Exercise Not Just For You, But Also For Your Family



Exercise for you, and for your family!

When you work out, it is not just for yourself and your health, it is also for your family.

11 years ago I started martial arts with my husband Matt and my son Andrew. Over the years we have all found what we love to do- Matt loves Krav Maga, I love running and Andrew loves lifting weights.

When I started running, it wasn't just for me. I wanted to set an example for Andrew of a mom, and woman who prioritizes her health. I wanted to show him that it is important for everyone in the family to have time for themselves to exercise. (Not just sitting on the sidelines watching him practice and play).

Sometimes as moms we put our needs last.  I wanted to show Andrew that it is okay for me to put my health and fitness first. It has taught him how to live a healthy lifestyle, how to do things that are challenging, and he sees that running for me is a stress reliever. Now, he is one of my biggest cheerleaders, always checking in to see how my run is, and encouraging me as I train for races.

Even if you are tired today, what can you do to take care of yourself, and show your kids how important that is?  They are looking to YOU to set the example, to show them what a healthy lifestyle looks like.

Try a walk after dinner, a, bike ride or yoga video. Take 30 minutes today- I promise you, no matter how tired you are, you won’t regret it!


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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Mom's Words of Wisdom

Mom's Words of Wisdom
“Mom’s Words Of Wisdom”
 
As a mom- I never want to see my son disappointed, but at the same time, I am not an “everyone should get a trophy” kind of mom. I believe that we learn through disappointments, and that they teach us lessons. If we all get trophies just by being present, how does that encourage  us to do better, to be better?
 
When we are faced with disappointment- we can learn from it, and make changes so that we can do better next time. It can happen when we apply for a job and we don’t get it,  when we don’t’ come in first in a race, or when we don’t make the team we are hoping to make.
 
I have been there. I remember not making a varsity team in 11th grade, when all of my friends did. I was beyond disappointed. But, I learned, and I worked hard for that whole year, and made the team when I was a senior.
 
My son was trying out for a junior varsity basketball team last week. There have been times during his years of playing basketball that he didn’t make a team that he wanted to. The disappointment was hard- but it made him work harder. He learned and improved, and then made the team the next time.
 
My husband and I have always taught our son to work hard, to be respectful, and to be coachable.
 
We also teach him that you are not always going to get everything you want. If you give it everything you have, if you try your hardest, then you have done your job and it is out of your hands for the moment-sometimes we are not someone else’s idea of the best player, employee, etc. That is out of our control. 
 
I shared some “Mom” wisdom last week when my son  had his tryouts (he made the team!).  Each day, I had a message to share with him.  

Here is my “Mom” wisdom that you might like  to share with your kids (or use yourself):
 
  1. Grit and Grace- It is about giving all that you have, and leaving it on all out on the court. It is about pushing yourself, giving your best, and also have the grace needed to be respectful, thankful and coachable. To be able to listen to feedback, to help out a teammate, to be a part of the bigger picture.
  2. It’s Not About You- when we are trying out for a team, or a job- it can become about US, when it should be about THEM. What can you bring to the team? How can you make this team be better, to play better? What can you do to help drive the success of everyone?
  3. Gratitude- In our family- we live a life of gratitude. We talk about what we are grateful for each day. It is about being grateful that you can walk, run, jump and shoot. Being grateful to have the opportunity to even tryout. It is remembering every coach that got you to this moment, with a word of encouragement, teaching you, and coaching you.
  4. You were designed by God for greatness and purpose.  No one else on the planet can do what you can do. You are unique, and you offer unique talents and gifts to the team. Figure out what they are, and show up and bring it! Your team and coaches are depending on you!
  5. Shine Your Light- leave it all out on the court. Be you, unapologetically you. You aren’t as tall as the other kids? SO what! Your shot is not as great as someone else's? SO what! What can YOU do? What can you do that no one else can do the way you do? Can you be the loudest on defense? Block the shots? Run the fastest? Whatever you can do, do it well.  A TEAM is made up of players with unique talent and skills that will hopefully come together to work as one unit. Together, you will all be better.
 
And it doesn’t end with the tryouts- my mom wisdom hat will stay on during the season, as I listen to my son recap practices, and eventually watch games, I will be there to offer my cheerleading, thoughts and insights (which is different than criticism!) . Basketball is really just an extension of life- and I believe that what kids learn on the court, and in practices and tryouts, will help shape the way they handle disappointments, and successes in life.

Here is to a great season.


XO
SHERI

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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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Family time-Forced, Or Fun?

Family time-Forced, Or Fun?
Can I ask you a tough question? 
 
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Can You Believe it? 3 Months left in 2020!

Can You Believe it?  3 Months left in 2020!
Can you believe it? 

2020 is almost over. Which makes these final three months of the year your best opportunity to make sure 2021 is more balanced and more abundant. 

I truly love helping others live their best lives- I have made it my mission to help women find balance in their lives, even when everything around us seems so unbalanced. I got certified as an Oola Life Coach  so that I could help people to achieve their dreams in the 7 major areas of life (Family, Faith, Fun, Fitness, Field-career, Friends and Finance). It’s something I learned from Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl—The OolaGuys—who teach how to create balance in our unbalanced world. (Oola is short for Oolala!) I have been learning from them for the past few years- and their coaching has helped me be more organized and grateful, and to make fun an important part of my life!

I  help clients address what’s not working for them in the seven F’s. Then we go to work correcting those stressors and bringing about the lifestyle, relationships and financial security you need to be happy, balanced and growing.

With October here and this whole crazy year almost behind us, some people are starting to call 2020 a wash. The Lost Year. An epic fail. But before you give this year the heave-ho, why not spend the last three months of it deciding what you want your next year to look like? What are you dreaming about in 2021?

Whether it’s to make more money, be home with your kids, improve your marriage, have fun, get healthy, or something else – the Oola formula gives you the steps to get there. The key is to decide where you need to make changes, write out your wish list, and start taking small steps every day toward 2-3 goals at a time. It’s a three-step process that’s part of the 10-Week Oola coaching experience that I offer to my clients. 

The reality is that you can have anything you want, but you need to start focusing somewhere. By the time my posts during this month are through, you’ll have a wish list of things that will transform how you live—and even who you are as a person.

Have some ideas of what you want already? Whatever your wish list includes for next year, drop a comment below and share it with me. The Oola formula can be a big help toward getting there—so if the 10-week Oola coaching experience is something you’d like to pursue as 2020 winds down, message me and we can jump on a 30-minute discovery call to explore the idea of working together on your goals. I’m here to help 2021 be a breakthrough year for you.

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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Finding Balance in Times of Uncertainty

Finding Balance  in Times of Uncertainty

Global pandemic. Job loss. Financial hardship. In times like these, we all want certainty, predictability and safety. But how can you achieve certainty in an uncertain world?

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