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Eat Healthy, Workout, and Money My Goals

My New Year’s Resolution

Blah Blah Blah… New Year’s resolutions. Many people do not make them anymore, so what, I may never stick to them, but at least I try. My New Year’s resolutions may be basic, but that means I might be able to stick to them. First, work out more, second, eat healthier, and third, make money. 


I try to work out every day of the week, after school Zyan and I drive to Planet Fitness. We sit in my car, take our pre-workout, and gossip about our day. This year, every day, I want to go to the gym, to workout and help my mental health. You might think I am crazy, but the best I can do is try my hardest. Discipline yourself is very important when you want to see a change. 


Working out is so important to me. I have struggled with body image issues for a while, so going to the gym boosts my confidence and causes me to love my body a little extra. Working out helps my mental health and teaches me the importance of “moving your” body every day.


What I mean when I say eating healthier is eating way more healthy meals than junk food. I am not going to hold myself back if I want some Chick-fil-A or a brownie, because I am still young. My mom has just started a “healthy lifestyle” plan, or as I like to call it a diet, called Optavia. They give her recipes for dinner and snacks to eat throughout the day. The meals are very protein-oriented meals with veggies and snacks have protein bars, salads, and sweet treats.  


Our whole family is doing this diet because my mom is “at risk”. My mom has smoked cigarettes my whole life until recently. She quit because her first grandson is on the way, and the doctor told her she needed to take better care of herself. The idea that my mom is at risk for heart attacks scares me; my mom is my rock, and I could never imagine losing her. Instead of her doing this alone we are doing it TOGETHER as a family. 


I am now 17 years old and I need to take more responsibility, so I had a job working with my mom at her job, Duncan Financial Group, in Irwin. I helped my mom with this big project she had. I could pick what days I went in and worked from 8:30-5. I got paid good money, but when school started I had to quit. I have been searching for a job until I got a job at the new Tropical Smoothie opening. 


Tropical Smoothie where the old stand-alone Subway in Latrobe is opening on Thursday, February 3rd, 2024, and training starts in late January. I am so excited to make money and meet new people. Many of the teens working there are from different schools, so meeting new friends is exciting. The money I make at Tropical Smoothie is going to let me do more fun and exciting things. I will finally be able to go shopping and pay with my own money, so watch out, American Eagle. I am coming for you. 


New Year’s resolutions might sound like a bunch of nonsense, you might feel that New Year’s resolutions are not worth doing because no one ever sticks to them, but setting goals for yourself and pushing yourself to reach those goals will give you a feeling of accomplishment. Being consistent and goal-oriented is the first step in disciplining yourself.

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Gracie Mahanes
Gracie Mahanes, Staff Writer
 Gracie Mahanes is a junior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. She is 17 years old and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. During fall/winter, Gracie plays for a club volleyball team called, Alliance, and enjoys playing with her best friend, Sage. She loves going to see movies, going to the gym after school, and shopping! This is her first year in journalism, but she has always been interested in writing and telling stories. Ever since she was little she has been writing stories and using her imagination. During her freshman year, she took broadcasting but, that only lasted for a whole school year. She wanted to use her writing skills and tell more stories instead of interviews. Gracie plans to focus on entertaining stories and girls' volleyball, but she is open to anything and would love to expand her boundaries. She has an interest in being a journalist and eventually plans on publishing her own books. After high school, she would love to attend Duquesne University and major in journalism and business. Gracie's big overall goal is to become a news anchor for a big-shot news program in New York. She is excited to be a new member of the Greater Latrobe High Post.

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