Just Keep Swimming / by Craig Kerbrat

It's Sunday, so it's time to check in again. 

February 1-7

  • Workouts: 2
  • 10000 Steps: 6
  • Top Steps: 14620
  • Starting Weight: 77.9 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.5 kg
  • Change: -0.4 kg
  • Total Change: -0.9 kg

I managed to get my two workouts in, but it was a real struggle this week. I was sick in the beginning of the week, and I felt "off" for the rest of the week. Not a lot of energy, and pretty much no motivation. I feel like my first workout of the week was pretty ineffectual. But my second one, which was right at the end of the week on Saturday evening, I really felt like I put in some good effort. I don't remember when I've had that much sweat dripping off me. It was mainly a cardio workout, so I didn't get much strength training in this week.

Last week I said I was going to get my 10000 steps every day, and I was barely managing it up until yesterday when I didn't even get half my steps. I always find it difficult to keep up my steps on the weekend. Usually by the time Saturday rolls around, I'm looking forward to a day I can just sleep in and veg in front of the TV all day. And I really don't think there's anything wrong with having a relaxation day, but getting in at least that bit of walking time should be worked into that. 

On to this week. My plan is to start going to bed earlier. If I'm getting up early to work out, I still need to get enough sleep. I'm hoping this will help with my lack of energy lately. I am going to stick to the plan of working out twice a week. I'm going to push to get my 10000 steps every day. And I'm mulling over restarting the Zombies, Run! 5k Training app. I might wait until next week for that, although week one is pretty easy so it might not be so hard in my current no-energy state.

It's funny, I was reading the latest update on The Everyday Optimist by my friends Andrea, Sam, and Kate, and I was starting to feel really jealous about their enthusiasm. I was feeling almost defeated by their success. That's the mindset I've been in this week, and I know that I can turn it around. When I look at what they are achieving, it's an inspiration for me to push harder. Just because I'm not having as much success doesn't mean I should give up. It means I need to just keep swimming.