New Years Resolution: February

Remember that New Years x 12 deal? January was tough. I slipped up once after a difficult day with a glass of wine, and the first week was way tougher than I imagined. I wanted a beer or a glass of wine when I was having dinner or cleaning the house. And the other interesting thing was how cutting out alcohol affected my social life. It was harder to go out with friends and I think people were less inclined to take me into consideration for activities. Alcohol really does fuel so much we do socially…

On to the next month! February is dedicated to working out at least 4 times a week. Rain or shine. 12 hour work day or not. No excuses.

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People of Sacramento commenting on the news: Arielle Moyal

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Arielle Moyal, player services and Kings Academy Coordinator for the Sacramento Kings Arielle Moyal, player services and Kings Academy Coordinator for the Sacramento Kings

(This is the 11th installment in a weekly series with people who don’t work in journalism commenting on the news. Photography by Kevin Fiscus. If you’d like to participate, message or tweet me.)

Meet Arielle Moyal.

She’s 28, a Los Angeles native, a UCLA and California State University, Long Beach, graduate, recently moved from Natomas to a neighborhood close to Sacramento State and coordinators player services and the Kings Academy for the Sacramento Kings.

Her job involves supporting players when they’re with the team and developing a program that, she says, provides a space “where they can learn skills outside of basketball.”

Needless to say, when a player or coach learns they’re coming to Sacramento, they’re given her number. She prepares families for relocation and helps make the players comfortable.

This is the time of year when her job can be especially busy, with pre-draft…

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