Fitness Update / by Craig Kerbrat

Alright. Another week has gone by, and it's time to come clean... 

January 11-17

  • Workouts: 1
  • 10000 Steps: 6
  • Top Steps: 14043
  • Starting Weight:  78.3 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.9 kg
  • Change: -0.4 kg
  • Total Change: -0.5 kg

Once again, I only got one workout in. This week I really realized how awkward I am about going to the gym. I went to the gym in my building early on Thursday morning. I did a short warm-up on a stationary bike, and then moved into some abs and other stuff, but about half an hour in, another guy walked into the gym and I suddenly felt inadequate, so... I left. I did do a few chin-ups and pull-ups when I got back to my apartment, but it felt like a bit of a failure of a workout.

For the rest of the week I was feeling too worn out to try to work out again, so it ended up being just the one. I did do a better job of getting my 10000 steps in. I missed last Sunday, but the rest of the week I managed to get them in, mostly because of a joint effort with my friend Andrea (The Everyday Optimist) to go for walks on our lunch break at work.

So, my plan for this week is to get in a workout early in the week, either Monday or Tuesday, and then a second on Thursday or Friday. I'm looking at different workouts to try so that I feel more confident in what I'm doing, and then I won't chicken out when other people show up in the gym.

I'm also thinking that it's about time for me to make another go at teaching myself to run, but that is more on the back burner for now. I know I need to find a good balance of cardio and strength training, but I really just need to get into the habit of getting up and doing it. 

Anyway, that's it for this week.