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Persist While Others Quit!

    I think there are times when you just have to rip off the band aid, and get rid of whatever is causing you to stumble or to fall. Maybe you just need to eliminate everything that's causing you to fail, because there are aspects in your life that you want to achieve. 

Good afternoon! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and I have a simple thought for you today. It's not from a book, it's actually from a poem that my friend Jolene sent me this morning.

Oftentimes I like to read from books or give you something to think about, to help you work on your mindset. If you've been here at any point in time, you would understand that the power of your thoughts becomes your actions.

What you're thinking about, becomes the results that you get or don't get. A lot of that starts with your mindset.

Let's do one thing at a time, 1% better, 1% worse, or one small step. I often walk people through the keto diet or lifestyle. I usually work with them on their water intake, what they are drinking, one meal at a time, one day at a time, or one decision at a time.

𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 "𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲" 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂?

For the most part, people do that. They go and work on their fluids, drink less sugar and more water, eat less bread, and eat more proteins and veggies.

There is an aspect of working on yourself, and doing it one day at a time, one decision at a time, one small step at a time. But then there are times when you just have to rip off the band-aid and get rid of whatever is causing you to stumble or to fall. There are things in life that you want to achieve and sometimes the 1%, better 1% worse, one meal at a time might not work.

There's a point in your life where you actually need to dive in or go all in.

So sometimes I'll tell people to just cut up the credit card. It's not just about not going to target or not buying things online. But if you're truly working on your financial situation, it's not just about making a better choice but it's actually eliminating the choice.

Some people work on their food, and then come back to me after every six months or every year, and then they tell me that it's not working, they keep falling, failing, and messing up... Maybe the whole 1% better did not work out for you. Maybe you need to eliminate everything that's causing you to fail.

𝗜 𝘂𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁.
People would often tell me all the time, "I'm failing". No, you're not! You're just not making the best decisions.

You might be in a spot where you have cut it all off. It's not working for you to dabble, to do 1% better every day, or to make those little steps every day. You need to just end it all. What does that look like? It might be cutting up the credit cards, and eliminating all of the shopping apps off your phone. I'm just talking about the financial aspect of your life.

I actually walk people through a lot of different things and not just their diet. You might need to shut down your cable or your TV networks, for you to stop buying things on TV. You might need to work out or do your food prep. How many of you did food prep yesterday? How many of you got ready for your week yesterday?

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

So, my family and I, plan on Sundays. If you're planning, you will find yourself less likely to fail. Some of you sit and watch too much TV. You didn't go to the gym, and you keep making excuses. I'm not saying I don't watch TV, but some of you might have to get rid of the Hallmark Channel or Netflix. You have to get rid of it because it keeps you distracted from planning and moving your body.

It's the same with food. You keep saying you keep the food in your house because your kids need it. Your kids do not need it! Later on today, I'm going to talk about budgeting, eating healthy, and eating better on a certain income.

𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆'𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝘁.

If physically, it's not working for you to do one day at a time or one little baby step at a time. You might really need to dive all in. If you need to get rid of all of the crap in your house, you can tell your kids that you're actually doing this for them because they don't really need it. You're all going to get healthy together.

That's what my family did for so many years. People would get mad in the beginning, when we ate really strict keto or even low carb. We did it for one of our daughters for a couple of years. People gave us a lot of grief because I didn't keep anything in the house. There were times when I really wanted to have a cookie. But since it's not in the house anymore, I can't go grab it.

You have to tell your family that you have goals. You're not going to buy the treats anymore, but they can still have them at birthday parties, or at grandma and grandpa's house. There's just no shortage of junk anywhere. Our dentist sometimes has cookies.

"I'm not doing this to deprive you. I'm doing this to help me so I can help you".

Some people really do well, when they do one thing at a time. They usually just put it out of sight and out of mind. Some still have the candy drawer, but it's in a different room for their kids. So maybe you might need to be a person that's all in.

A lot of it starts in your mindset, planning, and then prepping. Most people make excuses, so try to figure out what your excuses are.

