It was about six years ago that I began running. I had reached my heaviest weight up to that point, and decided that it was time to do something about it. So, I started running. I could barely run a single mile, and even at that short of a distance I hated every second of it. However, I was determined to push through the pain and make exercise more than a brief lapse of wasted effort at getting in shape. I realized that if I was ever going to get to the point where I didn’t loath running, I’d have to just suck it up and keep doing it until I was in good enough shape that it would seem easy to go out and run 5 miles (research shows that it takes roughly 66 days on average to form a new habit). It took me six months of running before I somewhat enjoyed going out for a run.
I received some help during that time from my brother-in-law. He was a cross country and track runner in high school, and is currently coaching both sports at his alma mater; West Noble HS. He oozes runner. Anytime someone calls me a runner, I quickly remind them that just because I run, it doesn’t make me a runner. He’s always trying to get me to sign up for 5k’s or half marathons. I’ll admit, I have considered it, but only briefly. I simply have a hard time justifying spending money to do something that I can do for free anytime I want. $20 to run 3.1 miles? No thanks. I’ll pass. However, over the last several years, there has been a new type of event gaining popularity. Have you ever heard of the Tough Mudder, The Spartan Run, The Warrior Dash, GoRuck Race (the list goes on. I told you it was getting popular didn’t I)? Imagine an off road race, but with varying obstacles thrown in to challenge your strength, endurance, and toughness. That is what all of these events are about. They include everything from wall climbs, to ice baths, to mud slides, to electrocution (yep, you read that correctly). Now that’s what I’m talking about! I CAN’T do that anytime I want for free. That’s something I’d pay money to do. Jump off a Continue Reading »
Last month we came to you with fantastic news that Dr. Waggoner had reached 35 pounds of weight loss! I can attest to his hard work ethic at losing the weight, because I workout with him 4-5 times a week, and he is not only exercising on the days we aren’t together, he’s doing extra exercise on days we are. That’s commitment!
However, all was not sunny in the month of April. That’s true in more ways than one. While we were still getting snow here in Indiana, Dr. Waggoner spent a week in Mexico with his family enjoying some sun. Unfortunately, he came back 5 pounds heavier than when he left. This is a good reminder. Often, breaking from our daily routine, especially when creating new habits of healthier living can be a huge detriment to our goals. Vacation is not a bad thing, but all of that extra time can either be filled with activity (calories burned) or consumption (calories gained). It takes 3,500 calories to gain one pound. That means that Doc Continue Reading »
CCWC is happy to announce that Aaron Waggoner, our Fitness & Weight management instructor, has just been certified in CPR.
Aaron also has been accepted into the ACE personal trainer certification program. This will give him more knowledge & instruction for CCWC fitness programs.
The treating team at CCWC are all excited for Aaron and the benefits this will bring to our patients.
Your wellness is our goal,
We are proud to announce the formation of the CCWC cycling club! We will meet several times a week (weather permitting)! We will post the week’s ride times and routes on our Face Book page, so make sure you check in often. Watch our Facebook page for announcements on when the first ride will be. Tell your friends!
We will have group rides with different levels of riders. The rule will be no one person will ride alone at the back of the pack. So, we will always have someone riding with you. If you go out in front and we can’t hang with you, that’s ok too. You will have the route.
CCWC cycling club jerseys will be available for $50 to anyone who wants one! The first few have been ordered. Once we get them in, we’ll get some photos up of what they look like, and start taking orders! More information to follow!
Looking forward to enjoying the country side of northern Indiana and Southern Michigan with you,
Hello! My name is Aaron, and I’m the newest member of the CCWC team! I am serving as the Director of Public Relations and Fitness. It’s my job to keep you up-to-date as to what’s going on here at CCWC in the way of new services, promotions, information, and anything else for that matter. As you already know, Dr. Waggoner has challenged himself to get back into shape this year by losing 90 pounds of unwanted weight, and more importantly keep it off! I have Continue Reading »