Updated: Oct 11, 2021
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If you want to own your morning, if you have big goals, big dreams and big visions for your life and for your family, or you just want to feel better, then my encouragement to you is to start getting up in the morning with a purpose. On purpose, with a positive attitude and with a grateful heart, but you're gonna have to do it right. If you follow this structure and this system, you're going to own your morning. You're going to be happier, you're going to be more grateful, you're going to go to work, you're going to be a happier person to be around, you're going to make better choices. And so if you can own your morning, you're going to own your day.
Points to Ponder:
00:35 The five steps, snooze proof, wake up strategy.
01:19 My goal is to help you own your day
02:10 I get up with a purpose
04:29 It's the feeling of accomplishment
06:24 Set your intention
07:17 Say something you're grateful for
07:30 Put your alarm clock across the room
08:33 Go brush your teeth
08:45 Drink a glass of water
09:16 Create a system
09:38 Get dressed in your workout clothes
11:07 Start with ten minutes
12:08 Shut down your screen time
13:40 My Why and my Vision
16:21 I want to own my morning
16:54 Food should not control you
Full Episode Transcript
Hey everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, we are going through the book The "Miracle Morning". Normally, I would have done the live this morning, except for it is Sunday, and we had a crazy weekend. So I'm doing it right now, this is going to be super great because a lot of you are probably getting ready for bed. You get five steps to help you wake up tomorrow and own your morning. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from, we're diving into chapter five. We're going to go over the five steps, snooze proof, wake up strategy, you can implement this to tomorrow. So if you are brand new and listening to me, and you've never caught me live, how are you? Anyways, if you're brand new, it's not always about a book, normally I share the book with you in the morning.
My goal is to help you own your day, and have a new mindset to own your morning and owning your life and making the best choices, so that you can truly go after what you want.
Most of you want fat loss, most of you want to feel better, most of you need help with recipes and food and how to start this lifestyle. But most of you need to work on your mindset. A couple months ago, I was like "I'm going to start reading a book". First of all, I love to read, and our family has been on this journey for almost six years. We've created a lifestyle, and I often get asked "Stephanie, why are you always so optimistic?", "Why are you so happy?", or "How do you stay motivated, how do you keep doing these things that you want to do?"...
And I say, there's a lot of reasons, but one of them is, "I get up with a purpose", and I read something every morning that's going to fuel my mind. I will tell you how to fuel your body, every single day, I'm going to talk about drinking more water and taking the buns off the burgers, croutons off the salad, grabbing a lettuce wrap and intermittent fasting. I'll give you all the tips and tricks to do this low carb keto lifestyle, but one thing that is not talked about enough is the "Power of your mindset".
So we started this book ("Miracle Morning"), there's a lot of you that are doing the book with me. If you have the book, awesome, we're on chapter five. Are you taking action on the book? If you are here to watch me, I'm going to go over the five steps to a snooze proof, waking up strategy. If I was you, I would be taking notes because this actually works. If you want to own your morning, if you have big goals, big dreams and big visions for your life and for your family, or you just want to feel better, then my encouragement to you is to start getting up in the morning with a purpose. On purpose, with a positive attitude and with a grateful heart, but you're gonna have to do it right. So for those of you who say, "I'm not a morning person", then it's time to switch that and make a pivot. We're going to stop saying that you're not a morning person, and we're going to start speaking that you are. I'm not going to go back over the other chapters, but this book is incredible. I would highly recommend getting it and going through it, it would only take you ten days if you do a chapter a day. So we've got five things that are going to help you get up in the morning, if you put them into action. So he says this, "It's been said that nobody actually likes waking up early in the morning.
But everybody loves the feeling of having woken up early in the morning". It's not like you love to get out of bed, but it's the feeling that you've accomplished so much in the morning, that you love. And so you've got to go after that feeling.
He says "It's kind of like exercising. Many of us struggle to get ourselves to the gym, but we all love the feeling of having gone to the gym when we're done". It's the feeling of accomplishment and waking up is very much the same. So here's what I need you to know. He says "We are going to increase your wake up motivational level. Rate yourself, how do you feel like you wake up? We're going to do it one step at a time"...
So here's your first step, take some notes. "First step, set your intentions before you go to bed"...
