"MIRACLE MORNING" (Day 10) "Our Quality of Life Depends on Our Habits" | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Oct 11
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So we've got to unlearn some things, and then relearn some things, and you're going to have to put these things into action, and do it consistently over time to create a habit. That is what we're working on. "Our quality of life is created by the quality of our habits. You must identify, implement, and maintain these habits necessary for creating the results you want in your life, while learning how to let go of the negative habits which are holding you back from achieving true potential". - Hal Elrod
Points to Ponder
01:22 A 30 day challenge
02:15 From unbearable to unstoppable
04:09 Sixty minutes
04:42 Our quality of life is created by the quality of our habits
05:01 Unlearn some things
05:56 A new year's resolution
06:50 Miracle Morning 30 day habit mastery strategy
07:08 Phase One, Unbearable
07:48 Phase two, Uncomfortable
08:12 Phase three, Unstoppable
09:42 A place to come in and check in
10:49 A life changing daily habit
11:12 You create a lifestyle
12:13 Reading is so powerful
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, we are almost done with the book. I am actually really excited about this chapter. We're on chapter nine, and we have been going through this book since June 1st. My goal and my hope is to help you understand the power of reading, and fueling your mind right. Making sure that as often as we talk about the power of food, how you don't want it to control you, but you are in control, and helping you understand what to eat, when to eat, and all of those things. All of the things that have to do with our food, it is just as important to make sure that you're fueling your mind right. So I think oftentimes, people just don't take into effect the power of the things that you're listening to, the power of the things that you're reading, watching and even speaking. That's something that's super important to us in our home, teaching our kids and helping them get their mindset correct and on the straight path. Because if your mindset is right, then making better decisions throughout the rest of your day is going to be simple.
And so we are going to finish "Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod, we're on chapter nine. And so I think this chapter is great, and the next chapter, we'll talk tomorrow is about "A 30 day challenge", if you choose to accept. Then I'll tell you what we're doing moving forward into the middle of June and July. So how is your morning going, and where are you tuning in from? It is a beautiful, sunny, hot day here in Minnesota. If you are familiar with the weather here, if it gets above ninety, it's usually rare. I feel like Minnesota usually sits between eighty and eighty. We have had ninety degree weather and we will continue to have it. For us, that's like Texas at one hundred twenty degrees. I mean for us, it is incredible and we are loving the heat, it's pretty awesome. I have four dogs by the way, we have four daughters, I have an amazing husband, and we all love to read.
So let's dive in, this chapter is called "From unbearable to unstoppable". This is super good... If you're reading the book, what are you loving about the book or if you are just tuning in here every single day, you are more than welcome to, and I will give you the very specific golden nuggets of the book. So in the very beginning, he says that "Successful people aren't born that way"... Do you guys ever look at somebody and you're like "Oh, they're so successful, they were lucky they were spoon fed" and all of the excuses.
He says "Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habits of doing the things unsuccessful people don't like to do. Successful people don't always like doing these things themselves. They just get on with it, and they get it done. They do the action no matter what. Motivation is what gets you started habits are what keeps you going"...
And so I think oftentimes we talk about this, people have this goal that they set before them. He talks about New Year's resolutions, and how many people set a resolution, but then how many people actually finish the resolution. It's not about the wish, it's not even about the goal setting, but if you don't have the systems in place to get you to where you want to go, the likelihood of accomplishing that goal, dream or vision is low. You need the systems, which is what he helps create. And then we're going to dive into this book ("Atomic Habits" by James Clear), starting on Monday, it is going to be incredible. So between his "Miracle Morning" of getting up and doing sixty minutes of these things that he set before you, before you go to work or before your kids get up or before your day starts. Giving yourself one hour and doing all of these things, it is going to create systems that will keep you going to have the success that you want. And then this ("Atomic Habits") goes right into creating systems. So this is the book that we're going to go into the rest of June. The "Miracle Morning" is the book that we are finishing and in the very beginning, he also says
"Our quality of life is created by the quality of our habits. You must identify, implement, and maintain these habits necessary for creating the results you want in your life, while learning how to let go of the negative habits which are holding you back from achieving true potential".
So we've got to unlearn some things, and then you're going to have to relearn some things, then you're going to have to put these things into action. And then you're going to have to do it consistently over time to create a habit. That is what we're working on. Are you guys loving the book, are you putting it into action? Has anybody taken at least one thing, maybe it was not hitting the snooze button, or drinking a glass of water in the morning, brushing your teeth for the first thing you do, any of you doing the Miracle Morning? I would love to know.
Maybe you're doing the shorter version, because there's a six minute to get you started, and then there's a sixty minute. So then the rest of the chapter talks about the new year's resolutions. He talks about how there's five percent of people in the world that actually stick with a new year's resolution.
"Why is it so difficult to implement and sustain the habits that we need to be happy, healthy and successful?"
So he talks about how we are addicted to our bad habits, and how long it takes to create a habit. He says the popular twenty one day myth comes from the 1960 book and how it takes twenty one days to create a habit. But he said, I beg to differ... After all of his conclusions of studying and watching people, he believes that you can change your habit within thirty days, if you have the right strategy.
