Welcome to 2016 or as it has already become known (20) Sweet16. We are very excited to start the New Year and embrace everything it will offer. 2015 was a fantastic year for us, both as individuals and as a team.
After reflecting on 2015, the team has compiled their goals for 2016, what a better way to start the year! Keep the conversation going and share your goals with us on Twitter and Instagram! Let’s keep each other accountable #iamhealthyfit2016.
Nory’s Goals for 2016
2015 was a fantastic year for me.
- I settled into my new job (not so new anymore),
- I celebrated the union of 8 of our families and friends,
- I cleared my grad school debt,
- Started working at a studio as a certified instructor,
- Married my best friend in front of our family and friends on a beautiful island,
- Spent some time with friends and relatives, revamped my website,
- I ran the NYC TCS Marathon which, was my second marathon and
- set some excellent plans for 2016!
2015 has left its mark in my life, and it was one of the best years of my life.
Looking back at this year, I can’t and won’t complain about the things that did not get done. I am the healthiest and happiest I’ve ever been! So what are my goals for (20) Sweet16?
BE HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER
will continue to take care of my mind, body and my spirit. I am all about meditation in 2016!
I am finally in space where I know who I am. This year I will focus on implementing projects that I’ve been procrastinating on. In the spirit of transparency, I will tell you 2016 will bring a cookbook, a structured program to help you live healthier and happier and a few others. I expect yall to hold me accountable.
I want to cherish the memories I am building with my family and friends. I don’t want to miss out on something because I was too busy checking Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any of the many apps on my phone.
BE A BETTER HUMAN
No witty explanation needed. I want to be nicer, more giving, more loving, more appreciative. Being a better human doesn’t cost much if anything at all.
I buy a lot of crap I don’t need. Seriously, I need to chill. I want to tell my money where to go and no the other way around. So I am going to focus on spending less on things I don’t need.
Tunde’s Goals for 2016
In the weeks leading up into 2016, I thought about overall what I want out of this year; what I would like to accomplish and what I would like to look back on years later and think I’m glad I made that a priority. That one thing is positivity in all aspects of my life.
2015 for me started off on a low note, and it was ranked with negativity and pessimism that led to a bout of slight depression. Without rehashing exactly what brought me to that low point, 2015 finished on an upward swing. I adopted the motto “chasing happiness, ” and that is exactly what I found. The latter part of 2016 couldn’t have ended any better than it did and I want to continue that momentum.
So in detail, my goals for 2016 are:
I have the health thing overall down. I workout at least five days a week, I drink a lot of water, I don’t smoke or drink caffeine. The one part of living healthy that I struggle with is my diet. I tend to eat a lot of sweets and not enough greens. I want to change that this year.
Grow In Spiritually
I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve been inside a church. Without getting too much into why I haven’t, I just don’t like a lot of hypocrisy that is involved in church, especially the Black church. What I have done is study my Bible and my Qur’an.
I have a lot of things I want to do in 2016. Things that require money and I want to start saving that money as well as a nice sized nest egg. In 2016 I plan on putting more money into my savings, my whole life insurance, and money market accounts.
In everything I do, I just want to be happy, and it’s much easier to go through life as a happy person as opposed to the being sad all the time.
Kevin’s Goals for 2016
When I look back on previous years, I am always amazed by how see-saw it was. 2015 was more emotionally draining than any other year, but it was my fault for not having a built-in support system. When I make poor decisions, I was blocked by this negative energy to see past it. I struggled with my place in the world but was more than anything afraid to try things to change my life.I ended 2015 on what some may consider a low note when I lost my job, but to
I ended 2015 on what some may consider a low note when I lost my job, but to me, I learned to see the beauty in all that came out of it. My best friend married her best friend, I left the job that to anyone important would tell you were ruining my life, and I joined a team where my value is seen every time we are together! Here are some of the things that got me through and will be the pillar to who I am as I move forward!
I suffer from imaginary ADHD and love to daydream! I started to journal toward the end of 2015 and found it useful in getting things done. If I could not get to something or something brilliant came to mind I would write it down and come back to it. I am starting to see a lot of traction on this, and we will see more of this in 2016!
More Family Time
Over the years my circle of friends has grown immensely smaller while my family has grown larger. Friends have crossed over the imaginary family line, but as I grow older, I find myself more consumed with work. 2015 was the height of my addiction, so I left the year by detoxing from work! Now it is time to connect back with my family both blood and water. 2015 connected me to my best friend of over 16 years (Hi Nory), saw more of my nephews and nieces and spoken to a few people I haven’t seen or heard from in years! So here is to reconnecting with more family and friends!
Become The Healthiest Version Of Me
2015 started with a resolution to lose weight, but like any resolution, it had no traction, and by March I was right back to old tricks. When I saw my best friend get married in DR I came home and looked back on some of the memories and realized how I was not the healthiest I could be It was never about the weight but more of about how I felt.I was sick with a fever of 101 degrees in DR, need I say more.
When I lost my job in 2015, I instantly realized that having a sound body and soul was more important. It’s not about a dream weight; it’s a place where my mind and body are synched, where
It was never about the weight but more of about how I felt. I was sick with a fever of 101 degrees in DR, need I say more. When I lost my job in 2015, I instantly realized that having a sound body and soul was more important. It’s not about a dream weight; it’s a place where my mind and body are synched, where the pain is not a limitation, where my thoughts are free, and my heart is healthy!
This is the hardest thing to do! What was it that Forest Gump once said? “Life is like a box of chocolates.” Must I say more! Too many daily influences can make us lose sight of this very easily. I ended 2015 with a practice in which you count to ten when angry! Deep Breaths in long exhales out (Do it with your nose, less obvious in awkward situations lol).
Remember You are alive. There are 8 billion people on this planet and guess what? There is only one of you! How lucky are we to be here. 2016 will only be as good as you are! So remember that you are bigger than any one thing and JUST HAVE FUN!