I have a confession. I am feeling worn out. When I reflect back on this year, it’s no wonder. This has been a year of tremendous personal and professional growth. Much of this growth is intangible. I haven’t won any medals or earned a million dollars. What I have gained is WAY better – purpose, passion, and thoughts of limitless potential. I am closing out on a high note – in a place of confidence, clarity, and control.
Do you ever feel like your weekends aren’t your own? Errands, chores, birthday parties, playdates, and other “obligations” can really eat away at the time we hope to spend recharging our batteries and restore balance to our busy lives.
This summer exposed a serious pain point for me. I was CRAVING Sundays as a day to rest but the opposite was happening. I found myself at the mercy of everyone else’s needs specifically my kids. Their Sunday habit became a never ending refrain of the “I’m boreds.” This was proceeded by whining about wanting more playdates. Loathe to schedule one more playdate on top of all the transactional tasks that had to get done, I decided something had to change. It was time to create new habits.
We have a blogging first today! It’s the first time I have someone guest posting for me. I am very fortunate to have Lindsay from Cotter Crunch here with a recipe. Since we are not recipe bloggers, I know you will all enjoy the rare occurrence of seeing a recipe.
I have both of Lindsay’s Healthy Bites e-Cookbooks. Healthy Bites are easy to make, satisfying, and a great gluten-free way to fuel up. They also get John’s seal of triathlete approval!
Hi there Friends! My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch. I‘m a pro triathlete’s wife, nutrition and fitness consultant, kombucha and wine lover, and Gluten Free cook! It’s funny, this is my blog’s subtitile and yes, it really does describe my life. But the main reason I blog is support my husband. We’ve created this dream together. A dream to pursue HIS professional triathlon career and I get to play wing man woman, actually it’s Sherpa wife. Either way, I’m by his side.
I’d say my best support comes through food and fueling. I’m good at feeding that man, or so I like to think. ☺
In an effort to help James (aka the Kiwi Cotter) fuel properly for pre and post workout, I started making him healthy bites.
What are healthy Bites?
Glad you asked.
With 2015 right around the corner, I am in full steam ahead blog and business planning. Lots of exciting things will be coming to this space including a redesign in January! You will start to see me merge my business, Tara Newman Coaching with this blog still to be called Family Sport Life. With all my brainstorming, I have realized something is distinctly missing from my space. That something is talk about vision + goals. Specifically, my vision + goals.
Talking about my vision + goals has a many benefits for all of us:
- It keeps you informed of my direction and plans. I always want my readers to feel included and clear on my direction. Trust is some I value and cherish. You should feel you can trust me, my content, and my products.
- It will encourage you to share your vision + goals with me. We can keep each other accountable.
- I want my readers to see that having a clear vision works. Clarity is super important to achieve personal success. Creating vision is daunting for people but it won’t be if we make it a habit. Something we will get into more deeply on the blog in the coming weeks and months.
- As a Coach, I guide my clients from thought to action. I want my readers to see the power of intentional action.
- I am going to make mistakes like taking on too many goals or getting distracted. I want this to be a learning opportunity for all of us.
- Talking about vision, goals, and opportunities is what I do. It is WHO I am. This is me operating from a place of authenticity and truth and it feels SO good.
If you are a long time reader of this blog, you aren’t surprised the non-triathlete is writing a post on goals for the triathlon off season. You have likely read our most popular triathlon posts which have been written from my unique perspective as a Sherpa Wife and a Performance Coach.
As a Performance Coach I guide clients through exercises and discussion to establish a clear vision, maximize strengths, and develop competencies for unwavering success. My work with leaders and executives lends itself well to working with athletes. What makes someone successful in the board room (decision making, problem solving, listening, drive for results, etc.) will make you successful on the course.
As many of you approach the off season where physical training schedules are lighter, it’s a good time to focus more intently on the mental aspect of the sport.