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"WINNING THE WAR IN YOUR MIND" (Chapter 1): What we think Shapes who we are | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Aug 4


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A lie believed as a truth will become your truth, and your life will revolve around that. You're basically creating yourself a prison, a prison up in your mind. Your life is going to reflect what you're believing in. We talk about health and fitness, how to eat, moving your body, getting enough sleep and making sure you're not stressed. Putting down the donut, and not eating if you're not hungry. Going to the gym, drinking more water and eating better. Your mindset, along with all of that is going to make you feel incredible.


Points to Ponder


01:29 Social Media pages

02:23 "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel

03:03 Better Success with your Health Goals

04:41 Where are your Thoughts taking you

04:48 Positive Mindset person

05:12 What we think shapes who we are

07:01 Get out of the Rat Race

08:01 Truth or Trash

09:48 A self made Prison

10:08 A Lie Believed as a Truth

11:17 Don't Eat if you're not Hungry

12:46 Stop Owning the Words of other People

13:07 Words that you're Speaking

13:18 Words have the Power of Life and Death

14:26 Take some Ownership

15:12 Take an Audit of your entire day

16:36 At your own Pace


Full Episode Transcript


Hey everybody! I hope you're having a great day and happy August 1st. Happy new month, I hope you're having a great day. Welcome to the Keto Mom page, I am excited to go through a new book. Now, I realized a couple things... First of all, if you've been on the page for a while, welcome and thank you for always tuning in. Where are you tuning in from? If you've been here for a while, you know that we've gone through a handful of books since May.

And the point is, I want to help you get your mindset right, to help control your health and your fitness and all of the things in your life.

So it's nothing new for me to talk about a book. But if you are brand new, I want you to post new in the comments. I would love to chat with you and figure out what your goals are. Because here in the Keto Mom page, you are going to find lots of different thing. Tips and tricks, recipes and things that are going to help you on your journey. We live in Minnesota, on a lake, and sometimes you'll see my kids and my husband in my stories.


So whether you're here on Facebook, or you're on Instagram, it's ketomomsecrets all one word, I'm also on TikTok. I'm not the greatest TikToker, but it's ketomomsecrets, we also got youtube, Keto Mom. There's so many things, but wherever you might find me at, I'm excited to meet you and help you on your journey. In the last couple days, we've had people in our home since Thursday.


Normally, I do a live every day, we stayed up late but we got up early. And I really was just focused on our company, so I did not do a live on Friday and Saturday to prepare you for today. We're going to go through "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel. I will be doing all of the other lives in the mornings, except for on Sundays. My goal is is to help you get your health and fitness on track. Why do we read books? Because I truly feel like what is in your mind, and in your heart, or what's inside of you comes out of you... So if we can get to the point where you are believing that you are worthy, where you're speaking truth over yourself and not trash, where you believe that you can do this and you're not believing the lies that you tell yourself or that other people tell you, then you might find yourself having better success with your health goals and all of the things that you're wanting. You might be shocked at how much your mindset plays a role in all of it. So with that said, I'd love to know, have you gone through the books with me?

Your mindset plays a big role in your success

And if you did, which ones did you read, and is the book club helpful? You can either get the book and read it right along with me, I'm going to go through one chapter a day. Or you can just tune in here, and I'll give you the highlights. Some of you are readers, some of you need to be readers. "Winning the War in your Mind" was the book voted on, and I also have a different book picked out for September. We'll keep moving on, there's just so many great books and so many things I would love to help you with.

This book, one of our pastors wrote it, his name is Pastor Craig Groeschel. And the book is called "Winning the War in your Mind".

I'm going to give you a couple of highlights from the beginning and chapter one. If you've already read it, I want to know what you think and I want to hear your thoughts. I want to know, if you feel like it's going to help you get your mindset right. I did a live on Thursday called Truth or Trash, and it was kind of what he's talking about. Talking about what lies are you letting in, what lies have you been believing, and how are we going to get those lies out so that you can move forward, because they hold you back. Saying things like... "It's always been this way", "I'm not worthy", "I'm always going to be overweight", "It's just my luck"... That's No, No, No and No, all right. So in the introduction, it just talks about "Where are your thoughts taking you?"...


