Sometimes you just have to get started. Rather than spending a lot of time planning, measuring and evaluating, often you just need to follow your gut and move ahead, correcting your course along the way.
That’s what we did five years ago when we launched Tyler’s Fit City Challenge.
It all started when a group of community leaders asked for an editorial board meeting with the newspaper to talk about what one called “a ticking time-bomb,” the “epidemic of obesity” in Tyler, East Texas and the nation.
In the spring of 2010, a group that included Mayor Barbara Bass, City Manager Mark McDaniel, NET...