Here we are, nearing the end of January and the waning of many a New Year’s resolution. According to statistics from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 percent of those who made a 2014 New Year’s resolution were still going strong one month later. Six months on down the road, that number dropped to 46 percent. For those more than 50 years old, like me, a mere 14 percent actually achieved their 2014 resolution.
The No. 1 resolution last year? To lose weight. “Staying fit and healthy” came in at No. 5. My goal for 2015: to lose weight and improve my fitness. I doubt that 2015 is vastly different from 2014 in terms of popular hopes and goals. So how do we all do a better job at realizing our desires for the future especially if, like me, the likelihood of positive results doesn’t feel like a slam-dunk?
I’m musing a bit on my own personal struggle with weight loss and motivation. So, if my ups and downs, so to speak, don’t feel like TMI, please read on.