Getting to Know…Kylee
As one of the newest members of the CCWC family, Kylee has only been on staff for a handful of months. However, she has managed to fit right in to our busy office. She specializes in relaxation massage. If you are looking for an hour of pampering and putting all of your worries and stress out of your mind for a solid 60 or 90 minutes, Kylee is the person for you! Recently, she’s even added hot rock massage to her ever expanding list of techniques!
Like many of our employees, Kylee first got into the health and wellness industry because she enjoys working with people and helping them to feel and be their best. In fact, that’s what she loves most about her job; knowing she helped someone walk out of our office feeling much better than when they arrived. Her advice to all of our patients is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water! That means half of your body weight in ounces of water. Chances are, you’re not drinking enough! Most massage therapists can tell if you aren’t drinking enough water by the way your muscles feel as they massage. So, you aren’t going to fool Kylee anytime soon.
Outside of her time here at the office, Kylee mostly enjoys spending time with her family. She didn’t provide us with any more detailed information than that, so you’ll have to ask her while she’s massaging you what activities she enjoys most. Be sure to schedule your massage with Kylee soon! She’s here at our Shipshewana office Monday through Friday!
Whole Lotta Miles!
There are people everywhere that commute to and from work on their bikes. Whether it’s a few blocks, a few miles, or even 15-20 miles, it’s a great way to start and end the day. It gives you time to gather your thoughts, take in some fresh air, and get some exercise. Those of you that have been following Dr. Waggoner’s weight loss journey know that he’s been taking the opportunity to bike to work, during his lunch break, and then back home again. On August 9th, he will be commuting home by bike once again. “So, what’s the big deal? Why make mention of something he’s done so many times before?” I’m glad you asked! By “home”, I am referring to the hometown he grew up in of Fremont, OH. I will be joining Doc and his brother Dan (my father) early that morning as we begin our trek east. We will begin the journey a the CCWC Shipshe office around 6:30 a.m. and start pedaling. The photo above shows the proposed route we will be taking. We may need to make a few adjustments along the way, but as we reach our destination of Fremont, OH, we will have biked roughly 145 miles in one day. We are hoping for a good strong tailwind to nudge us along.
You can follow us on Facebook as we post photos and updates along the way. You’ll be able to watch us go from eager/excited, to weary/dejected, to triumphant/accomplished all in a single day! So, make sure to keep your Facebook page open and tuned into CCWC’s page.
This is a short video we put together last week stitching together over 600 photographs. The right-to-left movement was created by moving the camera a fraction of an inch between each shot. The total time of “filming” was 20 minutes; all condensed down to about 20 seconds. Enjoy!
ccwc timelapse2 from Aaron Waggoner on Vimeo.
Doc is Down 50!
It’s been a couple of months since we updated you on Doc’s weight loss journey. The last time we wrote about it, he was at 243. Life has its ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys…you get the picture. Just like anything that’s difficult, it’s easy to say you are going to do something, but entirely another accomplishing it. I’ll admit that I’ve been a little discouraged this year in regards to the majority of my weight loss clients. The majority of them have started out strong, and then quickly fizzled to the point of quitting; no longer showing up for their weigh-ins and consultations. There are many reasons (usually excuses) that people give as to why they’ve had a hard week or month, and how they are going to do better the next month. Ultimately, I think it comes down to two major facts. First, people begin to realize that there isn’t a magic pill you can take that allows you to one day wake up 100 lbs. lighter, and in the best physical shape of your life. The second, is that it does take hard work! And the more weight you lose, the harder you have to work to continue to lose it. Like most things in life…there aren’t great rewards unless you put in the hard work. If you find yourself having difficulty sticking with it, don’t lose heart. Don’t give up! Push through, and I promise the rewards will be great!
That’s why I am proud of Dr. Waggoner. He has had some of the same struggles and set-backs that other people go through. However, he hasn’t gotten discouraged to the point of quitting! That’s why as of today, he is now down 50 pounds since January 1st (see photo of 50 lb. bag of wheat, and imagine carrying that extra weight around). That’s a huge accomplishment! He has mentioned that he remembers getting winded putting his socks and shoes on in the morning. The very fact that he does it now without even thinking about it is a testament to his accomplishments. The bad news is that he is behind schedule of where he needs to be still. Doc still has 40 pounds to lose and only 5 and a half months to do it! He hasn’t forgotten what’s at stake (both his health and having to wear maize and blue at the BIG GAME). We have some big things coming up in August that should help. We’ll have more news on this later, but we are planning a bike ride from Shipshewana to Doc’s hometown of Fremont, OH. That’s over 140 miles of biking, and we plan to do it all in a single day! That ought to shed a few pounds 🙂