or after dinner, you're going to go through all the way today, and you'll be done 24 hours later. So I'm drinking a different flavor, but this morning is Ketones, and your A.M. pills. Then you've got electrolytes, and then you got your lunch, and your lunch consists of your broth. So as you're doing your 24 hour fast, message me your questions, you've got this. So if you want to know more about the 24 hour fast, you can grab it till tonight, and then it's gone again till next week. Right now we've got a 24 hour and a 60 hour reboot.
Basically you don't eat for 24 hours, and then drink everything in the kit, or you can do it for a long, extended period of time, which is 60. Most people usually ask me about fasting, so I'm going to ask you "Who does intermittent fasting on here?". That is basically, stop eating after dinnertime, and you go about fourteen to sixteen hours then you eat about lunchtime. So it's where you rest your body in the morning, some people have black coffee, I drink Ketones, they don't break your fast. Obviously water, to rest and reset your body. What people need to understand... "Why do I intermittent fast or Why do you fast?", and I think my favorite reason is,
it's to rest and reset your body, but I think the biggest thing is, people need help to understand their relationship with food.
And if they can understand what true hunger is, and how to not respond out of emotions or habits or the clock says to eat, but you're not hungry but you eat anyways. Or you sit down for a movie and you're not hungry, but you snack anyways. Or you get up in the morning, if you're not hungry, your body is okay resting, you don't have to dive in to eat food right away. I know that's not how we're taught years ago, but you might be shocked and how good you feel.
So if you want to know more about a kit, just post 24 in the comments, we'll talk about the fast and the reboot. If you just want to follow along, I share different recipes every day, different tips and tricks, whether it's in my stories or on the front of Facebook, you can check it out. You can always private message me and ask any Keto, low carb questions you have. Some people ask me homeschool questions, because we have four girls and we homeschool. Some people ask about working out, I am not a fitness expert but I do work out. We just got done doing Les Mills pump... "Who likes to work out, and what do you do for a workout?". So we work out upstairs in our gym, and we do a Les Mills pump on demand. So I love to lift weights, I really should do more cardio... "Who loves cardio? cardio or weights, what's your favorite?" I love to lift weights, my goal is to have really ripped arms. If you can see my muscles, they're getting there. There's a little baby bump, I'm working on it. I say it every year, I don't think they grow very much so I should probably lift heavier weights.
And if you're on here and you can't work out due to a medical reason or due to your doctor, do not be discouraged. Because if you can work out, it's great to move your body, but if you can't work out, the most important thing is what you put in your mouth. And so it's... Are you drinking your water, are you eating when you're hungry not when you're bored, are you making the best choice possible in the situation that you're at. So I love to tell people... When you're hungry Eat, if you're not hungry, don't eat. Drink plenty of water, sleep and stress are super important in your fat loss journey. If you're stressed, your body's gonna hold on to it. If you're not getting enough sleep, your body will tell you what you need, so you've got to listen. When you're hungry, you're hungry. When you're not hungry, you're not hungry. It's not meant to be complicated, people often go "I just don't know how to do this".
And I want to simply say this "I want you to get up in the morning, tell yourself three things... What you're thankful for, get your mindset right, and go to your kitchen and drink a glass of water before you do anything".
If you choose to work out awesome, otherwise, I want you to go throughout your day. I would say everybody should read, that's your choice. And I want you to go throughout your day, but before you eat, I want you to say "Am I hungry, and is this the best choice possible?".
Think of this simple little phrase... "Buns off the burgers, croutons off the salad or grab a lettuce wrap".
Make the best choice possible, get some of the snacky things, if you can get rid of the processed sugar, the sugary drinks, and the chips and the snacks, you will feel so much better. It might not be the perfect Keto diet that you had in mind, but if you can make better choices along the way, you will get to where you want to go. The only way you fail, is if you quit, you should write that down and put it somewhere in your house, "The only way you fail is if you quit". So if you had a rough weekend or you felt like you didn't make the best choices, guess what... It's a new day, it's a new week, it's a new month. So keep going, don't give up, continue to tune into the page, we've got lots to share with you today. If you are joining us for the book, it's on its way, and we're going to start hopefully on the seventh.
I'm going to read along with you and share my takeaways and have you share as well. If you're doing the fast, keep going. Message me with questions, otherwise post 24 in the comments, if you just want to know more about what the fast entails. That's it, so I hope you guys have a wonderful day and always message me with your questions. I'm going to go do some more reading. It's going to be a great day.
We'll talk to you soon.
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