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Logan Ian Byrd

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About Logan Ian Byrd

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  • Birthday 03/15/1996

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    Shreveport, Louisiana
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  1. Will a VPN be of any use when Net Neutrality ends?
  2. My sweet spot for pushups is a kitchen chair. It starts getting hard to push on the kitchen chair around 10 pushups, but if I really push myself, I can get to 20. I still am too weak to even do a single regular pushup, but I'm pretty weak because I'm new. I'm alternating doing incline pushups and situps on even days and doing walk/runs on odd days. My issue with couch 2 5k is that while I can walk 30 minutes no problem, I can only do half of the day 1 runs before I feel sick and need to slowly walk the rest of the time. I'm feeling frustrated thinking I'll never reach my fitness goals.
  3. Honestly, I am at the very beginning fitness-wise. I get shin-splints when I run, and my cardio health is crap. I suspect losing weight will help with both. Also, I can do incline pushups on a chair, but anything lower is too hard for me. Then there are situps. I can crank out 20-24 in a minute depending on how hard I push myself, but even with unlimited time, I can never go past 24.
  4. I really don't have time to cook with my busy retail pharmacy job (that constantly changes my work schedule) and also don't know how to cook beyond using a microwave, but I think I'll be safe if I just eat fast food salads every meal. Burger King has tasty salads, and without the dressing, I can eat 3 of those per day without exceeding 1500 calories per day. The problem with that is I still feel hungry, even though I'm pretty sure that is a calorie deficit (for a male) of about 500 calories. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by May, 2018, so I'll only be 170 pounds and thus thin enough to get in the Navy. When doing the fitness test for Navy, I can't do a real push up, can only do about 20 situps before muscle failure, abd though I can walk slowly indefinately, if I run more than 5 seconds at a time, it feels like my heart is going to explode. So my question, which is really 2 questions, is how do I start seriously exercising to be able to pass Navy fitness requirements, and is 1500 calories enough of a deficit for a 5'9" 210 lb man to lose 40 pounds in 5 months?
  5. Yes, I have. I made a 70 on the ASVAB, and I've seen the Navy and Army recruiters. The Air Force guy is never there, so I still haven't seen him after planning this several months. My goal is to get down to 170. When it comes to adaptability, I can say that getting in shape while working with this job will definately require that. I've had my first real day off in a while since I've been a full time college student on a 4-year scholarship, and I basically wasted half the day. Instead of doing fast food today, I ate 4 boiled eggs and a pickle. I've never cooked before so I will probably just be eating healthier fast food like salads with unsweet tea, but yeah, I still don't have a firm idea of what I'm going to do, which is why I'm on this site, basically. Are there exercise tips on this site for beginners?
  6. Navy is my top pick, followed closely by Air Force. I want to see the world!
  7. I'd love an exercise buddy I don't have to pay. My work schedule is wildly unpredictable, but even a little peer support will go a long way for me.
  8. I am also considering military. Its a great experience. Which branch are you considering joining?
  9. I have lots of good reasons to go into the Navy: I want to see the world, I want to be able to call myself a veteran, I want to get an edge applying for federal jobs, and I want help paying for a masters of social work and to take spanish classes. I've been a retail pharmacy tech for 5 years and have grown to really, really, REALLY hate the field, mostly because of the poor pay and instability. Things will be running smoothly, then all of the sudden, I'll get cut to 10 hours a week and I have to job hop. I often work clopenings, so I get anywhere from only 2 to 12 hours a sleep in a night and I have a big belly because I live on fast food and comfort eat a lot. I've recently cut out sugary drinks from my orders, but I still have a fast-food diet because I never have the time or energy to cook. I'm 40 pounds overweight and am not sure where to start, but I know I need to meet all requirements for a medical waiver to even be considered for the military, especially a selective branch like the Navy or Air Force. Army isn't out of the question, but I am drawn to the Navy and Air Force first, and especially the Navy. My mother had me on ADHD medicine and antidepressants as a teenager, and I'm paranoid that if I lie about that, I'll be caught, but I also know I'll need approved for a waiver if I disclose that information about me. I'd really like to lose 40 pounds in 4 months, and be passing at least the minimums expected for Navy boot camp, but the better I can be, the better chance I'll have of getting a waiver. As for a class, I think either Ranger or Scout lends itself to the workouts I'll need to increase my strength and endurance, but moreso endurance. If there is any other information I left out, I'll be glad to fill you in if I ask. I'm glad to be here, and hopefully, I can get out of this career field I hate and into something better. (In case anybody is wondering, I am a man.)
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