And so that's where he gives you the strategy, he's going to talk to you about how you can become a master of your habits. That's the rest of this chapter, about the "Miracle Morning 30 day habit mastery strategy".
He talks about phase one, day one through ten. You've got three phases, day one through ten, day eleven through twenty, and then twenty one, through thirty. He goes "The first ten days of implementing any new habit, or getting rid of an old habit can feel unbearable. Although the first few days can be easy, fun and exciting because you're doing something new. As soon as the newness wears off, reality sets in"... In people's minds, they hate it, but if you can last those ten days, if you can get through the temporary, maybe you're super sore or the temporary feeling of unbearable, then you go into the next phase, which phase two, "Uncomfortable". So it's not unbearable anymore, and you've gotten through it, although you still might have this little doubt, "Can I do this, do I want to do this"... But you can, a lot of it is up here in your mind. He says "While days eleven through twenty are not unbearable, they are still uncomfortable and will require discipline and commitment on your part. Staying committed, and do not stop. And then days twenty one through thirty are the unstoppable"... It's the last ten days.
He says "It does take twenty one days, the first two phases are, but the third phase is the most crucial in sustaining your new habit long term".
He says "You will be proud of yourself, you will feel transformed". You will actually go from like unbearable to uncomfortable to going Oh, I've actually done it", you'll get this sense of pride. That's why the thirty day process is so important. He talks about his running, how he told his friend he hated to run, and his friend just said just go do it. And within thirty days his mindset shifted, so his goal in this book is to is to challenge you. He says "Are you ready for a true freedom, The Miracle Morning 30 day life transformation challenge"... We're going to walk through that tomorrow, and then what we'll do is finish the book through the weekend. There's a couple extras in the back, and on Monday we're going to start "Atomic Habits", and we're going to start the 30 Day Challenge.
So it will go into July, and you're going to have to decide if you're committed to doing the Miracle Morning. I'll just briefly talk about it in our LIVE. Here's your day one, here's your day two, how are you doing? It's up to you to check in, I'm not going to come and find you, but I will give you a platform or give you a place to come in and check in. What's great is this isn't just about me, this is about so many people on here. So it's always great if you want to go through and scroll through the comments to encourage others. If you have an encouraging spirit and you love to reach out, help hold people accountable. You can do that here, just scroll through and encourage people. Whether their goal is drinking more water, not hitting the snooze button, getting up to work out. You be an encourager, this is a community and this is not just about our family. The last part he said was this, "The Miracle Morning 30 day transformation challenge will enable you to overcome your own self imposed limitations, so that you can be and do and have everything that you want in your life, faster than you ever thought possible"...
Can you give yourself thirty days, do you think you could do it? Could you go from unbearable, uncomfortable to unstoppable?... That's the last part of the thirty days.
The Miracle Morning is a life changing daily habit and while most people who try it, love it from day one, getting yourself to follow through for thirty days, will make it a habit, and that is the key.
We want to not just feel good about ourselves, but to create a long term lifestyle, so that you don't just give up after you get the body that you want to look like or the wedding date or the vacation date, but you create a lifestyle. And that's what we talk about here on this page. It's not just flipping the way that you eat, to make it so you get to that vacation, and then you're done. It's to create a long term lifestyle, so you feel great for the rest of your life. I think that chapter is great, and in the last chapter, he's just going to lay out the thirty days. We'll talk about this tomorrow, and then we're going to dive into this ("Atomic Habits") on Monday. So if you don't have the book, and you can grab it, grab it. If you want to just follow along, I will highlight most of it every single morning. And then for those who've been asking, I'm going to keep going through books, because I read every single day so I thought I might as well take you through it. Are you liking this part of it? or maybe you tune out, and you just watch all of the recipes and the tips and tricks, that's still great.
But I will be doing a live every single day, it holds me accountable, and I want to help hold you accountable because I think reading is so powerful. This is the book ("The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews) we're going to go through in July. I actually had the opportunity and was super blessed to be able to talk on Andy Andrews podcast, which was incredible. I just got to chat with him and meet him via zoom, and so this is our July book. I think I'm going to give some of these away, so be watching throughout the page. I'll be giving some of these away for the next two weeks. I have a handful of them, and then you can also go and order it, but this is July's book. It is incredible, it's going to give you a completely different perspective for the rest of your life.
Every single person that I've had read this book, or I've gifted the book to their like "I have to go buy this from my mom or my friend or whoever because the book is amazing". My daughter read it, and I have not heard one bad review.
It will give you a different perspective for the rest of your life. So we're going to finish creating habits, and we're going to work on your perspective.
I'm not sure what we're going to do for August, so let me think about that one. But that's all we've got, these are awesome. I would love to know how you're liking reading. If you just started, I would love to know how you feel, how your habits are going and then continue to tune in for more tips, tricks and ideas that has to do with low carb and keto, and also mindset. So I appreciate you all. I hope you have a good morning and we'll talk to you soon.
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