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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

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... What? by Craig Kerbrat

It's Sunday again, so it's time to check in. And I'm not excited about it this week. So let's just get it over with... 

June 14-20

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 63
  • Top Steps: 14092
  • Starting Weight: 78.2 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.8 kg
  • Change: +0.6 kg
  • Total Change: +0.4 kg

I've been really struggling with my fitness goals lately. There are a lot of excuses I can throw at you: It's too warm to run or work out; I've been too tired to get up early in the morning; Work meetings have been getting in the way in the morning.  But that's all they are: excuses. If I was really motivated, I'd go to bed early to get enough sleep, get up early to avoid the heat, and just do it.

The one bright side is that I am always moving so I've kept up my steps streak. I do have that to feel good about. I really need to set myself a proper bedtime so I can start getting serious about this fitness thing again. It's not like I have lofty goals of running marathons or entering body builder competitions. I just want to stay healthy... and look good with my shirt off.

Anyway, that's all I've got for today. There's a busy Sunday ahead, I'm going to spend the day with some fun people at Car Free Day on Main Street followed by margaritas and guacamole, so it's time to get up and get moving. Have an awesome Sunday, and a great week!

Fitness Comeback by Craig Kerbrat

It's Sunday! And what a Sunday! It's sunny and beautiful out, I got to have brunch with Rob and our friends, bought some new shorts at Old Navy, and just grabbed some groceries for the week. It's definitely going to be a barbecuing week with all of this sunshine. Anyway, let's get to the main event!

May 31-June 6

  • Workouts: 2
  • Run Training: 1
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 49
  • Top Steps: 16032
  • Starting Weight: 78.9 kg
  • Ending Weight: 79.0 kg
  • Change: +0.1 kg
  • Total Change: +0.6 kg

So this week I finally got back on track with my workouts. I got up on Tuesday and Friday mornings and did my thing, so I feel better about my fitness efforts. I also found an evil ab workout on YouTube that I gave my best effort. The workout is supposed to take 5 minutes, but I did it in about 15. And I cut out a bit of it. So that's something to work on for this week.

I also finally went for a run last Sunday, so that was good. I started over with week one of Zombies, Run! 5k Training. It's a very easy week, but the last time I ran was last summer so I really need to start back at the beginning. I had the intention of running at least once more last week, but it didn't end up happening.  So my goal is to go running at least twice this week.

Otherwise, I don't have much to say. It was a good week and I plan to keep it up. Enjoy your Sunday, and have a great week!