We Walk has literally saved and changed my life! In March of 2020 I had an office job and was walking about 1200-1500 per day steps I weighed 475 lbs and was struggling with depression and anxiety. Then I met Ed Harris and learned about We Walk. Ed showed me the We Walk plan and I knew I had to get involved. I got to work …fast forward to November, I am sitting here weighing 429 lbs! I am no longer struggling with depression and anxiety, I have more energy, and have more fulfilling sleep and can get on the ground and play with my children and just feel so much better. - Brian - TX
Things happen for a reason. There is a plan. God's Plan. Not our plan. His plan.
Life can be like a mountain range. You are always going to go through peaks and valleys, Some people call them seasons, tests, trying times. We all go through them.
I found myself in a low peak. A tough season. Not too get too much into detail with the stories, I'll just say this, I was writing my own plan. My pride and ego had taken over my life. When I didn't get the job that I wanted with in the company, I felt lost. Then I spiraled into an abyss. One bad thing after another kept coming at me. Over and over again. Instead of turning my loss and my worries into God, strong people, or serious help I turned to other things that just made it worst.
About a year ago, I started to slowly (and I mean) slowly get out of it. Started surrounding myself with people that lifted me up. I started going to small groups which I had never done before, started going to a church, and praying more than ever. I prayed for God to surround me with a community of people that I could trust. All of a sudden, he answered.
I was in the dining room one day visiting with customers. I met these guys that just kept raving about my business, my people, and our culture. One of these guys, was Ed Harris. He mentioned that they bike, walk, and just get outside around town. He says that he really likes to track his steps. I say "Man, I love tracking my steps! I have a competition with myself to beat my steps from the day before. I usually get about 10k steps a day." He says "Wow. That's really good, That's almost 5 miles a day. That's great!" I ask "How many do you get?" He says " 20-22k a day". I was floored. I said "I need to walk with you!" One, joking, but also being interested in being more active. We exchanged numbers and started meeting up.
The walking has helped me out through so much in the past couple of months. Here's how: Getting up and walking, out of the situation or feeling I'm in, take the time to set the pace of the day. It's waking up and checking in with God, myself, and the plans I have for the day. Then walking with someone else, even better! Having real life conversations about life, business, shows, sports, etc. It turns into to longer time out there which is better in the long turn. Taking a walk with Ed, that's the best possible! It's like walking with your own personal life coach!
I had to get this to my people. I knew that it was helping me through a depression and dark time, what could it do for my two teams?? Ed and I got some coffee one morning, and made it work. The We Walk Team has now become a Life Coach for all my people. They help hold them accountable for steps, have GREAT competitions weekly for the teams, give them rewards for excellence, send out motivational praise daily, and (the best part) we talk about performers that are showing a lot of strength in the challenges. This helps me and his team talk about if they are performing well or not in the business. If not, his team sends them a message or goes and has lunch with them to understand, what's really going on with them.
Wasn't my plan meeting Ed that day in the dining room. It wasn't his either. It was lined out for us from the get go. Now, we are helping two teams of 30, improve their lives through body, mind, heart, and spirit.
-Clint McPhail - Managing Partner - Jasons Deli