Updated: Jan 17
Keto Mom here!
The only thing that's going to get you to where you want to go is taking action... Taking action, implementing something, not comparing but learning from somebody, implementing it into your life and then you will grow.
Points to Ponder:
00:32 Thank you
02:38 Life is going way too quickly
03:25 I don't have the time
05:06 Taking Action
05:48 What will you put up with
07:14 Your goals
07:22 Three different types of people
07:52 Coffee drinker mentality
08:19 Chapter Seventeen
08:36 An adventure in your life
09:02 Mindset is powerful
09:17 Chapter Eighteen
09:34 Endings are required for new beginnings
09:54 Life is not a race
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie and we're diving into the book. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? If you are reading the book, we are on chapter sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen. And what we are doing, if you are brand new is where it's just simply going over three chapters a day, to help you get your mindset right. So as you're tuning in, a lot of you've been here for a long time, thank you for tuning in every single day. Thank you for being a part of the Keto Mom community, just thank you, our family appreciates it. I love coming on here and hearing people's stories of how things have changed their life, how they're feeling better, how they can play with their kids, I love watching progress in people's lifestyle and I love that you share it with me.
So number one, thank you... Number two, for those of you who've been here for a while and you don't have the book, that's totally fine, because you're going along with us.
A lot of you have the book and you're reading it with us. Some of you just tune in every single day just to hopefully get some inspiration to keep going with your day. So you are all welcome, if you're going through the book, I love to know what you are loving about it, and your biggest takeaway.
So we are going through chapters sixteen, seventeen and eighteen... My hope is to get done with the entire book in May, and then we'll be doing another book in June. It's called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, and I promised that I was going to have it and I can't find it, I know what's around here. You know what, we should just take a walk around my house real quick. For those of you who do not know, so we bought a house on the lake. This is totally random, as I'm looking for the book that a lot of you want to buy for next month. We live in Minnesota, where are you tuning in from?
We started this Keto, low carb lifestyle almost six years ago, and it started with us just simply sharing what works for us with you. I'm going to look in my stash of books, because I have so many books over here and I go through a lot of books. I already know people are going to ask, because I get asked this a lot when I'm doing videos with these cute mix tiles. So we have mixed tiles on our hallway... Oh! I found it! I found the book!
I should show you super cute, so we have four daughters, I should say cute picture. Look at these sweet girls, that's when they were babies. But they're not babies anymore, our girls are thirteen, eleven, nine and seven, and they're so fun. What I've been talking about to some of my friends is, life is going way too quickly.
Back on track, that was random, but welcome to my home. And we do love Minnesota, I think the summer could be extended, all is well. So this is the book (Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod) that we're going to be diving into in June, it's a super short book, it's going to be great.
So here's what it is, oftentimes the excuse I hear with the Keto lifestyle or the diet is, I just don't have time or I don't have time to prep, or I don't make time or my kids run my time. Or just this concept around wanting to be better, but they don't have enough time to work out, make better foods to eat, like all of those things.
This, along with the book Atomic Habits by James Clear is incredible, I would encourage you to get the book Atomic Habits, but this one's a super quick, easy read. So we're going to go through that in June, if you want to grab it, go for it. This is one ("Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander) we're going through right now, so chapter sixteen... I thought it was super funny, he said "Setting goals is highly overrated, everyone who is into motivation has probably attended"... and he talks a whole story about how you've attended a seminar or maybe you've attended an event where you've listened to people motivate you, Facebook LIVES, right?...
"If you have to be prodded into wondering what you want, you don't really want anything bad enough to go get it".
And I thought that so good, because oftentimes there's a good handful of people that will message me every week, every month, that they want to be better, they want to do better. And I gave them the same things I would give you if you're brand new. If you're new I'd say post new below, I'd love to get to know your goals and what you're working towards. So funny how oftentimes people ask the same questions over and again, I give them the answers. They plug into the page, they have all the recipes, they have all of the things that everybody has, but it's the person that takes the action that is going to get what they want. And if you don't want it bad enough, he's saying, it doesn't matter, because you're not going to go get it. So there's a point to where you've got to have this grit inside of you to go after what you want.
Even if you never watch anybody else's videos ever again, or ever read a book... if there's something that you want, you better have something burning deep down inside to go after it. Is it fat loss, what is it? And you have to have it here (heart) to go get it. He said, "I love questions, I love asking questions, because I love to see if people answer them"...
"So what will you put up with, to get what you want?". That is the question of the day, will you put up with never eating treats at a birthday party again or until you reach your goal?.
And I don't think that's putting up with something, but some of you might be "How dare you ask me to not eat birthday cake, that would be rude". What will you put up with to get what you want?... I talk a lot about fat loss here, because that's what most people want. So are you gonna put up with getting up early every morning to go work out, is that something that you're willing to do? Are you willing to take a Sunday afternoon for thirty minutes, to go through your refrigerator, plan, prepare and go to the grocery store? Some time that works in your schedule, are you willing to do that? Some people might go, No. Are you willing to never walk into the donut shop again, big things big deal. Does anybody have an answer, or this might be something that you have to ponder for the rest for your day. What will you put up with to get what you want? Will you put up with getting up early and saying no to the bad food. Not going out late at night with your girlfriends, because you know that just leads to overeating to something different.
