Being a Co-Captain
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
So during the last BLC challenge, a question was put the team - have you ever thought of being a co-captain. Um...no. And my initial thought was not to respond. Then I thought - why haven't I thought about it? It wasn't the first time the question was asked.
I would say my main reason last year was my health. I went through nine months of limited everything. It was exhausting being sick - I've never been sick. How could I possibly be a captain and motivate anyone when I was barely making it through myself?
Then I thought - why am I still here? I'm still here because I had an amazing captain - Shannon. I felt lousy for months on end - most days I was doing good to go to work and then right home to bed and rest but she just kept saying 'do what you can' which meant food - I could do the food part of any challenge. Did I have a significant weight loss? Nope...but I'm still here...I'm still trying and during the last challenge I believe I lost about 7 lbs.
So can I be that captain? That person who can help people when they are down and don't think they can do it. I think I can...which is why this time I said -yes, I would be a co-captain.
I'm sure I won't be perfect - I'm sure I will make mistakes but if I can give back even a little of what was given to me - I will have made a difference to someone. People sometimes don't realize how they touch your life - and even when you tell them - they still don't realize it. So I'm proud to say for this round - I will be supporting Cappie Shannon as a co-captain!