January 8, 2016 12:24 pm
Updated: January 8, 2016 1:49 pm

What I’m doing in 2016: Global TV personalities share their New Year’s resolutions

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TV Personalities Share their New Year’s Resolutions

A new year brings new hope for many. We asked some of TV personalities what they’re looking to accomplish in 2016.

Here’s what they said:

Farah Nasser

Farah Nasser spends more time with her family.

Experienced parents always say “kids grow up so fast” and in the past year I realized this first hand.

My New Year’s resolution this year is to be disconnected from my devices when I’m with my children.

That means no email, Facebook, or Twitter while I’m working on a puzzle, pretending to be Thomas the Tank Engine or making my newborn giggle.

My son is almost three years old and my daughter is two months old and like our parents before us, I’m going to spend time with them without a smartphone.

I am not going to lie, it’s going to be a challenge given what I do.

News junkies like me have a serious affliction of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) but I figure if there’s something urgent I can be reached by telephone as was the case in the good old days.

Oh and I also want to start using Instagram (I know, I’m late!).  Of course, I won’t be logging in when I’m with my munchkins.

Farah Nasser is the co-anchor of  Global News at 5:30 and 6 p.m. in Toronto


Cheryl Hickey

Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Cheryl Hickey gets in the best shape of her life.

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New Year’s has always been a time of reflection for me. A chance to look ahead, set goals and make positive changes in my life. This January I will be celebrating a milestone birthday and as a gift to myself, my New Year’s resolution is to get in the best shape of my life.

One thing I’ve learned is that the more specific you can be about your goals, the more likely you are to obtain them. So, here I go:

To prioritize fitness. As a mother of two young children with a busy career, it can be hard to find time to exercise. I will be revisiting my schedule and finding time each day – even if it’s only for 20 minutes.

To get stronger.  To build long lean muscles that will keep my body feel and look great for years to come.

To find a trainer who will push me further than I have ever gone before.  I’m looking for someone who is willing to work with my insane schedule and meet for early morning training sessions over Skype if need be.

To continue to eat healthy. To become a better chef and to find new recipes that work for the whole family.

To be brave. To set fitness goals that challenge me so that this time next year, I can look back and be proud of what I accomplished in 2016.

Cheryl Hickey is the Host of ET Canada


Shelley Steeves

Shelley Steeves sets a lofty fitness goal for 2016.

I have indeed set a New Year’s Resolution to work out every day. That’s each one of the 365 days in 2016! I know it’s a lofty goal but some days all it takes is a 10 minute workout fix; P90X 10 minute trainer is my choice on that one.  After surviving cancer twice, the time has come to take care of myself!

 Shelley Steeves is a Senior Correspondent for Global News New Brunswick


Kris Reyes

Kris Reyes turns off the tech.

My phone. I am always on my phone. This device holds so much power over me because it does so many things I love: text with friends and family, take photos, read, shop.

But it’s always on and I hope to implement some new ways to turn it off in the New Year.

As soon as I stop writing this post… on my phone.

As a side note, the only time I did get time off from my phone in 2015 was when my toddler dropped it in the toilet. That gave me a one week reprieve! Let’s hope that’s not the only solution in 2016.

Kris Reyes is a Global News Weekend Anchor at 6pm and 11pm

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