You know the Beatles’ song don’t you:
What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends
For me, there is benefit in traveling a journey of health and weight loss with friends. It means conversation, idea sharing, accountability, encouragement and simply doing life together. Today, I walked with my dear friend. It wasn’t a long walk and our kids were with us, but we did it together. She’s lost 30 pounds over the last few months and I’m so proud of her! We spent 30 minutes together, outside, with our children and it was FREE!
Getting healthy doesn’t have to involve a gym membership (in fact, we are not renewing our membership), expensive DVDs (check your cable for free On Demand shows) or expensive shakes/pills/patches (the local farmer’s market has great, fresh foods that are good for you and good for the local economy). Getting healthy should involve friends.
So, that same friend and I are walking again on Friday. With kids. For free. Outside. We might even sing out of tune and off-key. Yes, we’re getting healthy (but not high – unless the endorphins from exercise count) with a little help from our friends!