I talked about this earlier a few days ago, either you go to bed and you're like "Ugh! Tomorrow's Monday. I don't want to go to the office", "Oh, I have to get up, I have to do this, I have to go to the gym", or "Oh my goodness, it's late. My husband is watching an MMA fight and a whole bunch of guys are in living room". And this could be you, maybe you're one of my husband's friends. Maybe you're at my house until midnight watching the MMA fight. And you go to bed and you say to yourself "I shouldn't have stayed out so late, I have to get up in five hours, I'm only going to get five hours of sleep".
If you go to bed with a mentality that's negative, you're setting your intention for the morning. Did you know that when you wake up, your brain goes back to what you thought of, right before you fell asleep.
But he said the number one thing you need to do is set your intention. Meaning you get to get up, and there's a couple times that you're excited to wake up early... like Christmas, exciting, you get to get it for Christmas. Or maybe you get to leave on a vacation really early in the morning, you have to get up to get to the airport, and you're excited. This is going to excite you once you realize how productive you're going to be in the mornings. So number one, you're going to set your intentions. Instead of "I have to get up", it should be "You get to get up, you get to work out". I get to get up and read, I get to work on my mindset and I'm so excited to get up because I'm going to have another day of life. I'm going to have another day with my family, my kids and I'm going to go inspire somebody. So when you go to bed, I want you to pay attention to what you're thinking about right before you go to sleep. If you find that it's negative, then I want you to switch it and just say something you're grateful for. You can get into the habit and routine of going to bed with good intentions. So that when you wake up in the morning, that's what you will think about.
Number two, all of you should take action on this, put your alarm clock across the room. Most of you probably use your cell phones, I've actually heard a crazy amount of statistics that you should never have your cell phone in your room. I don't listen to that, and my cell phone is in my room, my husband used to put his cell phone in the bathroom.
But whether it's an alarm clock or your phone, whatever you use for your alarm clock, get it away from your bed. Because then you can't hit the snooze button, you have to get out of bed, you're going to get annoyed that it keeps going off. Once you physically get out of bed, it wakes you up, it gives you an extra burst of energy.
And so number one, we're setting good intentions before we go to bed, so we wake up with a positive mindset. Number two, you're going to get your alarm clock away from your bed stand and out of reach. So that you have to get out of bed when it goes off, and purposely take some action because it's going to wake you up.
Okay, number three, don't go to the coffee pot right after you shut off your phone, go brush your teeth.
He says the act of brushing your teeth wakes you up, so brush your teeth, use a mouthwash, do it. Number four, drink a glass of water. So we've got... Set intentions, phone out of reach, immediately go brush your teeth, I actually do that splash some water on your face, wake up, and then immediately drink a glass of water.
You're going to drink a full glass and that's eight ounces, just drink some water because your body is dehydrated from sleeping, anywhere from six to eight hours.
So we're waking our bodies up. And so I want you to think about all of these little steps. The more that you do it, the more that you're going to get into a routine and create a system. And then you're going to feel empowered, you're going to accomplish so much in the morning and you're going to feel so incredible. But you have to create the systems and you have to do the actions. Either you keep a glass of water in your bathroom, or you go right to the sink and grab a glass of water. Number five, get dressed in your workout clothes. Because if you're following along with the book, he gives you one hour and a whole bunch of action steps to own your day.
If you follow this structure and this system, you're going to own your morning. You're going to be happier, you're going to be more grateful, you're going to go to work, you're going to be a happier person to be around, you're going to make better choices. And so if you can own your morning, you're going to own your day. And how do you own your day?
By doing these systems, one step at a time and taking action. If all you do tomorrow is set your alarm clock out of your room, and it gets you out of bed. But you forget to brush your teeth right away, instead you go to the coffee and you don't drink your glass of water, that's not a fail.
It's going to be a habit of creating these steps. This is powerful, I actually am going to do this for you in the morning, I'm going to track all five steps in my stories. Then he said, Number five, get into your workout clothes, get out of your room and go workout or at least move your body. In his system of owning your morning for an hour and setting your day up, he says this isn't an hour workout, this is ten minutes if you follow his system to get started.
I work out for about forty five minutes, but my morning is different. I've already got a routine, and I've been doing it for years. So if all you do is start with ten minutes, awesome. Do some push ups, go for a quick walk, do a couple sit ups, do some jumping jacks, just move your body. That's all you have to do, he said "Morning exercise is super crucial to maximize your potential because it puts you into a peak state, physically and emotionally". It's super important, and so he reviews... Set your intentions, keep your alarm clock across the room, brush your teeth, drink a full glass of water, and dress in your workout clothes. He said you have to earn your morning shower, so if you don't work out, you don't get a shower. I think that's kind of funny.