Do you feel like you're more of a positive mindset person, do you think positively. Do you think of the glass as half empty or half full? I know people talk about that a lot, but do you look at life more positively or is it always like, "It always happens, it's always me, I knew it and it's just my luck"... So he says "What we think shapes who we are". I think we underestimate the power of our thoughts, what people tell us and the things that we run over and over in our mind. "What we think becomes and shapes who we are, our lives do follow the direction of our thoughts"... And so pastor Craig is incredible, he uses a lot of different Bible verses. There's tons of story, tons of truth, and he even says "Your mindset, whether you believe it or not, will shape your life Biblically and scientifically"... So biblically, and scientifically, whatever you choose to believe. He says, "In ten years, we will each look in the mirror and someone will be looking back at us. That person will be shaped by the thoughts of today, the life we have as a reflection of what we think".

Let me ask you this, do you agree that your thoughts are going to shape who you become or already have?...
Ask yourself if you are a positive person

The whole book is so great, but do I like the direction that my thoughts are taking me? So a question you could ask yourself is, "Am I a negative person or am I a positive person?". "Do I like the person I'm becoming?"...

If not, then take a step back and ask yourself, "Why do I find myself in this rat race of health?" Why do I go after a goal, hit it, then fall off, not get back on track, and then get in this vicious cycle.

Try to take a step out of that cycle, and look at what you are reading? Who you surround yourself with, what are you watching, what are you listening to, and what are you believing. Get out of the rat race for a second, and I want you to seriously evaluate that. I love at the end of each chapter, he gives you some questions to go through. If you play full out, meaning if you're going to take this seriously, you're going to go through it and you're going to really evaluate yourself. Think about if you can commit to some serious mindset for the next year, while you are working on putting the donut down, going to the gym, drinking more water and eating better.

Your mindset, along with all of that is going to make you feel incredible. Can you commit to one year of doing all those things. So I love how he says this "Our lives are always moving in the direction of our strongest thoughts.

What we think will shape who we become"... So that was just the introduction, the very first part we talked about was on Thursday. It just talked about removing the lies and replacing it with truth. Truth or Trash. He shares a really funny story. I'll give you a very brief overview, he talks about how he's a pastor, and one of his friends, and how they like to play tricks on each other. And so he came into the office really early one morning and he realized somebody was going to play a prank on him. He caught one of his friends in the closet, but he tried to lock his friend in the closet. He was trying to push a chair up underneath the doorknob so that he couldn't get out, but the chair wouldn't stay. So he said "Kevin, I locked you in the closet, you can't get out the chair is blocking you". And for a minute his friend was like "No! Let me out!". And then pastor Craig said "I've got to go to a meeting". Thinking his friend would open the door, because in reality, the chair wasn't holding the door. He couldn't get the chair to buckle under the doorknob, so the door wasn't even locked. But his friend was told a lie, and he believed the lie as if it was a truth.

Are you feeding your mind Truth or Trash?

So when pastor Craig was in the meeting, he heard something above him. His friend had climbed up on the ceiling and over and tried to climbed down through the office. Pastor Craig said "Oh my goodness! I didn't even lock the door, I just simply told him a lie"... Thinking he would just move the door and open but he didn't because the man was in the closet. And he believed what his friend told him, although it was a lie, he believed it as a truth. He says,

"Have you ever considered that you might be trapped in a self made prison?"... And he's going to go through how are we going to remove the lie? He says "Your mind is a battlefield", talks about some funny stories, funny songs. And he says "A lie believed as a truth will affect your life as if it were truth"...


What lies are you believing in? That you're not good enough, you'll never be skinny, I'll never be in shape. I'll never be a good mom, or I'll never be a good dad, I can't do this, I'll never work myself up on that work ladder. I'll never have a better job, I'll never have a good marriage...

What lies are you believing in? Because that's all trash, all of it. But a lie believed as a truth will become your truth, and your life will revolve around that. You're basically creating yourself a prison, a prison up in your mind.

