The Power of Our Choices | Keto Mom
Keto Mom here!
I choose to wake up and be thankful, I choose to get up and have a good attitude, I choose to get up and grab my Ketones. I choose to get up with a smile on my face, walk upstairs as I'm wiping the sleep out of my eyes to work out super early before my kids get up. I choose to read to get my mindset right, I choose those things because it fuels who I am.
Points to Ponder
00:32 Why should I fuel my mind right
01:36 Do you own your day or does the day own you
01:53 I'm going to own my day
02:02 Choose to get up on that first alarm
02:10 My choices everyday
03:24 Your mindset affects your health
04:18 Love yourself to make better choices
04:38 I challenge you
05:14 Learn to love yourself, take ownership
07:12 You can change your future
07:39 Today can be different, make better choices
08:36 Smiling changes how you feel
09:04 "Success leaves clues"
09:42 Our children should have to start at our ceiling
10:23 Successful people read incredible books
11:05 The key "Taking action consistently"
12:07 Find successful people and ask for support
12:38 Your choices will create the future you will live out
13:16 Your words have the power of life and death
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie. I'm so glad to have you here, we are going to talk about the power of choices. And you might be thinking, "Oh choose the eggs over the doughnut, I'm going to choose less sugar, I'm gonna choose no buns on my burger". That's not what we're talking about today, I'm going to talk about the power of choices here (in your head). And the things that you say, and the things that you fill your mind with. And you might be going "She talks about this a lot and I'm on a Keto page, and I'm wondering why she's so adamant that I should be reading and fueling my mind right". But it's for a very specific purpose...
So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? Good morning, maybe it's good afternoon, wherever you're at. I'm currently in Minnesota, it is morning right now, maybe you'll watch this in the afternoon. But it is morning, and I've already knocked out a good chunk of things that I choose to do every morning to have a successful day, as much as I can choose. And so I'd love to know, how is your morning going, how is your afternoon going? Has it gone how you pictured it up here (in your head), maybe you have no idea or maybe you don't own your day.
I have a question, have you ever heard the phrase "Own your morning, own your day". Or I shared this in a story yesterday on all social media platforms, I just simply asked the question "Do you own your day or does the day own you?". I would love to know what you think or what is your thought on that, maybe you've never thought about it.
So the question is "Do you own your day or does your day own you?". What's the answer? I'm going to own my day, I'm not going to say that there's not circumstances and situations in life that happens.
So I choose to get up on the first alarm, I'm not always great at it but I have been great at it for two weeks. I choose to wake up and be thankful, I choose to get up and have a good attitude, I choose to get up and grab my Ketones. I choose to get up with a smile on my face, walk upstairs as I'm wiping the sleep out of my eyes to work out super early before my kids get up. I choose to read to get my mindset right, I choose those things because it fuels who I am. And so oftentimes I want people to understand, I can sit on this page and I can coach you on how to eat and what not to eat and how to move your body and drink more water and all of those things. And if you tune in later today I'm going to go through some basic Q & A questions on the Keto lifestyle, so be watching for that.
But right now, I want you to think of something, I want you to think if you have control of your day, so I wrote some things down I wanted to ask you. It's the power of choices, right? And so I listened to a really great man, I listened to so many things, whether I'm reading or listening my goal is "I got to fuel this (my mind), so I can choose the best choices possible". Or at least control my emotions, you might be going "What does this have to do with my health?"... It has everything to do with your health, everything.
Because if you don't look at yourself, and if you don't love yourself, if you don't take ownership of your journey, then you are going to be probably one of the ones that reached out to me next year and go "Hey, I've been on this journey for a year, I've started and I stopped. I did it, had success then I went back to the old routines".
Maybe I've talked to you about this and it's not bad, it's the awareness of you going, "Oh, what is ownership look like, what do my choices look like? I didn't know I had to think more about this health and fitness than just beyond food". Because I will tell you, something that our family is so passionate about is the choices, the things that you say, the power of your words, the thoughts that you think. Because if you don't love yourself, then how are you going to make the better choice to move your body or to get up in the morning or to be thankful or to choose the eggs over the donut or to say, "Hey I'm going to choose a better option". If you don't love yourself, how are you going to do that?
You need to have ownership, and I want you to love yourself. I've got a challenge for you if you're open to it when we are done here, because I'm guessing not many of you are in your bathrooms in front of a mirror. When you are done, I'm gonna have you do something super weird, I want you to walk into your bathroom, maybe you're at the office, walk into wherever there's a mirror... I want you to look at yourself and I want you to say, I love you... my name is Stephanie if you don't know, I love you, Stephanie. And you might go, "I actually don't love myself". We are going to learn how to love ourselves, because if you don't love yourself and you're here and you're constantly going "I need to lose fifty pounds, I want to get healthier" but you've got an inward negative talk towards yourself for how you look at yourself then guess what, we need to start right here (within ourselves). Because if you don't love you, and you might be going "This is awkward". I know, it's not like the world tells us that. I'm not saying in an arrogant way, in an awkward way, I want you to just quietly walk into the bathroom, go look in the mirror and say "I love you".
And if you're working on loving yourself, you're gonna say "Hey Stephanie, I'm working on loving you", I need some tools, I'm going to work on taking the ownership of who I am, the responsibility of my choices, and I'm going to dominate the rest of this year in my health and fitness".
There are lots of areas in life I love to talk about, I've got dogs, I've got kids, there's craziness in my house all the time, so if you hear them we've got four dogs, we've got four daughters. My goal is to live the best life that I can, that we can to inspire our children so they can. And so here's a couple things I want you to do, I hope that you're taking notes if not, you better come back later and take notes. I want you to ask yourself this question, "Am I taking ownership of my life?" I want you to go into the bathroom and say I love you, and then I want you to think about, as you go throughout the day, "Perspective". I will tell you, sometimes I don't know a lot of you and where you are today might not be any of the choices that you've made. It could be through circumstances, choices that your parents made and choices that are beyond your control.
So where you are at today might not have anything to do with what you've chosen, but today moving forward can be. So oftentimes we'll be talking to our kids and we'll have to say, "Are you having a victim mentality or are you going to own what's going on?".