Thinking For A Change: First Step In Strategic Thinking


    "Yard by yard, life is hard. But inch by inch, it's a cinch". ~ Robert Schuller

Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie.


"Yard by yard, life can be hard. Inch by inch, and you can make it a cinch".


I'm going to give you one phrase, one concept, or one idea, to help you on your keto, low carb, carb-conscious journey. And today is going to be a great day because I choose for it to be a great day! All right! I need you to be present, and I need you to leave a comment below. We're still going through this book called, "Thinking For A Change" by John Maxwell.


"Yard by yard, life is hard. But inch by inch, it's a cinch". ~ Robert Schuller

Everybody is different, and everybody takes their goals and the things they want to go after at different strides. There are some people that can just run so fast, while others can't.

  • Stay in your lane.

  • Stop comparing yourself.

  • Stay focused.


𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼?

I want you to share one action, one step, one thing that you would like to do for the next 90 days, or maybe you're currently doing already. One thing that would help create a snowball effect of making healthier choices, better options, and getting you pointed in the right direction.

  • Drinking more water.

  • Drinking more ketones.

  • Drinking less sugary drinks.

  • Going to the gym 3-5x a week.

  • Planning your meals.

  • Lifting weights.

  • Avoiding Fast food chains.

  • Going to bed early.

  • Owning your morning.


What is this one thing that would be a great step towards achieving your goals?


"The first step in strategic thinking or going after the goals that you want is to break them down into smaller steps to make them more manageable".
"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small steps".

You can take everything that we've talked about into your relationships, your work environment, your marriage, your spiritual, or your finances. But I want you to hear me on the concept of getting healthy, getting stronger, and losing fat.


𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗼, 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗧!
I took it inch by inch and I said, "The only thing I'm going to do is focus on breakfast".

That's it! I didn't dive into this huge ketogenic lifestyle. I'll eat keto, low carb with my husband. It's going to be a process. So all I did was get a sheet of paper out, it was a colorful sheet of paper.


I wrote down "BREAKFAST", my options for breakfast, and I taped it on the refrigerator.


I wrote down...

  1. eggs

  2. bacon

  3. sausage

  4. keto pancakes


That was usually on the weekend when I made more time to make a bigger breakfast. And then at the very bottom, I looked into intermittent fasting. At that time, I didn't understand it and I didn't want to fast.


So that's all I did, that was my one inch. I got the cereal and the donut out of the house. I told myself, "I can do this", "I can have protein and fat in the morning that can keep me fuller longer", and "I can have meat, eggs, and a little bit of avocado, and that helped me feel better".


𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹, 𝗜 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲 "𝗟𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗛".

I wrote down...

  1. Tuna fish

  2. Egg salad

  3. Low carb wraps

  4. Leftovers

  5. Meat

  6. Cheese

  7. Veggies

  8. Pickles

  9. Hard Boiled eggs

  10. Pork


I wrote that right next to my breakfast options. So when I was in a hurry, or maybe I was not able to plan my meals, or maybe I just needed to eat something. I would go and look at my list and see my options.


I did the same thing for dinner. I wrote down some dinner options for our family so I didn't have to think about it.
  1. I'm going to work inch by inch.

  2. I'm going to make better decisions.

  3. I chose more veggies, more protein, and less curvy junk.


So I had that under control, and it was not achieved overnight. It took me a year to truly understand which ones were great vegetables, and which meals our family liked. Here's what I didn't like, or I'm not feeling full enough.


𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

For snacks, I wrote...

  • Almonds

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Cheese sticks


I wrote down things that I enjoyed and didn't have to think about. If I can meal plan, it's going to prepare me for the rest of the week. Just take it inch by inch, one meal at a time, and one focus at a time.


When you have your meals take note of the ones that are your favorites. When you have more time, you can go on Pinterest or even our ketomomsecrets.com blog and click on recipes. If you find one that you've never tried before, you can try it on the weekend. If it's great, you can easily make it, and it works for your family. Then you can add it to the list.