  • Why is it not working?

  • Why are you sitting on the couch?

  • Why are you spending the money?

  • Why are you not feeling better?

𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲!

It might be time to eliminate something, and that's okay. It's okay to cut it out and get rid of it. And maybe someday you can turn the Netflix back on. There are just people who go around the same mountain every month or every year. And I just want to say "Stop!".

Clearly, something needs to be cut out of your life.
Stop making excuses about who might need it or that you might need it later.

I went to the grocery store with my kids yesterday, because the girls wanted a salad for supper. And then suddenly, I had somebody make a comment, "I see you everywhere with your kids". And it stuck with me all night, so I told my girls, "Girls, you do realize it's rare for people to be with their kids often, especially teenagers. They're probably at home or with their friends. For whatever reason, they don't want to do things with their parents. Maybe they're sitting in front of the TV playing video games, I don't know".

𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿.
I just don't want to be like everybody else. I enjoy my kids and I love bringing them with me.

I love teaching them about food, and how to grocery shop, and we have an incredible time together. Sometimes what's working for a lot of people, maybe different for others. Maybe you just need to make a shift. You don't need to stay home to watch movies, you can run to the grocery store and tell your kids to come with you. Show them how to shop or how to pick up vegetables.

I don't know who needs to hear this, but I need you to know something. If what you're doing isn't working or hasn't worked, it's time to make a shift.

Alright! Here's what I wanted to read to you. This is what made me think this morning. My friend Jolene sent it to me, and I'm going to print it out for my daughter for her room.

"While Others Are"

Believe, while others are doubting

Plan, while others are playing

Study, while others are sleeping

Decide, while others are delaying.

Prepare, while others are daydreaming

Begin, while others are procrastinating.

Work, while others are wishing

Save, while others are wasting.

Listen, while others are talking.

Smile, while others are frowning.

Commend, while others are criticizing.

Persist, while others are quitting.

~William Arthur Ward

Prepare, and Plan, while others are not. It's going to get you ahead in life in lots of areas.

𝗜 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝗲𝗺! 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁'𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 "𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲".
  • Believe

  • Plan

  • Study

  • Decide

  • Prepare

  • Begin

  • Work

  • Save

  • Listen

  • Smile

  • Commend

If you're working towards any goal in your life, you might be taking it one step at a time, and that's great. But sometimes you just need to do hard things. You don't get to just wish for it. Some people think that others just got lucky. Nope! It's actually hard work.

Anything that you want to accomplish is going to take hard work, hard decisions, and consistent action over time. While you might be pulled and easily drawn negatively into other people, you have to say no because you're planning for your week. Tell them you're giving up all restaurants for the next month, so you can save money. Tell them that every time you do things that do not align with your goals, it makes you feel like you're starting over again.

So you can actually do something different with your family...
  1. Play board games instead of going out every single night and spending money.

  2. Take your kids with you instead of leaving them at home all the time.

  3. Bond with your kids and teach them valuable lessons in life.

  4. Get your family on board

  5. Stop buying junk

Tell your kids you're helping them because you're also learning how to be healthy. That way they don't have to grow up, be an adult, and start over again. Tell them you're taking them with you on the healthy journey. If they're mad because there are no Oreos in the house, then they can go to grandma's house.

𝗥𝗶𝗽 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝗮𝗶𝗱, 𝗰𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀.

Because if you really want to achieve something great, it's going to require a sacrifice. You can still do it kindly and just communicate with those you love. You can do it without feeling bad when somebody made the apple pie for you. Just tell them that you truly appreciate them for making that apple pie for you. But you have decided that you're going to an apple pie only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Stay focused and moving. You have goals, and things to achieve. People shouldn't make you feel bad because you're doing hard things.

Okay! So that's all I have for you this morning. Later this afternoon, I'm going to talk about eating on a budget, family meals, and kids. So please tune in, and you can always watch the replay. If you have questions, send me a message and I would love to help out.

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I appreciate all of you. Have a good morning and we'll talk to you soon. Bye!

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