Go Play Outside
Reason #1,452 to lose weight: swing.
My wife, mother, and sister all took the kids (Natalee and her cousin) to the park over the weekend. It was a long, sunny weekend with time being spent as a family celebrating Natalee’s first birthday — and swinging.
I also did something I hadn’t done in 15 years: play on a playground.
It was so fun. I crossed the monkey bars, slid down slides, ran across bridges, climbed up ladders, and swung on swings all the live long day — all things I couldn’t have done at 344 pounds. We must’ve stayed there for at least two hours without a care in the world playing in the sand with the kids.
It’s a shame that as we get older the phrase “go play outside” becomes reserved for kids. I don’t think my family is unique, but as I became older and became a teenager the more I stayed inside during family get-togethers and holidays while the younger kids were told to “go play outside.” Older family members would stay inside and talk, sip coffee, and watch television, while the young kids go outside and play catch or chase each other around.
That’s not for us. That won’t be for the Weeks family.
I’ll be turning 25 in July and I want to do nothing more than go play outside.