That's what I did to go inch by inch. In between that, I then focused on my water. I used to drink Strawberry pop and orange juice mixed together. I drank so much sugar, it was ridiculous. So I didn't buy it anymore and I drank more water.


𝗜 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀. 𝗜 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗽𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘄𝘀.

I put rubber bands around the cups to remind myself to drink more water. I set an alarm clock every hour to remind me to drink water, just until I got into the habit of it. There are water bottles and cups all over our house as well.


That's every day, inch by inch. If you try to speed through this health or fat loss journey, you need to lose 60 pounds by Christmas.
If that's your mindset, you're probably going to sprint so fast that you might fall, trip, and get frustrated. You might let the holidays take you out and then you might quit.

What are you drinking?


Let's focus on your drinks first if you don't want to focus on your food. Most people ridiculously drink so much sugar. None of that is serving you in any way shape or form, except for making you happy because you enjoy sipping on it. If there's one thing you can cut out right now, look at what you're drinking. That's one inch.


Drink more water, or I would also say drink ketones. I drink ketones every day, and that's a tool I use. Find some tools to help you. What's your favorite kind of cup, or what do you like to drink out of? I love drinking with a straw, and Ketones give me the energy. This is my tool, no matter what.


𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗰𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲.
Some of you drink a ridiculous amount of energy drinks, and that's not good for your heart.
So pay attention to your drinks and that's one inch.

Once you have that under control, you can decide if you're going to eat breakfast or intermittent fasting. That's another inch.


What should I eat?


Let's do breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack visuals taped on your refrigerator or your car. Maybe you need a post-it note on your car that says "Pack your lunch", or "Don't go to the drive-thru".


How many times have you been busy and forgotten your lunch?

It would be so easy to run through a drive-thru when that happens. But just so you know, it's just as easy to run into a grocery store, grab some low-carb wraps, meat, and cheese and make your own wraps in the car. It's going to be better for you and you're not going to feel like garbage.


You can wait in line for fast food, or you can quickly run into the grocery store. You can even run into some of the gas stations and grab some meat and cheese. Just in case you were not able to plan or make a better meal.


Just think outside the box. If you did not plan your meal, don't give Mickey D's your money and then feel like garbage after. Instead, you can quickly run into the grocery store and grab something better because food is fuel.


Inch by inch, one day at a time.
It's just having awareness and planning.

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝘂𝗴𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀.

I was listening to Dr. Ryan Lowry, one of the formulators of the Keto NAT. He's a huge advocate of Keto and he helped create drinkable Ketones (keto NAT). He coaches people and a lot of athletes on keto, low-carb, and carb-conscious lifestyles every day.


One of the things he said was if somebody truly wants to have their body start being fat-adapted, or see a huge change. The fastest thing you can do is get some cardio or workouts in. If you can do that for a full three days your body is going to adapt to your lifestyle faster, and it's going to move in a healthier direction faster. Everybody has their own capabilities of workouts, you can simply do walking or running.


Yard-by-yard life can be hard.

Let's just say yard by yard, your fat loss journey can be hard if you're taking it in huge strides. But if you take it inch by inch, it can be a cinch. Just do one little thing every day.


That's why I had you share one thing that you can switch for the next 90 days that will propel you into the next year, and into making better decisions.
Start with your drinks, your meals, going to the gym, and planning once a week.

𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆. 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗯𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗵, 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗲.
Stop comparing your journey to your neighbors, your co-workers, your sister, or your best friend. Stop that!

You are focused, and by the end of the year, if you take this seriously, you will have the momentum to go into the next year. And you will be running inch by inch by inch.


That's the thought I have for you. Continue to tune into the page and if you have questions, send me a message. You can also visit our blog ketomomsecrets.com. You can check out recipes, tips on how to get started, and so many different things to help you.


Alright! Have a great day and we'll talk to you soon. Bye!


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