How to set goals for 2021

How to set goals for 2021
Have you ever had that year- that year when everything was going to be different?




You set your New Year resolutions  in January , and you are ready to  achieve those goals no matter what.   Maybe you're going to run a marathon, or you are going to lose 50 pounds. Maybe this is the year that you are going to become neat and organized.  
 
And then what happens?  
 
You start out in January all gung-ho, ready to crush those goals.  You start working on them in January, and then maybe something happens.  You get sick, or family members sick or your schedule at work changes.  Maybe it's too cold and snowy and rainy outside, and you can't get out to get those daily runs.
 
Whatever it may be, these obstacles get in your way.  Then it becomes February… and then March,  and all of a sudden those resolutions you made in January are now a thing of the past.  
 
How do you feel about it?  I know for me when I've set lofty goals or resolutions in January, and then I don't meet them I don't meet them, I feel sad and disappointed in myself.  I feel angry and I feel frustrated.
 
 So how can we create change in our lives, and create goals that will help us to move closer to our big goals, without feeling disappointed or feeling overwhelmed?
 
I suggest creating SMART goals.  Did you know that only 8% of people keep their New Year's resolutions? Why not try SMART goals instead?
 
What are smart goals ?
Smart goals are short term goals that  are easy to attain. We can create small goals that lead up to big change, by creating momentum in meeting these small goals.
 
SMART goal are:
  1. SPECIFIC: SMART GOALS are not vague,  such as to be better at something.  Instead there more specific goals,  like “I am going to increase my core strength this month” .
  2. MEASURABLE- SMART goals are  measurable.  You're giving yourself a target date or target time to complete your goal,  and if you fall behind little it's OK.  You  can catch up.
  3. ACCOUNTABLE:  SMART goals are also accountable. These goals  set you up to be more accountable part, giving you an opportunity to take personal responsibility. It is a great idea to let someone else be accountable with you! Tell a friend,  tell you partner, or even  post your goals on social media!
  4.  REALISTIC – SMART goals are realistic- they are achievable and they're going to set you up for success, rather than set you up for failure.
  5.  TIME- SMART goals are time sensitive.  You  establish a date when each goal needs to be accomplished.
 
 My  challenge to you  this year is, instead of creating New Year's resolutions,  go ahead and create some smart goals! And if you need help, I have got you!! Click the link to join my free  challenge “Embrace The Mess: Women Finding Balance in 90 Days!”, so that you can live out your true purpose and start to DREAM BIG!

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Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

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Wrapping Up 2020

Wrapping Up 2020
It is December 1st!!

For countless people, December is a month for celebrating and focusing on family, friends and what’s truly important. It’s a month for great food and fun times . . . and giving gifts.

But before you get out the wrapping paper and ribbon, why not inventory your accomplishments over the past year and recommit to the things you wish you’d done?
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Creating Fitness Goals for 2021.

Creating Fitness Goals for 2021.
Did you know? 
 
It’s impossible to achieve your dream life without knowing where you are now. When I coach people in the Oola principles, one of the first things we do is find out where they are in life.


Just like when you use your smartphone’s Maps app to get directions, the first thing that shows up is where you are at this moment—represented by a little blue dot. Plug in your destination, and your smartphone will use GPS technology to give you step-by-step, mile-by-mile directions from your current location to your desired endpoint. 

But before you can go anywhere, you need to know exactly where you are right now. 


Over the next few weeks, I’ll be leading you through a where-are-you exercise in the seven areas that I cover in the Oola Coaching Program: fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun. We call these “The 7 F’s of Oola,” and by the time this month is through, you’ll have a checklist of things you’d like to improve. Are you ready? 

Let’s look at the very first of The 7 F’s of Oola: fitness. 


Fitness is a big one for me- there was  a time that I was tired, sick and had gained weight. I was depressed and anxious, barely able to balance everything in my life. When I focused on this key area- I found strength, energy and health. At 50, I have more energy and feel better than I did at 30.


On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your health, fitness habits and mental wellbeing? If you answer “1,” that means low/bad/least true, while answering “10” means “high/good/most true”:


  • I would rate my current health....................................  ____
  • How close am I to my ideal weight?.........................  ____
  • I would rate my overall mental health.....................  ____
  • I do 3+ cardio/resistance sessions a week..............  ____
  •  How hard do I push myself during exercise?.........  ____
  • I am active outside of exercise sessions..................  ____
  • I practice relaxation daily..............................................  ____
  • I love my life and have little stress............................  ____
 
Keep this score handy- and as you visit my blog each week, you will have a checklist of all the things you would like to improve upon in the coming year.
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Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

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Coulda Woulda, Shoulda- Live Life Without Regrets!

