If you're like most grown-ups, you've already got a New Year's resolution (or three) up your sleeve—maybe you want to nix a bad habit here, reach a career milestone there. Sure, all you ever hear about is how the odds are stacked against you, but you wouldn't have it any other way. This is the year you're going to take your health (or finances, or relationships) to the next level, statistics be damned! 

To kickstart your self-improvement pledge, 7 inspiring women share the resolutions they've stuck with over the long haul and how their lives have changed for the better:

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