Continuing Challenge

Still doing your New Year’s workout?


(February 2010)
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By Trevor Crafton
Cozy Acres Golf Complex

Effective Dec. 31 of every year, millions of ambitious people commit themselves to a workout regiment called their “New Year’s Resolution.” By the end of January, I would bet the majority of those ambitious people have convinced themselves through excuses that they will do it tomorrow.
Well, tomorrow never comes! Understand that working out is not a goal –  it’s a lifestyle. I will repeat this: Working out is not a goal, but a lifestyle.
Through my experience of working out, the toughest part of actually working out is simply putting on your workout clothes and shoes, getting into your car, and going. The workout is not the problem; the problem lies in the first foot slipping into your workout shoes. Once you put that shoe on, take one step toward your front door and walk out, you will now workout.
Again, working out is not a goal, but a lifestyle.

Come on folks! Have you ever said the following: I am too tired. It was a long day at work. I just don’t feel well today. I have too much to do when I get home. There is not enough time in the day. Dinner has to be prepared. My body needs a rest. I just want a glass of wine and need some quiet time. And my favorite: I worked out yesterday and guarantee I will do it tomorrow.
Again, working out is not a goal, but a lifestyle.
If you had a meeting you needed to attend, would you be there? If your son or daughter had practice, would you take them? The answer is yes, yes, yes. So my question to you is, have you worked out today?
Come to Cozy Acres and play golf. Set up a time to personal train with me at Cozy Acres. Go to Miles Ridge Fitness Center, Fit for the King or Snap Fitness. Walk downtown, go to the Horner Center, do something!

Your Workout for the month of February:
1. Do something active (3 sets of 10)
2. Do something active (4 sets of 10)
3. Do something active (5 sets of 10)
Good luck and keep living.

• Trevor Crafton holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, Bloomington and an A.C.E. certification in personal training. He is currently doing off-season training with all age groups with a focus on aspiring young golfers in a four county area at Cozy Acres Golf Complex. He has begun to do personal training and is planning several group workshops during the winter months. These training sessions include all sports, not just golf. Call him at (812) 273-3137. 


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