respect

There is NO perfect way.

Happy Tuesday fellow readers. I hope you all are having a great start to your weeks. I am trucking along at the speed of sludge this week. I am for some reason a little more tired than usual, but I keep moving forward and I am doing my best to get in a little extra rest in the evenings.

I wanted to talk today about the fact that in life there is NO perfect way to do something. There may be preferred ways or even ways that have been proven to work, but none of them are perfect and there is always room for improvement. We each find a way that works and is successful for us. This does not mean that my way is the only way or the better way, it simply means I feel that it is the best for ME!

I personally find myself to be a very inquisitive person. I tend to research things for way too long before I ever make a decision. I have always been a fan of education and science and experiments, so I probably try a few too many things sometimes when I should just stick to what I know. Even though I like to experiment when I hear something I don’t necessarily agree with I don’t instantly say that’s not true. I instead give the person an opportunity to educate me and maybe they will change my mind and maybe they won’t. Either way that doesn’t mean they are wrong it just means they have found a better way for whatever it is to work for them.

The key to all of this is open your eyes, your heart and you mind and try to see things from their point of view. You will never agree 100% with everyone you come across in your life. Use the opportunity though to educate and learn as much as you can. You may even find something in what you are learning that you may want to experiment with yourself. You may try it and have success, or try it and have failure. Just don’t confuse that failure for being wrong. They weren’t wrong it was just the wrong solution for you.

When you start taking the time to start looking at other’s methods and perspectives you start to learn respect. Respect is an empowering concept. Respect can move mountains and can bring such gratification into your life. Instead of judging someone accept their ideas with that openness and they will respect you for it. We ALL are important in our OWN ways. WE all learn differently and we all have different goals.

So instead of criticism or being offended by something someone else brings to light, take the opportunity to politely ask why or how. Take the time to see why they think that particular way is better. Stop letting other’s methods dictate what and how you do things to reach your own goals. Set your own course and use the information you receive along the way as a tool not a requirement. And lastly take the opportunity to praise and acknowledge that person for finding the right way for them because that in itself is an amazing accomplishment, and remember to always be you and proud of who you are because that is pretty damn special too!

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Respecting Choices

Hello fellow readers, I hope everyone has been having an amazing week. I’ve been super busy as usual prepping for a little weekend travel, and just being a mom. As you can imagine I don’t have much time for an off button or a break. Yesterdays social media collapse was actually a nice break from all the hustle and bustle, but glad to see it all back up and going today.

I wanted to touch base today on the importance of respecting someone’s choices. I am not afraid to say I support a Ketogenic lifestyle and I choose to make that my lifestyle for the rest of my life. I am also not afraid to admit that I have been doing a test run of the carnivore diet for the past 6 weeks as of today and have had great results from it. These are two things that I have found immense passion in and want to share with the world. Here is the thing though Ketogenic has many different levels and forms and so doesn’t carnivore. There are super strict versions and there are lazier versions. Each individual has a way that works best for them and their body. There are also people that do not follow either of these lifestyles, and that doesn’t mean they are wrong either.

I have to remind myself this because I get very upset when I hear certain things people are doing to try to lose weight or better their health but are failing and can’t seem to see the big picture of why they are failing. There is so many people concerned and scared because of the media and what their doctors tell them. I was scared at first too, but once I started seeing results mentally, physically and within my health care I became a believer. It also helped I had the support of my doctor in what I was trying.

Sometimes I even find myself getting upset when people who follow Keto do something I feel is not correct. I feel that way because it is not how I have success. Guess what? They are not wrong if its working for them. It is so important that we give encouragement to all in this community and feel free to share your ideas, but never tell them they are doing wrong! I choose to do what works for me and gets me the best results! You have to have faith that they are also doing the same thing. You never know what health conditions, genetic conditions, or other issues are in the way of their journey.

I do have an extreme passion for what I am doing and I want to share that passion with anyone and everyone that wants to take it in. I want others encouraged to reach out to me and we can talk about what is working for them and what they may be able to switch up to see more success. We are all human and we are all going to make mistake at time, we just need to learn to love and support one another. Any journey to a new lifestyle is not easy and one person giving discouragement can de-rail that in a heart beat. Take time to actually care and support each other. Until next time Keep Ketoing On!