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Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

I started this post yesterday, but decided I wasn't really in the mood, so I saved it and left it for later. Today I'm still not feeling it, but that's not what this is about, so I'm just going to have to suck it up and do it. So here it is.

August 23-29

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 46
  • Top Steps: 19126
  • Starting Weight: 78.1 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Change: -0.3 kg
  • Total Change: -0.6 kg

Another week, another disappointing update. I really don't feel like talking about it, so I'm just not going to. I swear I'll get my groove back. Just not today.

I'm going to try to post some other things this week that I've been dragging my feet on, so hopefully that will make up for this sad little post. Anyway, it's late on Monday night and I need to get to bed. G'night! 

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Hello! Welcome to my weekly fitness blog post where I recap the previous week's achievements and failures when it comes to my fitness plans. This was my week. 

August 16-22

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 39
  • Top Steps: 13939
  • Starting Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.1 kg
  • Change: +0.3 kg
  • Total Change: -0.3 kg

So, this week went pretty much exactly how I didn't want it to go.  I basically entirely forgot about all things fitness. I totally forgot about my push-up challenge, I still didn't make it to the gym, and I didn't end up making it out for a run even once. It was a disappointing week for me fitness-wise.

My first week back at work after a week of vacation time was busy and exhausting, so by the time I got home every evening, I was pretty much just ready to eat, veg, and go to bed. And I had a hard enough time just getting up in time for work that getting up earlier to fit in some exercise really wasn't an option.

So where do I go from here? This summer, I've really gone off course. Almost every week it's another "I was lazy again" post. I'm really not sure how to fix things. I do think it will get easier once the summer heat starts to die down as we head into fall, and at the same time work should get less crazy, so that should mean I'm less exhausted after work. It's what I'm hoping for, anyway. I'll try to fit it in where I can and get back on track ahead of that, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it either.

Anyway, that's my fitness post for the week. I'm pretty excited 'cause I've got my sister visiting and staying with me, so it's sure to be a fun week. I hope you have a great week too!

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Hey! It's Sunday, so it's time for my weekly fitness update. And I actually did something fitness-y this week! So that's fun! Check it out below! 

August 9-15

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 2
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 32
  • Top Steps: 13939
  • Starting Weight: 77.1 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Change: +0.7 kg
  • Total Change: -0.6 kg

So I didn't get in any gym workouts, but I did go running twice. It was actually pretty nice to get out running again. And I improved my pace a lot between the two. There was still a lot of walking involved, but I didn't feel nearly as out of shape as I thought I would after not running for so long.

I also did a little better with my challenge this week. I did my ten push-ups 6 out of the 7 days. I forgot on Monday when I went for my first run. Interesting fact: the push-ups have still not gotten any easier for me. I'm going to continue with just the ten per day for now, and maybe increase it later. 

The only thing I'm mildly concerned about after a good week, is that I was off work all week so it was easy to just go for a run when I felt like it. Now that I'm back to work, am I going to feel like doing anything athletic before or after work? I'd like to think yes, but I'm worried. I know me. I know I have been struggling to get up early, and after a long day of work and transit, I'm usually feeling pretty tired when I get home. So I need to figure out how I'm going to motivate myself to keep up the momentum. I guess that will be my project for the week.

Anyway, that's what I've got for the week. Thanks for reading, and have an awesome Sunday! 

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

It's a new week, so that means it's time for my weekly fitness update! There's not a lot to say again, so let's get right to it.

August 2-8

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 25
  • Top Steps: 14804
  • Starting Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.1 kg
  • Change: -0.7 kg
  • Total Change: -1.3 kg

I'm going to start with the challenge I set for myself last week. I decided I was going to do 10 push-ups every day, and then look at increasing the goal each week. I sort of forgot about the challenge barely into the week... I did fine on Sunday and Monday, but totally forgot on Tuesday, so I did double on Wednesday to make up for it. But then I completely forgot for the rest of the week. So this week I'm going to try again with the 10. I'm setting myself a reminder in my phone to hopefully help make it happen. 

I have kept up both my steps streak, and my streak of no other exercise outside of that. I'm off work this week, I took a week of vacation time so I can relax and recharge. I'm thinking this might finally be the week I get back into the groove of things. If I want to go to the gym or go for a run, I can do it anytime. I don't have to get up ridiculously early, so it seems like a good week to get the feel for things again.

