Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I am my worst enemy

I get down on myself, get in a rut with my workouts and struggle to compete with myself and what I expect as a bare minimum. Today I went to the gym "as usual" and did my hour of cardio and pushups "as usual" followed by my Future Soldier Training with the ARMY. I arrived at the office burnt! from my workout at the gym. I was told " We are going to PT today" ( PT is this: max amount of sit-ups you can do in 2 minutes, max amount of push-ups you can do in 2 minutes and a 2 mile times run.)

Lets just say, I can say for the first time in a long time I am proud of myself. 65 pushups, 84 sit-ups and 2 miles in 12:57.  For a girl... I was told by my Sergeant that I maxed out the "Women's Extended Goals" meaning... I placed into the male fitness category. I felt so happy. All my work is paying off.

As I was doing my push- ups next to another  physically fit male as the sergeants were counting, he said " Just so you know... A girl is beating you!!!" All the future soldiers chuckled.

Sergeant Croy said that since I met and exceeded my goals for the female category that all I needed was 10 more push-ups , and I would have met the Section A category for male!!! That's the best of the best. To max out the men... I need 75 pushups 80 sit ups and run 2 miles in less than 13 minutes... 10 more pushups and I am there!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Just the beginning

Military... it's been on my mind for years. Something about the military interested me... but I never lived my dream until recently. I enlisted into the ARMY this month, biggest and scariest decision I have ever made. I sat at MEPS after my physical- waiting to "swear in" for a 4 year commitment. "Did I make the right decision? Its not too late to back out.." played over and over in my head. But the "  I should have.. would have.. could have.." was a more dominating thought that I didn't want later down the road.

68 WHISKEY! (Health Care Specialist) This is going to be my job title in the ARMY, basically a medic and then I will continue my education through the nursing program offered to me by them. I am going in as an E-3 to start because of my college I have taken. Which means promotions sooner and a higher pay grade! I am hoping all the knowledge I have gained through working in the medical field will help me be the top of my class at AIT. AIT is the training school I will attend for 16 weeks right after Basic. I want to be the best in my class, and I want to be the best physically in the women's platoon in Basic Training, and I will give it my all to do so.

Until next post.....

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

This is my first ARMY friend made at MEPS while I was enlisting! John Stader.

My dad, when he was in the ARMY