Failure Isn't Fatal!

John Wooden
A  new year has begun and a recommitment to obtaining a healthy edge has been made. Last week I wrote about the need to apply what I've learned will work for me. There are some specific healthy behaviors of course - eating less and moving more are a couple of the basics - and there are also a few things that help me hold myself accountable. Those include a weekly update to my blog and a daily picture of my walk that I post to Facebook. I admit it, getting feedback from a few friends each week is something that keeps me going. I've come to appreciate the affirmations.

While walking this morning and listening to one of my favorite podcasts, I was reminded of a quote by UCLA's iconic basketball coach John Wooden. He said, "Failure isn't fatal, but failing to change might be!" 

It's so true. The failure to reach a fitness goal or weight can be disappointing to say the least. But it's not fatal. What would be fatal would be to keep doing what didn't work. It's a lesson that has direct application here.

One thing that has changed this time is that I won't be making the effort alone. Not that I ever really was. What's different this time is that a small community of my friends and family members have committed to make a healthy change in their lives too. We have all said "I'm in" and are making weekly commitments to improvements. We've created a private Facebook group that is our scrapbook for motivation, inspiration and sharing. I'm excited to see how it develops. 

Sometimes it does take a village to create something special. If you think you would like to join us and say "I'm in" we would love to have you. Just leave a comment below and you'll get an invitation.

Happy New Year!
Your comments, suggestions, and stories of your personal edge are always welcome in my guest book

January Goals and Trends Toward Goals Month To Date.
Exercise: 10,000 steps per day (or more) - Trending positive
Weight: 290 pounds (or less) - Trending Positive
Sleep: 6 hours per day (or more) - Trending Negative 


Janurary 5, 2014