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!!!