Getting Caught Trying
Friday, January 02, 2015
I have a cycle that I have gone through the last several years. I begin in January with these awesome goals of losing the weight and getting fit. I start out strong, not perfect but making progress and usually successful in losing at least some of the weight I had intended to lose. Then the heat of the the blazing hot summers in Phoenix hits or I sustain a setback with injuries, usually to my knees or feet and then I slow down and settle back into my old habits. The holidays come and I begin to pack on the pounds again and then January comes and I re-start again. This year I pondered the idea of taking my sparkpeople account offline. I did not want the world seeing my failures. Then I heard someone say the other day that they would rather be caught trying than not try at all. So here I am, once again. I am limping along with a bad knee. It started after climbing 7 flights of stairs, twice at work. However, I realize that my knees are bad because they have had to carry far too much weight for far too long. So, here I am again, sparkfriends. I don't know if you missed me or not but I am back and I am going to try again.
My hope is that someone reading this who feels like a failure and would prefer it not be publicized would realize it is far better to get caught trying than not to try at all.