And that's my weekly update! Here's hoping I've got something more exciting to say next week! 

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Alrighty. These Sunday Fitness Updates have basically become updates on what I'm not doing to keep fit. I know I'll turn it around eventually, but so far, I'm keeping with the trend. 

July 26-August 1

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 18
  • Top Steps: 20992
  • Starting Weight: 78.7 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Change: -0.9 kg
  • Total Change: -0.6 kg

I didn't run, I didn't work out. It's been so hot and it just saps any motivation I might have. I need to figure out a way to get over it and stay active even when it's warm, but I haven't figured it out yet. I did keep up my steps, and my streak is almost at three weeks. That's something.

I've been thinking about ways to push myself to be active throughout the week. I was thinking about starting small with a push-up challenge. Doing ten push-ups a day for a week, and then slowly increasing it. It's an idea to challenge myself and get me back into the mindset of getting fit, even if it's just a small push to start with. I've started with today, and I'll continue through the week and see how it goes! 

And I think that's all I've got to say for this week. I started this post this morning and nearly 12 hours later I'm finally finishing it. Anyway, have a great week! 

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Yaaaaay it's fitness update time. I'm in bed, still half asleep, but let's do this! (Before I drift back into dreamland.)

July 19-25

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 1
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 11
  • Top Steps: 13228
  • Starting Weight: 77.5 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.7 kg
  • Change: +1.2 kg
  • Total Change: +0.3 kg

So, I've got my steps streak going again. After breaking it on Tuesday of the week before last, I'm up to 11 days in a row. I got the 10-day streak notification in the UP app on Friday and I was pretty excited about it. We'll see how long I can keep it going this time. 

I still haven't been back to the gym, but I did go for a little bit of a run yesterday. I didn't really intend to, I was going for a walk to get my steps for the day, and I decided I wanted to try out my new Nike running shoes that I bought in San Diego, and the next thing I knew I was running. I will probably need to start up the Zombies, Run! 5k Training app again, but it was nice to get in a little bit of running again. 

Other than that, I have nothing to report. It's rainy this weekend so perhaps I'll feel more into going to the gym again, but it's also supposed to get really hot again this week, so that might just make me want to sleep in all week instead. I guess we'll just have to see how the week goes when I'm back here next week. 

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Okay. I'm going to keep this one brief. Nothing really went to plan this week, so I'm a little sad. But things could be worse. Anyway, let's get to it. 

July 12-18

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 6
  • Steps Streak: 86 (broken)
  • Top Steps: 13403
  • Starting Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Ending Weight: 77.5 kg
  • Change: -0.7 kg
  • Total Change: -0.9 kg

So, when I got back from San Diego, I wasn't feeling particularly great. I ended up missing work on Tuesday and spent most of the day sleeping. Because of that, I missed my steps goal for the day and broke my streak at 86 days in a row. I was really upset about it, but now I'm looking at it as a new goal to beat.

I didn't work out, I didn't run. It's just been a bit of a struggle week. I still don't feel 100% since I got back from the trip, but I have some tips thanks to the wonderful Andrea's Mum on how to get better. 

So this week, we'll see if I can get back into my fitness groove. I have been trying to get back into the groove for a while now and it hasn't worked, so I'm really going to have to force myself into it. I know I'll feel good once I get back into it, I just need to push myself to get started again.

Sunday Fitness Update: Tuesday Edition by Craig Kerbrat

Oops! This is a couple days late due to being too busy at Comic-Con to think about blogging. I was also too busy to do any kind of running or working out, but check it out anyway.

July 5-11

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 84
  • Top Steps: 27664
  • Starting Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Change: 0 kg
  • Total Change: -0.2 kg

 So I didn't run, and I didn't work out, but I did keep up my steps, and more than double my step goal on three separate days. My week total was 127416 steps, almost double the weekly goal of 70000 steps. Not bad.

I didn't have a scale to weigh myself on Sunday so I left the same measurements from last week, but I did weigh myself this morning and I may have lost a tiny bit of weight. Less than a kg, so I mean a tiny bit, but it's somerhing. 

i really need to get back into the workout and running thing. This week hasn't started off well with me spending the day sick in bed today, but I'll try to turn it around. It's also finally cooled off a little bit so that's motivation to get moving. 

Otherwise, that's about all I've got to say right now. I'll gather my thoughts and my notes and post my SDCC blog later in the week, so look forward to that!