Do Life: The Creator of

Do Life: The Creator of "My 120-Pound Journey" Shows How to Run Better, Go Farther, and Find Happiness

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by Ben Davis
     
 

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At the age of twenty-two, Ben Davis weighed over 360 pounds. Depressed, addicted to food, and morbidly obese, he thought he’d lost all hope. But after a conversation with his grandmother, Ben promised himself that he would finally take control of his life.
 
Ben decided to “do life,” and so can you.
 
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At the age of twenty-two, Ben Davis weighed over 360 pounds. Depressed, addicted to food, and morbidly obese, he thought he’d lost all hope. But after a conversation with his grandmother, Ben promised himself that he would finally take control of his life.
 
Ben decided to “do life,” and so can you.
 
He started running. At first, he couldn’t run a mile, but before long he was running five, ten, and then twenty miles at a time. His father and brother joined him, and as a team they ran a marathon and went on to complete one of the hardest physical competitions in the world, the Ironman.
 
Throughout his journey, Ben captured his transformation in a series of YouTube videos, inspiring countless others around the world to “do life” along with him. Here, Ben shares more of his personal story and illustrates how you can use his techniques to start living your own life to the fullest.
 
Do Life isn’t just about diet or exercise, depression or addiction—it’s about stepping out of your ordinary life and becoming who you want to be. It’s the story of one man who decided to live life his way. And it could be your story too.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451414922
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
608,782
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“He needed to be inspired to change his life, and yet now he will be a huge inspiration in mine. Ordinary people doing miraculous things—this is what Ben is about. It would be easier to give in, but Ben fought back. And Ben won. If I am ever fortunate enough to run the Boston Marathon again, I will be thinking of Ben Davis as I line up to start. I will think of his journey and it will give me strength to run through mine.” —Kara Goucher, Olympic Marathoner

“Ben’s story and wisdom captured me from the start. An everyman kind of guy, Ben winningly convinces his loyal fans that they can get healthy, happy, and live the lives of their dreams.” —Caitlin Boyle, author and founder of Operation Beautiful

“Ben’s story is remarkable and inspiring. He personifies so much of what Runner’s World stands for.” —David Willey, editor in chief, Runner’s World

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