Putting Your Health First in the New Year
By: J. Chevont’e Alexander
With the New Year come renewed goals, capsule renewed thinking, new expectations and a greater outlook on life and everything in store for the next 365 days. Today is the last day of 2014, and like most of us, we are welcoming 2015 with open arms! For many of us, the New Year is an opportunity to kick-start your health regimen. Beginning January 1, you will eat healthier and work out. This is, for many of you, your New Year’s resolution!
In fact, a third of New Year’s resolvers make weight loss their primary goal, and about 15 percent aim to begin an exercise program. We asked our readers what is their plan to make 2015 a better year for health and fitness? What are you going to do to improve your health or life period? What is your 2015 goal? How are you going to achieve your goals? It looks like health and fitness is a top priority for many of you!
My plan to make 2015 a better year for me is to be more trusting of God, to maintain balance in my life (work, rest and play), remain calm through challenging times, and to be fearless–not allowing anyone to deter me from my dreams and goals regardless of what may come my way. 2015 is the year of action! Plant seeds now and in time they will grow!
I want to drink more water, continue with my strength/body weight group training, be consistent with cardio, and finally remember I am a spiritual & relational being. When I am out of tune with God, ignoring the Spirit, and isolated from others, it is stressful, emotionally damaging, and unhealthy!
Renee Walston Johnson
Toinette Glover Claiborne
I will conquer the hormones and lose some weight and incorporate some bicycle work in the workouts.
I will conquer my junk food addiction, lose 20 pounds and beat my pre-diabetes/pre-hypertension diagnosis. I will spend more time with positive people and enrich my relationships.
My 2015 goals are going to be about my nutrition. I am cutting out the foolishness and eating good, wholesome food while trying to maintain my fitness level. I am looking for all improvements and PRs. I do not want a lot.
2014 has brought me happiness, a new job and a new healthy regimen. During the course of a year I have adopted a new vegan diet, eliminated process foods and drinks and as a result I have lost over fifty pounds. With this upcoming year I plan to train for my very first marathon, and enroll into a masters program. I am finishing up school this summer and I will be looking for a new career and a home to raise my family in, along with planning for a wedding.
Ashley Monay Shines
So, get ready, set and GO into 2015 with a brand new look on life! Accomplish your goals and make 2015 your best yet for health, happiness, fitness and so much more.
On behalf of the Urban Views Weekly team and family, we wish you a very healthy, happy, and prosperous 2015! Happy New Year!