Here's the book ("Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod), it's an incredible book and it's a super easy read. We're going to be going through "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, as soon as this one is done. So we're going to finish "Miracle Morning" in five days. If you want to actually get the book and follow along, we'll be done with this in five days. And then we're going to start "Atomic Habits".
The only other thing that I would add to this is, shut down your screen time, an hour or forty five minutes before you go to bed.
It does help to keep your phone off of your nightstand because how many of you are on your phones in your bed because maybe you can't fall asleep. Or maybe you're catching up on people's stories or you're shopping online, but if your phone is not by your bed, you're going to less likely be on your phone and you're not going to have all of the lights and the radiation on you. You don't need to be staring at your phone right before bed, that's why they make blue blocker glasses. I like to read before bed, it helps put me to sleep or I like to listen to some music or just listening to something but don't have the phone right here. Get the phone away from your bed stand so that you can actually go to bed. Keep it across the room, so you have to get out of bed in the morning. I actually look forward to seeing who does this, I would love to know if you do this, and how you feel. Because I'm going to be real honest with you, just because I've been doing this for a while, does not make it easy all the time. We've actually had really late nights all weekend and we have had a lot going on. I got up for church this morning and I'm not gonna lie, I was tired.
But I also know my why and my vision, so this is the last thing I'm going to go over. Oftentimes you'll hear people say "What is your Why?", "What are you going after?", "What are you going after?", or "What do you want to accomplish?". I had this explained to me the other day and I loved it, I'm not sure where my friend Danny got it. But you've got your vision and my vision is way out here. My vision is what I'm going after, and maybe your vision is fat loss, I want to feel better, or I want to look better. Here's your vision, and your why is right here... So your why is I don't want to feel like crap anymore. I don't want to feel like garbage, I don't like the way that I feel when I don't work out or when I eat all weekend and then I regret it.
Your vision is where you're going. Your Why is remembering how you feel in that moment when you failed or you slipped up or had an off day.
So for me for example for this morning, for the understanding of the The Miracle Morning, my vision is to get up and to get all of my stuff done in the morning. Read, and be grateful. I do a lot of private messaging, a lot of coaching with my teams and with customers. I do a Live, I have all of these things in the morning that I love to do, before my kids wake up.
My vision for this section is to get it done. Before my kids wake up, you want to know what happens if I hit the snooze button, and if I let myself sleep in. Even though I'm tired, I'm going to regret it, because all of a sudden, I'm going to have to go into mom mode. I don't like that feeling. I don't like that feeling of sleeping in. Being behind in my morning, all of a sudden, having taking care of kids. I didn't get anything done that I wanted to do. I didn't read, I didn't get my mindset right. I didn't work out, I didn't get my body fueled right and I didn't talk to you. I didn't talk to my customers and to my team.
And so I have to remember in that moment, when I want to hit the snooze button, or I want to go back into bed and I don't want to get up. I don't want to feel that I'm behind in my day, so whatever it is that you need to remember, your why has to be, "I don't want to go back to that". So even when I have to drag myself out of bed, as soon as I'm up, and drinking some water and I start moving my body. As soon as I'm done with my workout, and I get into my my focus mode, and my kids are asleep and I get stuff done. I always have to tell myself, "Yes! This is why I get up early in the morning. This is why I want to own my morning, I get to get so much done". And then when my kids wake up, I'm happier, I'm a better mom, because I did all of those things. I owned my morning, I worked out, I took care of myself, so that I can overflow into my kids and my family. My whole goal is just to get people to read more and understand the power of your mindset. And to not let people, the world, or anything else own your morning, own your da, or your life. But you can do it, just like food... Food should not control you, you can be in control of that. You just have to learn these little tips along the way and implement them. So with that, you can take all of these action steps and put them into play right before you go to bed because clearly you're watching me. So there was only five, one last reminder is set your intentions before you go to bed, you get to wake up tomorrow morning. Keep your alarm clock across the room, brush your teeth as soon as you get up. Drink a glass of water right after you brush your teeth and then get your workout clothes on and get moving. So that's it. I hope you guys have an incredible day. I'm always always here to help you so private message me whether it's about food, or anything else.
So I hope you guys have a wonderful night. We'll talk to you soon.
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