Coulda Woulda, Shoulda- Live Life Without Regrets!
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
 
I don’t want to be a person who has regrets. I want to live my life to the fullest- I want to have fun. I want to spend time with my family and friends, and I don’t want to miss out on anything.
 
Sometimes I take risks because I know that the risk will be worth the reward. I have a lot on my plate right now, but I know that all I am doing is going to bring joy to my family, as well as to the people that I am helping and serving.
 
I think a lot of my lessons comes from my parents. I watched my dad retire, move full time to Florida, which he had always dreamed about- and then a year later he was diagnosed with cancer. I watched my mom work so hard, first as a stay at home mom, then full time in an office job, then get sick in her 60’s and later she passed away from Alzheimers.  Neither of them were able to enjoy retirement, enjoying free time, or time with their grandchildren.
 
I learned from their experiences  that I wanted to enjoy life all along the way- not just when I retire. We go on lots of fun family vacations, I go on girls’ trips with my friends, I run and do things for ME- I don’t want to look back and wish I had enjoyed these moments.  With my son I have truly enjoyed every moment as a mom- and I have appreciated every moment.
 
What about you? When you think about your life, do you look back and have regrets? Did you not take that vacation? And now you are regretting that time you could have spent with your family? Have you stayed in a job that  has been stressful and unfulfilling? Have you not spent enough time with your friends?
 
I think that the last months of 2020 can be used for reflection-and to make plans to move forward. To find joy, to take risks, to do things that make your heart happy. This is it-this is life-and it is not a dress rehearsal. 
 
What are you going to do so that you don’t have regrets?

If you want to chat about how I can help you dream big for 2021- click here to schedule a free 30 min call!
Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

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Will You Pivot?

Will You Pivot?

Have you ever seen the episode of friends about when they have to pivot to move the couch? Ross, Rachel and Chandler are trying to get the couch up the stairs, and they have to keep turning it,  and  trying different ways to get the couch up the stairs. This is how 2020 has felt for me, and I think for a lot of people.
 
There's been so much pivoting in our world,  we were all kind of turned upside down back in March.  For you, maybe your spouse unfortunately lost their job.  Maybe you went from working and being around people every day, to working at home.  Maybe your kids are distance-learning, or they are doing a hybrid thing, and they're learning at home while you're trying to work as well.   Maybe you haven’t been able to spend time with extended family, or haven’t been able to have fun or with your friends social occasions for vacations.
 
We are trying to make sense in this unbalanced world, and I know that it can be hard to stay positive.  It can be hard to move forward.  It can be hard to find the best in this situation. But,   I am a making “lemonade out of lemons” kind of gal, and I have to try to find the good in what happens.  I have been through more more difficult stuff than 2020- I've lost both of my parents to terrible diseases. I suffered from autoimmune disease-  I couldn't get out of bed, and  I was so sick and tired and suffering depression  a few years ago that I had a break down.  
 
But I don’t let this stuff take me down-  I use these situations to grow and to learn, to get stronger, and then to help others. I think that when we're handed a difficult situation we need to pivot, and try to find the best in whatever that may be.  
 
I have been open to possibilities for learning, even though some things didn't work out the way that I wanted them to back in January.  I was going to be traveling and having fun as I turned 50. But honestly,  I really think that this year has been a blessing to me because I've learned and I've grown, and I making changes that are going to affect my whole entire life.
 
We spent more time together as a family. I grew relationships with friends,  and my wellness and running community. My husband and I grew our first vegetable garden, and I grew even more grateful for what I had, instead of dreaming about this I wanted.
 
So, I think that the lesson here is that you're going to be thrown some curveballs in life-whether it is  an illness for you or someone in your family,  job stress,  change in relationships.
 
There are two ways that we can approach those the situations.  We can be angry and bitter- we can just stay stagnant and just except the change and not do anything about it.
 
 Or we can take those situations, and we can grow from them, learn and pivot.


 
It is really all up to you. Will you pivot?

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XO 

Sheri
 
 
Sheri is a mom, wife, coach, author, speaker, and educator. She helps women in midlife to gain energy, be healthy, and to find JOY again. She lives near Cinderella's castle in Winter Garden. Florida with her family.

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