Fitness Update - Introduction - Kira L Curtis

Friday, 3 June 2016

Fitness Update - Introduction


3 more days and I'm off!

It's been a busy week, a weird week to say the least. It's definitely had it's ups and downs but now we are finally at the end and I shall be jetting off in just 3 days. I am yet to pack but after my final day at work tomorrow, the suitcases shall be out!

Fitness wise, it's been a weird week too. I started off really well. After last week's fitness fashion post, I felt really determined. I had my trainers at the ready and I went to the gym whenever I could. Sunday came (bare in mind the post went up on Friday) and my gym closed. Typical. It has closed for a refurb. I'll admit that it was getting a bit run down and that the equipment could've done with an update but why now?! Not only that, but I came down with horrific stomach pains on Tuesday which didn't fully go away until yesterday. I'm not sure what it was, possibly food poisoning of some sort. Doesn't life just always get in the way?!

It must sound like I'm constantly making excuses because I'm sure there are other ways I could've exercised but among other things this week, it has been difficult. I don't feel like I've stopped!

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I said I was going to write a round up post at the end of each week, which I do think is a bit pointless considering I won't be posting for the next two weeks, but here is what I did this week. I guess this is just a little introduction.

Thursday 26th May
Cross Trainer - 15 minutes as warm up
Treadmill - 1.03km, 51 calories
Leg Press - 32kg, 3 sets of 15 reps with 45 sec rest in between
Leg Curl - 25kg, 3 sets of 15 reps with 45 sec rest in between

Saturday 28th May
Treadmill - 5K!!!
(This really was the main reason I choose write a little round up post!)

Sunday 29th May
Drop 10 Workout (extra 30 second plank instead of push ups because I have a bad wrist.)

And unfortunately that has been about it! I am still very proud of what I did and it's made me feel better all week! Very proud that I did 5K! I spoke about how difficult it is for me to run because of my asthma in my fitness goals post. So to be able to have actually done 5K shows how much working up to it and keeping fit and hydrated really does work. I was amazed that I didn't feel as exhausted as I thought I would! I wasn't weezing and I didn't constantly feel like I needed as much water as I would usually!

I believe that if I continue to keep up my fitness, I'll be doing 10K's and maybe even half marathons in no time!

I want to make sure I keep fit and healthy when I'm on holiday too but I won't be rushing to the gym every morning. I will be doing a lot of walking and activities like volleyball and basketball so hopefully when I get back it won't be like starting from the beginning again.

When I'm back, it will be full speed ahead! Full training more my obstacle course (and fundraising) and I will be entering other races! Let's do this!

Wish me luck!

- KC xx

How has your week been? Are you doing well with your fitness goals?


  1. You are doing great! I hope you have a really nice holiday too :)

  2. I find you SO inspiring! Have the best time on your holiday, and keep sharing these awesome fitness roundups - you might actually guilt me into moving my butt haha!

  3. Congratulations on the 5k! You'll be doing 10k in no time! Hope the holiday goes well too.

    - Elodie x

  4. Well done you! That's fab. Have a fantastic holiday.

  5. Wow 5k on a treadmill, I probably couldn't even do 1k haha

  6. I always find I'm fitter on holiday because I drink more water and walk everywhere. Good luck!! x

  7. I am pushing myself more to increase my steps and am getting here slowly. keep it up x

  8. Congrats on the 5K. Good luck with the rest.

  9. Wow well done on the 5k that is absolutely amazing! You go girl! x

  10. Wow! 5k on the treadmill! That's great! You should definitely be proud.

  11. Go you! :) I miss running. I haven't been able to run since I crushed my foot in a boating accident, so cycling is my low-impact exercise of choice now. Did 33 miles yesterday in the glorious sun, all in preparation for a 300+ mile cycle tour I'll be on through the highlands of Scotland a week today! Exciting times!

  12. Ooh congrats on your 5 K go you! I want to follow your lead and start doing more exercise, I have already brought the sportswear!

  13. Wow your doing great - well done on 5k I wish I could do that!!

  14. Oh wow you're doing so well!! I have been working out with a personal trainer and loving the results. I'm not at the fitness level you're at right now but its certainly inspiring for the future xxx

  15. I long fell off the wagon again and I hope to make a comeback before this year ends. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. xx

  16. There are always set backs in anything.
    I have been dying to start yoga but because of my back being so bad lately, I am unable to and feel rubbish.
    Glad you got there!

  17. 5K treadmill is awesome! Always remember that for every bit you do, you are doing more than sitting at home on the couch!

  18. woop! you can definitely do it! running bores me but i do run 5 or 10k every now and again just to see if i can beat my PB. i feel good afterwards regardless of whether ive beaten it

  19. Yay!!! That's awesome babe 5k is a huge progress, just keep up the good work their nothing more fulfilling than reaching our goals :-)

  20. Ooh congrats on managing 5k! I think that should be my next goal, I'm useless at running.

  21. Congrats on the 5k! That's very impressive and I hope you manage to make it all the way up to a half marathon (maybe even a full marathon!) :)