So, now that Januaryâ€™s about over, I thought Iâ€™d check in and see how everyoneâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Resolutions are holding up. Still hanging in there? If you answered no, youâ€™re in good company. Data shows that only 64% of resolutions made will make it through the first month, and after six months, fewer than half the people who made New Year’s resolutions will have stuck with them. These statistics actually sound a bit generous to me. I personally donâ€™t normally make serious resolutions for the new year, but when I have, they havenâ€™t made it more than a couple of weeks. So if youâ€™re still sticking with your plan, I am impressed!
If youâ€™re not doing so well, or perhaps youâ€™re just having a hard time staying motivated this winter, hereâ€™s a little inspiration for you. In January 2009, Ben Davis realized he really wasnâ€™t happy with life and needed to make some changes. He took up running, started making healthier choices, lost 120lbs and gained happiness, choosing to Do Life! This is his 120lb journey.
If Benâ€™s story didnâ€™t inspire you, you may actually want to check to make sure you still have a pulseâ€¦
Ben blogs at Ben Does Life. Follow him in his ongoing journey!