Your life is going to reflect what you're believing in. Right now on the Keto Mon page, we talk about health and fitness, how to eat, moving your body, getting enough sleep and making sure you're not stressed. Putting down the donut, and Not eating if you're not hungry... So I think this book is incredible and I love the first chapter. I circled this "Chances are good that you have your own set of lies holding you back. The lies nearly derailed my call on ministry"... So he shared his life, he shared about all of the things that he felt, and about the things that he believed in himself. He said, If I would have believed all of the things that people told me in the past... Like people saying I wasn't meant to do this, I was too stupid in school to be this. I wasn't a great athlete, I'm not adequate, I'm too young... If he would have believed all of the things that people spoke over him, then he wouldn't have done what he was truly called to do. Isn't that the truth?

We take what people tell us and we feel that that must be the truth. I'm always going to be overweight, or I'll never be able to go to the gym on time. I don't have enough self discipline...
Your words have the power of Life and Death

What are you believing, and we're going to have to reverse engineer that to go "Where did that come from, and I'm going to have to break off that lie and find a truth to replace that"... Alright, so you are not who others say you are. So stop owning the words of other people. If you are one of the people that are speaking trash into other people's lives...

Do not just be aware of what you are putting in your own mind, like the things you're watching, the people you're around, the things you're listening to, but also be very aware of the words that you're speaking.

Whether it's to your kids, to your spouse, or to your employees, because you might be the one planting lies in somebody else's mind. Words have the power of life and death, and that's what the book is going to go through. How do we get these words, these lies, these things that other people have spoken over us, or we have allowed in, how are we going to get them out and how we're going to replace them with the truth. That's what the book is going to work on.


And so he said "What negative messages did you take away from your childhood? The lie will keep you living in the shame from the past. A lie will keep you from living the joy and freedom in your future". And then the rest of the book is walking you through a whole bunch of questions. I love what he said right here, he said "If you think that you can't do something, you probably won't. If, on the other hand, you think that you can? Odds are that you will"... Do you believe that you can get healthy, and that you can make the better choice? Do you believe that you can get up and workout? Do you believe that you can go for a walk, and say no to the donut? Do you believe that you can make better choices? Because if you do, one day at a time, one step at a time, it will come. But if you don't believe that you can do it, then you're right as well... You have to take some ownership and you've got to be intentional. You have to not only just work on the recipes, but work on your mindset.

If you believe that you can, then you will

Some of you don't like that, but we're gonna learn to love it. What I love about having the book is it actually asks you questions on your typical day. It's going to get you to think if you play Full out and actually utilize the book on how it's supposed to be used. It's going to have you write down, it's going to have you journal, it's going to ask you some hard questions. But the point is, is to get you through your battle, and to get you on the other side.

This is the last thing I'll say, he said "If you want an action step, take an audit of your entire day"... Take an audit of your entire day, of the things that you believe or speak.

Have a little notebook, write it down. You got up in the morning, and you're saying, "I can't do this", or "I'm always going to look this way", "I'm so ugly", "I'm not strong enough", or whatever it is, I want you to write it down. And then, at the end of the day, you're going to look at them and you're going to go is this Truth or Trash?... Truth is? Yes, I am worthy. Yes, I can do this. Yes, I got up on the first alarm. Yes, I made the better choice for lunch. Yes, I drink my water. Can you pick out your thoughts in one day and decipher them into Truth or Trash. And the ones that are trash, we're going to work on, through the book. Getting them out and replacing them with good thoughts, we're going to keep going through this.


Chapter two, we will go through tomorrow, and I want you to know that I go through books quickly. A lot of the books that I'm going through with you, I've read already and I'm reading them again. I think they're wonderful. But if you're still on the "Miracle Morning", or "Atomic Habits", if you're still reading whatever book that we've gone through, work at it at your own pace. Hop on here, listen to a little value. I hope it helps you think for a second, of how it can just get your mindset right. So I hope you guys tune in with me. Press the share button, because sharing is caring and other people need help on their mindset as well. Always reach out with your questions, whether they're keto questions, or low carb questions, or any "how to" questions. Our family's been on this journey for six years and I want to help you, so thank you for tuning into the page. I hope you have an incredible rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow morning.


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