So we are at the end of the month and I think this is the perfect time to check in with everyone. If you made a New Years’ Resolution, how is it going? Have you given up, are you still going strong, have you made changes to it?
One professor that studies New Years’ Resolutions, University of Scranton psychology professor John C. Norcross, stated ” 40% of Americans set resolutions around January 1, about 40% to 44% of them will be successful at six months.” Another article from the Journal of Clinical Psychology states that 36% of people give up one month in, though that article is now 18 years old.
Myself, I actually didn’t wait until New Years, starting a fitness routine to get to 50 push-ups a day starting in December by January 1. I got to 45 push-ups in a single day and I figure I did more push-ups in December 2019 than I had done the previous decade combined.
This month in January, I decided to start to walk at least 20 minutes for 25 out of the 30 days of the month as well as maintain enough push-ups that I can do in a single setting, though not necessarily 50. I exceeded that by not only walking, but incorporating at least two and half minutes of running as well. February’s goal is to quadruple the amount of running.
So, I’d love to hear from you. What was your goal and are you on track? For those that are anti-New Years’ Resolution goals, what could you be doing today to improve yourself?