Alright. "Your goals have to carry at least as much weight, as a coffee drinker that wants coffee". He explains three different types of people, and I loved it. He's like, "Are you the type of person that's sitting on the couch that wants to change the channel, but that remote is across the room and you don't want to get up, is that how you look at your goals... Or are you the type of person, that really wants a coffee and you're on vacation and you go to Starbucks and the Starbucks line is wrapped around the entire building. But you want that coffee, so you're going to wait".
Are you on the couch or are you in the coffee line? Two different ways, you've got to have the coffee drinker mentality... That I'm going to stand in line, I'm going to wait and I'm going to get it. Are you the couch or the coffee drinker. He shares some funny stories,
"You know what you want, if you if it's on your mind at all times". He just talks about truly having a strong desire, so that was a super great chapter, "If you want it, you get off the couch and get it".
Alright, Chapter Seventeen, the entire chapter was about a story, about him going after a car that he wanted. But at the end, he says "I believe that more is more, I love to collect, but it doesn't have to be stuff. Start collecting memories, experiences and adventures in your life". He loves to talk about having an adventure in your life. What I think is great, and if you follow him on social media, he's all about making life as adventurous as you want it, as you can. Looking at the glass half full instead of half empty, every single day. You're going to work, that's an adventure. What's going to happen, the mindset, it's powerful. Alright, Chapter Eighteen...
"The end of the day! Life is not a do over, have you ever heard this expression life is not a do over... I disagree. Every new day is a do over, it's a do over when you decide to make it. Don't be afraid of endings, they are required for new beginnings".
I love that, don't be afraid of endings, they are required for new beginnings. I love this book, that chapter was three paragraphs long. He says "You probably won't hear a lot of motivational speakers say this but life is not a race".
Life is not a race and if you are comparing your Keto journey to anybody else's, just stop it. Stop it right now, because if you are comparing your journey to anybody else's, oftentimes you are going to get frustrated. Especially women comparing their journey to their husbands, or men... First of all, men don't have hormones like women, women are totally different than men. So if you have followed your husband, and you're like I'm done... I've heard women say this, he can lose so much weight faster than me. It's different, your girlfriend's body, your friend's body, your co worker's body, your mom's, everybody's different.
Everybody's got different things going on, so you need to figure out what works for you and stop comparing your journey to anybody else's. We love to say this "Stay in your lane".
You can look over at other people's success to learn from, put these blinders up, kind of like horses do when they're being led. You know what to do, you want to know what you get to do. You get to get up in the morning, you get to be thankful for what you have in your life. You woke up, be thankful that you're breathing today, be thankful that you're alive today. If you have children, be thankful for your children. If you're married, be thankful for your spouse. If you have a job, be thankful. You know you should drink more water and less Mountain Dew, you know you should say no to the doughnut and maybe grab some bacon, eggs, sausage or just something protein. You know that you should take the buns off the burgers, croutons off the salad or grab a lettuce wrap.
We're in our lane right now and you know what to do, I shouldn't have to tell you. It's kind of like in the beginning when he said, if you're not wanting to get off the couch, and you're not the coffee drinker... But most people know they should say no to the sugar and eat a salad, most people know to shut the TV off because it's summer, I'm going to go for a walk. It's nice outside, it's beautiful outside where I'm at right now, so gorgeous today. Okay, you've got your blinders up, you know what you need to do. And then all of a sudden, somebody or a neighbor comes by and she's like, "I lost fifteen pounds in the last two weeks". And then you're like, "Ah, what is she doing?"...
Everybody's different, so if you can't look over your little blinder to watch somebody and to learn from them, and just to be thankful and happy for them, we tell our kids this... "If you can't be happy for somebody else's success, you're not going to have your own".
Nope, you're going to wallow in your sorrow, you're going to give up you're going to get bitter, you're going to get angry, because this person over here had success faster than you. Maybe they've been reading for the last six months and they finally got it. So stay in your lane, you watch other people to learn from and to grow from, not for comparison, not for jealousy, or it's going to make you crash. So I'm here to help, continue to tune into the page for recipes and tips and tricks. You can scroll back to 2015 when I started the page, to have all the recipes that you want to have all the tips and tricks that you want.
But the only thing that's going to get you to where you want to go is taking action... Taking action, implementing something, not comparing but learning from somebody, implementing it into your life and then you will grow.
You will see your own, you will reap your own rewards. So the book is great, if you're reading it, what are you loving about it... Share your takeaways below. This is the book we're going to be doing in June (Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod), if you want to order it. If it's at your house, I will be reading it with you every single day in June. It's awesome, otherwise, that's it. So I hope you guys have an incredible day.
Thank you for tuning in, and we'll talk to you soon.
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