Some of you who visit this little ole blog know I don’t like sharing the good unless I share the bad. Let’s get the most horrible life event out the way 1st. My co-worker committed suicide. No you didn’t mis-read. I still have the text messages he sent me in my phone because we were supposed to be workout buddies to train for the Spartan race. This hurt my soul to know that someone who sat not even 10 inches from me took his own life and felt like life was so hard that he had no one to talk to or share his feelings with. God bless his soul.
The second bad thing that happened wasn’t as bad as my co worker taking his own life by far far far did I say far …but it made me believe in man kinds honesty just a little less. Someone hit my car. Her hitting my car wasn’t a problem , hey I have insurance but she got out her company car , apologized to me profusely ,stating how it was her fault and she was so sorry but like a real life scum bag that she turned out to be , she told the insurance company other wise. She told them I hit her and I was irate. Irate where?when? I know that’s not that horrible but I actually believed she would take the fault for it because she did hit me. I guess I was naive to think she would tell the truth. It ended up being 60% my fault and 40% hers. In state of California the person backing out is most reliable and I was backing out but she turned the corner like a maniac but I digress. I got it fix.
Now that we have gotten the not so feel good stuff out the way lets get to the more brighter side of 2016 for me.
Top 5 Life Changers
- I am now certified group fitness instructor with NASM. I studied for 2 months to take that test, I passed. I was relieved because I actually doubted my self for a minute. I have been trained in weight loss management, group coaching and nutrition planning with ACE.
- I started my PHD program in health science. Lets just say, I thought they expected a lot in a masters program. I quickly learned a PHD will drain your soul if you LET IT and I won’t . I am in no rush. I could finish in 2018 but I don’t want to rush my dissertation and I am tired of all those people judging my writing and trying to change my dissertation question.
- I am proud to say that I have ventured into coaching and meal planning. I swore I wouldn’t but turned out I can help so many people because I understand where some people are coming from on a weight loss journey because I have been there. Through wanting to help people eat a nutritious meal that aid in weight loss I opened my etsy shop Brains and Beauty fitness where I sell weight loss meal plans and weekly 1 on 1 coaching.
- If any of you followed my career story previously you know that I was scratching and kicking to change my career from human resource/payroll to social services. I did and I was scared frightened but I stepped out on faith. After a written test, panel interview, finger printing, psychological evaluation with a psychologist , 10 week mandated training. I am proud to announce that I am a social worker, one of the best decisions I made in 2016.
- I feel like this year was my coming out year. I spoke more proud about Gojenbefit and how I wanted to help others. I felt so passionate about my story I shared it with Black Women Losing Weight and guess what they FEATURED my story on their website, Facebook and Instagram. People showed me so much love and I was surprised of all the great things people had to stay
- Here is the Featured story and photo they used
Top 5 Events of the Year
- Polar Bear Plunged in Seattle I was in the Seattle times. How awesome!!!
- Spartan Training in Las Vegas . Oorah
- Fit Expo in Anaheim with Mr. ISYMFS CT Fletcher
- The Color Run in San Diego with my boo
- Blog Fest in Los Angeles learning how to be a better blogger
Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Post
1st Most viewed 5 Day Juice Cleanse
2nd Most Viewed What is a DietBet?
3rd Most viewed /2st Most Liked How to Survive a 5k
4th Most viewed 4 Reasons Women Don’t Workout
5th Most Viewed 8 Types of People to Avoid if you are trying to Lose Weight
Bonus Random Top 5
- I started a YouTube Channel Gojenbefit
- I started a SoundCloud Gojenbefit
- I started a meetup group (I closed it, but it taught me alot. I will focus on my challenge groups) (PRIVATE GROUPS/ INVITE ONLY)
- I created my first prayer book / I have been apart of a prayer line ( SPIRITUAL GROWTH)
- I created a library of FREE self help worksheets that anybody who wants it can download and use.The Library
There is more that I could share but lets keep it right here.
Now it is YOUR turn and you know I have a goodie JUST for YOU.
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