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

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

Welcome to my Sunday Fitness Update post where I talk about my successes and setbacks from the prior week. Here we go. 

June 21-27

  • Workouts: 1
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 70
  • Top Steps: 14291
  • Starting Weight: 78.8 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.4 kg
  • Change: -0.4 kg
  • Total Change: 0 kg

So, I had all these plans to turn things around this week, and I even got a good start with the gym on Monday, but after that my willpower and momentum just kind of fizzled... I missed my second workout and didn't go running at all. I keep telling myself that I'll go to bed earlier and make things easier on myself, but with these long hot summer days it's just not that easy. 

I did push myself to go for a walk last night to keep my steps streak going. I was at just under 7000 steps at 10pm last night, and I almost just went to bed. But I really wanted to keep this streak alive, so I went for a quick walk around the neighbourhood, got my steps, and now that's 10 weeks in a row with 10000 steps every day.

I want to say this week is going to go better than the last few, but with the forecast for the next week I really don't know if I'm going to want to be doing anything overly active. I'll try, 'cause the gym is usually cool, but it's more a matter of making myself get out of bed. 

Anyway, it's the last week before we take off to Comic-Con, so I will definitely try to make it count. I know that Comic-Con week will be easy for steps, but I'm probably not going to get in any running or working out. I'll be a little busy, I'm sure. I'm going to try to make this week a good one, and I'll see you next Sunday with my report.

Fitness Slump by Craig Kerbrat

Hello! It's time for my weekly fitness check-in! So without any further ado, let's get started.

May 24-30

  • Workouts: 1
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 42
  • Top Steps: 18336
  • Starting Weight: 78.3 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.9 kg
  • Change: +0.6 kg
  • Total Change: +0.5 kg

So, as the title suggests, I'm in a bit of a slump. Once again I only got in one workout for the week. I tried to get up for the gym a second time later and the week and was just too tired. I know that I need to start getting to bed earlier on night I'm going to get up for the gym, but there's always some reason to stay up late. I need to fix that.

I've been doing really will with getting my steps it. This week wasn't a struggle at all, and most days I beat my goal by a lot. And while this is great, I do know that I need to step it up. Not necessarily with the number of steps, but with the effort put into them. If all my steps are just from leisurely walks, then I'm not really getting the exercise I need. I need to make sure I get the heart pumping with my daily activities.

I think I need to stop putting it off and start my run training again. I keep thinking to myself that it's not a good time 'cause my allergies have been so bad lately, but in actuality they are worse when I'm sitting around doing nothing than when I'm out and about and moving. So I am going to make my first attempt in a while at running later this afternoon. And then I'll just need to keep up the momentum.

And I think that's about all I've got to say on the matter for this week. It's a beautiful weekend and it's time to get back out there and enjoying it! 

A picture of Stanley Park from my Adventures with Rob yesterday. Perfectly captures the beautiful weather of this weekend. 

A picture of Stanley Park from my Adventures with Rob yesterday. Perfectly captures the beautiful weather of this weekend. 

Fitness vs. Laziness by Craig Kerbrat

It's fitness update time! My weekly blog post about my fitness triumphs and follies to keep me accountable. It was an okay week this week, so let's get started!

May 17-23

  • Workouts: 1
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 35
  • Top Steps: 18243
  • Starting Weight: 78.4 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.3 kg
  • Change: -0.1 kg
  • Total Change: -0.1 kg

So, I didn't get my second workout again. I really need to fix that. With the long weekend last weekend I was lazy on Monday so I did my workout on Tuesday instead. And then when it came to Friday when I should have done my second workout, I just really didn't want to, sooo I didn't. Laziness won.

Aaaand I just picked this up after forgetting about it for twelve hours. I'm sure I had an idea of where I was going to go next with this, but I have absolutely no idea now. Huh... 

i was probably going to mention that I did keep my steps streak going and I'm now at 35 days in a row getting the minimum 10000 steps. Some days are more difficult than others and involve going for a walk after dinner. Other days I nearly double my goal. So it's pretty random. 

i think I'm going to leave it here. I'm all annoyed 'cause I forgot to put my laundry in the dryer and the strata bylaws say I can't run the dryer after 10pm, sooo I'll have to redo my laundry tomorrow. Going to bed annoyed is never a good idea so I'm hoping venting right now will help me get over it so I can sleep and get up early for the gym tomorrow. Here's hoping! 

Okay, I'll add that it was a pretty great Sunday prior to the laundry incident. I got to have brunch with Rob and our friends this morning, and I went to VanCAF with Andrea this afternoon where I got to meet my favourite webcomic creator, Jeph Jacques, again. So it's been a good day and there's no reason to be in a bad mood. Bright sides.